Information last updated on November 30, 2012.
- A nutritious meal is available Monday through Friday (serving of Lunch lasts 11:30AM - 12:15PM) at the Center located at 305 South Third, Greenville, IL or call 664-1465.
Meals are published in advance and reservations are accepted until 4 p.m. the day before the meal is served. Confidential, voluntary contributions are all we request to help defray the cost of this, as well as our other services.
Our suggested donation for meals is $3. Click here for this month's menu.
- Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., meals are delivered to persons who are homebound. Call the Senior Center for further information.
- Coming Soon! Pet Food Distribution thanks to a grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust.
- Bond County Food Pantry - in association with Bond County Ministerial Alliance and Central Illinois Foodbank (part of Feeding Illinois and Feeding America) - helps fill the void for Bond County families.
The pantry tries to supply basic food items to supplement an individual or family's monthly food budget. Most of the food distributed by the pantry is donated by local residents and the pantry is grateful to local growers,
churches, businesses and organizations that make periodic donations.
- Hours: The pantry is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Since the pantry is staffed by volunteers, we appreciate participant adherence to the established hours. Product donations are accepted during normal Senior Center hours. Checks should be made payable to Bond County Senior Center and designated for pantry use.
- Please call or visit the Senior Center to pick up a complete informational pamphlet about Bond County Food Pantry services, income eligibility guidelines and volunteer opportunities.
Bond County Transit (BCT) can help you get to your destination. Our professional drivers will provide courteous, curb-to-curb service from
your home to your job, doctor, grocery store, pharmacy, beautician, or other destination. BCT is a Transportation Service for the General Public - Anyone of Any Age is eligible to ride!
One-way trip within BCT Greenville boundaries or within Bond County on normally scheduled days:
Rider 0 - 12 years: $.75 (Please note that children under age 7 must be with an adult.)
Rider 13 - 59 years: $1.75
Senior Rider 60+ years: $1.10
Special trips are individually priced.
BCT is Medicaid approved. This means that medical transportation is FREE to those who qualify under public aid.
Discounted 30-day City transit passes and 10-ride County transit passes are available for purchase.
Exact change is accepted on the bus (drivers cannot make change).
Passes for seniors 60+ years are available on a donation basis. Please ask the driver or call the office for more information.
- Curb to curb service
- No expensive fuel
- No wear on your car
- Any one -- any age
- PLEASE CALL for the most up-to-date transportation service details.
- Office Hours are: 7:30am - 5:00pm M-F
- 618-664-9844 OR TOLL-FREE 1-800-257-9012
- The Center provides a place to relax and visit with friends, enjoy cards, games, parties, special trips, and a variety of other activities.
- Educational classes include Rules of the Road, 55 Alive, consumer awareness, health and safety, Medicare issues, and other topics of interest.
- Legal assistance is provided on a regular basis through Land of Lincoln Legal Services. Our trained Center staff will help you complete Pharmaceutical Assistance, income tax, etc.
- Screenings including blood pressure and hearing as well as lectures and workshops on health issues are held on a regular basis. A blood pressure computer is available for those who would like to monitor their own blood pressure.
- Friendly visiting, telephone reassurance, outreach, and other activities are provided by the Center. In addition, representatives of other agencies, such as Bond/Madison County Office of Employment and Training, and the Veterans' Administration, have office hours at the Center. Call for dates and times 664-1465.
Medicare Part D Assistance
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) is a voluntary program created by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). The drug benefit is provided by private companies and offers coverage of outpatient precription drugs through a standard benefit plan that is set by law. some plans might offer more coverage and/or additional drugs.
It is available to Medicare recipients regardless of income, health status or prescription drug usage. Before enrolling in a Medicare prscription drug plan, bring in a list of your drugs, along with your Medicare card, to the Senior Center. Your drugs will be entered into the computer to determine which plan offers the best coverage. The premium, cost of each drug, and co-pay will be on the computer print-out.
You can pay your premium directly, have the premium deducted from your Social Security check, or have it deducted from your bank account.
Help is available for people with lower incomes and few savings or other assets. Depending on your level of need, your premium may be reduced or eliminated, your deductible may be reduced or eliminated, your co-insurance and co-pay amounts may be reduced and your coverage gap may be eliminated. In order to determine if you qualify for this help, you must submit Form SS-108-20B-OCR-SM, Application for
Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs (also called the Low-Income subsidy or Extra Help Application).
Open enrollment is November 15 through December 31 each year. You will be able to change plans once a year.
A SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) volunteer is available to assist with determining eligibility and enrollment in the Medicare Part D plan.
- VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Assistance with income tax preparation through the IRS VITA program is available during tax season. This service is available to all households regardless of age with combined incomes of $51,000 or less, in 2013.
Volunteers assist only with returns, supporting schedules and forms for which they have been trained. Taxpayers with tax situations outside the scope of the volunteers' training, experience, and certification will be referred to preparers with the necessary training and experience.
- The Center offers a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. Community members sharing their time, energy, and talents gain personal satisfaction while helping us provide many valuable services.
Bond County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. receives funding through the Older Americans Act; U.S.A.O.A., the Illinois Department on Aging, and SWIAAA. Bond County Senior Citizens Center, Inc. does not discriminate in admittance to programs or treatment of employees, or in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the United States Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the United States and Illinois Constitution. Persons who feel that they have been discriminated against have the right to file a complaint with the Illinois Department on Aging at 1-800-252-8966(voice or TDD) or with the Director of Bond County Senior Center at 618-664-1465.
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