Offices Providing These Services

Clay County Senior Services

832 W. North Avenue C-2
Flora, IL 62839-1033
Phone: (618) 662-7304
Toll Free: 888-618-7304

Effingham Senior Services

209 South Merchant Street
Effingham, IL 62401-2427
Phone: (217) 347-5569
Toll Free: 800-232-1790

Fayette County Senior Services

112 N Kennedy Blvd
Vandalia, IL 62471-2701
Phone: (618) 283-4122
Toll Free: 866-618-4122

Jefferson County Senior Services

409 Harrison St
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 242-3505

Marion County Senior Services

120 East Green St
Centralia, IL 62801-3338
Phone: (618) 533-4300
Toll Free: 800-295-2903

Senior Services - Money Management

Money Management

 

The Money Management Program is sponsored by the Illinois Department on Aging. Seniors over the age of 60 receiving Community Care Program services or Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Srvices) are eligible within certain income and assets guidelines. Trained volunteers are supervised and monitored by a Money Management Coordinator. Volunteers are matched with eligible clients. Volunteers act as Bill Payers sorting mail, balancing checkbooks and helping access outside resources; Representative Payees work with the Money Management Coordinator to make decisions about clients' money when clients are not able to and are allowed to sign checks; monitors visit clients every three months to ensure the programs integrity and check accounts; and office volunteers assist the coordinator with mailings, filings and phone calls.

 

 

How do I know when to ask for help?

When you experience the following:

    • Difficulty managing finances
    • Late payments
    • Eviction notices
    • Cannot physically manage finances (low vision or difficulty writing checks)
    • Always in a financial crisis
    • Difficulty budgeting
    • Utilizes pay day loans or rent-to-own
    • Unable to track money
    • Forgetful
    • Low motivation to pay bills
    • Unopened or disorganized mail

For more information on Money Management services, or to inquire about becoming a volunteer, call Senior Services at 1-800-283-4070 or one of our local offices

What Happens When I Call?

One of our staff members will make a referral to the Community Care Program in your County and a Care Coordinator will call and set up an appointment with you to assess your needs.