In July of 2007, as a follow-up to the appointment of the Older Adult Services Board, a St. Clair County Office on Aging was established. This office has been created to encourage the wide variety of service providers to seniors to work closely together to coordinate and collaborate in the provision of services. It will also provide services and resources as grants are secured, as well as continue to establish partnerships with other agencies and pursue opportunities to enhance life for senior citizens.
Offers a variety of activities and events, including dancing groups, bowling teams, billiards groups, and walking groups, as well as trips and get-togethers.
The following services are available to senior citizens in St. Clair County:
- Immunizations and screenings
- Doctor’s clinic
- Health Counseling with a registered nurse
- Behavioral Health professional on staff
- Workshops related to preventative healthcare issues
- Lunch with Doc
- …and more!
Please call 618.234.4410, ext. 7081 or 7044 for further information.
The Senior Wellness Center is a collaborative effort of the St. Clair County Office on Aging, the St. Clair County Health Department, the St. Clair County 708 Mental Health Board, and SWIC Programs and Services for Older Persons.
The number of older adults in St. Clair County is consistently rising. This free program addresses options and solutions for challenges that caregivers face on a daily basis. Please call 618.234.4410, ext. 7056 for further information.
Meals for Seniors
Lunch locations and times:
Belleville:Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m.
201 North Church Street
Centreville:Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Adeline James Building
Free “Seniors Ride Free” Metro transit passes are issued to seniors in St. Clair County through a grant from St. Clair County Transit District. In order to be eligible, interested seniors must be at least 65 years of age and live in one of the following townships:
- East. St. Louis
- St. Clair
- Shiloh Valley
Please call 618.234.4410, ext. 7034 for further information
This free program teaches seniors to navigate public transportation and to travel on MetroLink and MetroBus. Seniors learn the basics of riding, such as:
- How to buy tickets
- How to read the routing map
- Travel to predetermined destinations
- How to transfer
Free lunches are provided with this program. Seniors must possess a “Seniors Ride Free” Metro Pass to ride at no cost. Without this pass, participants will be required to purchase a ticket.
Please call 618.234.4410, ext. 7034 for further information.
12 week programs, taking place during the spring and fall, offer trips to local sites of interest, combining healthy walking activities with informational tours and use of public transportation.