You may be eligible to receive assistance under the LIHEAP program if your household`s combined income is at or below 150% of the Federal poverty guidelines. If you have questions you can call the Energy Information Line at 1-800-252-8643. BCMW can be reached at 618/532-7388 and covers Bond, Clinton, Marion & Washington Counties. CEFS can be reached at 217/342-2193 and covers Christian, Clay, Effingham, Fayette, Montgomery, Moultrie and Shelby Counties and Crosswalk Community Action Agency can be reached at 618/937-3581 and covers Franklin, Jefferson & Williamson Counties.
BCMW – Website
CEFS – Website
Crosswalk Community Action Agency – Website
To assist Medicare beneficiaries with up to date information and resources. You can sign up for any or all of the following: information, dissemination, event coordination, and enrollment.
Midland Area Agency is a partner in the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program. The SMP Program empowers consumers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud topics. The Illinois SMP program is funded by the Administration on Aging and is administered by AgeOptions. Please visit the site listed for more information and tools to protect yourself and others from health care fraud. Please visit www.illinoissmp.org for more information or call 1-800-699-9043.
To coordinate a web-based state-wide calendar of consumer events and professional trainings. The web based tool will also include contact information for local resources that can provide further information or direct assistance.
Website – Government Benefits Connection
The official benefits Web site of the U.S. Government is www.GovBenefits.gov. This is an easy-to-use web site that assists with numerous senior programs
The Midland Pioneer Coalition Meetings
The Midland Pioneer Coalition Meetings are open to the public and those who may be interested in attending would be family members of those in a Long Term Care (LTC) facility, caregivers, staff of LTC facilities, Ombudsman, etc. Upcoming Meetings: Please contact Nancy Hinton at Midland Area Agency on Aging 618-532-1853 for meeting information. The Pioneer Coalition`s vision statement is: To build upon and transform resident and caregiver communities by developing and implementing choices for all residents, respecting individual needs and wants and overall improving the quality of life and care for all residents and caregivers. The Pioneer Coalition mission statement: To promote, support, assist and educate communities to identify the indivual needs of every resident and to unite caregivers to meet those needs.
IL Pioneer Coalition: 1-847-250-7530
For the most up-to-date information on flooding issues throughout the State of Illinois go to: www.ready.illinois.gov
Remember: “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” As the summer progresses, Southern IL is subject to lightening and rain storms. Please review the the folllowing link at www.ready.illinois.gov
Medicare Extra Help
The on-line application for Extra Help with Medicare prescription costs.
An online service available 24/7 powered by Socialserv.com, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the nation`s leading provider of affordable housing locator services. A one-stop shop for people in need of housing and related resources. Visit www.ILHousingSearch.org or toll free at 1-877-428-8844 to sign up for a free account to list properties.
Medicare Savings Programs
Many individuals can save money each year by participating in the Medicare Savings Programs. These programs may pay Medicare premiums, leaving more money left in your social security checks. For an overview, and a list of frequently asked questions, visit Illinois Benefits.
If you are looking for assistance and want to find out what federal, state and local programs you may qualify for, go to www.benefitscheckup.org. There you may download a State & Federal Programs for Older Adults booklet.
Midland Area Agency on Aging is a SHIP Site located in Centralia, Illinois.
Refer to IDOA – Website
GRG Helpful Websites
Two helpful websites: drugfree.org/prevention if you suspect your child is using drugs and also drugfree.org/treatment-and-recovery for parents or grandparents of children who are struggling with drugs and alcohol.
|Below Are Links To Other Resources Websites
to “help professionals help seniors” through
training programs, technical assistance and
General questions about Medicare drug coverage,
including choosing and enrolling in a
prescription drug plan and for questions about
drugs available on each plan`s formulary.
resource, referral and consultation Web site for
seniors, their families and providers.)