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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.  AgeLinc does not charge for any services.  If you are 60 or over, a disabled adult or a family caregiver, it all starts with AgeLinc!  Services have eligibility requirements, please see Our Services under the main menu for more information.

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Board of Directors

David Steward, MD
President (Sangamon)

Barb Oakes
President-Elect (Macoupin)

Elaine Woolard
Secretary/Treasurer (Logan)

Kathy Burkholder
(Greene)

Susan Dierker-Becker
(Mason)

Peggy Davidsmeyer
(Morgan)

Teresa Muntz
(Jersey)

Anne Smith
(Menard)

Rollin Barton, III
(At_Large)

Brian Sylvester
(At-Large)

Lois Hesse
(At_Large)

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(Cass)

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(Christian)

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(Montgomery)

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(Scott)

Advisory Council

John Spears
Chairperson

(Sangamon)

Kirby Ballard
Vice Chairperson

(Greene)

Greg Kyrouac
Secretary

(Cass)

Jennifer Heaton Buhlig
(Scott)

Billye Griswold
(Greene)

Lydia Johnson
 (Macoupin)

Rachel Marten
(Logan)

Larry Muntz
(Jersey)

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

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Our Team

Carolyn Austin, MBA
CEO

Rebecca Keck
COO

Kendall John, CPA
CFO

Scott Linde
Director of Development

Audie Jensen
Program Manager

Lori Wallace
Program Specialist

Elise John
Program Specialist

 Jena Aistrop
Program Specialist

Matthew Zachary
IT/Operations Specialist