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

Susan Dierker-Becker

Brian Kenney

Jane Masters

Teresa Muntz

Ann R. Smith




Advisory Council

Kirby Ballard


Willie Gunther
First Vice Chairperson

Leigh Anne Baer

Billye Griswold

Jennifer Heaton Buhlig

Lydia Johnson

Sandra Klein

Greg Kyrouac

Larry Muntz

Joan Swearingen

Dorothy Stierwalt

Christine Hopson

John Spears

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

Rebecca Keck

Kendall John, CPA

Scott Linde
Director of Development

Audie Jensen
Program Manager

Kathy Gossett
Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Hopper, BS
Sr. Program Specialist

Chrystal Szabo
Sr. Program Specialist

Matthew Zachary
IT/Operations Specialist