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Big Grove Tavern is our Sponsor of the Month

Family Service is pleased to recognize Big Grove Tavern who generously donated a portion of all lunches sold between January 6-31, 2015 in support of our services.  Their contribution of $1,295.48 will help us to provide thousands of people in our community with the quality human services they need this year.  Many thanks to Big Grove for their generosity and to everyone who ate lunch there in January.

concerned senior manRSVP to host Tax-Aide at Stevick Center

Tax-Aide volunteers will be available to assist adults age 60 and older with simple tax preparation at no cost.  Walk-ins are acceptable, but calling for an appointment is strongly encouraged to limit wait times.

Call 359-6500 Mon-Fri between 12-4 pm to schedule.

Appointments available on:

Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri         9 am – 4 pm
Tuesdays                            12:30-4 pm
Saturdays                          9 am-12 pm

Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at these additional sites by appointment only:

Mahomet Public Library          586-2611
Rantoul Recreation Center      893-0461
Community Plus Credit           893-8201
      Union in Rantoul 
Allerton Library, Monticello    762-4676               

  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 9:00 am at Grace 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.

The SIU School of Medicine Memory and Aging Network

What it does, where it is, who’s eligible, what it costs, and other details.

Cathy Rhodes, Circle of Friends Adult Day Center

Mental Health and Aging Training Issues

Group discussion and information gathering.

Next meeting: Wednesday, February 18 at 9:00 am.

Please note the new location at Grace Church, 2004 Philo Road in Urbana, IL.

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!