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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


















Thurs, May 17- Fun w/ Luann 12:30 PM


Tues, May 22- May Birthday Lunch 11:30 AM,

Bunco 12:30 PM


Thurs, May 24- Craft Class 12:30 PM


Mon, May 28- PCCC Closed


Tues, May 29- Alternatives: Ombudsman Advocate 12:30 PM

& PC EMS: Emergency Preparedness in the Home 1 PM


Wed, May 30- Hennepin Cards 1 PM


Thurs, May 31- 2018 Health Fair 11 AM-1:30 PM










































 




















What would you like to see from PCCC?

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

You're getting a new Medicare card!


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. PLEASE be aware there are scammers who are already taking advantage of this.



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.


PCCC's certified Medicare counselors will have a booth at our 2018 Health Fair on May 31 from 11 AM-1:30 PM to answer all of your Medicare-related questions.




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 answer questions and discuss available benefits and programs for those 60+. No appointment necessary. Call 815-339-2711 for more information.


Granville Library- April 12 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse- May 10 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Hennepin Library- June 14 from 9:30-11:30 AM

McNabb Library- July 16 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Granville Library- August 9 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Hennepin Library- September 13 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 2018 Health Fair

May 31 from 11 AM-1:30 PM


Senior-focused organizations will be available to answer questions & explain what they have to offer! Enjoy a picnic-themed lunch and  enter for a chance to win door prizes! The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging will be presenting "Reducing Risks for Falls In the Home" at 12:30 PM.

Participating organizations include:

Axline Pharmacy

Illinois Valley Alzheimer's Group

U of I Extension Office: Senior Nutrition

St. Margaret's Hospital: Blood pressure & glucose screenings

Senior Health Insurance Program (Medicare assistance)

Social Security Administration

Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living

Tri-County Opportunities Council

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging

Alternatives








Tuesday, May 29

12:30 PM John Koehler, Ombudsman Advocate from Alternatives, will be at the PCCC explaining his services and how he can help seniors.


1 PM Andy Jackson, Director at Putnam County Emergency Medical Services, will be going over Emergency Preparedness in the Home as we are entering severe thunderstorm & tornado season.

PCCC Annual Cubs Bus Trip

Friday, September 28 @ 1:20 PM

$90 per ticket

Includes transportation, light snacks, bottled water & entry into the game. Due to high demand and limited number of seats, tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Payment is due at time of sign up; cash and checks accepted. Checks can be made out to PCCC. For more information, please call (815) 339-2711.