Helping Others

Blessed to Give: AgeSmart Community Resources

Blessed to Give

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AgeSmart Community Resources

AgeSmart Community Resources helps seniors live independently in their houses rather than moving to nursing homes. More than 20 home and community-based services are provided in Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair and Washington counties.

How to help

Provide home delivered meals to a senior for $25 per week or $1,200 per year.

Make a donation online at or drop a donation off in person or by mail.

Contact information

For more information about AgeSmart, call 1-800-326-3221. The office is located at 2365 Country Road in Belleville. Call to make an appointment to get answers on aging.