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.
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT EVENT NOV. 28, 2016
The Medicare Open Enrolment period will be ending on December 7th. During Open Enrollment, people can review their current Medicare Advantage plan or their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for 2017. WIAAA has trained Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors available to provide free, unbiased counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.
WIAAA will be holding a Medicare Open Enrollment Event on Monday, November 28th from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The Enrollment Event will be a walk-in event and people will be helped on a first come, first serve basis. This event is intended to serve people that have a Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plan and would like to compare plans for next year. To meet with a counselor during this event, a person must bring the following items that are necessary for a Medicare plan comparison to be completed:
- Photo ID
- Medicare Insurance cards- Original Medicare, Medicare Part D, and/or Medicare Advantage
- List of medications including name, dosage, as well as the quantity and frequency of the medication being taken
Open Position: Program Coordinator - Specialized Programs
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is seeking an individual for the position of Program Coordinator – Specialized Programs. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, Monday through Friday position for an administrative agency supporting programs for seniors and persons with disabilities. This Program Coordinator oversees the Long Term Care programs including the Community Care Program (CCP); Adult Protective Service (APS) Program; and the Ombudsman Program and is responsible for grant application review, monitoring authorizations and payments for Respite services for caregivers. This position is responsible for overseeing the programmatic aspects of a computerized reporting system, reviewing service provider input, preparing reports, assisting providers with system use, and resolving problems. In addition, this position serves in a lead role with Evidence Based programming for Matter of Balance and Strong for Life.
- B.A. degree in social services or related field.
- Two years experience in social service field.
- Demonstrated skills with computer program, including word processing, e-mail, spreadsheet and database programs.
- Ability to travel extensively, often overnight.
Open Position- RSVP Program Coordinator, Disaster Services & Volunteer Management, Quad Cities, Warren, Henderson & Knox counties
The RSVP Program Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and placing volunteers 55 years of age and older in positions that match volunteer interests and community needs. This job includes promoting RSVP and WIAAA throughout the RSVP service area, maintaining effective working relationships and volunteer support with non-profit organizations -- especially in Warren, Henderson and Knox counties. Coordinator will also facilitate RSVP’s disaster services program by recruiting and training volunteers, providing public education on emergency preparedness, and assisting with volunteer support for partner agencies tasked with disaster preparedness, response and recovery initiatives.
Education: Associates degree or equivalent training required, Bachelors preferred
Experience: Human services especially related to volunteer management, National Service, communications or disaster services.
Amount of experience required: 4 years with Associates or equivalent training. 1 year with Bachelors