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.
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.
A Matter of Balance: Classes are filling up!
Our upcoming Matter of Balance classes still have limited space for participants! If you are interested in managing the fear of falling and learning new strength and balance exercises, this is the class for you. Anyone can benefit whether you have already experienced a fall (or a few), or you just want to be prepared. Call Dave Sonneville at (309) 793-6800 for more information.
Christ the King Church (3209 60th Street, Moline IL)
Tuesday/Thursday mornings 10:00am-12:00pm
Begins September 6, 2016
(8 sessions, ending September 29)
Coventry Apartments (1900 6th Ave, Rock Island IL)
Monday/Wednesday mornings 9:00am-11:00am
Begins August 29, 2016
(8 sessions, ending September 21)
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.