Senior Centers - Events
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: Terri Frizzi
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
Veterans Independence Program
Veterans Independence Program: Since 1984. the Veterans outreach program of Illinois has Helped Illinois Veterans obtain employment and improve their lives. We are the premier provider of employment services to the veteran community in Illinois. Eacy year, we help approximately 300 veterans obtain and retain employment as well as work with an additional 1,000 veterans through case management services which include: assistance with housing, health care (physical and mental), substance abuse, financial matters. education, nutrition, transportation and legal issues. The Veterans Outreach Program of Illinois also helps veteran's access benefits and coordinate with existing community agencies and institutions in a concerned effort to provide a complete range of services to help veterans of Illinois become self-sufficient, productive members of the community. Since our founding, we have helped thousands of struggling veterans with unemployment issues. Contact your local VA Medical Center or our Area Agency for more information.
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. http://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. http://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. http://ofacil.org/
Illinois Department on Aging's Budget announced -http://www.illinois.gov/aging