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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 $33,694 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!

Upcoming at PCCC

























Tues, Feb 12- Blood pressure & glucose checks 10-11 AM,

Site Council Meeting 10:30 AM, Cards & Bingo 12:30 PM   


Thurs, Feb 14- Medicare Preventive & Wellness Benefits, Medicare Advantage,

Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Program,

Benefit Access Enrollment Event 10-11 AM


Mon, Feb 18- PCCC Closed for President's Day


Tues, Feb 19- Classic Movie sponsored by PC Library,

"An Affair to Remember" 12:30 PM


Thurs, Feb 21- Fun w/ Luann 12:30 PM
















































































 




















What would you like to see from PCCC?

Please submit your suggestions below to help us better serve YOU!



Putnam County Community Center SHIP Counselors saved our clients over $41,000 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. Please call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to make your appointment.


Don't forget, you can sign up for Medicare Part A and/or Part B during the General Enrollment Period between January 1-March 31 each year if both of these apply:

-You didn't sign up when you were first eligible

- You aren't eligible for a Special Enrollment Period


AND starting in 2019, there will be a Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period from January 1-March 31. This period will allow MA-eligible beneficiaries will be able to change their MA plan or elect Original Medicare and coverage under Part D. Changes are effective the first of the following month.     






The Putnam County Community Center is a warming center during regular operating hours of Monday through Friday 8 AM- 3 PM. Warming centers help keep people safe during extremely cold weather and help save money on energy costs. For more information on warming centers, please visit keepwarm.illinois.gov.


Please note that it is the policy of the Putnam County Community Center to close if Putnam County School District 535 is closed due to inclement weather. Closures will be announced on local radio, www.lcbcradio.com and our Facebook page. 





Upcoming Enrollment Event


Monday, March 11, 2019 from 9-10 AM


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





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.


Food & Drug Interactions


March 14, 2019

10:15-11:15 AM


Any medication-whether over the counter or prescription- can lead to interaction with the foods you eat. Common impacts of a food and drug interaction include a delay or increase in the absorption of the drug or a side effect or worsening of a side effect.


Learn what questions to ask your medical provider or pharmacist and the steps you can take to reduce an interaction. Food group interactions are highlighted.

Take home resources will be provided.


Class presented by University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman.

To register, please call (815) 224-0889

by March 8, 2019.


Tax Aide Day

AARP Tax Aide Day

Wednesday, March 27


Free tax preparation assistance for seniors

by appointment only; limited number of appointments.
Call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 for more information & to make an appointment.


Simple tax preparation only;no businesses or farms that show depreciation.Thank you.