WIAAA FA 2014 Public Information Document


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Press release submitted by Western IL Area Agency on Aging


Rock Island, Illinois – The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging (WIAAA) is announcing the release of its FY 2014 Public Information Document. This document serves as a summary of the Agency's FY 2014 Area Plan, which delineates the WIAAA services provided in a ten county Planning and Service Area. The counties which WIAAA serves are: Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren. Seniors, caregivers, service providers, local government officials and the general public are invited to attend these public hearings. These hearings will afford an opportunity for public comment on the upcoming Area Plan. WIAAA will then use this information to help formulate its Area Plan which is the application required to be submitted to Illinois Department on Aging.

The WIAAA administers $5million of federal, state and local money for a variety of senior services in ten western Illinois counties. The agency is charged with the responsibility of ensuring the delivery of services such as transportation, home delivered meals, information, legal assistance, caregiver services and many others. Often the help seniors get from these services is enough to keep them independent in their own homes and out of nursing homes. Public input from the community is critical in helping us make good decisions regarding formulating our Area Plan and on how best to use our funds for services for seniors.

The hearings will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon:

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at:
Putnam County Achievement Services
(DBA: Putnam County Community Center)
First Street
Standard, IL 61363

and

Thursday, May 30, 2013 at:
Strom Center
211 South A Street
Monmouth, IL 61462

Community participation is encouraged and all interested persons are welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to testify at either hearing, contact Deb Castillo at 309-793-6800 or 1 800-322-1051.

The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of improving the quality of life for older Americans. The specific objectives of the agency are threefold: to enable older adults to live in their own homes as long as possible with appropriate supportive services; to remove individual and social barriers to economic and personal independence for older persons including the provision of opportunities for employment and volunteer activities; and to act as an advocate for older persons in developing community resources for the aged throughout the ten county area while providing a comprehensive service network. Counties included in the agency's jurisdiction are Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island, and Warren. E.O.E.

















 




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