A new initiative in Champaign County aimed at addressing and easing social isolation experienced by older adults has recruited more than 200 volunteers and is ready to launch. The Friendly Callers program was in the process of being rolled out to the Champaign-Urbana community when the Covid-19 crisis unfolded. In light of the social distancing […]
A local company aims to brighten the days of Champaign-Urbana area nursing home and senior living community residents – and you can help. Tara Steinert wants “to provide hope, a spark, a smile and share some love while residents are missing their regular interaction with their loved ones.” Her company, Sign Gypsies Champaign, specializes in […]
In the last few days, messages have been circulating social media that Urbana-based Carle is seeking assistance from the local Champaign-Urbana community by asking people to make non-surgical masks. . On March 21, Carle issued this statement regarding the effort, and clarified the procedures. Carle will use the non-surgical masks for those to “prevent spread […]
CRIS Healthy-Aging Center of Champaign is giving away FREE Wellness Kits to seniors 60 and older, caregivers, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
We give tips for which stores in Champaign-Urbana are offering special shopping hours, info on food delivery, and more.
Our list of Champaign-Urbana organizations and companies that sponsor and host tours includes a wide swath of domestic and international destinations.
Age-Friendly Champaign-Urbana is an on-going community-wide operation that seeks to improve the daily lives of seniors.
If you know of someone who fits the bill, nominate him or her as a Hearts of Gold award.
Project READ tutors help Champaign-Urbana adults learn skills in basic literacy, basic math or English as a second language.
Mentoring a Champaign-Urbana student can be gratifying experience for the mentor and a life-altering one for the mentee.