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 or you can help PCCC when you shop online with Amazon Smile or Goodsearch!
Tues, Oct 15- Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Begins,
Cards & Bingo 12:30 p.m.
Thurs, Oct 17- Fun w/ Luann 12:30 p.m.
Tues, Oct 22- "Every Step Counts" presented by U of I Extension
Office Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman 10:15-11 a.m.,
October Birthday Lunch 11:30 a.m., Bunco 12:30 p.m.
Thurs, Oct 24- Outreach Enrollment Event at Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse 9:30-11:30 a.m.,
Lake Thunderbird Line Dancers 12:30 p.m.
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Medicare Part D Open Enrollment is October 15 through December 7.
Putnam County Community Center SHIP Counselors saved our clients over $41,000 last year during Medicare Part D Open Enrollment! Each year, Medicare beneficiaries should review available Part D plans to ensure they have the best fit for their needs. 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.
Upcoming Enrollment 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.
Thurs, Aug 15- Hennepin Library 9:30-11:30 am
Mon, Sept 16- McNabb Library 9:30-11:30 am
Thurs, Oct 24- Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse 9:30-11:30 am
Thurs, Nov 7- Granville Library 9:30-11:30 am
Tues, Nov 12- Sally Sue's Coffee 9:30-11:30 am
Thurs, Nov 21- Hennepin Library 9:30-11:30 am
Mon, Dec 2- McNabb Library 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.
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.
AARP Smart Driver Course
Mon, Oct 28 & Tues, Oct 29
8:30 a.m. to 12: 30 p.m.
$15 for AARP members- $20 for non members
The AARP Smart Driver Course is a classroom driver refresher course especially for drivers age 50 and over. Learn driving strategies, understand the effects of aging on driving, reduce the chance of having an accident and know when to retire from driving. At completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate that can be presented to their auto insurance holder that may entitle them to a discount. You must attend both days for discount eligibility. Call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to register.
Lunch is available both days following the course, please indicate if you'd like to eat when calling to register. Meals are provided at no cost to those 60 and over however there is a suggested donation of $5. Meals are available regardless of the ability to donate.
"Every Step Counts"
October 22 from 10:15-11 am
Studies show using an activity tracker has many benefits for your health! Learn about different types of activity trackers, take a talk test & set goals for yourself. Get tips to get the most out of your activity tracker.
Presented by U of I Extension Office Nutrition & Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman.
Call (815) 224-0889 to register by Oct 18.