Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is an Aging and Disability Resource Center. We serve a 10 county area that includes: Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren County. We ensure coordinated, accessible services for older persons to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives. Our community focal points in each county that are senior centers serve as congregate meal sites as well as areas for seniors to go for activities and socialization. We advocate at local, state, and federal levels for seniors and adults with disabilities. WIAAA also funds Home Delivered Meal programs, transportation as well as respite for caregivers. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is located in our building and is a great volunteer resource. WIAAA is a certified SHIP site and counselors are available to provide information and direct assistance regarding Medicare, Medicare D plans, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicaid, etc.


Public Information Document 2016-2018

The proposed 2017 Amendment to the Area Plan for the years 2016-2018 summarizes the community based programs that Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging proposes utilizing federal and state funding to meet the needs of older adults, their caregivers and adults with disabilities. We encourage the public to review the document and attend any of the public hearings listed below.

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging will conduct three public hearings on the proposed 2017 Amendment to the Area Plan for the years 2016-2018. The general public, community agencies and legislators, are invited to join us for these hearings and provide comment on our plans for utilizing federal and state funds to provide community based services for older adults and adults with disabilities in Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren counties in Western Illinois. For more information, please read the Public Hearing Notice. The Public Hearings will be held at:

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Mendota Area Senior Services
1901 Tom Merwin Drive
Mendota, IL 61342

Wednesday May 18, 2016
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Strom Center
211 South A Street
Monmouth, IL 61462

Friday, May 20, 2016
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
729 – 34th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201

Anyone who would like to schedule an opportunity to testify at one or more of the hearings should contact Barbara Eskildsen at 1-800-322-1051 or by email at beskildsen@wiaaa.org. Written comments will also be accepted through June 3, 2016, at WIAAA, 729 34th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201 or by email send to beskildsen@wiaaa.org.

Upcoming Events

38th Annual Conference: September 1st, 2016
Mark your calendars for this year’s Annual Conference located at the iWireless Center in Moline from 8am-4pm on September 1st. We are excited to welcome national speaker David Troxel, co-author of The Best Friend’s Approach to Alzheimer’s Care, as he teaches caregivers and professionals how to effectively care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and memory issues. For more information, please contact WIAAA at (309) 793-6800.

Spring Living and Learning Series
The 2016 spring Living and Learning series will be taking place at the WIAAA office on April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, and May 6th. All classes will start at 9:00am and end at 11:00am.

Friday, May 6: “Farmer’s Market Fresh”
Jouin Kristin Bogdonas, Nutrition and Wellness educator from the University of Illinois Extension for our final Living and Learning session. If you like to learn about healthy eating, food and supporting your local community, you won’t want to miss this class. We’ll discuss terms asuch as local, organic, natural, fair trade, sustainable diets and how to shop at a farmer’s market. We’ll also discuss where to buy local foods and products and how to eat with the seasons.

Bus Trips Available through WIAAA

New York City & The Statue of Liberty
June 16-22, 2016 Limited availability
Trip Information

Washington D.C.
April 14-19, 2016 Sold Out
April 28, 2016 – May 3, 2016 Sold Out
Trip Information

You can now pay for your registration online using the PayPal button below. If paying by credit card, please add a 3% processing fee to your payment. Please contact Vicki at 309-793-6800 or vcoutant@wiaaa.org if you have any questions. Thank you!

For more information and reservations, contact Vicki Coutant
Phone: 309-793-6800
Email: vcoutant@wiaaa.org



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