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.
Illinois and Iowa Quad City Family Caregiver Conference
Join us on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Waterfront Convention Center (2021 State Street, Bettendorf, IA) for the seventh annual Family Caregiver Conference. No registration is necessary. For more information about the conference and our featured speakers, check out our flyer or visit the Facebook event page.
The Medicare Open Enrolment period is October 15th to December 7th every year. During Open Enrollment, people can review their current Medicare Advantage plan or their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for the next year. WIAAA and their funded Community Focal Points have trained Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors available to provide free, unbiased counseling. Medicare beneficiaries are able to save money by comparing plans with a trained SHIP counselor and switch their plan for the next year to have the best coverage and lowest medication costs.
During the 2016 Open Enrollment period, WIAAA and their funded Community Focal Points helped 976 Medicare beneficiaries in 10 counties switch their plan for 2017. Total savings for all those that switched their plan- $1,925,435.82!!!SHIP counselors are available year round to help people with Medicare questions, billing issues, and to provide enrollment assistance. Call WIAAA today to schedule an appointment (309) 793-6800.