Bingo night

Eligibility & Availability

Strom Center serves seniors and disabled persons in Warren and Henderson counties in Illinois.

While there are many consistent ongoing programs, others are intermittent or short-term. Such programs may be the result of immediate funding and last only until that funding is exhausted.

We encourage you to contact us to inquire about the availability of services.

Services:


Medicare Counseling

Medicare Counseling

The subject of Medicare and insurances which coordinate with Medicare can be very confusing to persons dealing with the costs of healthcare. Our staff helps you access the services needed and ensures that you understand the entire scope of the process—from which services are covered to what your financial responsibilities may be. We act as advocates when disputes arise in billing and/or services.

In addition, because Medicare alone does not cover all healthcare costs, we welcome the chance to inform you about what insurances are available to coordinate with Medicare.

To learn more about how we can help you navigate the maze of Medicare and insurance, please contact us.

Medicare D Assistance

Medicare Assistance

Enrollment in the most appropriate Medicare D program can have huge financial advances to a Medicare recipient. During special enrollment times, our staff meets with you to review which Medicare D program would best suit you and to enroll you in the plan which will save you the most financially.

Some may benefit from additional government programs such as Extra Help to help pay premiums and medication co-pays.
We realize the dilemma facing people of all ages when it comes to financing needed prescriptions. Your case is reviewed individually, and we pursue every avenue to access vital medications.

To learn more about how we can help you find the most appropriate Medicare D program, please contact us.

Benefit Access

A senior citizen drives a car

This program allows a senior or disabled person, if eligible, a $75 discount on their car license as well as additional benefits.

Contact us to see if you are eligible.

Healthcare Equipment Loan Program

Healthcare Equipment

Hundreds of clients have benefitted from our inventory of healthcare items. Items such a walkers, wheelchairs, stool risers, etc. are loaned out for a maximum of three months free of charge.

To check on equipment availability and your eligibility for this program, please contact us.

Representative Payee Services

Carol working in her office

This service is provided for disabled persons and seniors. Most utilizing this service receive Social Security. We help budget the money and provide a bill-paying service.

Contact us for more information.

Caregivers Information Resource Center

Caregiver Resources

Special emphasis on caregiving results in a very replete resource center for those persons who find themselves with caregiving responsibilities, whether taking care of a spouse, parent, or grandchild.

Do you need answers to your questions about being a caregiver? Let us know.

Information & Assistance

Telephone Assurance

Staff specializing in Information & Assistance (I & A) can assist anyone who contacts us or stops by to request help on topics related to seniors and/or disabled persons, such as: financial, medical links, shelter, elder neglect and/or abuse, etc.

We have extensive access to many resources at the local, state, and federal level. Anyone is welcome to request our help in securing assistance through such information.

We help you apply for various financial assistance such as: Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low Income Subsidy, Homestead Exemption Freeze, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and much more.

Outreach

helping a client in the client's home

Staff specializing in Outreach can assist homebound individuals who requests help on topics related to seniors and/or disabled persons, such as: financial, medical links, shelter, elder neglect and/or abuse, etc.

We have extensive access to many resources at the local, state, and federal level. Anyone is welcome to request our help in securing assistance through such information.

We help you apply for various financial assistance such as: Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Low Income Subsidy, Homestead Exemption Freeze, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and much more.

Let us know if you would like information on or assistance with any of these topics and would prefer a staff member to come to you.

Telephone Assurance

volunteer on the phone

Our volunteers are available every weekday to call homebound persons at designated times when requested. A phone call helps to shorten the day and reminds you that you are being thought of.

Look forward to a daily call from one of our friendly volunteers after you contact us to set up a schedule!

Thrift Shop

Racks of merchandise at the thrift shop

We have a very well-organized and clean thrift shop. Located on the second floor of the center, it is easily accessed by way of the front steps or via the back elevator.

The shop offers clean, ready-to-wear clothing of nearly all sizes. In addition, the shop has household items, toys, and furniture. All items are marked at very affordable prices. Cash, checks, and credit/debit cards are all accepted.

Clothing and other essential items are offered free of charge to those in need through the Thrift Shop Benevolence Fund. The shop also provides many opportunities for volunteer activities.

Learn more about the thrift shop.

Socializing

We realize the need for opportunities to socialize.

We have a large area where you can watch television, read, entertain friends, or just visit. The separate Social Room is available to reserve for card parties, educational classes, club meetings, and more. Other areas on the first floor are available for listening to music, playing bingo, relaxing, reading, holding meetings, or having luncheons and dinners.

On the second floor, the Rec Room offers two regulation pool tables, shuffleboard, and cable television.

Contact us or view our newsletter to discover what events are happening soon.

Self-Improvement Activities

Woodcarving

Exercise classes are held three days a week, and regular classes such as wood carving and crafts are offered.

At least once a year, we host “55 Alive Mature Driving” classes. The Warren County TRIAD (The Right Information And Direction) is a crime awareness and prevention program for seniors—in cooperation with law enforcement and social services—that meets at Strom Center monthly.

Bi-weekly blood pressure checks, annual health fairs, flu shot clinics, screenings, and additional services are offered throughout the year.

Contact us or view our newsletter to discover what events are happening soon.

Outings

seniors enjoy a casino

We host exciting day trips to a variety of destinations throughout the year.

Contact us or view our newsletter to see where we’re headed next.

Holiday Programs

Birthday Celebration

We partner annually with Security Savings Bank in providing Santa for Seniors. This program gives groups and individuals in the community the opportunity to purchase gifts for low-income seniors and/or disabled persons. Our staff delivers the presents near Christmastime.

Additionally, Mother’s Day (Ladies’ Day) and Father’s Day (Gentlemen’s Day) are celebrated each year.

Strom Center News

Newsletter Assembly

Strom Center News is a free newsletter mailed or emailed monthly to those who request it. The newsletter includes information on new and existing programs, educational features, social events, personal recognitions, quizzes, local events, a menu of the Congregate and Home-Delivered Meal programs, and a monthly calendar of upcoming events.

Sign-up to receive a copy of the newsletter or view the latest issue online.