Our Mission: Alternatives supports the independence and quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities, and their families.

About Us

Our Mission:
Alternatives for the Older Adult promotes the independence and quality of life of older adults and their families.

Our Vision:
We envision a time when older adults and caregivers turn to Alternatives first, for dependable, knowledgeable care management. We work to expand care options to better meet the needs of older adults and caregivers. We envision a day when all older adults are treated with respect, dignity, and value.

Our Values:
We respect older adults.

We are passionate about extraordinary customer service.

We promote a team environment and grow together in knowledge, skills and abilities.

We honor excellence and applaud accomplishments.


Alternatives opened its doors in 1984, when the State created the Community Care Program. Since then, the agency has expanded in its capacity to fulfill its mission by increasing the number of services that it offers to ten counties within the State of Illinois.

In October 2003, Alternatives opened the Bridges Senior Center in Ottawa to better serve seniors in LaSalle County. And in 2007 the Sage Center opened in Moline. Services have increased to include Elder Abuse, Money Management, Caregiver Support and many other programs.

Today, Alternatives for the Older Adult serves approximately 13,000 area seniors with an experienced and licensed staff of about seventy employees and receives funding in part from the Illinois Department on Aging, Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging, the Department of Human Services and The United Way.