For the retirees June 2, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 information.

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.

Tai Chi: New Group Fitness Class for Active Seniors. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 3 through July 26, Kaufman Lake, Champaign. Great for active seniors looking for new way to stay fit and in control of their bodies. Register at http://www.champaignparkdistrict.com or at the Bresnan Meeting Center, Springer Cultural Center or Leonhard Recreation Center.

Champaign County Triad/SALT Senior Information Program. 9 a.m. to noon Monday,Wednesday and Friday, ILEAS Training Center, 1701 E. Main St., U. Last three in a 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 sire.rsvp@gmail.com.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Robeson Pavillion Room A & B, Champaign Public Library; 200 W. Green St. Monthly meeting. J. J. Farney, Champaign County auditor, will give an inside view of how the Champaign County auditor serves Champaign. Sign-in, coffee and refreshments, 9:10 to 9:30 a.m. Call 356-0616 or 419-5240 for more information.

Dine with a Doc.11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday,Max J. Knight Community Building Banquet Hall (at Mason Point), One Masonic Way, Sullivan. Educational topic, complimentary 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.

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.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Thursday at Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U; Iroquois County Volunteer Services, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, 815-432-5785; and Mid-Illinois Senior Services, 114 E. Jefferson, Sullivan, 728-8521. Class taught by trained volunteers to assist participants preparing to renew their driver's license. Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State's Office. No registration or fee required.

Champaign County Teachers Association annual picnic. Noon Thursday, Homer Lake, Homer. Cost $13. Register by today. Contact Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or henryliz4147@comcast.net.

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

Urbana Parks Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 11, 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, for more information.

Sell or Stay? Moving Made Easy. 11:30 p.m. June 20, Inman Place Senior Living, 17 E. University Ave., C. Enjoy a free luncheon and hear expert advice and helpful tips on successful home sales and downsizing for seniors. Seating is limited. Call 352-7017 to register.

Elder Abuse and Neglect. Anyone who suspects 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, 800-252-8966 (voice and TDD). Calls are kept confidential. If you suspect abuse in a nursing home, phone Department of Pubic Health, 800-252-4343.

Health screenings. Presence Center for Healthy Aging, 410 E. University Ave., C. HEALTHaware health risk assessments and screenings conducted by a registered nurse, 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 for more information.

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 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 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 will be delivered Thursday.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 Medicare Patrol Program. Help fight Medicare waste and fraud and help protect taxpayer dollars. Volunteers receive training on Medicare and Medicare fraud and abuse. Volunteers may give presentations on heatlhcare fraud to church groups, senior centers, etc., provide information at health fairs or other community events or distribute flyers and brochures to senior housing sites, libraries or businesses in your area. Contact Karen at Family Service RSVP at 359-6500 or rsvpchampaign@gmail.com.

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