Cheryl Lockwood - Community Planner Phone: 815.939.0727
Aging Resource Center
The core components of the Aging Resource Center include Aging Connections, Aging Connections Plus and Corporate Caring. AGING CONNECTIONS: is a computerized information system about aging issues and long-term care services. A comprehensive database guided by priorities defined in accordance with issues that effect the quality of life of older adults and the services necessary to maintain independence in the community. Issues of interest and importance to older adults include such things as eligibility criteria for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, housing alternatives, opportunities for education and employment, and life enhancement options such as travel and leisure activities. Services crucial to maintaining independence, include programs defined by the constellation of services which address the basic needs of older adults such as home health, assistance with activities of daily living, shopping assistance, transportation, escort, and nutritional support. AGING CONNECTIONS PLUS is an expanded service designed to help businesses and health-related organizations better serve their older clientele and employees. The CORPORATE CARING program will help employee assistance programs meet the needs of employees that are finding it difficult to work and care for elderly relatives.
A nonprofit organization that provides older adults education for and access to computers and the Internet to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom with the world. The SeniorNet Learning Centers provide a friendly, pressure-free environment in which members can learn to use computers and share computing experience and expertise. Peer instruction, a curriculum specifically designed for older adults, and small class size (six or less) are key features. Curriculum includes Intro to Computers, Intro to the Internet, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Database classes, featuring the Microsoft Works software package. Special interest courses such as Genealogy, Desktop Publishing and Personal Accounting are also available.
Senior Protective Service agency may be contacted for questions regarding the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of seniors. In Kankakee County, contact Catholic Charities.
Monitors distribution of Federal Older American's Act funding and State of Illinois general revenue fund for senior programs. Monitors coordination of services, advocates, and identifies service needs for seniors.
Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901