Learn how we support adults with disabilities and how they support us!
Why are we your “one number to call” for seniors? If you or someone you care about is an adult age 60 or older, learn how we’re keeping a record number of seniors safely at home.
Did you know we coordinated more than 100,000 hours of volunteer service to the community last year?
Our Self-Help Center celebrated its 25th anniversary, hosted a conference, produced the 14th Support Group Directory and offered support to more than 200 local groups.
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Family Service is pleased to recognize Carle as a Sponsor of the Month for their continued generous support. We are very grateful for their annual gift to the Self-Help Center of $2,500 which provides the community with publicity, training, and advocacy to more than 200 local support groups. Carle has also been a strong supporter of our services to seniors for many years. Thank you Carle for helping Champaign County to be a compassionate, safe, and healthy place for people of all ages to live.
AARP Tax-Aide Progam
Our Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) will be hosting the local AARP Tax-Aide program again this year. For the first time, they will be making appointments. Walk-ins are also accepted on a first-come first served basis. The program has trained volunteers who assist low to moderate income seniors with filing their income taxes electronically.Dates: February 3-April 15, 2014–closed on Sundays Hours: M, W, Th, F– 9 am – 4 pm Tues.–12:30-4 pm Sat.–9 am-12 pm Location: Stevick Senior Center, 48 Main St. Champaign, 61820 To make an appointment: Tax-aide clients are invited to call our office at (217) 359-6500 during the hours of 12:00-4:00 PM Monday through Friday to make an appointment.*Don’t forget to bring change for the metered parking!
Senior 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 March 19, at 9:09 at the Champaign Public Library.Call Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 or check out www.seniortaskforce.org for more information.
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!
Buy your garden seeds from Renee’s Garden Seeds and 25% of the order value will be donated to the Senior Resource Center.
Here’s how it works:
1. Go to reneesgarden.com. Choose from their wide selection of seeds for gourmet vegetables, cottage garden flowers, and culinary herbs.
2. Enter the code FR722B in the coupon code box on the check out page.
This is a year-round, ongoing fundraiser, so order regularly for spring, fall, and holiday gifts. Renee’s Garden will send a year-end check to Senior Resource Center at Family Service for 25% of all orders using this code. Thank you and enjoy gardening!