Senior TransportationSponsor of the Month is BankChampaign

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 BankChampaign hundreds of older adults will have the freedom they need!

We received an unrestricted gift of $2,500 that we are using for Senior Transportation to provide 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.

Thank you for caring BankChampaign!

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, August 17, 2016 at 9:00 am.

Changes in Self-Neglect Services for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities

Pat Babich-Smith, Manager, Senior Resource Center

Age-Friendly Update

Patrick Harness, Community Liaison, Health Alliance

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!