Seniors Support Community Center Amid Rumors of Cuts

Photo by RR Best Sondra Daily of Sullivan was just one of many area seniors to attend last Monday’s conversation on aging held at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan. The meeting gave the public an opportunity to voice their opinions on services and potential cuts before the ECIAAA submits its budget later this year.

Photo by RR Best
Sondra Daily of Sullivan was just one of many area seniors to attend last Monday’s conversation on aging held at the First United Methodist Church in Sullivan. The meeting gave the public an opportunity to voice their opinions on services and potential cuts before the ECIAAA submits its budget later this year.

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By Derek Pope
Reporting in Sullivan

Moultrie County senior citizens showed up en masse on January 13 at a meeting held by the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging at Sullivan’s First United Methodist Church. A crowd of more than 50 people attended the meeting—most of them there to voice their avid support of Sullivan’s Mid-Illinois Senior Services and Community Center and their disapproval of any measure that might cut funding to it or change its services. The meeting was one of a 16 part series of community forums put on by the state, aimed at collecting public input and opinion across Illinois. The purpose of the meetings, according to the Area Agency on Aging, is to help in their goal of “enhancing the quality of life for older Americans and their families by providing information about and access to a variety of services.”      Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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