Information & Assistance
I&A provides specific information on private, public and volunteer services and links individuals to
the available benefits and services.
Our Outreach worker seeks out the older population in their home to give information on and help them gain access to available benefits and services. If you are interested in arranging a visit from our Outreach worker please call 1 (815) 339-2711.
Congregate Meal & Nutrition
PCCC has a hot, nutritious daily meal at 11:30 AM to promote better health and to reduce isolation and loneliness for older adults. Meals are prepared in house as well as catered in by Country Catering of Lostant. Meals are available to those ages 60+ at no cost, however there is a suggested donation of $7. Meals are available to older adults 60+ regardless of their ability to donate. Meals are available to those under 60 at a cost of $9. Participants must call 24 hours in advance to place a reservation for a meal. Activities and programs follow our daily meal. We also provide Nutrition programs and education in partner with the U of I Extension Office.
PCCC provides public transportation as a partner of Bureau-Putnam Area Rural Transit (BPART). To learn more about BPART, call 1 (877) 874-8813 or visit www.ridebpart.org. Rides for those 60+ are provided at no cost however donations at the suggested rate are appreciated.
Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
PCCC is a certified SHIP site that can provide Medicare counseling, information and assistance and enrollment
assistance. We provide programs in the Spring and Fall on specific Medicare topics. Medicare help is by appointment only. Please call 1 (815) 339-2711.
Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)
PCCC can provide assistance with benefit applications: SNAP (food stamps), Low Income Subsidy/Extra Help, Medicare Savings Program and Benefit Access (License plate sticker discount and Ride Free Transit cards)
Family Caregiver Support
PCCC has information, assistance and referrals for those caring for a family member through our Family Caregiver
Support Program. Family caregivers and grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers can benefit from these services. For information on this year's Family Caregiver Conference, please click here.
Assistance for adults and caregivers through an independent decision support process to determine community based care choices. The individuals' circumstances, needs, preferences and values are the foundation of this service.
PCCC's Lending Closet is one of our most frequently used services. We lend out free medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, canes, grabbers, raised toilet seats, shower benches and more. This equipment can be rented out by anyone for any amount of time. To download and print out a Lending Closet agreement form, click here.
Warming & Cooling Center
PCCC is a warming center in the winter months and cooling center in the summer months during regular operating hours of 8 AM- 3 PM. Warming & cooling centers help keep people safe and reduce home energy costs.
All of our services are provided at no cost to those 60 and over. Donations are appreciated but no person 60 and over will ever be denied a service due to the inability to contribute.
The Putnam County Community Center is a partner agency in the Aging and Disability Resource Network (ADRN). Aging and Disability Resource Centers provide information and assistance to and help link seniors and those with disabilities age 18+ with available benefits and services. Listed below are PCCC's local ADRN partner agencies.
Mendota Area Senior Services
1901 Tom Merwin Drive
Mendota, IL 61342
1 (815) 539-7700
Bridges Community Center
809 21st St.
Peru, IL 61354
1 (815) 431-8034
Bureau County Senior Citizens
16 West Marion Street
Princeton, IL 61356
1 (815) 879-3981
Department of Human Services Family Community Resource Center
225 Backbone Road E #2
Princeton, IL 61356
1 (815) 875-1134
Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living
18 Gunia Drive
LaSalle, IL 61301
1 (815) 224-3126