Senior Day Event

Events Focusing on Comprehensive Care for Seniors


LEARN TIPS AND TRICKS TO BEAT STRESS with prairie council on Aging's sTRESS-bUSTING Program

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, relationships, and more!

Have fun!

When and where is it? How do I join?

Stress-Buster will run for 9 Wednesdays, beginning on August 3rd, 2023 from 10:30AM-12PM

Admission up to the start! Call anytime through August 31st to register.

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

Respite Care Offered By Home Instead

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. 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!!

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.

Prairie Council On Aging
Prairie Council On Aging


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.

GOOD NEWS – Prairie Council on Aging had an UN-Senior Day Event!!!

This was our way of getting information out to the seniors of Morgan, Cass, Scott, Greene, and Jersey Counties without gathering due to COVID.

Here is how it worked: Prairie Council advertised on the Resources page here on our website,, and in the newspaper so that seniors could call our sponsors or visit their websites.

Prairie Council is proud to sponsor the Nutrition Programs (Door Bell Diners and Bread of Love), and this year’s proceeds were all restricted giving to feed seniors in need.