For the retirees May 26, 2013

For the retirees May 26, 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.


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 253-2325.

Body & Soul movement class. 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Lake Vermilion County Park, just off Denmark Road. Participants will move to relaxing music by the lake. For seniors 60 years and older. Free, but registration is required. Call Faith in Action, 431-8489, or go to

Champaign County Triad/SALT Senior Information Program. Tuesday,Thursday, June 3, 5 and 7, ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main St., U. Series of five programs about issues ranging from senior safety to elder abuse to scams and Medicare fraud. One-time donation of $5 covers programs and breakfast for any or all of the dates. For list of topics or to register, contact Brandon Keith at RSVP, 359-6500 or

Senior Health Fair. 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center, 1501 S. Neil St., C. Hosted by Health Alliance Medicare to mark the National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Representatives from more than 35 area organizations on hand to spotlight their services and answer questions. Health resources and tips, Medicare reviews, healthy snacks, interactive entertainment and more. Free. Reservations not required. Visit or call 800-965-4022.

Free bingo. 2:15 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Free. Call 253-2325.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. June 3, Robeson Pavillion Room A & B, Champaign Public Library; 200 W. Green St. Monthly meeting. Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 to 9:30 a.m. Call 356-0616 or 419-5240.

Dine with a Doc.11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4, Max J. Knight Community Building Banquet Hall (at Mason Point), One Masonic Way, Sullivan. Educational topic, complementary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Jason Jerabek,family practitioner for Bella Family Health & Welness, Charleston. Free. To register, call 728-4394, ext. 1200.

Champaign County Teachers Association annual picnic. Noon June 6, Homer Lake, Homer. Cost $13. Register by June 2. Contact Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or

English Country Dancing for Fun and Fitness. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, 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.

Illini Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 9:30 a.m. June 7, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. The speaker will be Kate Holloway, regional director for Congressman John Shimkus. Call 643-7971.

Urbana Seniors Club trips. Day trips: July 24, Buddy Holly Tribute Show at The Beef House, Covington, Ind.; Aug. 12, Illinois State Fair, Springfield. Prices quoted are for club members. Join the club for a very small fee. Call travel chair Karen Hackett at 367-1394.


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: Closed for Memorial Day.

Tuesday: Ham and beans, copper carrots, sliced pears, cornbread, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Wednesday: Chicken patty, baked macaroni and cheese, tomatoes and zucchini, fruit juice, bread.

Thursday: Salmon loaf, bean medley, fruit, pudding, bread.

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. Call Karen or Brandon at RSVP, 359-6500.

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