Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging seeking members

Chicago News USA

ROCK ISLAND — The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is seeking individuals interested in planning for the needs of older adults in a 10-county area of western Illinois to serve as Advisory Council members.

Council members act in an advisory capacity to the WIAAA Board of Directors and staff. The council assists in determining priorities, identifying problem areas and needs and defining agency goals.

There is an opening for a member who lives in Henderson, Knox, McDonough or Warren county. Council meetings are conducted for times a year at the WIAAA office in Rock Island. Mileage is reimbursed. Interested parties should contact Trisha Piekarczyk for an application at 793-6800 or tpiekarczyk@wiaaa.org.

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.

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