Presidential Service Award Winners Honored
The Senior Resource Center staff honored 23 award winning volunteers at a luncheon to recognize their service on April 25, 2013. Most of the volunteers deliver Meals on Wheels multiple times a week or serve as volunteer drivers for our Senior Transportation service. A few volunteers do both and another few come to Family Service each week and serve as office volunteers. Altogether, we have 155 people who volunteer for the Senior Resource Center and there wouldn’t be a Meals on Wheels or Senior Transportation program without all of them. These 23 volunteers are our super stars who go the extra mile every week! Most of them volunteered more than 100 hours last year (Bronze award winners) and many of them gave more than 250 hours (Silver award winners).
We want to thank Blossom Basket for providing a beautiful bouquet of flowers that was presented to a volunteer, and Fannie May for donating 2 pounds of meltaway chocolates shared with all our winners. We also want to thank Hickory River who provided scrumptious barbeque at a discounted rate. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
One volunteer received a special award. Jane Green dedicates hours each week assisting with coordinating drivers for people needing rides with Senior Transportation. She did this for years as a volunteer through Council of Congregations. When they disbanded a few years ago, Jane just kept volunteering. Since demand for rides has quadrupled in the last five years, her assistance has been critical to keeping up with demand.We are so grateful for her service that we created an annual award, “The Jane E. Green and Dickens M. Green Excellence in Volunteerism Award” that will be presented to one outstanding volunteer each year in future years. (Note: Dickens is Jane’s loyal canine companion.)
Employment Opportunity for Clinical Therapist
Family Service is seeking a professional therapist for a part-time 20 hours/week position. Please click on JOB POSTINGclinitherapistto find details about requirements and responsibilities. The closing date is May 15, 2013; interviews of eligible candidates will be conducted after that date.
To Apply: Submit letter of interest, resume, copy of transcript and names of three references to:Annie Clay –Program Director Family Support 405 S. State Street Champaign, IL 61820
Ten thousand copies of the latest edition of our community’s most extensive human services directory were delivered by Rantoul Press to Family Service and are ready for distribution. You may call us at 217-352-0099 to reserve copies for yourself, your organization, and copies to distribute to the people you serve. We have them bundled and ready for you to pick up at our office at 405 S. State St., Champaign, IL 61820.
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: June 19, 2013 at 9:04-10:04 amCall Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 or check out www.seniortaskforce.org for more information.
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!
Support Group Directory Available
The 13th edition of the Support Group Directory is a service of the Family Service Self-Help Center and lists hundreds of area support groups by category. Copies are available for pick-up at Family Service, 405 S. State St., Champaign. Please call Sam, Self-Help Coordinator, at 217-352-0099 if you are interested in a complimentary copy. We suggest a $5 donation for each additional copy. The new version is also online by clicking the link at the right under “Find Area Services”.