Boone County Council on Aging - Keen Age Center

If you are an older adult in Boone County, then we are here for you.  Boone County Council on Aging provides skillful information & assistance, loving in-home care, convenient public transportation, generous sharing of mobility equipment and more.  Our offices are inside the beautiful and accessible Keen Age Center, which is a vibrant, action-packed combination of fitness and well-being programs, volunteer opportunities, transportation hub, and meal locale.  Please stop in to say "Hi" or contact us to learn more.

7AM - 6PM Monday - Friday
8AM - Noon Saturday

Ages 12-59: $2
Ages 60+: Donation
Children under 12: $1

Boone County Transit’s demand-response service is replacing RMTD’s Route 24 in
Belvidere. Riders will be dropped off & picked up at RMTD’s East Side Transfer Center.

  • Door-to-Door service is available for anyone
    Traveling to/from East Side Transfer Station (ESTS), Center for Sight and Hearing,
    Davita Churchview (on Ware), and the Van Galder bus terminal.
  • Qualified as a RMTD Paratransit Rider traveling to/from medical appointments.
    Call 815-975-9059 one day in advance to book a ride for you or someone else.
    No additional fare will be required to transfer between services.

Call 815-975-9059 one day in advance to book a ride for you or someone else.

No additional fare will be required to transfer between services.

Check out Boone County Transit's new website for more info!


We are overloaded with underpants (especially XL and XXL).  Please stop in or give us a call at 815-544-9893 if you'd like some!





All items in our Lending Closet are available at no cost to Boone County residents.  Undies and pads are new, of course, and mobility equipment is gently used.  We accept donations so we can freely share with others!


Are you an unpaid caregiver for a loved one and live in the Northwestern Illinois area?  You are not alone. There is assistance. Click HERE to answer 10 questions, and someone from our office will follow up with you.

You can help us by purchasing items listed on our Amazon wish list! They will be shipped straight to us and support our Keen Age Center programs.



FREE to Older Adults
We receive outside funding so we can provide programs and services at low or no cost to the older adults of Boone County.  We raise funds through federal, state, and municipal grants, foundation grants, corporate and individual donations, fundraising events, and more.  This means you can receive free information and assistance with government forms and complicated programs, free in-home care if you qualify, free use of mobility equipment, and of course free membership in our Keen Age Center.

Have you been treated differently because of your age? That is called "ageism" and it is not ok. It is prejudice or discrimination solely on the grounds of chronological age. It can make aging a negative experience, which can become personal and unhealthy. Those who feel negative about growing old tend to have more health problems and die younger than those with more positive attitudes. Ironically, it is the only form of prejudice we will all experience if we live long enough. Boone County Council on Aging stands with you in the fight against ageism. We believe in your value as a human being. We believe growing older is an opportunity to thrive, have a purpose, and make a positive impact on our community. We believe many aspects of life are too complicated and subtle to learn quickly, and that all older adults have learned and earned our reverence.

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