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See below for a vaccine-related announcement from the Morgan County Health Department! 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!

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.

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Buy now and help us bring hot, ready-to-eat meals to combat isolation for local seniors.

Presenting PCOA's 2021 County Market Sweep!

Spend $10 to win up to $1000 in groceries!

First place wins a 2-minute shopping spree, and 5 other winners will get a $50 County Market gift card!

Tickets sold through February 25th

Get 1 Ticket for $10, or 3 Tickets for $25

Buy tickets IN-PERSON our office at 800 W. State Street or at Jacksonville's County Market.

To buy tickets ONLINE, click our "Donate" button, fill out your information, and leave a comment that your donation is for the County Market Sweep!

To buy through PayPal or Venmo, search for "PrairieCouncil." Be sure to leave your phone number so we can contact you if you win!

Exceptions apply. See poster for details, and call Prairie Council on Aging at 217-479-4619 with any questions.

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Join the adventure with Prairie Council on Aging's Aging Mastery Program (AMP)

Why participate?

Learn to make and maintain small changes that can have big impacts!

Meet friends and provide support and encouragement to peers.

Improve your overall well-being, health, finances, and more!

Have fun!

When and where is it? How do I join?

AMP will run for 9 Wednesdays, beginning on March 3, 2021 from 2:00PM-3:30PM

Due to Covid-19, all meetings will be via Zoom

To join, call Prairie Council on Aging at 217-479-4619 or email

Limited space is available! Sign up now!

Jacksonville Emergency Management Office

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 70 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 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm starting January 19. 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.

We will offer registration for the 65 and older community by age groups within the community as more vaccine becomes available.