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!
Tues, March 19- Cards & Bingo 12:30 pm
Thurs, March 21- Outreach Enrollment Event @ Granville Library 9:30-11:30 am,
Spring Crafts 12:30 pm
Tues, March 26- PC Junior High School Band & Chorus Performance 10 am,
March Birthday Lunch 11:30 am, Bunco 12:30 pm
Wed, March 27- AARP Tax Aide Day (by appointment only) beginning at 8:30 am,
Hennepin cards 1 pm
Thurs, March 28- Fun w/ Luann 12:30 pm
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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
Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 9:30-11:30 AM
at Granville Library
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.
April 11, 2019
Consuming more vegetables provides health benefits in the prevention & treatment of heart disease & Type II diabetes. Increasing vegetables cuts saturated fat & cholesterol & provides higher dietary fiber & many vitamins & minerals.
Build your meal around vegetables
Make vegetables the main course
Enjoy adapting recipes to include more vegetable sources
Includes complimentary take home recipes and samples!
Class presented by University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Susan Glassman.
To register, please call (815) 224-0889
or visit https://go.illinois.edu/VEGI by April 9, 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.
AARP Smart Driver Course
April 15 & 16, 2019
8:30 AM-12:30 PM
AARP Driver Safety Program is a classroom driver refresher course designed especially for drivers age 50 and over. This program aims to help community members retain their driving competency. 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 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 for insurance discount eligibility. Please register by calling (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757 4579. Lunch will be available both days at no cost to those 60+. There is a $5 suggested donation. Please indicate if you will be staying for lunch when registering.