For the retirees May 5, 2013

For the retirees May 5, 2013

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.


Free activities. Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. Computer station,sewing corner and jigsaw puzzles, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crochet Club, 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Euchre games, noon Tuesdays. Bingo, 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursday; bring a small prize. Limited number of free parking passes. Call Debbie at 359-6500 for more details.

Indoor walking. 9 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, Bridle Brook Assisted Living, 1505 Patton Drive, Mahomet. Doors open to community seniors as a safe, indoor walking location. Call Angela, 586-3200, for more information.

Practical Assistance for Survivors Workshops. Noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. "Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud." Free. Call 328-6767 to register.

Sadorus Senior Club. 9 a.m. Monday,Sadorus Senior Center, downtown Sadorus. Guest speaker: Sam Issa, owner of Sam's Cafe, downtown Champaign. Issa came to the United States in 1979 at the age of 18 from his home country of Lebanon. He will speak on the past and present problems in the Middle East. Share coffee and donuts. Call 564-2302.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavillion Room A & B, 200 W. Green St. Monthly meeting. Speaker: Chad Hays, 104th District representative in Springfield. Topic: "An Inside Report On What's Happening In Springfield." Coffee and refreshments. Call 356-0616 or 359-8599.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Stevick Senior Center, 48 Main St., C;10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairbury VFW, 205 E. Locust, 815-692-4210. Class taught by 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.

Senior Wellness Expo. 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday,Livingston Center, 224 E. Livingston, Monticello. Sponsored by PACE and Faith in Action. Seniors are invited to visit the organizations/businesses including: 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.

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. Physical therapist every second Wednesday. Call 443-2999 for more information.

Urbana Parks Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 14, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Business meeting, meal and entertainment. Each month, seniors bring a dish to share and their own table service. Membership dues in the group are payable after or during the first meeting. Group trips are part of membership benefits. Call Ellen Plummer, 344-4438.

Brain Health. 10 to 11:30 a.m., at each Extension office: May 21 at 3164 N. Vermilion St., Danville, May 23 at 912 W. Seminary Ave., Onarga, and May 29 at 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. This is the fourth session of a monthly four-part series. Designed to better understand our brains as we mature, tips and strategies to improve and maintain brain function. Participants were encouraged to attend all four sessions. Register at or call the Extension Office, Vermilion at 422-8615, Champaign at 333-7672 or Ford-Iroquois at 815-268-4051.

English Country Dancing for Fun and Fitness. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 6-Aug. 1, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Jonathan Sivier leads these fun, social and low-impact dances that provide good exercise for the mind and body. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a pair of clean, soft-soled, nonmarking shoes. No class, July 4. For ages 50 and older. Early bird cost: $32, residents; $48, nonresidents. Cost: $40, residents; $60, nonresidents. Call 367-1544.


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 information, 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: Settlers beef and beans, spiced peaches,lettuce salad, biscuit, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Baked chicken, Harvard beets, brown rice slaw, fruit crisp, bread.

Wednesday: Country fried patty with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, pineapple tidbits, bread.

Thursday: Trout melt, fruit, Lima beans, mixed fruit salad, bun.

Friday: No meals served. Two meals delivered Thursday.


Champaign-Urbana: 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.


The Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 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. For more information, call Karen or Brandon at RSVP, 359-6500.

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