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General information

The LifeSpan Center is located at 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

Nov. 12-16

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

Monday — chicken pot pie with vegetables, brussels sprouts, while grain biscuit, sliced pears.

Tuesday — mostaccoli with meat sauce, winter mix vegetables, tossed salad with dressing, dinner roll, mandarin oranges.

Wednesday — tangy pork chopee with vegetables over brown rice, green beans, rye, warm cinnamon apple slices.

Thursday — fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned venetian vegetables, whole grain wheat bread, seasonal dessert

Friday — vegetable beef soup, creamy coleslaw, peanut butter, crackers, raisins.

Calendar of events

Nov. 12-16

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

Monday —  9-10 a.m., Operation Gratitude Pen Pal and Made with Love Knitting/Crocheting; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bob Ross Painting Workshop, limited to 20; 11-11:45 a.m., Zumba Gold; noon, Peace Meal; 1 p.m., Movie - "Faith of Our Fathers".

Tuesday — 9-10 a.m., men’s coffee group – Mattoon Health Care; 9-10 a.m., arthritis exercise; 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m., chair yoga; 11-11:45 a.m., Zumba Gold toning; noon, Peace Meal; 1 p.m., movie - “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” LifeSpan Family Theater; 1-3 p.m., Art Guild; 2-3 p.m., advanced tai chi.

Wednesday — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bible Study; 10:30 a.m., Bingo; 11-11:45 a.m., Zumba Gold; noon, Peace Meal; 1-3:30 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 "High School Musical 3", – LifeSpan Family Theater; 2-3 p.m., Qigong tai chi.

Thursday —  9 a.m., Arthritis Class; 10 a.m., Chair Yoga; 10:30 a.m., Bingo; 11 a.m. Zumba Gold Toning; noon-1:30 p.m., Charleston-Mattoon Christian Women's Connection; noon, Peace Meal; 1 p.m., Movie - "The Little Prince" - LifeSpan Family Theater; 2 p.m., Advanced tai chi.

Friday — 11 a.m., Zumba Gold; 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Dine With a Doc; 1 p.m., Movie - "Annie"; 1-3 p.m., Color With Friends.

Saturday, November 17 -- 9 a.m., Tech Savvy presentation.


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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