Senior TransportationCarle is our Sponsor of the Month

We are pleased to recognize Carle as our Sponsor of the Month for their ongoing and generous support of our Senior Transportation program.     Imagine never being able to leave your home unless someone could give you a ride.  Who would you call and trust to drive your parents or grandparents?  Their donation of $5,000 will provide at least 500 rides for adults aged 65 or older to medical or hair appointments, the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, or to volunteer or visit a loved one in the hospital.

If you or your loved one needs a ride, please call Esther at 217-352-5100 and get registered to receive rides through Senior Transportation.  It could give you access to a whole new world!  Thank you, Carle, for making that happen!

 Senior Transportation needs your help

Family Service requests greater community support to be able to offer people age 60 or older one ride a week to medical appointments or to get groceries.  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.

If you have a couple of spare hours a week, we could greatly use your help.  Call Terry Goode at 217-352-0099.  

Have more money than time?  Your tax-deductible donation to Family Service Senior Transportation will make a great difference to older adults in our community.  You can help them access everything else they need.  Thank you.

  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.

Next meeting is Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 9:00 am.


 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!