General information

The Coles County Council on Aging offices are located at the LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800N, Charleston (northeast of Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center). The telephone number for the center is 217-639-5150. The numbers for the programs are: Coles County LSVP, 217-639-5155; Telecare, 217-639-5166; Family Care Giver Resource Center, 217-639-5168; and Dial-A-Ride, 217-639-5169 or 1-800-500-5505. Peace Meal Lunch at LifeSpan is served at noon.

Peace Meal Lunch at LifeSpan

Dec. 11-15

Suggested donation for lunches is $3.50 for those over 60, and $6 for those under 60.

Monday — Sloppy Joe sandwich, German potato salad, Brussels sprouts, mixed fruit, bun, orange bread.

Tuesday — Meatloaf, creamed peas and potatoes, tomatoes and zucchini, dinner roll, Hawaiian salad.

Wednesday — Sweet and sour chicken w/vegetables over brown rice, fruited gelatin, whole grain wheat (1), warm fruit crisp.

Thursday — Saucy riblet, macaroni and cheese, warm black-eyed pea salad, blueberry muffin, apricots.

Friday — Salisbury beef pattie, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, fresh fruit.

Calendar of events

Dec. 11-15

Bingo: If you are interested in playing Bingo at your LifeSpan Center on our newly scheduled Bingo days, please call your LifeSpan Center Welcome Desk and register in advance 217-639-5150. Registration is required in order to secure a spot for bingo games.

Monday — 9-10 a.m., Operation Gratitude and Made with Love knitting with Shirley; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bob Ross painting class, call to register; 11-11:45 a.m., Zumba Gold, $5; noon-12:30 p.m., Peace Meal Lunch at LSC.

Tuesday — 11:30 a.m., Holiday Luncheon; 1 p.m., Movie: “Elf” – LifeSpan Family Theater. No Peace Meal.

Wednesday — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bible study; 10:30 a.m., bingo with Life’s Journey Senior Living; 11-11:45 a.m., Zumba Gold, $5; noon-12:30 p.m., Peace Meal Lunch at LSC; 12:30-3:30 p.m., card games with Life’s Journey Senior Living; 1-3 p.m., ladies game of pool for all ages; 1 p.m., Movie: “Fried Green Tomatoes” – LifeSpan Family Theater; 2-3 p.m., Qigong Tai Chi, $1; 3-3:30 p.m., Balance Class, free.

Thursday — 9-10 a.m., Arthritis Foundation exercise class, $1; 10-10:45 a.m., chair yoga, $5; 10:30 a.m., bingo with Brookstone Estates; 11-11:45 a.m., Zumba Gold Toning Class, $5; 11 a.m.-noon, Memory Loss Support Group; noon-1:30 p.m., Charleston-Mattoon Christian Women’s Club luncheon, $9 inclusive, by reservation only; noon-12:30 p.m., Peace Meal Lunch at LSC; 1 p.m., Movie: “My Fair Lady” – LifeSpan Family Theater; 2-3 p.m., Tai Chi, $1; 3-6 p.m., retirement open house for Dee Braden.

Friday — 11-11:45 a.m., Zumba Gold, $5; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dine with a Doc, call for reservations; 1 p.m., Movie: “Rudolph’s” – LifeSpan Family Theater.

Dial-A-Ride

Serving Coles and Douglas counties, Dial-A-Ride services are available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 217-639-5169 or 1-800-500-5505 for more information or to schedule a ride.

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