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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Family Service is pleased to acknowledge the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter H.I. as our February Sponsor of the Month for their $200 gift in January to Senior Transportation. Their generosity will help us to provides rides to adults age 60 and older to medical and business appointments, grocery shop, volunteer, or visit a loved one in the hospital. These rides improve health, safety, and social and emotional well-being. Thank you so much for your caring support!
Seniors and low-income individuals
Stevick Senior Center
48 Main St. Downtown Champaign
February 1 through April 18, 2017
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Call 217-359-6500 to make an appointment
Senior Transportation 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.
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 9:09-10:09 am at the Champaign Public Library on Green St. This collaborative group is sponsored by Family Service and Health Alliance and provides timely topics, informed presenters, and networking opportunities each meeting.
The next meeting will be February 15th at 9:09 am at the Champaign Public Library. Please note the new location and start time in 2017.
Julie Bobitt, PhD, Assistant Director, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois
Healthy Aging in Action: Advancing the National Prevention Strategy is a report from the Surgeon General’s Office that identifies specific actions for healthy aging that help to improve health and well-being in later life. Dr. Bobitt will share the process of creating the report which was a directive of the White House Council on Aging, and discuss the four strategic directions of the National Prevention Strategy and highlight federal and nonfederal programs that advance these strategies.
Will the Senior Task Force of Champaign County endorse Age Friendly?
Rosanna McClain and Patrick Harness,
Senior Task Force Co-Chairs and Age Friendly Steering Committee
Call Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 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!