I4A Aging Network Alerts 10-26-2015

Illinois Aging Network Alert
A weekly report on the impact of the State budget crisis on Illinois seniors and community programs from
I4A ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON AGING
Monday,
October 26, 2015
Contact: Joy Paeth (618) 222-2561 or Jon Lavin (708)383-0258 Prepared by Southeastern Ill. Area Agency on Aging
 
Disastrous delays for Illinois Seniors linger due to absence of State budget
The absence of a State budget is distressing the pockets of our Seniors & Persons with disabilities, who do not have options.
 
What could this mean in the very near future?
· Loss of meals program
· Reduction of community based services
· Dignity compromised
· Premature admittance into Nursing Home
· Future planning halted
 
Our older adults have worked their entire lives and paid their taxes. Funding their programs is valuing the contributions our prior generations have made.
 
BY the Percentages!
4/5 – of Long Term Care Ombudsman dollars are NOT being paid
3/5 – of Home Delivered Meal dollars are NOT being sent to your community
½ - of Home and Community Based Service funding is NOT going out.
 
This crisis must end! The Illinois Association of Area Agencies on Aging urges State government leaders to meet immediately, resolve their differences, enact a State Budget with sufficient revenues for FY 2016, and prevent the further loss of essential services and supports that enable older adults to live with dignity at home for as long as possible.

Get in touch

Location

ECIAAA
1003 Maple Hill Road
Bloomington, IL 61705-9327

Contact

Email: aginginfo@eciaaa.org
Phone: 309-829-2065
Fax: 309-829-6021

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sat-Sun: CLOSED

Seniors

Seniors may call toll free:
Phone: 1-800-888-4456