Putnam

County

Community

Center

Welcome

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.


Medicare Open Enrollment is October 15 - December 7.

Each year, Medicare beneficiaries should review available Part D plans to ensure they have the best plan for their needs. The PCCC has Medicare counselors available to take appointments Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM. In-office & in-home appointments are available for your convenience. Medicare assistance is by appointment only.





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, February 6 from 9 - 10 AM @ PCCC

Thursday, February 16 from 9:30 - 11:30 AM @ The Hennepin Library

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.


In 2020, the University of Illinois Extension offered a free webinar series "Discover Caregiving" which focuses on different topics related to care giving. View the complete webinar series HERE.


ACL COVID-19/Emergency Preparedness Guide for Kinship Families and Grandfamilies



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)


REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE FINDER (LINKED ABOVE)OR BY CALLING 800.272.3900



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.

VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISOLATED INDIVIDUALS





Illinois Department on Aging:

Opportunities to Connect Are Within Your Reach

Your Y at Home for Active Older Adults


Well Connected Fall/Winter 2022 Catalog


University of Illinois Extension Upcoming Webinars

Highway61: An Online Community for People 50+











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:


Medicare Open Enrollment Events -

TBA

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!