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WIAAA is an Aging and Disability Resource Center that serves a 10 county area that includes: Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren County.

Notification of Grant Funding Opportunity
for Older Adult & Caregiver Services

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging (WIAAA) will be releasing a competitive request for proposal on June 1, 2018 for Title III grant funded services for transportation, nutrition services (congregate and home delivered meals), legal services, and caregiver services to be furnished in one or more of the following counties: Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, and Warren.
 
All successful applicants must be a legally incorporated 501c3 nonprofit or affiliated with an institution of higher education or be a government entity. Grants are procured for a 3-year period. Successful grant applicants will receive the initial grant for federal fiscal year 2019 beginning October 1, 2018 and ending September 30, 2019.

Completed applications must be submitted to WIAAA by July 20, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. Interested persons should contact WIAAA at (309)793-6800 as soon as possible and state what service(s) for which you are seeking funds. In addition, all applicants will be encouraged to attend a bidder’s conference to be held on June 18, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Western Illinois University campus in Moline, Riverfront Hall room 222.

WIAAA FY19 RFP Request Form
WIU-QC Campus Map
WIU Policies & Parking Information
Link to get to WIU QC: http://www.wiu.edu/qc/maps/

 

Positions Available

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging (WIAAA) is seeking individuals for the positions of Program Coordinator and Community Education Coordinator. Both positions are full-time, 40 hour per week, Monday through Friday. To apply, please email your resume to lmatkovic@wiaaa.org.

Community Education Coordinator
This position has the lead responsibility for coordinating the evidenced based A Matter of Balance fall prevention program for all 10 counties in the planning and service area. This position will represent WIAAA and engage in community outreach at Human Service Council Meetings and health fairs throughout our 10 county area. This Program Coordinator serves in a lead role with the Senior Medicare Patrol program. This individual also oversees the Living and Learning Program offering educational presentations in the community for older adults. Along with all program staff, this position works as a part of a team within WIAAA to address agency priorities and to develop other programs that contribute to the mission and strategic plan of WIAAA.

Program Coordinator
This position will assist the Information and Assistance Program Coordinator with providing direct service through the Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP), Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), the Benefit Access Program, and provides information, assistance, and referral to all people age 60 and above, adults with disabilities and their caregivers. This position is responsible for coordination of Disaster plans and response for all 10 counties in the planning and service area.This position will represent WIAAA at Transportation Coordination groups (HSTP’s) throughout our 10 county area. This position is responsible for the development and maintenance of all Agency media- Facebook, Agency website, Twitter, and articles for Senior Voice. In addition, this position shares responsibility for completing annual compliance reviews of providers. Along with all program staff, this position works as a part of a team within WIAAA to address agency priorities and to develop other programs that contribute to the mission and strategic plan of WIAAA.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

WIAAA has been selected to participate in the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) 13th National Survey of Older Americans Act Participants (NSOAAP). The survey is conducted by Westat. Clients who have received meal services, transportation, family caregiver and other services offered by providers funded by WIAAA may receive a letter in the mail requesting their willingness to participate in a telephone interview. This is not a scam. Client participation is voluntary. The survey is used to inform the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Administration on Aging (AoA) how well services are working and what changes can be made. Client responses are kept private and the analysis will not be linked to individuals. Westat will begin conducting telephone interviews June 1 and continue into September. If you receive a letter but do NOT want to participate in the survey, please contact WIAAA and your name will be removed from the list.

Sample Letter

Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Location: TaxSlayer Center 1201 River Drive Moline, Il

WIAAA 40th Annual Conference

For more information about WIAAA’s 40th Annual onference click HERE.

Public Information Document Fiscal Year 2019
(October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2019)

Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging invites the public, community agencies, legislators, and especially older adults in Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren counties in Western Illinois to attend one of the two Public Hearings we will hold on the proposed 2019 grant application to the Illinois Department on Aging to provide programs and services for older adults, their caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren and adults with disabilities.
Public Hearings will be held at:

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Henry County Senior Citizens Center
200 East South Street
Kewanee, Illinois 61443

Friday, May 18, 2018
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Bureau County Senior Citizens Center
16 West Marion Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356

Please click here to read the Public Information Document. This document summarizes all programs and services and the federal and state funds that will be utilized to provide the programs and services.

Join us to share your comments and ideas so we can best meet the needs of older adults, their caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren and adults with disabilities who live in your community!

Anyone who would like to schedule an opportunity to testify at one or more of the hearings should contact Barbara Eskildsen at 1-800-322-1051 or by email at beskildsen@wiaaa.org.
Written comments will also be accepted through June 5, 2018, at WIAAA, 729 34th Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201 or by email to beskildsen@wiaaa.org.

Announcements

The Medicare Open Enrolment period is October 15th to December 7th every year. During Open Enrollment, people can review their current Medicare Advantage plan or their Medicare Prescription Drug Plan for the next year. WIAAA and their funded Community Focal Points have trained Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselors available to provide free, unbiased counseling. Medicare beneficiaries are able to save money by comparing plans with a trained SHIP counselor and switch their plan for the next year to have the best coverage and lowest medication costs.

During the 2017 Open Enrollment period, WIAAA and their funded Community Focal Points helped 1,237 Medicare beneficiaries in 10 counties switch their plan for 2018. Total savings for all those that switched their plan: $1,967,066!!!

SHIP counselors are available year round to help people with Medicare questions, billing issues, and to provide enrollment assistance. Call WIAAA today to schedule an appointment (309) 793-6800.

 

 

Senior Health Insurance Program