Mission: 1) to study and inventory the needs and welfare of lee county citizens regardless of race, color, national origin or religion. Lccoa will be focused on persons 60 years and older. 2) to determine which areas of need are being met and decide what services are not being met and should be developed to meet the needs of lee county citizens. 3) to make the general public and existing agencies aware of needs and problems of lee county citizens. 4) to serve as a medium through which organizations can exchange information, coordinate programs and engage in joint endeavors for lee county citizens. 5) to promote and stimulate programs that will help lee county citizens enjoy more meaningful lives. 6) to serve as a focal point as designed by department on aging for information and referral services and by the illinois department of transportation and lee county to provide transportation to all ages throughout lee county.
Programs: Lee county council on aging (lccoa) is engaged in providing an array ofservices to benefit the elder population of lee county. As well asbeing a provider of public and senior public transportation. During the completed fiscal year, lccoa provided rides through our transportation program to seniors. The outreach department is charged with answering questions about public aid and social security benefits, including medicare. They also handle illinois benefit access applications (license plate fee reduction-formerly called circuit breaker) and liheap (low income energy assistance) applications and tax assessment freezes. A variety of health screening programs and informational activities for seniors are offered periodically. For the past year, lccoa assisted seniors with prescription benefits, made financial referrals, and provided support to persons through our support group and grandparents raising grandchildren programs.