COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – In order to educate local senior members of the community on how the governor’s proposed replacement of the Community Care program would affect them, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, representatives from the AARP and local senior care providers held an Emergency Town Hall Meeting at the Main Street Community Center on Monday.

“It is important for those impacted by the cuts to senior programs being proposed in Springfield and D.C. be fully informed on how these changes affect their well-being and health. It was clear by the turnout for this meeting that many people are concerned,” said Stuart.

The proposed cuts would have drastically reduce the quality of care that senior residents receive and kick thousands of elderly residents off of the programs they need to remain at home. In addition, these cuts pose a huge safety threat to seniors who would still be eligible for care by going as far as to remove regulations that require caregivers to undergo criminal background checks.

To further help older residents, Stuart will join the Attorney General’s office to host an anti-fraud event for senior citizens on Friday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Collinsville Senior Citizens Center located at 420 E. Main St. in Collinsville. This event is free and open to the public.


Pictured: State Rep. Katie Stuart, Maria Palecek of Help at Home Wood River, and Lori Hendron from the AARP answer questions from local residents about proposed cuts to senior home and health care services.

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