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WIAAA Advisory Council has opening

ROCK ISLAND — The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is seeking individuals interested in planning for the needs of older adults in a 10-county area of western Illinois to serve as Advisory Council members.

Council members act in an advisory capacity to the WIAAA Board of Directors and staff. The Council assists in determining priorities, identifying problem areas and needs, and defining agency goals. They currently have openings in Bureau, Henry and LaSalle counties. Advisory Council meetings are conducted the third Wednesday during September, November, January and May of each year at the Agency offices in Rock Island. Interested parties should contact Deb Castillo at 800-322-1051 for an application.

The Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit corporation created for the purpose of improving the quality of life for older Americans. WIAAA acts to ensure coordinated, accessible services for older persons to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives. WIAAA also acts as an advocate for older persons in developing community resources for the aged throughout the 10-county planning and service area while providing a comprehensive service network. Counties included in the agency's jurisdiction are Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, McDonough, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren.

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