The Putnam County Community Center is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides a variety of services to the aging & disabled. As a community center, we also strive to provide programs & activities for all ages in our community. Located off of Route 71 in Standard, the PCCC has been serving residents of Putnam and surrounding counties since 1975. The PCCC is partially funded by the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging.

The Putnam County Community Center is state, federal and locally funded by business and civic organizations, township and county governments and individuals in our community. We must raise $31,356 this fiscal year in order to meet our obligations for matching federal funds. PCCC is a not-for-profit organization; all donations are tax-deductible so please request a receipt if you would like to have one for your records. Online donations can be made below or you can help PCCC when you shop online with Amazon Smile or Goodsearch!

Upcoming at PCCC

Mon, Sept 24- Medicare Part B Prevention & Wellness Benefits,

Medicare Part D, Extra Help/LIS, MSP Enrollment Event 9-10 AM

No appointment necessary.

Tues, Sept 25- September Birthday Lunch 11:30 AM,

Classic Movie Day sponsored by PC Library "Bringing Up Baby" 12: 30 PM

Wed, Sept 26- Hennepin Cards 1 PM

Thurs, Sept 27- Fall Crafts: Mason jar scarecrow 12:30 PM

Fri, Sept 28- Cubs v. Cardinals Bus Trip

Leave PCCC at 8 AM & Sapp Bros Pick Up 8:30 AM


What would you like to see from PCCC?

Please submit your suggestions below to help us better serve YOU!

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting in April 2018. This mailing is nationwide and will take approximately a year. New cards will be sent through the mail; Medicare will NEVER call or e-mail you regarding your new card. Even though Medicare card mailing has wrapped up for Illinois, PLEASE be aware there are scammers who are taking advantage of this.

Open Enrollment is right around the corner!

October 15- December 7

Putnam County Community Center SHIP Counselors saved our clients over $38,000 last year during Medicare Part D Open Enrollment! We are your one stop for Medicare help. As a certified SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) site, the PCCC has counselors ready to answer your questions.

Medicare help is by appointment only. Please call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to make your appointment.

The Putnam County Community Center is a cooling center during regular operating hours of Monday through Friday 8 AM- 3 PM. Cooling centers help keep people safe during extremely hot weather and help save money on energy costs. For more information on cooling centers, please visit keepwarm.illinois.gov.

PCCC's Outreach worker will be available in the coming months at the locations listed below to discuss available benefits and programs for those 60+ and provide enrollment assistance with Medicare Part B Prevention & Wellness Benefits, Medicare Part D drug plans, Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Programs and Benefit Access. No appointment necessary. Call 815-339-2711 for more information.

Hennepin Library- September 20 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse- October 23 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Granville Library-  November 1 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Hennepin Library- November 8 from 9:30-11:30 AM

McNabb Library- November 19 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Are you a caregiver of a family member? Whether you take care of a parent or older family member or are a grandparent taking care of grandchildren, the PCCC can provide information, assistance and referrals.

PCCC Annual Cubs Bus Trip

Friday, September 28 @ 1:20 PM

This trip is officially sold out. Please note that we do typically have cancellations so if you would like to place your name on a waiting list, please call (815) 339-2711.

Hearty Soups & Stews!

October 23 @ 10:15 AM

Great soup starts with creating layers of flavor. Some starts with last night's dinner. Soup is nutritious and generally inexpensive to prepare. It warms you up from the inside out

on a cold winter night.

Enjoy learning about soup terms, stocks and the many benefits of soup!

Join University of Illinois Extension Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman,

for Hearty Soups & Stews.

Enjoy a recipe sample served in class!

Call 1(815) 224-0889 to register

by October 19, 2018.

Medicare Part D: An Overview

October 1 @ 5:30 PM

Are you about to turn 65 or just confused by Medicare Part D? This program will cover the basics of Medicare Part D and changes for 2019. Light refreshments will be served.