For 40 years Bacoa has met older adults' and caregivers' essential needs

Uplift older adults and caregivers by supporting Bacoa’s 40th birthday wishes

For 40 years Bacoa has been our community’s leading resource on aging issues. Support our programs and help older adults access (per year):
  • Over 4,000 home-delivered meals
  • Over 1,000 free rides to medical appointments, local errands, and Bacoa events
  • Over 2,000 hours of in-depth social work

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The Latest from Bacoa

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Bacoa Launches Title IIIE Caregiver Resource and Counseling Center for Lake County, Illinois

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AARP free tax appointments now available

Tax appointments Tuesdays 9 AM – 1 PM at St Anne’s Parish Center

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Bacoa Youth Leadership Board

Volunteer to help older adults in our community by joining Bacoa’s Youth Leadership Board

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Press Release

For individuals with dementia, early intervention is key

Bacoa’s Redefining Aging Podcast

What is aging in place and how do we do it safely? Karrie Stanley discusses aging in place, her work as an occupational therapist, and the Skills2Care program.

Bacoa’s Redefining Aging Podcast

What is aging in place and how do we do it safely? Karrie Stanley discusses aging in place, her work as an occupational therapist, and the Skills2Care program.

Lisa’s Story

A Bacoa Client

Social Services

Navigate the challenges and dynamics of aging through our individualized services.

Support Groups

Find reassurance, guidance, and discover a sense of community at Bacoa.

Activities & Events

Remain engaged with enriching classes and lifestyle-centered activities.

Aging Redefined

Bacoa advocates for older adults and the people who care for them. Since 1984, we have taken a leadership role in innovating programs and services to meet the community’s changing needs.

We empower people to live more fulfilling lives.

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Older Adults

Be informed, remain active, and stay connected with a mix of in-person and virtual activities.

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Families

Receive help and encouragement when caring for an aging spouse, parent, or loved one.

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Caregivers

Navigate the many responsibilities of caregiving while maintaining your own wellness.

Our Impact

Dedicated to Improving Lives Each Day


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Ways to Get Involved

Bacoa can only fulfill its mission because of support from like-minded individuals, businesses, and organizations. We invite you to participate with us in this life-changing opportunity. There are four ways to help:

  • Volunteer – Assist residents in nearby suburbs with aging-related needs

  • Project Lifeline – Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations

  • Navigator’s Circle – Monthly giving subscription offering exclusive benefits

  • Donate – Your generous gift makes our programming possible

Bacoa’s ‘A Day Out’ program celebrates love of baseball

On Aug. 3, Bacoa staff, volunteers and “A Day Out” program participants came dressed in their favorite Cubs gear to enjoy a ballpark lunch of hot dogs, popcorn and root beer while watching videos of old Cubs games. The “A Day Out” program, run by local nonprofit Bacoa, empowers individuals with dementia through strength-based activities like music therapy, arts and crafts, and comfort animals.

We’re here for you.

Bacoa is your connection to helpful resources. Our team is ready to assist with any aging-related needs. We look forward to connecting with you.

847-381-5030

info@bacoa.org