Programs

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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 12 local restaurants and caterers. The Center meal program is private-pay of $4.50/day with a $90 refundable deposit. A 100+ Women Who Care About Seniors grant is available for those who quality, providing 1/2 cost of the meals.

To apply or learn more information, email us at info@mainstcc.org.

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 info@mainstcc.org.

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 $25 in coupons. Qualifications include age and income.

To apply or learn more information, email us at info@mainstcc.org.

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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 info@mainstcc.org.

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 info@mainstcc.org.

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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!

Art Exhibits
Book Clubs – Afternoon & Evening
Pen Pal Program
Spanish for Beginners
Intermediate Spanish
Write Your Own Story

If you are interested in an education program at the Center, please contact the Center: 618.656.0300 or info@mainstcc.org.

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
  • Errand Services
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Paralegal Services
  • 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 info@mainstcc.org

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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.

Playing Cards – Bridge, Euchre, and Pinochle

Games – Bingo, Bunco, and Mah Jongg

Exercise – Tai Chi and Walking Club

Social Events – Dining with Friends and Happy Hour

We host the following events where fees are required:

Tai Chi ($100) – This 17-week class is taught by a private instructor and takes place every Wednesday at 7:00 PM. 

Bingo ($0.75 for Cards, $1 for daubers) – Bingo takes place every Friday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM with prizes provided by the center and local sponsors.

Important dates to remember for other recreational games:

Euchre – 2nd, 4th, & 5th Mondays @ 9:00 PM.

Contact Bridge – 1st & 3rd Fridays @ 12:00 PM.

Bunco – 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Mah Jongg – Tuesday’s @ 1:00 PM.

Pinochle – Mondays & Thursdays @ 12:00 PM

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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, GRANDfriends, pen pals, planting & grounds keeping, calling Bingo, and more!