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, Nov 27- Classic Movie sponsored by PC Library "The Gathering" 12:30 PM

Wed, Nov 28- Hennepin Cards 1 PM

Thurs, Nov 29- Cards & Bingo 12:30 PM

Tues, Dec 4- Ham Dinner 11:30 AM, Cards & Bingo 12:30 PM

Thurs, Dec 6- Fidgety Quilt Making 10-11:30 AM, Music Therapy 12:30 PM


What would you like to see from PCCC?

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

Medicare is mailing new Medicare cards starting in April 2018. This mailing is nationwide and will take approximately a year. New cards will be sent through the mail; Medicare will NEVER call or e-mail you regarding your new card. Even though Medicare card mailing has wrapped up for Illinois, PLEASE be aware there are scammers who are taking advantage of this.

Open Enrollment is here!

October 15- December 7

Putnam County Community Center SHIP Counselors saved our clients over $38,000 last 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.

Each year, Medicare beneficiaries should review the available Part D plans to ensure they have the best plans for their needs. Don't forget, bring in your old Medicare card to shred and we'll laminate your new one!

Medicare help is by appointment only. Please call (815) 339-2711 or (800) 757-4579 to make your appointment.

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.

PCCC's Outreach worker will be available in the coming months at the locations listed below to discuss available benefits and programs for those 60+ and provide enrollment assistance with Medicare Part B Prevention & Wellness Benefits, Medicare Part D drug plans, Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy, Medicare Savings Programs and Benefit Access. No appointment necessary. Call 815-339-2711 for more information.

Hennepin Library- September 20 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Lake Thunderbird Clubhouse- October 23 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Granville Library-  November 1 from 9:30-11:30 AM

Hennepin Library- November 8 from 9:30-11:30 AM

McNabb Library- November 19 from 9:30-11:30 AM

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

December 18, 2018

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 December 13, 2018.