SPRINGFIELD, IL (KFVS) - The Illinois Council of Case Coordination Units is celebrating its 30th birthday in July.
The Council was established in 1983 to enable member organizations to standardize their procedures and to provide input to state and federal agencies funding programs to support the elderly.
Council Case Coordination Units (CCUs) throughout Illinois will be celebrating this birthday with events in their local offices.
Case Coordination Units, by assessing needs of the elderly, connecting them with appropriate services, and saving Illinois taxpayers money—some $2 billion each year.
This helps 80,000 elderly people lead happier lives by enabling them to remain in their homes instead of moving to a nursing home.
The Illinois Department on Aging administers and funds the Community Care Program, of which CCUs are an important part.