IL Marathon mass start photoFamily Service is a 2017 Christie Clinic IL Marathon Charity Running Partner

Are you or someone you know planning to participate in one of the nine 2017 Christie Clinic IL Marathon events?

You can make a powerful difference for others by running, wheeling, or walking for Family Service to change lives!

Interested in doing so?  Contact Terry Goode at or 217-352-0099.

She will give you a discount code and instructions so you can register for any race at a discounted rate.

Then sign up as one of our team members on the Family Service page of the race website by clicking on the “Go” button beside “Become a Fundraiser” at the page left.

You will also see how you can make a difference for thousands of people locally.

Forward our link to your friends and family via text, email, or Facebook and invite them to sponsor you in the race.  Sponsors can even post a message cheering you on and encouraging others to join.  It’s really fun!

Join our team today and race to win twice!

Senior TransportationSponsor of the Month is Grace Lutheran Church Women

Imagine never being able to drive yourself anywhere you needed to go again?  That’s the situation for hundreds of adults age 60 and older in our community.

Thanks to the generosity of the Grace Lutheran Women many older adults in our community will have the freedom they need!

We received a designated gift of $500 to Senior Transportation for providing seniors with rides to the grocery store, doctor, pharmacy, bank, or lawyer.  They can even use their ride to volunteer, visit a loved one in the hospital or even to get their hair done.

We’re grateful for your compassion and generosity; it makes all the difference to many!

Senior Transportation also needs your help

If you have a couple of spare hours a week, we could really use your help!

We need more volunteer drivers; we can reimburse your gas mileage. We order a cab when we don’t have volunteers, and pay half the cab fare (MTD pays the other half for those with a DASH pass).  These costs are becoming more than we can afford.  Call Terry Goode at 217-352-0099. 

Have more money than time?  Your tax-deductible donation to Family Service Senior Transportation will also get older adults where they need to go.

  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 from 9:00-10:00 am at Quest Methodist Church (formerly Grace Methodist Church), 2004 Philo Road, Urbana, IL  61802 .  This collaborative group is sponsored by Family Service and Health Alliance and provides timely topics, informed presenters, and networking opportunities each  meeting.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Age-Friendly Senior Survey

Wendy Bartlo, Proposal Development & Community Outreach Specialist, CHAD, University of Illinois’

Rehabilitation Programs & Community Development Initiatives of Interest

Matt Rejc, City of Urbana

Call Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 or check out 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’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!