What's available to you!
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
- 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
- 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)
- 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.
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
Caregiver Services- Respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities. Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to complement the care provided by caregivers. Supplemental services can include assistive devices, home modification, legal assistance, transportation, school supplies and any other gap filling service which attempts to address a short-term caregiver emergency.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Support Groups-Grandparents and older relatives over the age of 55 raising grandchildren/children are also eligible for services under the Illinois Family Caregiver Support Program.
Congregate meals-Congregate Meals are nutritious meals served to individuals 60+ and their spouse, in a congregate setting. Congregate meals are offered for a suggested donation but no one will be turned away for the inability to pay.
Home delivered meals-When 60+ or persons with disabilities cannot leave their homes and cannot personally prepare nutritious meals, home delivered meals are an available option.
Transportation-supported by your local Senior Center working in collaboration with Rides Mass Transit. Transportation to and from your home to the Senior Center as well as shopping day and to your local appointments.
Strong for Life -Strong for Life is a strengthening exercise program designed by physical therapists for use by older adults to improve strength, balance, and overall health
Job Fair-Inviting those 55+ to attend a workshop dedicated to Resume writing, job search, job links, interview training and employers on site for job opportunities.
StressBusters - The Stress Busting Program (SBP) for Family Caregivers is a multi-component program where two facilitators meet with a small group of family caregivers for 1 ½ hours once a week for 9 consecutive weeks to facilitate education, support, problem solving, and stress management. It takes a holistic approach addressing the emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive needs of family caregivers. Content includes the topics of (1) stress and relaxation; (2) grief, loss, and depression; (3) dealing with challenging behaviors of people with dementia; (4) coping with stress; (5) positive thinking; (6) taking time for yourself; and (7) choosing a path of wellness. Stress management techniques are taught including (1) relaxation breathing, (2) meditation, (3) imagery, (4) art, (5) music, (6) journaling, and (7) aromatherapy. Caregivers of individuals with dementia and older adults with chronic conditions