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.
Two Public Hearings were held in May at Mercer County Senior Citizen Center in Aledo and at Bureau County Senior Citizens in Princeton. Discussion at the Hearings centered around the Public Information Document (PID) which is a summary of WIAAA's FY 2015 Area Plan Amendment, our application to the Illinois Department on Aging to provide services in our ten county planning and service area. Public Hearing Summary
WIAAA's 36th Annual Conference
September 30, 2014
iWireless Center, 1201 River Drive, Moline, IL
Every September WIAAA holds an Annual Conference to provide education to providers of senior services in our communities. Various workshops are offered throughout the day and continuing education credits are offered. Click HERE for more information and Conference registration form.
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. To register, please contact WIAAA at (309) 793-6800.
September 5, 2014
Legal topics for seniors-wills, trusts, etc.
Melissa Uzzell, Uzzell Elder Law PC
September 12, 2014
9:00 - 11:00am
At Risk for Macular Degeneration?
Lisa Syfert, Regeneron Ophthalmology
September 19, 2014
9:00 - 11:00am
Kristin Bogdonas, University of Illinois Extension Office
September 26, 2014
9:00 - 11:00am
Staying Active During the Winter
Rachel Ehlert, Rock Valley Physical Therapy
October 3, 2014
Medicare: What You Need to Know
Jen Boedeker & Dave Sonneville, WIAAA
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 Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
Pigeon Forge and Smokey Mountains Show Trip
October 19-25, 2014