Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is an Aging and Disability Resource Center. We serve a 10 county area that includes: Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren County. We ensure coordinated, accessible services for older persons to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives. Our community focal points in each county that are senior centers serve as congregate meal sites as well as areas for seniors to go for activities and socialization. We advocate at local, state, and federal levels for seniors and adults with disabilities. WIAAA also funds Home Delivered Meal programs, transportation as well as respite for caregivers. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is located in our building and is a great volunteer resource. WIAAA is a certified SHIP site and counselors are available to provide information and direct assistance regarding Medicare, Medicare D plans, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage plans, Medicaid, etc.
SAVE THE DATES for our Upcoming Living and Learning Education Series
We invite you to attend these FREE educational presentations regarding topics of interest for older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities.
September 16th from 9-11am: Medicare- What You Need To Know
September 23rd from 9-11am: How To Save Money on Your Medicare Costs
September 30th from 9-11am: Insurance Plan Marketing - Protect Yourself From Fraud!
October 7th from 9-11am: Medication Management
October 14th from 9-11am: Important Medical and Financial Documents to Complete
October 21st from 9-11am: VA Caregiver Support Program– Eligibility and Benefits
All presentations are held at WIAAA– 729 34th Avenue, Rock Island.
Please call to register for the presentations, contact Jacob Irish at (309) 793-6800.
Open Position: Program Coordinator - Specialized Programs
Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is seeking an individual for the position of Program Coordinator – Specialized Programs. This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, Monday through Friday position for an administrative agency supporting programs for seniors and persons with disabilities. This Program Coordinator oversees the Long Term Care programs including the Community Care Program (CCP); Adult Protective Service (APS) Program; and the Ombudsman Program and is responsible for grant application review, monitoring authorizations and payments for Respite services for caregivers. This position is responsible for overseeing the programmatic aspects of a computerized reporting system, reviewing service provider input, preparing reports, assisting providers with system use, and resolving problems. In addition, this position serves in a lead role with Evidence Based programming for Matter of Balance and Strong for Life.
- B.A. degree in social services or related field.
- Two years experience in social service field.
- Demonstrated skills with computer program, including word processing, e-mail, spreadsheet and database programs.
- Ability to travel extensively, often overnight.
A Matter of Balance: Classes are filling up!
Our upcoming Matter of Balance classes still have limited space for participants! If you are interested in managing the fear of falling and learning new strength and balance exercises, this is the class for you. Anyone can benefit whether you have already experienced a fall (or a few), or you just want to be prepared. Call Dave Sonneville at (309) 793-6800 for more information.
Warren County YMCA
Monday/Wednesday mornings 9:00am-11:00am
Begins October 3rd, 2016
(8 sessions, ending October 26)
Christ United Methodist Church- East Moline
(8 Sessions, ends November 28)
Christ the King Church- Moline
Tuesday/Thursday mornings 10:00am-12:00pm
(8 sessions, ending October 27)