Family Service will be selling at Holiday Market Nov. 22 and Dec. 6
Family Service will be selling at Holiday Market Nov. 22 and Dec. 6

Shop Family Service at Holiday Market

We’re selling an array of beautiful handcrafted items at Lincoln Square Mall to raise funds for our services.  We have pottery, woodcarved snowmen and a nativity, mosaics, crocheted afghans, sweaters, hats, and baby layettes, kitchen and bathroom items, jewlery, scarves, Christmas ornaments, holiday note cards and gift tags.  Prices range from .25 to $250–so there is something for every taste and budget!  We’ll be there from 8 am to 1 pm–see you there!


2014 Fall Self-Help Conference was a Success!

Mowrer Award Honorees: Back row: Charlie Rohn, Dwain Berggen, Dawn Henry, Front row: Loralea Liss (Self-Help Coordinator), Jan Rohn, Susan Arbuckle, Charles Arbuckle

Mowrer Award Honorees:
Back row: Charlie Rohn, Dwain Berggen, Dawn Henry, Front row: Loralea Liss (Self-Help Coordinator), Jan Rohn, Susan Arbuckle, Charles Arbuckle

We want to thank all the people who made our biannual conference on Saturday, October 11 so wonderful!

Dr. Kevin Pettit, keynote speaker, shared his experience, when as a young professor, husband  and father, his world was turned upside down suddenly from a major car accident and serious injury including traumatic brain injury  His journey adjusting to life with disability and creating new abilities was compelling and inspiring.

Our Mowrer Award Honorees:

Established Group: GROW–Dwain Berggen accepted on their behalf and shared their 36 year success story.

New Group: Parkinson’s Support Group of Champaign County, Facilitators Charlie Rohn and Charles Arbuckle accepted.  Only 18 months old this group has 70 people involved and 35-40 at every weekly meeting.

Group Facilitator: Dawn Henry of the Brain Injury Association of East Central Brain Injury Support Grou

The Illini Service Dogs brought their handlers and showed us what a great service they render to people with disability at the end of the day.  Check out their website to learn more about their mission.

 


 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 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: The next meeting will be November 19, at 9:09 at the Champaign Public Library.

A Matter of Balance
Mental Health, Disability and Healthy Aging Education

Events scheduled

Plans and need for the year ahead

Feedback on the Oct. 28th conference

Note: Members of the Healthy Aging Conference workgroup will meet immediately after the Senior Task Force meeting.

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!