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16 West Marion St.
Princeton, IL 61356
Phone: 815-879-3981
Toll Free: 1-800-554-5955
Hours- Mon-Friday 8 AM-4 PM

If you need or know a senior who is in need of services please contact the Senior Center at (815)879-3981



The Bureau County Senior Center feels priviliged to be able to offer our services to Bureau County's elderly; and we plan to continue to meet the needs of our seniors in the future.

The Senior Service Center serves every senior citizen in Bureau County. We are funded 40% through a grant administered by Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging. The remaining 60% must be raised from individuals (like you), groups and businesses. We also depend on Church Women United, the United Way and the Bureau County Board. Without community support we could not continue to provide services to Bureau County. Thank you for your support.
We are required by the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging to post suggested donations for services and activities. The suggested donation is requested but not required. Services and activities are not denied to individuals who do not or cannot donate.
Yearly memberships to the association are available but not required for services. Yearly memberships are a $12.00 donation.

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The Bureau County Senior Center is a Community Focal Point serving all seniors of the county. We are a designated focal point by the Western Area Agency on Aging. We provide certain core services to senior citizens age 60 or older. These services include; Information and Assistance, Outreach, Fitness Program, Transportation, Free Loan of Assistive Devices, PLUS Activities at the Center.

We are proud of our senior citizens and realize what a precious resource we have in them. The goal of the Senior Center is to make life just a little better for as many seniors as we possibly can.

The Bureau County Senior Center does not discriminate in admission to programs or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the United States Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; and the United States and Illinois Constitutions. If you have been discriminated against you have the right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department on Aging. For more information call 1-800-252-8966 (voice and touch-tone dialing), or contact the Program Service Manager at Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-322-1051.

The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.


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Official SHIP Site
About SHIP

The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

SHIP counselors are trained to:

  • Educate consumers and answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement, long term care insurance, Medicare HMOs, private fee-for-service and other health insurance

  • Organize and assist in filing Medicare and Medicare Supplement claims; and

  • Analyze Medicare Supplement and long term care policies.

Additional information on SHIP:

  • SHIP works closely with the Illinois Department on Aging to provide access to SHIP counseling services through the Area Agency on Aging network of offices throughout the state;

  • SHIP outreaches to Medicare beneficiaries by participating in health fairs, senior fairs, the Illinois State Fair and the Governor's Conference on Aging.

  • SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company.

  • SHIP counselors do not sell or solicit any type of insurance.

Title VI Notice to the Public

Bureau County Senior Center Association hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the county to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order (E.O.) 12898, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI requires that no person in the United States of America shall, on the ground of race, color, national origin, or sex be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which BCSCA receives federal financial assistance.
   Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the BCSCA. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with the BCSCA within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Title VI Discrimination Complaint Forms may be obtained from this office at no cost to the complainant by calling 815-879-3981 or downloaded from the pdf button below.

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