(20 ILCS 105/2)
(from Ch. 23, par. 6102)
The ability of the constantly increasing number of aged in the State to
maintain self-sufficiency and personal well-being with the dignity to which
their years of labor entitle them and to realize their maximum potential as
creative and productive individuals are matters of profound import and
concern for all of the people of this State.
The purposes of this Act are to provide a comprehensive and coordinated
service system for the State's aging population, giving high priority to
those persons in greatest need; to conduct studies and research into the
needs and problems of the aging; and to insure participation by the aging
in the planning and operation of all phases of the system.
(Source: P.A. 78-242.)