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.
Public Information Document 2016-2018
The Public Information Document for FY 2016-2018 summarizes the community based programs that Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging proposes utilizing federal and state funding to meet the needs of older adults, their caregivers and adults with disabilities. We encourage the public to review the document and attend any of the public hearings listed there.
Fall Family Caregiver Series
In honor of Caregiver Appreciation Month, WIAAA, Milestones Area Agency on Aging, Alternatives, and the Alzheimer’s Association will be offering free classes in both Iowa and Illinois this fall. Topics include “Understanding Veteran’s Benefits”; “Legal and Financial Matters”; “How to care for people with Dementia During the Holidays”; and “Helpful Resources for Caregivers to Know”. Click here for a schedule of classes and to see more information.
Living and Learning Series
Located at WIAAA
Friday, September 25th- 10:00am-11:30am
Dolores Wigman, Vulnerable Elder Rights Coordinator with Prairie State Legal Services
“Protecting Your Money and Preventing Fraud”
Thursday, October 1st- 6:00-8:00pm
Jennifer Boedeker, WIAAA Staff and SHIP Counselor
“Medicare: What You Need To Know”
Friday, October 9th- 9:00-11:00am
Julie Farmer, Alternatives and Teresa Cathoir, WIAAA Staff
Staying in Your Home Longer
Friday, October 16th- 9:00-11:00am
Donna Matt, RD, LDN, CDE, UnityPoint Health
Discussion on Diabetes
Bus Trips Available through WIAAA
New York City & The Statue of Liberty
June 16-22, 2016 Availability is limited.
April 14-19, 2016 SOLD OUT
A second trip has been scheduled for April 28 – May 3, 2016.
***Register before Nov. 7th to be included in a tour of the White House!!***
For more information and reservations, contact Vicki Coutant