Putnam

County

Community

Center

Welcome

The Putnam County Community Center is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that provides a variety of services to the aging & disabled. 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 $38,442 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 Assistance


As a certified SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) site, the PCCC has counselors ready to answer your questions and assist with enrollment in Medicare and money-saving programs related to Medicare. Medicare help is by appointment only. Please call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to speak with a Medicare counselor.



Upcoming Enrollment Events for Medicare Part B Prevention & Wellness Benefits, Extra Help/LIS,

Medicare Savings Program &

Benefit Access (license plate sticker discount)


The PCCC holds enrollment events each month to discuss available benefits and money-saving programs for those 60+ and provide enrollment assistance with Medicare D, Medicare Part B Prevention & Wellness Benefits, Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Programs and Benefit Access. No appointment necessary. The next enrollment event will be February 24, 2022 from 10-11 a.m.

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.


In 2020, the University of Illinois Extension offered a free webinar series "Discover Caregiving" which focuses on different topics related to care giving. 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.

Alzheimer's Association Current

Educational Programs & Support Groups

(by phone or webinar)


REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE FINDER (LINKED ABOVE)OR BY CALLING 800.272.3900



EFFECTIVE JULY 6, 2021:

THE PCCC IS REOPENED FOR CONGREGATE MEALS FOLLOWING CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC), ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT ON AGING (IDoA) AND WESTERN ILLINOIS AREA AGENCY ON AGING (WIAAA) REQUIREMENTS. DUE TO THE CURRENT STATE OF ILLINOIS MANDATE, FACE COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED WHILE IN THE BUILDING REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. PARTICIPANTS OR CAREGIVERS MUST CALL AHEAD IN ORDER TO ATTEND. TAKE HOME MEALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT FEEL SAFE EATING IN A CONGREGATE SETTING. WE ARE CLOSELY MONITORING LOCAL COVID-19 STATISTICS FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR STAFF AND PARTICIPANTS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS TIME AS WE DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT ONE ANOTHER.

The AARP Driver Safety Program is a classroom and online driver refresher course designed especially for drivers age 50 and older. This program aims to help community members retain their driving competency. Participants learn driving strategies, the effects of aging on driving, how to reduce the chance of having an accident, updated driving laws and knowing when it is time to limit or retire from driving. At completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate to present to their auto insurance company that may entitle them to a premium discount. There is a $20.00 course fee for members and $25.00 course fee for non-members. The online course can be accessed HERE.

VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISOLATED INDIVIDUALS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC


Illinois Department on Aging Calendar of Events


Illinois Department on Aging:

Opportunities to Connect Are Within Your Reach


Your Y at Home for Active Older Adults


Well Connected Winter 2022 Catalog


University of Illinois Extension Upcoming Webinars


If you have any questions about these links or programs, please call the PCCC. As a provider of the EngAGED Program, we connect isolated older adults to opportunities that help them remain connected to others outside of the home. If you or someone you know may be interested, please call the PCCC for more information.

ARE YOU 60+ AND NEED TRANSPORTATION TO RECEIVE
A COVID-19 VACCINE?
AS A PARTNER OF BUREAU PUTNAM AREA RURAL TRANSIT (BPART), THE PUTNAM COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER IS ABLE TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION AT NO COST FOR OLDER ADULTS 60+ TO COVID-19 VACCINATION SITES THROUGH TITLE III FUNDS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN USING BPART FOR YOUR VACCINATION APPOINTMENT OR NEED ASSISTANCE SCHEDULING YOUR VACCINATION APPOINTMENT, PLEASE CALL THE PCCC.

RESERVATIONS SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. THE PUTNAM COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER IS PARTIALLY FUNDED BY THE
WESTERN ILLINOIS AREA AGENCY ON AGING.








2021 Community Outreach Dates


Our Outreach worker visits public locations in Putnam County each month to answer questions about available benefits and services for adults 60+, screen for program eligibility and provide application/enrollment assistance. All dates are scheduled from 9:30-11:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted. No appointment necessary. Upcoming dates:


Thurs, Jan 20- Granville Library

Thurs, Feb 17- Hennepin Library

Mon, March 21- McNabb Library

Thurs, Apr 21- Granville Library

Thurs, May 19- Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse

JANUARY 1 - MARCH 31 IS A SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR THOSE WHO ARE ENROLLED IN MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS.

You can switch from your Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan to another MA Plan or to Original Medicare with or without a Part D plan during this time. The MA Open Enrollment Period occurs each year from January 1-March 31.

You can only use this period if you have a MA plan.