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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

Jan. 1-5

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


Tuesday — Cheese manicotti with meat sauce, mexicorn, broccoli, whole grain wheat bread, pears.

Wednesday — beef stew with potatoes, carrots, and onions, three bean salad, whole brain biscuits, warm fruit crisp.

Thursday — pork chop in gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, apricots.

Friday — turkey burger, rosemary roasted potatoes, butter beans, bun, pineapple slice.

Calendar of events

Jan. 1-5

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.


Tuesday — 9-10 a.m., men’s coffee group – Mattoon Health Care; 10:30 a.m., bingo;  1 p.m., Movie: “Doctor Strange" – LifeSpan Family Theater. No exercise classes, resumes on the 9th.

Wednesday — 10:30 a.m., bingo with Lincolnland Homecare and Hospice of Sarah Bush Lincoln; 1:30-3:30 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: “While You Were Sleeping” – LifeSpan Family Theater.

Thursday — 9-10 a.m., Men's Coffee Group, Mattoon Health Care; 1 p.m., Movie: “The Great Gatsby” – LifeSpan Family Theater. No exercise classes, resumes on the 9th.

Friday — 1 p.m., Movie - "Trolls", LifeSpan Family Theater


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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