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.
The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is holding three Public Hearings to present its Public Information Document to the general public. This document provides a summary of our FY 2016-2018 Full Area Plan, delineating what services we are proposing to fund for older adults, their caregivers and adults with disabilities. We will also discuss the federal and state funding that may be available to implement these services. There will be a public forum session at each Public Hearing to provide input from the state of Illinois to the White House Conference on Aging. Topics discussed will include Financial Security in Retirement, Healthy Aging, Community Long-term Services and Supports Availability and the Elder Justice Act. Consider joining us and participating in these conversations. Click here to view the dates, locations and times of these meetings.
As a part of the three Public Hearings scheduled in June 2015, WIAAA will also conduct a public discussion of issues which are of concern to older persons, caregivers and persons with disabilities. Please consider joining us and participating in these conversations. Click here for additional information.
Join the National Center on Elder Abuse this Friday, 5/22/15, for a FREE webinar commemorating 10 years of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day! To learn more about this event and how to register, click here:
Spring 2015 Living and Learning:
Free Educational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers
May 22, 2015
I'm Turning 65, Now What?
Basics of Medicare and Enrollment
All Sessions Held at Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
729 34th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Please call to register for each session—(309) 793-6800
Computer Basics for Older Adults
WIAAA offers basic computer classes for seniors. The classes are designed specifically for beginners and include basic skill building and clear explanations. Classes are held for 2 hours, once a week, for 4 weeks in the computer center at WIAAA. If you are interested and would like to be put on the waitlist for the next class, please contact WIAAA at (309) 793-6800.
Bus Trips Available through WIAAA
Colorado and the Rocky Mountains
August 23-29, 2015
For more information and reservations, contact Vicki Coutant