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Information & Assistance

I&A provides specific information on private, public and volunteer services and links individuals to
the available benefits and services.



Community Outreach

Our Outreach worker seeks out the older population in their home to give information on and help them gain access to available benefits and services. If you are unable to come into our office and would like a visit from our Outreach worker please call 1 (815) 339-2711.



Congregate Meal & Nutrition

PCCC has a hot, nutritious daily meal at 11:30 AM to promote better health and to reduce isolation and loneliness for seniors. Meals are prepared in house as well as catered in by Country Catering of Lostant. Meals are free to those ages 60+ however donations are appreciated. The suggested donation amount is $5. Meals are available to those under 60 at a cost of $7. Activities and programs follow our daily meal. We also provide Nutrition programs and education in partner with the U of I Extension Office.



Transportation

PCCC provides public transportation as a partner of Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit (BPART). To learn more about BPART, call 1 (877) 874-8813 or visit www.ridebpart.org. Riders age 60+ ride for free however donations are appreciated.



Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

PCCC is a certified SHIP site that can provide Medicare counseling, information and assistance and enrollment
assistance. We provide programs in the Spring and Fall for those new to Medicare and on special Medicare topics. Medicare help is by appointment only. Please call 1 (815) 339-2711.



Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)

PCCC can provide assistance with benefit applications: Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), Extra Help, Benefit Access (License plate sticker discount and Ride Free Transit cards)



Family Caregiver Support

PCCC has information, assistance and referrals for those caring for a family member through our Family Caregiver
Support Program. Family caregivers and grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers can benefit from these services.


Options Counseling

Assistance for adults and caregivers through an independent decision support process to determine community based care choices. The individuals' circumstances, needs, preferences and values are the foundation of this service.


Lending Closet

PCCC's Lending Closet is one of our most frequently used services. We lend out free medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, canes, grabbers, raised toilet seats, shower benches and more. This equipment can be rented out by anyone for any amount of time. To download and print out a Lending Closet agreement form, click here.

Notary PublicPCCC has a notary public on staff Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-2:30. Please call before you come to ensure they are able to assist you.


Warming & Cooling Center

PCCC is a warming center in the winter months and cooling center in the summer months during regular operating hours of 8 AM- 3 PM. Warming & cooling centers help keep people safe and reduce home energy costs.





Aging & Disability Resource Network

The Putnam County Community Center is a partner agency in the Aging and Disability Resource Network (ADRN). Aging and Disability Resource Centers provide information and assistance to and help link seniors and those with disabilities age 18+ with available benefits and services. Listed below are PCCC's local ADRN partner agencies.

Mendota Area Senior Services

1901 Tom Merwin Drive

Mendota, IL 61342

1 (815) 539-7700

www.mendotaareaseniorservices.org



Bridges Community Center

221 West Etna Road

Ottawa, IL 61350

1 (815) 431-8034

www.alternativesforyou.org



Bureau County Senior Citizens

16 West Marion Street

Princeton, IL 61356

1 (815) 879-3981

www.bcseniorcenter.com

Alternatives

1803 7th Street

Moline, IL 61265

1 (309) 277-0167

www.alternativesforyou.org




Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center

225 Backbone Road E #2

Princeton, IL 61356

1 (815) 875-1134

www.dhs.state.il.us




Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living

18 Gunia Drive

LaSalle, IL 61301

1 (815) 224-3126

www.ivcil.com