What We Do
With state and federal funding received through the Illinois Department on Aging, the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland awards grants and contracts to local service providers throughout the area for a variety of services. Funded services include Routine Health Screenings, Transportation, Congregate and Home Delivered Meals, Information and Assistance, In-Home Respite, Caregiver Counseling, Legal Assistance, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, and Medication Management. Most of these services are available in each of the 12 counties served by the Area Agency.
The Area Agency directly provides Information and Assistance, Caregiver Training and Education, and a Senior Employment Program. The Area Agency and its network of service providers have been active in efforts to assist older persons and persons with disabilities to enroll in Illinois pharmaceutical assistance programs and Medicare Part D.
The Area Agency fulfills administrative responsibilities for the Illinois Department on Aging's Older Adult Abuse and Neglect Program and Community Care Program. There is no charge for the services funded by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland, but voluntary contributions to the service provider agency are accepted. Such donations are used by the programs to provide additional service.
About the Area
We serve the counties of Cass, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon, and Scott. Approximately 88,517 persons over the age of 60 reside within the 12 counties served by the Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland. This group represents 19.4% of the total population of the area.
The area is predominantly rural, although 4 counties (Jersey, Macoupin, Menard, and Sangamon) are included in Metropolitan Statistical Areas by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Transportation to services and resources is a major need for many of the older residents of the area.