Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.

Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's agency

DANVILLE — Basket Bingo and More will be held Sept. 25 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 East Liberty Lane, Danville to benefit the Illiana Alzheimer's Alliance of the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation.

Prairie Center sets fifth Walk for Recovery

CHAMPAIGN — The Prairie Center will hold its fifth annual Walk for Recovery from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at Centennial Park, Champaign.

The walk is held in September to support National Recovery Month and promotes prevention, treatment and recovery for those who have experienced chronic substance use.

LIHEAP applications start next week

URBANA — Low-income adults ages 60 and up and people with permanent disabilities can begin applying for help with their upcoming winter heating bills starting Tuesday, Sept.

New home for Prairie Center

Ribbon-cutting, open house set for Sept. 8

DANVILLE — Prairie Center Health Systems has a new Danville location.

The agency, which provides substance-abuse prevention and treatment services, opened for business this week at 1222 E. Voorhees St., known to many as the old Mettam Safety building.

Yard sale to benefit His Kid's Closet

CHAMPAIGN — His Kid's Closet, the Champaign-based organization that distributes clothing donations to kids in need, is holding a yard sale Saturday.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 2403 W. Kirby Ave., C

Homeless center closes

High volunteer turnover spurs temporary halt to rethink goals

CHAMPAIGN — The St. Jude Catholic Worker House at 317 S. Randolph St. has closed temporarily to rethink its goals and future direction.

For the retirees, Aug. 24-31, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.

Fundraising feat could carry slight health risk

CHAMPAIGN — It's fun, and doing something to help fight a debilitating and invariably fatal disease. But is dumping a bucket of icy water over your head safe for everyone?

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a fundraising campaign for the ALS Association that's exploded via social media, has raised $53.3 million as of Friday, the organization said.

Weekend update: Call to breakfast

Willis Kuhns asked that we order cool weather for today's Mennonite Relief Sale at the Otto Center, a half mile south of Arthur, in Amish country.