Family Service is so very grateful to Carle for their recent donation of $2,500 to help provide rides for older adults through our Senior Transportation program. Many older adults cannot drive themselves places they really need to go such as medical appointments, the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, or their attorney. In fact, requests for rides have more than quadrupled from just five years ago! We use many volunteer drivers and we also call a cab when we don’t have a volunteer available. We split the cost of the cab with MTD.
Carle has been a generous supporter of this important service and we could not have kept up with demand these past five years without them. Thank you Carle for helping local seniors to live safely in our community!
Join us as we set sail for a high seas adventure towards healthy aging! Please reserve this date for:
“Charting New Waters”6th Annual Healthy Aging Conference Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Holiday Inn Conference Center Urbana, IL
Includes a “Passport of Wellness” program for area seniors. CEU’s available for professionals in the fields of aging and mental health.
For more information email the Senior Resource Center staff at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are still copies of the final edition of our community’s most extensive human services directory Service available at Family Service 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: July 17, 2013Call 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!
New Support Group Directory Available
The 14th 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 Mary Anne, 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”.