Since 1984, Bacoa has been the Barrington area’s primary resource helping adults, families, and caregivers seek information and support on issues involving aging.
Bacoa’s programs and services offer creative solutions that help older adults navigate the dynamic process of aging, and allowing them to live life to their full potential and on their own terms.
Our services and programs help older adults maintain a quality of life that matches their needs, their wants and their abilities. Most Bacoa services are free or on a sliding-fee scale, based on the senior’s financial status. No one is ever refused services because of an inability to pay.
Bacoa serves more than 1,500 individuals annually. Our focus is primarily in Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, Lake Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park and Tower Lakes. We also serve families and caregivers from outside the area who request information on local services for a friend or family member. Growing older, or caring for an older family member, can pose complex challenges. Our team of professionals helps older adults and families better navigate these challenges.
Bacoa’s core values are respect, compassion, stewardship, creativity and transparency. Bacoa is a federally qualified, public charitable corporation, or a 501(c)(3), referring to the Internal Revenue Service code. All contributions to our mission are tax deductible, as allowed by the IRS, and according to your specific taxable status.
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We provide assistance
in areas such as:
- Information on housing options or in-home care services
- Meals with Wheels
- Enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid
- Counseling on insurance, benefits, and Medicare Part D
- Support and education groups for older adults and caregivers
- Classes and activities
- A day program for adults with mild cognitive issues
- Educational programs for the community on issues related to aging