For the retirees June 9, 2013

For the retirees June 9, 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 Jarman Center, 253-2325.

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

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.

Senior Movie Matinee. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. The movie will be "Boom Town," starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert and Hedy Lamarr. Refreshments. Call the library at 267-3170 or stop by to reserve a seat.

Rules of the Road. 1 to3 p.m. June 18, Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner, Rantoul. Class taught by trained volunteers to assist participants prepare to renew their driver's license. Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State's Office. No registration or fee.

Urbana Parks Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

Free home safety checks to Tilton seniors. 9 a.m. to noon June 15, Tilton. Faith in Action South, in partnership with Tilton firefighters. Firefighters and EMTs will check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, change batteries and light bulbs, install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors as needed, and check for fall prevention and other safety issues. By appointment only. Call 267-2752 by June 12 to register.

Free computer classes.9 to 10:30 a.m. June 15, The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. "Computers 101" class every third Saturday. One-on-one instruction for up to 10 participants who may bring in their own laptops or use the personal computers in the library's computer lab. Call 367-4405 or email to register.

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.

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: Swiss beef patty, parsley garlic potatoes, mexi-corn, rosy applesauce, bread, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Glazed baked ham, twice baked potatoes, capri blend vegetables, banana, bread, graham crackers.

Wednesday: Beef and noodles, red cabbage with sour sauce, sunshine salad, fruit compote, bread.

Thursday: Turkey loaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, dilled carrots and beans, fruit, 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.

Volunteers need for July 4th celebration. Freedom Celebration Committee is looking for lots of volunteers to fill a variety of roles on July 3 and 4. Help with event setup on July 3. On July 4, help staff the volunteer check-in tent for a two-hour shift from 6:30 a.m. and ending at 1:30 p.m. (chairs provided) or serve as a parade marshal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact RSVP at 359-6500 or

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