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Lawrenceville -

Special event held at Lawrenceville Senior Center each month:  A fabulous luncheon which provides you with great information! So join in and enjoy great food, fellowship and an opportunity to ask questions with their special guest.

Contact:  Yvonne or Yvette

                1705 12th St.

                Lawrenceville, IL  62439


Available at Crawford, Edwards, Hamilton, Jasper, Richland, Lawrence, Wayne, Wabash and White:  Blood pressure checks, exercise class, defensive driving class, free legal assistance, Senior Health Assistance (Medicare Part D, Benefits Access Applications, Information/Referral), Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and support groups in Hamilton, White and Richland, Transportation, Travel events, Congregate and Home Delivered meals, Caregiver assistance (GAP, Respite), Senior Health Insurance assistance, telephone reassurance and information and assistance to name a few.  Contact your local Senior Center (see senior center tab) to get a calendar and start today!  Membership is not required at any site.

Veterans Independence Program

Under VIP, veterans at risk for nursing home admission will decide for themselves the mix of services will best meet their needs. VIP will provide a bundled package which, at a minimum, will include the following services:

  • Home and Community-Based Services - some examples include, but are not limited to:
    • Personal Care
    • Homemaker
    • Adult Day Services
    • Assistive Technology
    • Home-Delivered Meals
    • Caregiver Support
    • Respite Care
    • Environmental Support
    • Other goods and services needed to remain safely in the community
  • Assessment
  • Options counseling/Support services including care management
  • Fiscal Management Services
    • Budget Authority
    • Employer Authority
  • Additional services may include:
    • Congregate Meals - Individualized Meal Plan (e.g.; local diner)
    • Transportation
    • Set-aside Savings Plan (e.g.; ‘rainy day’ savings, final month of care [discharge], large purchases)

Rates of payment from each of the three area VAMCs will be based on a tiered rate schedule corresponding to specific level of care as identified in the service plan. The monthly range begins at $1,600 and may be increased based on need up to $3,160.

A Call to Action~

We #Engage2Change abuse, neglect and exploitation of older adults and adults with disabilities in Illinois. We believe in empowering you to ENGAGE for yourself and your community. We all deserve to be safe, secure and flourish at every stage of life. We all want justice, equity and the ability to participate, contribute and thrive in our communities. Decide how you will #Engage2Change for yourself or your fellow community and use #Engage2Change on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram to post your commitment to do what is right to end abuse and neglect.

External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www2.illinois.gov/aging/Engage/Pages/default.aspx

Community Care Providers

Effingham City-County Committee on Aging -  Senior Services provides residents, aged 60 and older, a number of programs and services that facilitate healthy aging.  The Illinois Department on Aging, Midland Area Agency on Aging and Southeastern Illinois Agency on Aging provide funding and technical assistance for programs and services.  Effingham City/County Committee on Agings' Senior Services is awarded the contract as the Case Coordination Unit (CCU) for the Counties of Clay, Crawford, Effingham, Fayette,  Jasper, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland and Marion in Illinois. External link opens in new tab or windowExternal link opens in new tab or windowhttp://eccoa.info/services_OV.asp

Shawnee Alliance - Since 1983 Shawnee Health Service, through the Shawnee Alliance for Older Adults program, has served persons over the age of sixty (60) and their caregivers.  Program goals include providing access to services which enable older adults to maximize their independence and remain in the community, advocating for the rights of older adults and their quality of life in the community and in nursing homes, and protecting older adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.  Shawnee Alliance provides services throughout the lower thirteen counties of Illinois.   External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://www.shsdc.org/index.php?page=senior_services

Centers for Independent Living

Opportunities For Access - Empowering persons with different abilities an opportunity to increase all aspects of community living. External link opens in new tab or window http://ofacil.org/

Illinois Department on Aging's Budget announced External link opens in new tab or window-http://www.illinois.gov/aging