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
A Matter of Balance
Bureau County Senior Citizens Center
16 West Marion Street, Princeton, IL
May 7th – June 25th
1:30 – 3:30pm
Pre-registration is required, please contact Jen Boedeker at WIAAA (309) 793-6800.
Spring 2015 Living and Learning:
Free Educational Seminars for Older Adults and Caregivers
April 24, 2015
9:00 - 11:00am
Money Smart for Older Adults
May 1, 2015
9:00 - 11:00am
Retired Senior Volunteer Program
May 15, 2015
Spring Forward Fitness
Topics on Wellness for Seniors
Rachel Ehlert, PT, GCS
May 22, 2015
I'm Turning 65, Now What?
Basics of Medicare and Enrollment
All Sessions Held at Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging
729 34th Ave
Rock Island, IL 61201
Please call to register for each session—(309) 793-6800
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 WIAAA
Colorado and the Rocky Mountains
August 23-29, 2015
For more information and reservations, contact Vicki Coutant