Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Oct. 4-11, 2015

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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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

Club's annual coat drive for youths underway

SAVOY — The Champaign-Urbana Elks Lodge kicked off its annual kids winter coat drive this week, with a goal of collecting at least 200 coats to give to local students whose families are financially burdened.

Applications available for help with winter heating bills

URBANA — Low-income older adults and people with permanent disabilities may begin applying for help with winter heating bills through a program operated by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission starting today.

Spotlight on Service, Sept. 29, 2015

This week's look at area do-gooders: Danville Knights of Columbus

About the club

President: Richard Drake

Origin: Founded on April 19, 1903, the club is formally known as the Rev. Monsignor Charles B. Motsett Council 754

Meets: 7 p.m. on the second and third Tuesdays of the month at 310 Bryan Ave., Danville

Parkinson's support group launches in Rantoul

RANTOUL — A Parkinson's and caregivers support group will begin meeting in Rantoul later this week.

For the retirees, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2015

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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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

Spotlight on Service, Sept. 22, 2015

This week: Urbana Knights of Columbus

About the club

Grand Knight:Jeff Kneer

Origin: Chartered 50 years ago Saturday — Sept. 26, 1965.

Meets: 10:15 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Parish Center Lounge.

For the retirees, Sept. 20-27, 2015

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, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

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

Habitat to dedicate home in Danville

DANVILLE — In the five years or so that Jacquline Graham has lived at 1503 Fairwood Street, she's known of at least five burglaries in her east-side neighborhood. Four of them have been at her house.

WorkSource working up to new, bigger facility

DANVILLE — WorkSource Enterprises will be able to better meet the needs of the people it serves — and grow — thanks to a much-needed expansion project.