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Helping Older Adults and Their Families Since 1974

Financial Assistance

Farmers’ Market Coupons

From mid-July through the end of October, AgeLinc has coupon books available to low-income seniors for fresh Farmers’ Market produce.  Farmers’ Markets coupons can be redeemed at participating vendors across the multi-county service area.  Individuals aged 60 and older can apply for this benefit at the AgeLinc office.  Please call to check on availability before applying in person.  Supplies are limited.

 

Tracking Devices and DME

Financial assistance is available if you need tracking devices (usually a bracelet or keychain fob that sends their location to an app on your phone) for loved ones with dimentia/alzheimers or durable medical equipment (DME).  Please call us for eligibility requirements.

 

Emergency Financial Assistance

Relative Caregiver Gap Fund Assistance

AgeLinc also provides emergency, one-time financial assistance for items or services that address the safety and care needs of a relative caregiver or the child(ren) in their care.  This funding can fill the “gap” where referral services are limited.  Gap assistance may be able to help with utility or rent expenditures, one time childcare costs, one-time prescription medication costs, education materials, beds, car seats, clothing, medical alert equipment and more. 

 

In addition, Relative Caregivers of Children can be linked with services in their community to help establish legal guardianship, clothing, food, state funded healthcare for a minor and more.  This assistance requires appropriate documentation of existing or pending legal guardianship of a minor and may only be accessed once per client within a 12-month period.

 

AgeLinc provides this service for qualifying participants within our 12 county service area (Cass, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon and Scott).  Please Note:  Funding is no longer available for the remainder of 2020. 

 

Community Foundation Emergency Prescription Assistance

AgeLinc has been awarded funding through the Community Foundation to assist seniors 60 and over with one-time, emergency prescription costs.  Funds may be utilized for the purchase of medically necessary medications not covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance.  This assistance is available in Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan and Montgomery Counties

Call AgeLinc for eligibility requirements.  Please Note:  Funding is no longer available for the remainder of 2020.

 

Community Foundation Emergency COVID-19 Assistance

AgeLinc has been awarded funding through the Community Foundation to address one-time emergency needs associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic for seniors age 60+ or individuals with established disability age 55+.  This assistance is available in Sangamon, Cass, Christian, Logan, Macoupin, Menard, Morgan, and Montgomery Counties.  

Contact the following agencies for eligibility requirements:

  • Sangamon, Logan, Mason Counties:  AgeLinc (for individuals 60+ or 55+ with established disability) 217-787-9234 / 800-252-2918

  • Morgan and Scott Counties:  Prairie Council on Aging, Jacksonville (for individuals 60+ or 55+ with established disability) 217-479-4619

  • Montgomery County:  Montgomery County Health Department (for individuals 60+ or 55+ with established disability) 217-532-2001 / 800-721-7734

  • Macoupin County:  Macoupin County Health Department (for individuals 60+ or 55+ with established disability) 217-825-6705

  • Christian County:  Senior Services for Christian County (for individuals 60+ or 55+ with established disability) 217-824-4263

 

Kings Daughters Organization Emergency Dental Fund

AgeLinc has been awarded funds from the King’s Daughters Organization for assistance with one-time dental emergencies for low-income seniors age 60+ who are living in Sangamon County.  Funds may be used to assist in the cost of dentures, partials, tooth removal or emergency dental procedures.  Call AgeLinc for eligibility requirements.

 

If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact us M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

at 217-787-9234 or 1-800-252-2918