Shelbyville Daily Union

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January 2, 2014

Weather postpones Conversation on Aging seminar

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging’s Shelby County Conversation on Aging and Independent Living has been postponed to Monday, January 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lake Shelbyville Visitors Center, Illinois Highway 16, Shelbyville, IL (1 mile east of Shelbyville).

ECIAAA is convening a series of County Conversations on Aging and Independent Living in 16-counties from October 2013 through February 2014 to prepare for the next Area Plan for Fiscal Years 2015-2017. The Area Plan is a blueprint for the development and coordination of community-based services and supports for older Americans and families.

County Conversations are open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. ECIAAA encourages older adults, persons with disabilities, family members, peers, volunteers, professionals, public officials, community organizations, and public and private funders to participate.

During the County Conversations participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Share their life experiences, needs, expectations, and preferences;

  • Share their experience using services and supports for independent living in their community, such as: Information & Assistance, Care Coordination, Multipurpose Senior Center, Center for Independent Living, transportation services, in-home services, adult day services, congregate nutrition, home delivered meals, health promotion programs, legal assistance, consumer education, training, counseling, peer support, support for family caregivers, assistive technology, home repairs and modifications, housing with support services, adult protective services, and the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program;

  • Identify unmet needs and barriers to independent living in their community; and

  • Recommend ways to improve services and supports for aging and independent living.

ECIAAA will facilitate the County Conversations and prepare written summaries.  The ECIAAA Advisory Council, Corporate Board, and Staff will consider input from the County Conversations in developing the Area Plan for FY2015-2017.  A summary of the County Conversations will be included in the Public Information Document summarizing the proposed Area Plan for FY2015-2017 to be published by April 7, 2014.  Summaries of the County Conversations will be posted to the ECIAAA website at:

For information contact Mike O’Donnell at:, or call toll-free at 1-800-888-4456.

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