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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Putnam County Community Center SHIP Counselors saved our clients over $29,000 this 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. In office and in home appointments are available for your convenience. Please call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to make your appointment.

Upcoming Outreach Library 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 815-339-2711 for more information.

Mon, March 16- Mc Nabb Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thurs, April 16- Magnolia Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Thurs, May 21- Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse 9:30-11:30 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.

The Putnam County Community Center is a warming center during our regular business hours of Monday-Friday 8 am to 3 pm. Warming centers keep people safe and comfortable during extreme cold temperatures and help reduce utility costs.

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

BA assistance is by appt. only; please call to schedule.

PCCC Severe Weather Policy

Please note that the Putnam County Community Center will close if Putnam County School District 535

closes due to inclement weather. Closures will be listed on our Facebook page, local radio stations 103.9 and 99.3

as well as www.lcbcradio.com

Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Thurs, March 26, 2020 @ 12:30 p.m.

Alzheimer’s and other dementia causes changes
in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere
with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common
warning signs and what to watch for in yourself
and others.

The one-hour program covers:
» Typical age-related changes.
» Common warning signs of Alzheimer’s.
» How to approach someone about
memory concerns.
» Current research and treatments available
to address some symptoms.
» Alzheimer’s Association resources.

Please register by calling

Join the PCCC on

Thursday, March 12  for a Census Awareness Event. Each month, we will discuss a different topic regarding the 2020 Census.

"2020 Census:

Why Is It Important to Participate?"

10:45 a.m.

Aging Mindfully

Tues, April 7, 2020

10:15- 11:00 a.m.

Eat Good & Feel Good!

Join us for some tips to get you geared up for a healthier lifestyle. Learn how our needs for nutrients change as we age, and brush up on food safety at home. Enjoying making delicious yogurt parfaits!

"Eating well is not a diet, it's part of a healthy lifestyle, a lifelong plan with small steps along the way."

There is no cost to attend. Please register by April 6 by calling (815) 224-0889 or register online at https://go.illinois.edu/AgingMindfully

This program will be presented by the University of Illinois Extension Office's Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman.

AARP Smart Driver Course

April 20-21 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

AARP Driver Safety Program is a classroom driver refresher course designed especially for drivers age 50 and over. At completion of this course; participants will receive a certificate that can be presented to their automobile insurance holder that may entitle them to a discount. There is a $15 fee for AARP members (with AARP membership card) and $20 fee for non-members; on the first day of class and payable to AARP for the instruction book and materials. You must attend both days. Please call (815) 339-2711 to register.

Lunch will be available both days following class. Meals are provided at no cost to those 60 and over however there is a suggested donation of $5.