For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.
For information about activities or services at CRIS Senior Services, Danville, call 443-2999.
Information is also available from the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, 800-888-4456; Senior Resource Center at Family Service, 352-5100; Senior Services of Champaign County, 328-3313; and First Call for Help, 352-6300 or 893-1530.
Senior exercise. 9 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Strong for Life program is used. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.
Practical Assistance for Survivors Workshops. Noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, April 29 and May 6, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Clearing the Clutter. Stop the Hoarding, April 29. Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud, May 6. Attend one or all. $3 each at the door; May 6 program is free. Call 328-6767 to register.
Health screening. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, CRIS Senior Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Free blood pressure screening and question-and-answer with a registered nurse from Provena United Samaritans Medical Center every Wednesday. Call 443-2999 for more information.
Senior Movie Matinee. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. The movie "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis will be shown. Refreshments will be served. Call 267-3170 to reserve a seat.
Minds in Motion. Spring semester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday, through May 30, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Activities and programs for older adults that are designed to improve or maintain cognitive, mental and physical functioning. Also, a variety of social and recreational activities are offered. Fees: Full semester, $200; daily rate, $20. Some scholarships available. Lunch included. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078.
Champaign County Retired Teachers Association luncheon meeting. Noon Thursday, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Cost $13. Program: "This is the Challenge" with Lt. Col. (Ret.) Richard Norris, Lincoln's Challenge Academy, Rantoul. Register by April 28. Contact Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illini Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. May meeting. Speaker: Karen Pickard of the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen. Members will also celebrate Public Service Recognition Week, which is May 5-11.
Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Friday, Gibson City Senior Center, 215 E. Third St., Gibson City, 784-4891; 10 a.m. to noon May 7, Stevick Senior Center, 48 Main St., C. Class taught by a trained volunteers to assist participants who are preparing to renew their driver's license. Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State's Office. No registration or fee.
Free bingo. 2:15 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Free. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.
Senior Wellness Expo. 1 to 3 p.m. May 7, Livingston Center, 224 E. Livingston, Monticello. Sponsored by PACE and Faith in Action. Senior adults are invited to visit the organizations/businesses that include: Illinois Radio Reader, PIATTRAN, Illinois Assistive Technology, Walgreen's, Community Action, Piatt County Nursing Home, Maple Point, Piatt County Services for Seniors, Faith in Action, PACE, Bureau of Blind Services, PEACE MEAL, Bement HealthCare, Kirby Medical Center/Ambulance, Carelink, Lynn Family Pharmacy, and more. Call 762-7575.
Urbana Seniors Club trips. Day trips: July 24, Buddy Holly Tribute Show at The Beef house, Covington, Ind.; Aug. 12, Illinois State Fair, Springfield. Overnight travel: March 10-16, New Orleans, $559 double; May 1-2, St. Louis, Mo., includes a play at the Fox Theatre and shopping. Prices quoted are for club members. Join the club for a very small fee. Call travel chair, Karen Hackett at 367-1394.
Health screenings. Presence Center for Healthy Aging, 410 E. University Ave., C. HEALTHaware health risk assessments and screenings conducted by an RN, resources on healthy living and Provena Covenant programs are available and receive a comprehensive health status report with health recommendations. One initial free screening session per year. Free screenings in subsequent years if a VIP Advantage member. Eligibility: 55 and older. Registration required. Call 337-2022.
Lifelong Learning. Sign up today to become a member of Lifelong Learning at Parkland College. With free membership receive advance mailings of the newsletter twice a year with descriptions of all of our Lifelong Learning class, Travelogues and programs of interest. Call 353-2055.
Elder Abuse and Neglect.Anyone who suspect that an older person is being abused in any way is asked to contact a designated Elder Abuse provider (in this area, Family Service at 352-5100 or 359-4141 at night) or the Illinois Department on Aging's toll-free number, 1-800-252-8966 (voice and TDD). Calls are kept confidential. If you suspect abuse in a nursing home, phone Department of Public Health, 800-252-4343.
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
Peace Meal Nutrition Program provides daily hot lunches at 11:30 a.m. for a small donation and a one-day advance reservation at various sites in Urbana, Champaign, Rantoul, Sidney, Mahomet and Homer.
The program is for people age 60 or older. For reservations or more details, call 800-543-1770.
Home-delivered meal clients will receive two meals every Thursday and will not have delivery of meals on Friday. Meals will not be served at the Peace Meal sites on Fridays to those clients who typically attend the congregate sites. Reservations for Monday will need to be made with the site by noon Thursday.
Monday: Barbecue beef sandwich, ranch potato wedges, creamed corn, apricots, bun, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).
Tuesday: Ham and beans, copper carrots, sliced pears, cornbread.
Wednesday: Chicken patty, baked macaroni and cheese, tomatoes and zucchini, fruit juice, bread.
Thursday: Salmon loaf, bean medley, fresh fruit, pudding, bread.
Friday: No meals served. Two meals delivered Thursday.
Rides for grocery shopping in Champaign-Urbana city limits and rides for Champaign County residents to medical appointments can be arranged by contacting the Senior Resource Center of Family Service at 352-5100.
The Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District provides senior citizens with a special card for free bus transportation in Champaign-Urbana and half-price taxi service. Call MTD at 384-8188 for more information.
RSVP, a program of Family Service, offers retirees in Champaign, Douglas and Piatt counties the opportunity for meaningful service. For more opportunities, call RSVP at 359-6500.
Senior Transportation Program drivers needed. Volunteers provide rides for seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves. Drive to medical appointments and/or to the grocery store and help carry grocery bags if needed. Let us know what days or times of day you are available. Most rides are to and from the Champaign-Urbana area, but may extend throughout Champaign County. Mileage reimbursement is available. Call Karen or Brandon at RSVP, 359-6500.