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 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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Putnam County Community Center SHIP Counselors saved our clients over $29,000 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. In office and in home appointments are available for your convenience. Please call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to make your appointment. Office staff is still able to provide Medicare assistance over the phone or e-mail through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call or e-mail with your questions.
Upcoming Outreach Library 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.
9.17.20- Magnolia Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.
10.22.20- Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse 9:30-11:30 a.m.
10.29.20- Granville Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.
11.5.20- Hennepin Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.
11.9.20- McNabb Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.
11.19.20- Magnolia Library 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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.
Attention those 65 and older and people with disabilities:
Benefit Access (formerly Circuit Breaker) income limits
have increased. You may now qualify for a discount
on your license plate sticker!
Income limits for:
One person in household- $33,562
Two people in household- $44, 533
Our office staff is continuing to provide assistance with Benefit Access applications
through the COVID-19 pandemic. Please call for more information.
The Alzheimer's Association is offering free webinars through the end of September.
Please see the links below; login details will be given after you register.
Watch online or listen by phone.
Wednesday, September 16 @ 12 PM
Thursday, September 17 @ 4 PM
Tuesday, September 22 @ 11 a.m.
Tuesday, September 29 @ 11 a.m.
REGISTER ONLINE OR
BY CALLING 800.272.3900
University of Illinois Extension is offering great resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see the link below to access the information in lieu of the in-person programs we typically provide at our center.
DUE TO COVID-19, THE PUTNAM COUNTY COMMUNITY CENTER HAS TEMPORARILY CLOSED OUR CONGREGATE MEAL SITE ALONG WITH ACTIVITIES & IN-PERSON PROGRAMMING. STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE BY APPOINTMENT, TELEPHONE & E-MAIL. WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE CALL 1 (815) 339-2711 OR 1 (800) 757-4579 OR E-MAIL STAFF@PCASERVICES.ORG. PLEASE NOTE: OLDER ADULTS DO NOT NEED TO MEET THE USUAL CRITERIA FOR HOME DELIVERED MEALS (ISOLATED, FRAIL, HOME BOUND, ETC.) ANYONE 60+ IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE HDM DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES CAUSED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW COULD BENEFIT FROM HOME DELIVERED MEALS AT THIS TIME, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE. LEAVE A VOICEMAIL IF A STAFF MEMBER DOES NOT ANSWER AND WE WILL RETURN YOUR CALL ASAP.
AARP Smart Driver Courses have been canceled through the remainder of 2020. You can access the course online here.
Promo code for 25% discount: DRIVINGSKILLS
VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ISOLATED INDIVIDUALS
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
If you have any questions about these links or programs, please call the PCCC. More virtual opportunities are available for those who are isolated
during this time, call the PCCC for more information.