senior woman in chairVictor A. Hoersch Elderly Services Trust is our July Sponsor of the Month

Many of our services for older adults have been stretched very thin due to the State of Illinois budget impasse.  Our community partners and donors have really stepped up and helped us keep those services in place.  The trustees of the Victor A. Hoersch Elderly Services Trust have increased their support the last two years and helped us immensely.  Thank you for your combined support of $5,500!

The following programs received funds: Meals on Wheels–$1,500; HomeCare–$1,500; Senior Transportation–$1,500, and Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)–$1,000.

We want to acknowledge the members of the Universalist Unitarian Church who administer the trust to help our community.  Thank you for making such a difference!


 Senior TransportationSenior Transportation needs your help

Imagine never being able to drive yourself anywhere you needed to go again?  That’s the situation for hundreds of adults age 60 and older in our community.

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

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.

Have more money than time?  Your tax-deductible donation to Family Service Senior Transportation will also get older adults where they need to go.


  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.

Note: There will be no meeting in July, the next meeting is Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 9:00 am.

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!