Area Agency on Aging Programs
Aging and Disability Resource Center-Creating a person-centered, community-based environment that promotes independence and dignity for Seniors and individuals with disabilities through resources and referrals.
Senior Medicare Patrol-(SMP) Program empowers consumers to prevent healthcare fraud. Detect Medicare & Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse. Report Medicare & Medicaid fraud, waste, and abuse.
Senior Employment Specialist Program-Serving individuals 55+ which consists of upgrading existing skills, development of new skills, exposure to educational opportunities, and counseling and assistance in finding and keeping a job to help improve their lives.
ADRDBenefits- Alzheimer's Dementia Related Disorder funding available. Need in home supports or other needs to age successfully in your home, we can help!
Access Application (formerly Circuit Breaker)-BAA is for Illinois Residents, age 65 or older or with a disability, and who meet certain income requirements to receive license plate discounts.
SHIP - Senior Health Insurance Program is a service to help with obtaining the right information in Medicare Part D, Medicare billing, Medicare Supplements and Medicare A,B, and C.
Adult Protective Services - Is locally coordinated through the Illinois Department on Aging, Southeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging and our local provider SWAN. All APS Supervisors and Caseworkers, are trained and certified by the Illinois Department on Aging.
Transportation - Services are delivered through RIDES Mass transit. Available to deliver you or your loved one to the Senior Resource Center, Dr. appointments and Shopping. Trips are also a fun addition and available at each Senior Resource Center.
Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource-https://alz.org/alzheimer_s_dementia and Alzheimer's and Dementia related GAP funding available.
Respite Services-Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities. Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers or to have someone come inside home two days per week/limited to 24 hours per month.
Legal Services - Providing legal services to Senior Illinoisans 60 years of age or older. Appointments taken at your local Senior Center.
Ombudsman-The Illinois Long Term Care Ombudsman Program protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who live in long term care facilities.
VIP- The Veterans Independence Program is designed to meet the identified needs of the Veteran to assure health and safety and feasible alternatives to Nursing Home Care https://www.illinois.gov/aging/Resources/NewsAndPublications/PressReleases/Pages/2010-0703vip.aspx
Strong For Life - A balance and band training program, used to offer strength training at a more stationary approach. This exercise will help the participant gain better strength through resistance.
Congregate and Home Delivered Meals - Are funded meal programs through the Older Americans Act. These nutritious meals, are available at each Senior Resource Center in the nine counties we serve. Some satellite sites are also available.
Information and Assistance/Referrals - Will help guide you with answers to the questions posed within Aging and Disability services/needs. Each Senior Resource Center and Area Agency, is able to guide you through the road map to "aging in place."