Programs

 

Nutrition Programs

HOME-DELIVERED MEALS
Main Street Community Center has been serving home-delivered meals to residents of Edwardsville and Glen Carbon for over 35 years.

Meals are prepared by a certified local caterer and delivered by trained, caring volunteers who provide a check-in with clients Monday-Friday.  Cost is only $4.00/meal and is billed monthly.  A refundable deposit of $75 is required at registration.

To find out more about home-delivered meals, please contact the Center: (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

CONGREGATE MEALS
The Center serves congregate meals two days a week:  Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:00am-12:30pm.  Cost is $5.00/meal.  Friends Discount Members receive a discounted price of $4.00/meal.

Advance reservations are required by contacting the Center by 12 noon the day before:  (618) 656-0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM
Main Street Community Center and the St. Louis Area Foodbank are partnering to bring the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Senior Assistance Program to our area! If you or someone you know meets the following qualifications, they can receive a monthly box of nonperishable foods to supplement their diet:

  • 60 years (+)
  • Monthly income of $1307 or below
  • Resident of Madison or St. Clair County

Check our newsletter for enrollment dates or contact the Center for more information 618-656-0300.

Transportation Program

Main Street Community Center has offered Door-to-Door Transportation for seniors and disabled adults for over 30 years, offering local rides to Center activities, medical appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, beauty shop/barber shop, shopping centers, government offices, volunteer and paid work locations, and much more.

Riders must be 60 (+) years of age or disabled, including part-time disability due to an injury or surgery.  Rides are scheduled by appointments and are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm.  There are no required bus fees to ride, only a suggested donation of $1.00/one-way ride.

NEED A RIDE?

If you or someone you know is in need of area transportation,
please contact the Center to get registered for this program:

(618) 656-0300

info@mainstc.org

 

Information and Assistance Programs

See the Calendar or News section for program dates and times.

BENEFIT ACCESS PROGRAM ASSISTANCE
(Formerly known as Circuit Breaker)
Provided by Edwardsville Township
A FREE program to assist seniors in accesssing the following:
¨ Seniors Ride Free Transit Benefit
¨ Persons with Disabilities Free Transit Benefit
¨ Secretary of State License Plate Discount

STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (SHIP)
Provided by Edwardsville Township
A FREE state-wide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

PARALEGAL SERVICES
Provided by Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation
A paralegal will meet with qualified seniors by appointment.
Qualifications include:
¨ 60 (+) years of age
¨ Counties served include Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe,
St. Clair, Randolph and Washington
¨ Some restrictions apply
¨ Home interviews available for those unable to come to the
Center for assistance.

RULES OF THE ROAD REVIEW COURSES
Provided by Illinois Secretary of State’s Office
Course is designed to give drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license.   Registration required.

AARP SMART DRIVING COURSE
Provided by AARP
This 8-hour course will assist students with the following:
¨ Effective safe driving practices, skills and strategies you can use on the road every day
¨ Illinois state laws and traffic rules for drivers
¨ How to deal with aggressive drivers
¨ Proper maintenance of your vehicle so it’s safe before you drive

Registration required.  Fees apply: $15 AARP Members, $20 Non-Members.  Course completion may qualify you for a discount through your insurance company.

Health Screening Programs

See the Calendar or News section for program dates and times.

Main Street Community Center is proud to partner with Anderson Hospital, Edwardsville Public Library and Glen Carbon Centennial Library to provide FREE health screenings to seniors 60 (+) throughout 2017.

Screenings include Glucose finger stick, blood pressure, body mass index, pulse, oxygen saturation and educational material.  FASTING NOT REQUIRED, but suggested for more accurate results.

Education Programs

See the Calendar or News section for program dates and times.

DINE AND DISCOVER
Join us as we dine for lunch and discover through a variety of programs offered throughout the year.   This program is sponsored by Edwardsville Township.

ART EXHIBITS
Main Street Community Center is pleased to partner with talented Edwardsville area artists as they display their work in the Center.    Some work is available for purchase through the artist.  Exhibits change every 60-90 days.  The exhibit is FREE for visitors to enjoy.  Donations are appreciated.

AFTERNOON  & EVENING BOOK CLUBS
All are welcome to join the book clubs as they enjoy discussions about their selection of the month and associated topics.  Club members contribute to the book selections, so each club has its own “personality”.

PEN PAL PROGRAM
Community Center Volunteers (Senior Pals) are matched with an Edwardsville Elementary School Class (Junior Pals) for an annual Pen Pal Program throughout which Pals exchange letters during the school year and meet for a reception in the spring.  All letters are collected and delivered by Center staff.  Transportation is provided for the reception.

WRITE YOUR OWN STORY
Led by local author Pat Hughes, this interactive weekly class works on recording personal memories in the form of stories or essays.  Writing materials and prompts are provided weekly.

Recreation Programs

See the Calendar or News section for program dates and times.

WALKING CLUB
“Walking with Wanda” at area parks on Tuesdays beginning in July 2017.

STRETCH AND MOVE
Low Impact-Senior Designed
Tue/Thu/Fri  8:00-9:00am
$1.00/drop-in class

SPIRITUAL REALITY
How to live a happier life
that reflects your individuality
Coming in July!

SOCIALLY CRAFTY
Bring a Craft to Work On
Adult Coloring Books Available
Tue 9:30-11:00am 7:00-9:00pm

SOCIAL DINING
Dining with Friends

Second Wednesday of the month at 5:30.

Lunch Bunch
Third Wednesday of the month at 11:30.

TAI CHI
Slow, Balanced, Relaxed Movements Wed 7:00-9:00pm
$100 for 17-week session.  New sessions begin in January, May, and September of each year.
Call Instructor Terry Staebel at (618) 939-4731

PUZZLE ROOM
Multiple Center Puzzles Available
Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
No charge for attending.

SQUARE DANCING
Intermediate Level, Singles Welcome

CARDS & GAMES
Euchre, Pinochle, Bridge, Bingo, Bunco and more!