Planning for the needs of seniors is a key priority and challenge for the region. The country’s population of older residents has grown significantly over the past several decades and is projected to continue growing. According to the United States Administration on Aging, the number of residents who are 65 and older will more than double by 2040, reaching approximately 81.2 million and representing 20 percent of the nation’s population.
The Illinois REALTORS® Senior Housing Working Group works with real estate professionals to meet the housing needs of this special group. The Working Group has prepared a list of resources related to senior housing issues.
|Illinois Department on Aging ||AARP |
|Illinois Area on Aging Directory ||Leading Age |
|U.S. Housing and Urban Development ||Illinois Homecare & Hospice Council |
|Illinois Attorney General ||Senior Housing Net |
Illinois REALTORS® conducted a survey of Illinois seniors to find out what they thought about their prospects for aging in place and what their biggest concerns were.
Realtor.com's senior housing portal  has resources that can assist seniors looking to downsize, move or maintain housing independence in their Golden Years.
Illinois REALTORS®' Senior Housing Working Group, recognizing the challenges the state faces in meeting an aging population, has prepared an overview and extensive resource list for policymakers. It contains best practices and ideas from across the U.S. Find the information here .
Illinois REALTORS® has a brochure  that REALTORS® can share with decision-makers in their communities that outlines what can be done to help seniors feel more at home in their communities.
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Need an expert to help you make the best choice for your senior year? Look for someone with the SRES designation. Learn more .