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Nutrition Programs

Home-Delivered Meals

Freshly prepared lunches for seniors and adults with disabilities are delivered by volunteers Monday-Friday. Meals are prepared by Anderson Hospital four days a week. On Thursdays, the meals are prepared by a rotating list of local restaurants and caterers. The Center meal program is private-pay of $5.00/day with a $90 refundable deposit. Several grants are available for those who quality, providing 1/2 cost of the meals.

To apply or learn more information, email us at

Commodity Food Boxes

The Center partners with St. Louis Foodbank to provide FREE Commodity Supplemental Food Boxes for seniors who qualify. The boxes are designed to stretch the pantry of the recipient by providing basic grains, juice, shelf-stable milk, cereal, meat, cheese and more. To qualify, the household income must not exceed 130% of poverty level. Applications are simple and easy to complete.

To apply or learn more information, email us at

Senior Farmer's Market Vouchers

In Partnership with the Edwardsville Township, local administrator of the Illinois Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, the Center distributes vouchers to those who qualify. The vouchers can be used at local farmer’s markets. Each recipient can receive up to $50 in coupons. Qualifications include age and income. Available yearly from July – September.

To apply or learn more information, email us at

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Health Programs

At our local senior center, we provide access to a variety of health programs including blood pressure screenings, pet health vaccinations, and microchips, as well as annual community health fairs. Our team of volunteers is dedicated to giving those 60+ years and older the health programs they need to thrive. Whether you need affordable health services for your pets or some proactive screenings and vaccine clinics to help you stay healthy, you can rely on Main Street Community Center to help you every step of the way.

For more information on the health programs we offer and their benefits, as well as dates for the next annual health fair, stop by our facility today or contact the Center: 618.656.0300 or

See the newsletter/calendar for health program details.

Transportation Programs

Main Street Community Center provides door-to-door transportation for Edwardsville residents 60+ and those with a disability. Riders must be independent or have a caregiver riding with them. The Center vehicle is driven by professional IDOT-certified drivers. Rides are available by appointment Monday-Friday from 8:00am-3:00pm. Reservations must be made the previous business day.

To register for transportation, the Center has a simple and fast process with the completion of a few forms. Paperwork can be completed at the Center or it can be sent to the rider via email or US mail.

For more information on the door-to-door transportation, please contact the Center: 618.656.0300 or

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Education Programs

Main Street Community Center believes in life-long learning. How better to do that, than participate in some of the Education programs we offer throughout the year!

Book Clubs – Afternoon & Evening
Pen Pal Program
Write Your Own Story
Technology Class
Lunch & Learns

If you are interested in an education program at the Center, please contact the Center: 618.656.0300 or

Info & Assistance Programs

These Center programs are designed to provide information and assistance to those in need:

  • AARP Smart Driving Course
  • AARP Tax Assistance
  • Benefit Access Program Assistance
  • Community Closet
  • Blessing Bags
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • IL Secretary of State Rules of the Road Review Course
  • Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)
  • State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
  • Warm Neighbors/Cool Friends Program (Ameren)

For information on these programs, please contact the Center: 618.656.0300 or

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Recreation Programs

One of our favorite things to organize at the Main Street Community Center is recreational programs for our local seniors to enjoy. We offer a variety of events throughout the year including cards and games, exercise, and social events.
Free Watercolor Classes – 2 times a month. See Calendar or call Center for days/times.

Playing Cards – Bridge, Euchre, and Pinochle

Games – Bingo, Bunco, and Mah Jongg

Social Events – Dining with Friends & Happy Hour, Film Fridays

See the newsletter/calendar for recreation program details.

Important dates to remember for other recreational games & Activities:

Euchre – 2nd, 4th, & 5th Monday of the month @ 9:00 AM.
Contact Bridge – 1st & 3rd Friday of the month @ 12:00 PM.
Bunco – 3rd Wednesday of the month @ 1:00 PM.
Mah Jongg – Tuesdays @ 1:00 PM.
Pinochle – Mondays & Thursdays @ 12:00 PM
Bingo – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month & Every Friday @ 1:00 PM
Canasta – Thursdays @ 12 PM

FREE Line Dancing – 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month @ 12:15 PM, taught by Angela Howard
FREE Functional Fitness – 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 12:15 PM, taught by Mary Tebbe
FREE Chair Yoga – Every Thursday @ 9 AM, taught by Julie Hamilton
FREE Walking Club – Every Tuesday @ 9:30 AM

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Volunteer Opportunities

Main Street Community Center welcomes volunteers to help with many of the Center operations including: front desk reception, meal delivery, pen pals, planting & grounds keeping, calling Bingo, and more!