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Our Story

AgeLinc (Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland) is a nonprofit funding agency that receives federal and state money to provide a wide variety of services to older adult citizens. 

We are a planning and service agency partnering with the Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA), governed by a Board of Directors and assisted by an Advisory Council, whose members reside throughout our 12-county service area.  AgeLinc serves the following central Illinois counties:  Cass, Christian, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macoupin, Mason, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Sangamon and Scott.  We are one of more than 650 Area Agencies across the nation and one of 13 in Illinois.

AgeLinc funds transportation and nutrition programs, assist with applying for discount license plates and bus passes, helps with Medicare Part D enrollment, provides educational opportunities as well as provide support to caregivers and LGBT+ Seniors.  Our organization is dedicated to helping older adults maintain dignity, health and independent living.  If you are 60 or over, a disabled adult or a family caregiver, it all starts with AgeLinc!

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Board of Directors

David Steward, MD
President (Sangamon)

Barb Oakes
President-Elect (Macoupin)

Lois Hesse
Secretary/Treasurer (Christian)

Kathy Burkholder
(Greene)

Susan Dierker-Becker
(Mason)

Brian Kenney
(Cass)

Jane Masters
(Morgan)

Teresa Muntz
(Jersey)

Ann R. Smith
(Menard)

Open
(Montgomery)

Open
(Logan)

Open
(Scott)

Advisory Council

Kirby Ballard
Chairperson

(Greene)

Willie Gunther
First Vice Chairperson
(Sangamon)

Leigh Anne Baer
(Sangamon)

Billye Griswold
(Greene)

Jennifer Heaton Buhlig
(Scott)

Lydia Johnson
 (Macoupin)

Sandra Klein
 (Menard)

Greg Kyrouac
(Cass)

Larry Muntz
(Jersey)

Joan Swearingen
(Christian)

Dorothy Stierwalt
(Macoupin)

Christine Hopson
(Member-at-Large)

John Spears
(Member-at-Large)

Openings
Cass – 1, Christian – 1, Jersey – 1, Logan – 2, Mason – 2, Menard – 1, Montgomery – 2, Morgan – 2, Scott – 1, Member-at-Large – 2

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Our Team

Carolyn Austin, MBA
CEO

Terry Moore, MA
Assistant Director

Rebecca Keck
COO

Kendall John, CPA
CFO

Audie Jensen
Program Manager

Cathy Boerke, BFA
Director of Development

Kathy Gossett
Administrative Assistant

Pat Grider
Executive Assistant

Jennifer Hopper, BS
Sr. Program Specialist

Chrystal Szabo
Sr. Program Specialist

Matthew Zachary
IT/Operations Specialist