For the retirees June 23, 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

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Monticello United Methodist Church, 212 S. Independence; 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Friendship Center, 410 E. Main St., Clinton; 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St.; 1 p.m. Wednesday, Tuscola Senior Center, 133 W. Sale St.; 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.

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. Pharmacist every fourth Wednesday. Call 443-2999.

Dine with a Doc.11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday,Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Educational topic, complementary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Kiran Multani, D.O., a board-certified family physician at St. Mary's Health Center, Arthur. Free. To register, call 253-2323 or toll free at 1-877-223-6109.

Free bingo. 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Free. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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: Barbecue beef sandwich, ranch potato wedges, creamed corn, apricots, bun, butter or 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, fruit, pudding, bread.

Friday: No meals served. Two meals 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.

Volunteers needed 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 resvpchampaign2gmail.com.

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