See below for a vaccine-related announcement from the Illinois Department on Aging! Our office at 814 W. State Street is still OPEN by appointment only. To schedule a telephone appointment, call (217) 479-4619. We look forward to assisting you!

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Mission Statement:

PRAIRIE COUNCIL ON AGING is a multifaceted agency whose purpose is to provide an array of services to persons sixty and over, with emphasis on those persons who have greatest social or economic need, to help them stay in their own homes, independently for as long as possible, safely. These services are delivered over a multi-county area and help the older citizens cope with special problems in areas of food and nutrition, in-home care, counseling and legal questions. Many of the programs offer an opportunity to enlist the skills and energies of the older persons themselves, giving them a purpose and contributing to their own well-being.

Prairie Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels America

Prairie Council on Aging is a proud member of the national Meals on Wheels America association, feeding seniors and combatting isolation, and here are a few reasons why:

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Call us at 217-479-4619 to sign up for an Orientation!
On behalf of all the people older than 60 that want to remain in the community, THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for even considering helping in one of the 9 ways listed here.

Calling all volunteers!

Jan Fellhauer is a long time, Prairie Council on Aging board member and pictured here. Prairie Council has a NEWLY formed VOUNTEER PROGRAM

We want your input. We asked Jan for input because she ran a volunteer program as a career, locally.  So if you are looking to fill the time AND have an Impact on a person’s life, READ ON!!! 

Prairie Council’s mission is to keep individuals over 60 in the community as long as possible SAFELY. I encourage you to visit our website – It has been renovated this year. OR Facebook / Instagram.


Prairie Council on Aging has 9 volunteer opportunities

Deliver Doorbell Dinner Meals on Wheels in Jacksonville ONLY – Impact is feeding those who are hungry and combat isolation.

Deliver Bread of Love Meals on Wheels in Jacksonville AND South Jacksonville - Impact is feeding those who are hungry and combat isolation.

Illinois Volunteer program (IVMMP) – Advice to a person who has a single issue of concern - ? explain a piece of confusing mail for example.

Illinois Volunteer program (IVMMP) – Help sort mail bills from garbage and assure a semi-confused person’s bills get paid.

Illinois Volunteer program (IVMMP) – Help sort mail and bills for someone who Social Security feels cannot handle their money.

Illinois Volunteer program (IVMMP) COORDINATOR –This person becomes passionate about helping any type person and coordinating volunteers with those in need.

July 4th – Prairie Council begins distributing FARMERS MARKET COUPONS. Usually all gone in July/August. Seniors need Fruit and Veggies in their diet and these coupons do just that. Help have an impact on seniors nutrition and health.

Want to help people with the cost of their prescriptions by comparing plans?? Become a Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) volunteer. We train you.

SENIOR SALUTES are a 2-5 minute recording of volunteers and participants alike talking about how important it is to keep seniors Safe and in the community. NEW!!

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Important Update from the Morgan County Health Department

The Morgan County Vaccine Planning Team will start taking registration for residents within Morgan County who are 65 years and older for the COVID vaccination. Those who are in group 1a healthcare providers are allowed to register at this time as well.

In order to register, you must call 217-479-1817 weekdays. Pre-registration is required to obtain the vaccine. NO ONSITE REGISTRATION will be allowed.

Residents are asked to be patient with the registration process as it takes some time to move through the population.