elderly black coupleFamily Service Sponsor of the Month

We are very grateful to recognize the Victor A. Hoersch Elderly Services Trust as our Sponsor of the Month for their very generous support to several of our services for seniors.  They made the following gifts:

  • $1,250 for mileage reimbursement for Senior Transportation and Meals on Wheels volunteers
  • $1,000 to RSVP will help us recruit experienced volunteers to serve at more than 90 non-profit organizations and groups in Champaign, Piatt, and Douglas counties.
  • $1,500 to our emergency medical fund for people served by the Senior Resource Center
  • $1,000 to provide in-home non-medical services to older adults

Thank you for keeping older adults safe, healthy, and involved in Champaign County!


 Upcoming Events–Save the Dates:


2010 Fall Self-Help Conference at Carle Forum

2010 Fall Self-Help Conference at Carle Forum

2014 Self-Help Center Biennial Conference
 The Forum @ Carle Foundation Hospital
Urbana, IL  61801
 Saturday, October 11, 2014
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
For more information and to register please go to:
Self-Help Conference
or email: lliss@familyservicecc.org
or call: 217-352-0099, x-144
2,000 Hour--Award winning volunteers at 2012 RSVP Luncheon

2,000-Hour Award Winners at 2012 RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

2014 RSVP Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon
Round Barn Banquet Centre
1900 Round Barn Road, Champaign
Monday, October 20, 2014
Registration begins at 11:15; lunch is served at noon
No charge for RSVP volunteers; $15 for others
Tickets can be purchased at the Stevick Senior Center,    48 Main St, Champaign

keep-calm-and-age-on-17[1]Keep Calm and Age On!

Healthy Aging Conference

For New and Seasoned Healthcare Providers

October 28, 2014
The I Hotel/Conference Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign, IL
 8:30 am- 4:00 pm

Cost: $75 (includes lunch and CEU’s fees)

6 CEU’s available

Click this link for complete information and registration form.


 laughing senior coupleSenior Task Force

Are you interested in learning about or being a local voice for senior issues?  Then join us on the third Wednesday of each month at the Champaign Public Library.  The library opens at 9 am and the meeting starts promptly at 9:09.  This collaborative group is sponsored by Family Service and Health Alliance and provides timely topics, informed presenters, and networking opportunities each  meeting.

Next meeting: The next meeting will be  September 17, at 9:09 at the Champaign Public Library.

The Master’s Program in Geriatrics at Eastern Illinois University
What is it? Who’s it for? How to find out more?
Jacquelyn Frank, PhD.
Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Science,  Eastern Illinois University and Author

Plus–Dr. Frank is requesting your input to the planning of an online Master’s program in Geriatrics

Call Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 or check out www.seniortaskforce.org for more information.

escripMake a difference every time you shop at Schnuck’s

Schnuck’s will donate a percentage of what you spend each month to Family Service.  How?

1. Register your Schnuck’s card with eScrip at www.escrip.com/schnuck’s (include all 12 numbers at the bottom) and select Family Service as the recipient.  Our group # is 500044316.

2.  Make sure your card is scanned every time you check out.  This will earn you discounts on gasoline purchases too.  Your donations do not reduce your gas discounts.

3.  If you need a card or assistance with registering one, call Terry Goode, Development Director, at 352-0099. Thank you!