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.  

Upcoming Enrollment Events

Monday, June 19 from 9 - 10 AM @ PCCC

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.

Family Caregiving Resources - 


University of Illinois Extension

If you are 65+ or disabled and are within the income limits of

$33,562 per year – 1 person household
$44,533 per year – 2 person household
Benefit Access will provide a $141 discount (up from $127) on your vehicle's license plate sticker renewal.
Limit 1 vehicle per household.

Your cost will be $10!

Call the PCCC for more information or to make an appointment to apply.

Alzheimer's Association Current

Educational Programs & Support Groups

(by phone or webinar)


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.


Illinois Department on Aging:

Opportunities to Connect Are Within Your Reach

Your Y at Home for Active Older Adults

Well Connected Spring 2023 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.

2023 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:

Hennepin Library -Thursday June 15 

McNabb Library - Monday July 17

Granville Library - Thursday August 17

Hennepin Library - Thursday September 21

Medicare Open Enrollment -

Magnolia Library - Thursday October 19

McNabb Library - Monday October 23

Hennepin Library - Thursday November 2

Lake Thunderbird Club House - Thursday November 9  

                                                             (9:30 AM - 2:00 PM)

Granville Library - Thursday November 16

Starting April 7, 2022, the Social Security Administration will add more in-person appointments and offer in-person service for people without an appointment. As they prepare to help more people in person at local Social Security offices throughout the country, visit the Social Security Administration's website for more guidance on how to get help from Social Security.

The PCCC has funding available for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia or a related disorder and/or their primary caregivers. Funds are to be used for services and supports, goods/supplies and/or home modifications that enhance their ability to remain in their homes. Eligible caregivers are those who are informal, unpaid and responsible for directing and managing the care of person with dementia.

For more information on the process and eligibility, please call the PCCC. The PCCC is an aging and disability resource center and is partially funded by the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging.

Are you the primary caregiver for a friend or family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or a related disorder?
Benefit Access (formerly Circuit Breaker) is offering an even bigger discount on license plate sticker renewals in 2023!


The Illinois SMP is happy to announce that we will be hosting webinars online via Zoom Monday through Friday during Medicare Fraud Prevention Week!

Below are the topics and links for our webinars Monday through Friday of Medicare Fraud Prevention Week!

Learn how to read and understand your Medicare statements.

Monday, June 5, 2023- 10:00 am – 10:30 am hosted by Marina Silva


Tips on how to prevent Medicare fraud, errors, and abuse.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023- 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm hosted by Jesus Enriquez


Current Fraud Trends in Illinois (DME, Fake Medicare Cards and Scam calls)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023- 10:00 am – 10:30 am hosted by Jesus Enriquez


How to Volunteer with the Illinois SMP

Thursday, June 8, 2023- 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm hosted by Marina Silva


Senior Medicare Patrol BINGO

Friday, June 9, 2023- 10:00 am – 10:30 am hosted Marina Silva


*Please note that all webinars above are free.