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.


Notice of Procurement for Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is accepting “letters of intent” to apply for the designation of Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in the areas listed below:

The entire Illinois Planning and Service Area 03:  Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, and Warren counties.

The Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is authorized by and acts in accordance with the federal Older Americans Act, 42 U.S.C. Section 3001 et seq. and the Illinois Act on Aging, 20ILCS 105/4.04.

The LTCOP is a resident-centered advocacy program.  The program protects and improves the quality of care and quality of life for residents of long-term care facilities in Illinois. 

The service components are:  investigative services; regular presence in long-term care facilities; issue advocacy; consultation to individuals; resident and family council support; volunteer management; community education; consultation and in-service trainings to long-term care facility staff; and money follows the person referrals and education.

“Letters of Intent” are due at Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging on or before close of business on Thursday, June 30, 2016.  The Area Agency on Aging will not respond to any “letter of intent” which is received after the deadline. 

The Area Agency will forward a proposal package to each agency which submits a timely “letter of intent”.  However, submission of a “letter of intent” and receipt of a proposalpackage does not obligate an agency to continue participation in the procurement.

If you require further information, please contact Barbara Byrne at 309-793-6800 or bbyrne@wiaaa.org

Position Opening: Program Coordinator - Information and Assistance
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is seeking an individual for the position of Program Coordinator - Information and Assistance. This position is responsible for providing assistance through the Senior Health Assistance Program, the Benefit Access Program, and Options Counseling, and provides Information, Assistance and Referral to all people age 60 and above, adults with disabilities and their caregivers. This position coordinates the Senior Medicare Patrol program and the PSA 03 three regions of the Aging and Disability Resource Network/ No Wrong Door System and is responsible for report completion for a variety of related programs. This individual also oversee the Dementia Capable grant, communication and reporting and the Living and Learning Program.

Qualifications include:
• B.A. degree in human services or related field.
• Two or more years in social services or related field.
• Demonstrated computer skills.
• Ability to travel, occasionally overnight.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Grants and Program Manager, Jen Boedeker: jboedeker@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.



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