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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 $34,035 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 through the "Donate" button or you can help PCCC when you shop online with Amazon Smile or Goodsearch. Click on the Goodsearch or Amazon links below to start shopping!

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Medicare Open Enrollment is here!


Each year, Medicare beneficiaries should review available Medicare Part D plans to ensure they have the right plan to fit their needs. As a certified SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) site, the PCCC has counselors ready to answer your questions and assist with enrollment. Medicare help is by appointment only. Please call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to speak with a Medicare counselor. Due to COVID-19, we will be doing primarily telephone and virtual appointments, however in-person appointments are available if necessary.










Upcoming Outreach Events


PCCC staff will be holding enrollment events to discuss available benefits and programs for those 60+ and provide enrollment assistance with Medicare D, Medicare Part A & B Prevention & Wellness Benefits, Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Programs and Benefit Access. No appointment necessary. Call 1-815-339-2711 or 1-800-757-4579 for more information.


9.17.20- Magnolia Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.

10.22.20- Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse 9:30-11:30 a.m.

10.29.20- Granville Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.

11.5.20- Hennepin Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.

11.9.20- McNabb Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.

11.19.20- Magnolia Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.


*DUE TO COVID-19, ALL IN PERSON

ENROLLMENT EVENTS ARE CANCELED.

PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE.















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.


The University of Illinois Extension is presenting a free webinar series "Discover Caregiving" which will focus on different topics related to caregiving. The series will begin October 8 and continue through November 12. 


Register for the first webinar in the series "Discover Caregiving: Caregiver Self-Care" and view the complete webinar series HERE.


ACL COVID-19/Emergency Preparedness Guide for Kinship Families and Grandfamilies






Attention those 65 and older and people with disabilities:
Benefit Access (formerly Circuit Breaker) income limits
have increased. You may now qualify for a discount
on your license plate sticker!


Income limits for:
One person in household- $33,562
Two people in household- $44, 533


Please call for more information and assistance with your application.

The Alzheimer's Association is offering

free webinars & support groups

through the end of November

Please see the links below; login details will be given after you register.

Watch online or listen by phone.


Support Group

Monday, November 2 @ 6 p.m.


Effective Communication Strategies

Includes Bonus Content: How To Connect with Your

Loved One in a Memory Care Facility

Friday, November 6 @ 1 p.m.


10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Tuesday, November 10 @ 3 p.m.


Understanding Alzheimer's & Dementia

Thursday, November 12 @ 11 a.m.


Support Group

Wednesday, September 18 @ 1 p.m.


Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body

Thursday, November 19 @ 12 p.m.



REGISTER ONLINE OR

BY CALLING 800.272.3900
















The PCCC is teaming up with the University of Illinois Extension to provide virtual nutrition programs every month!


"Dining Out Without Filling Out"

(Virtual Program)


Friday, November 6 @ 10:15 a.m.


Learn how to order food and modify just a bit to decrease extra calories, watch portion sizes and keep on track! Enjoy ordering a delicious meal that fits a healthy lifestyle without any dishes to wash. Have fun dining out without filling out!


Join us for helpful tips and trusted information from University of Illinois Extension. Presented by Susan Glassman, Nutrition & Wellness Program Educator.


To register online, go to https://go.illinois.edu/dineout or call 815-223-0889. After registration, you will receive the Zoom meeting link.






DUE TO COVID-19, THE PUTNAM COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED OUR CONGREGATE MEAL SITE ALONG WITH ACTIVITIES & IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING. STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE BY TELEPHONE & E-MAIL. PLEASE CALL 1 (815) 339-2711 OR 1 (800) 757-4579 OR E-MAIL STAFF@PCASERVICES.ORG. PLEASE NOTE: OLDER ADULTS DO NOT NEED TO MEET THE USUAL CRITERIA FOR HOME DELIVERED MEALS (ISOLATED, FRAIL, HOME BOUND, ETC.) ANYONE 60+ IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE HDM DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW COULD BENEFIT FROM HOME DELIVERED MEALS AT THIS TIME, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE.


AARP Smart Driver Courses have been canceled through the remainder of 2020. You can access the course online here.


Promo code for 25% discount: DRIVINGSKILLS

MORE VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISOLATED INDIVIDUALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Illinois Department on Aging Calendar of Events


Your Y at Home for Active Older Adults


Well Connected Fall/Winter 2020 Catalog


University of Illinois Extension Upcoming Webinars


If you have any questions about these links or programs, please call the PCCC. More virtual opportunities are available for those who are isolated

during this time, call the PCCC for more information.

The PCCC is now offering virtual programming for older adults!

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Highway61 to offer you real time, conversation groups including Aging Alone Support Group, Trivia, French Culture, Entrepreneurs Circle, Opera, Classic Movies and so much more! Seniors from all over the United States are on Highway61 and it is a great way to stay connected. Recently, Highway61 was featured in an article in the New York Times!


All you need is a computer, tablet, or smartphone!

For more information and to receive an entry code for events,

please call the PCCC at1-815-339-2711 or 1-800-757-4579.


Selected November events:


Monday, November 9- Poetry Hour @ 11 a.m.

Various readings of poetry followed by a discussion


Monday, November 16- Bingo 1 p.m.

Join us for a hour of bingo!

Link for virtual bingo card: https://bingobaker.com/play/1228516


Monday, November 30- Virtual Charades 1 p.m.

Your host will describe a person, place or object

and you have to guess what word they’re thinking of!