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.
WIAAA has partnered with the Alzheimer's Association® to survey Illinois residents about state programs and services that support those affected by this terrible disease. The results of this second annual survey will be presented at conferences, shared with the media, included in government testimony, presented by volunteer advocates to their elected officials, and used to highlight the challenges in dealing with Alzheimer's disease in new ways.We need to hear from you! By participating in the annual Alzheimer's Association Illinois Survey you will provide greater understanding about the challenges faced by those living with dementia, their caregivers, and loved ones as well as help shape state policies addressing the critical needs of those impacted. This online survey takes only 10 minutes to complete.
Living and Learning Educational Series
Free educational workshops are held in the spring and fall offering a variety of topics for seniors and their caregivers, or anyone else who is interested.
April 25, 2014
9:00 - 11:00am
Rx Drug Safety
Kayla Scott-Walgreens Pharmacist
May 2, 2014
9:00 - 11:00am
Money Smart for Older Adults
Amy Griswold-WIAAA Staff
May 16, 2014
Driver Safety-We Need To Talk
May 23, 2014
Digestive Health and Probiotics
Kristin Bogdonas-U of I Extenstion
Advancing Aging and Behavioral Health-Demonstrating Proven Practices
Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Illinois State Fairgrounds Agriculture Building
801 E. Sangamon Avenue, Springfield, IL
WIAAA is sponsoring two Public Hearing meetings to allow you and others an opportunity to provide input on the development of our FY 2015 Area Plan Amendment. Community participation is encouraged and all interested persons are welcome. For more information, contact Deb Castillo at 309-793-6800 or 1-800-322-1051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meetings will be held at these locations:
Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at:
Mercer County Senior Citizens Center
137 West Main, Aledo, IL 61231
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at:
Bureau County Senior Citizens
16 West Marion Street, Princeton, IL 61356
Bus Trips Available through Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Pigeon Forge and Smokey Mountains Show Trip
October 19-25, 2014