Quincy's Senior and Family Resource Center faces uncertainty Thursday if lawmakers in Washington don't do something to stop budget cuts that are set to kick in Friday.
Officials with the West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging say about half of their funds are government related. And, they're facing a 10.5 percent cut from those funds.
"Throughout the last 20 years there has been no fluff in our services, in our business, in our contracts, and therefore we are down to the bare bones based on no funding level increases over the last 20 years," said Todd Shackelford, Assistant Director for Area Agency on Aging.
That means the level of services will be directly impacted.
"We receive money specifically for the meals on wheels program but we can't transfer those funds into that meals on wheels program," said Shackelford. "So, there will be a hit, there will be a cut in the meals on wheels program but we're going to try and minimize that."
Shackelford also says they're trying to minimize the impact on elder abuse investigations and intervention programs.
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