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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.

Upcoming Events

Living and Learning Series

WIAAA invites you to attend these FREE educational presentations regarding topics of interest for older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities.

August 17 From 1- 2pm:
Medicare Open Enrollment: How to Save money
Location: Rock Island County Library: 401 19th St., Rock Island, IL
Medicare Open Enrollment begins October 15, 2018. Join WIAAA’s certified Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors to explore how to make sure you are getting the most out of your Medicare plan for 2019. WIAAA will also be explaining the expected changes to Medicare in 2019.

Sept. 14 From 10 - 11am:
WILLS & Power of attorney: The importance of planning ahead
Location: Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging—729 34th Ave. Rock Island, IL
Join Michelle Fitzsimmons, from Prairie State Legal Services, to learn about the importance of planning ahead. The presentation will cover the legal services provided by Prairie State Legal Services as well as the process and importance of establishing a Power of Attorney (Medical & Financial) and setting up a will.       


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.

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.

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/

 

Senior Health Insurance Program