Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, April 22-29, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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

Weekend Planner | Steps toward awareness

More than 800 participants are expected at the ninth annual CU Autism Walk and Resource Fair, set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. The walk is put on each year by the CU Autism Network.

For Habitat's volunteer of year, it's 'a real uplifting experience'

No matter how many more Habitat for Humanity houses he helps build, dedication ceremonies will never get old for JOHN WARRINER.

"To me, that's a real uplifting experience," says the 66-year-old Villa Grove retiree. "You see people who have not had an opportunity before to own a home, and now they have homeownership. There is a real pride.

Religion calendar, April 20-27, 2018

To submit items, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Walk for Wishes fundraiser set May 5 at Champaign's West Side Park

CHAMPAIGN — A community event to celebrate local Make-A-Wish kids and raise money to grant wishes for local children battling critical illnesses is planning a fundraiser in early May.

Walk for Wishes Champaign is set for 10 a.m. May 5 at West Side Park in Champaign.

Spokeswoman Janet Bantz Glavin described it as "family-friendly event open to anyone who wishes to attend."

Shredding, drug-collection event set Saturday at Parkland

CHAMPAIGN — Crime Stoppers of Champaign County and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are hosting a onestop opportunity Saturday for residents to protect themselves from identity theft and to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs.

Potential sale of nursing home shaping up to be long, bumpy road

URBANA — Today, a special county committee assessing the sole offer to buy the Champaign County Nursing Home is scheduled to tour three of the bidder's Chicago-area homes and ask questions of residents, staff and administrators.

For the retirees, April 15-22, 2018

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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

Weekend Planner | Piecing it all together

Cunningham Children's Home is the site for the 14th annual Festival of Quilts this weekend. Proceeds benefit the home, which provides residential, community-based and educational services to children with emotional, behavioral, developmental or mental health disorders. "Our mission is to see every child thrive by providing a safe place to heal, learn and grow," coordinator Ginger McKee said.

Clergy Corner, April 13, 2018

CHAMPAIGN — For the Rev. Karen Bush, a longtime career in Christian ministry has been about working for justice.

Don't look for her to give all that up when she retires next month.

"Bullies beware," she warned.

The 59-year-old Bush will serve her last day as campus minister at Champaign's Community United Church of Christ on May 11.