Information and Assistance- service designed to link the older adult and/or caregivers to needed services.
Outreach- at home service intended to inform thr older person and/or caregiver of services available and to connect that client to the services needed.
Legal Assistance- 3rd Friday of every month from 2:30 to 3:30pm. Call to schedule an appointment.
SHIP- (Senior Health Insureance Program) is designed to provide information on Medicare supplement insurance questions. As well as assistance with problems with Medicare and appeals. Free of charge for seniors. Call the Senior Center at 815-879-3981
Assistive Devices- Assistive Device Free Loan Program is for all citizens age 60 and over who reside in Bureau County and all surrounding counties. Various devices such as walkers, wheel chairs, commodes, and many other items are available for free loan. A donation upon return is appreciated. "Companion Service" Energency Response System is also available through this program. The monthly charge for the Companion Service is $32.95 with an installation donation between $50.00 and $99.00.
Income Tax Service- Appointments begin the 1st of February through April. Appointments are necessary and donations for this service are welcomed.
The Senior Center offers transportation service to persons over the age of 60 in all areas of Bureau County. Individual transportation is available for medical appointments. We are able to travel as far asPeoria, Rockford, and the Quad Cities on a limited basis. A handicapped accessible minivan is available to provide transportation to wheelchair bound clients. On occasion socialization trips are planned for evenings, holidays, and weekends.
Service is available Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. There will will not be transportation available on holidays except in special circumstances. All reservations should be made at least 24 hours in advance. There is a suggested donation of $7.50 per hour individual trips in Princeton and $10.00 per hour for out of town trips. However, no one is denied service for inability to contribute. For more information or to make reservations, please call the Senior Center at 815-879-3981.
Voluntary Action Center along with the Bureau County Senior Center Daily Meals
Congregate meals are back in Bureau County. They will be held at the Bureau County Senior Center located at 16 W. Marion St. Princeton. We are going to do a trail run for the months of July and August. If you would like to participate please call the Senior Center (815-879-3981) by 10am the day before you wish to make a reservation. You must have a rsvp.
These will be offered to anyone age 60 or older with a suggested contribution of $3. Guests under age 60 may dine with us for a cost of $5.
Please call 815-879-3984 to make your reservation. You may stop by the center for a monthly menu.
You must call the day before by 10am for your meal reservation.