For the retirees June 30, 2013

For the retirees June 30, 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 senior citizens as a safe, indoor walking location. Call Angela, 586-3200, for additional information.

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. The guest speaker will be Illinois state Sen. Chapin Rose, representing the 51st District in the Illinois General Assembly since January 2013, on "Current State of Affairs as Viewed From the Illinois Senate Perspective." Sign-in, coffee and refreshments available from 9:10 to 9:30 a.m. Call 356-0616 or 419-5240 for additional 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, complementary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." The speaker will be Dr. Craig Bretz, doctorate of chiropractic, of Bretz Chiropractic & Acupunture Clinic, Sullivan. Free. To register or for more information, call 728-4394, ext. 1200.

Senior Movie Matinee. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. The matinee will star Esther Williams as a tribute to the recently deceased swimming star. Refreshments will be provided. Call 267-3170 to register or for additional information.

Free product to seniors. Starting July 9, 10 to 11 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday, rain or shine, throughout the summer, Faith in Action South parking lot, 302 N. State St., Westville. In case of bad weather, Garden Share will move indoors. Faith in Action South will be helping senior citizens on a fixed income put food on their tables, while preventing waste through the fourth summer of the "Garden Share" program. Contact Faith in Action South at 267-2752 or for more information.

Urbana Parks Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 9, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Business meeting, meal and entertainment. Each month, senior citizens 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 included as part of membership benefits. Call Ellen Plummer, 344-4438, for more information.

OLLI fall classes begin Sept. 16. Registration began June 20 at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 1800 S. Oak St., C. Free parking. Fall semester membership, $150; another person in the same household can join for $120. Membership includes one free course and one free study group. Each additional course, $30, and each additional study group, $15. For more information about other member benefits and a list of courses, call 244-9141 or visit


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: Sloppy Joe sandwich, ranch potato wedges, seasoned butter beans, bun, pineapple, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Turkey cutlet with gravy, mini potato bakers, mixed vegetables, cranberry parfait, bread.

Wednesday: Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn with pimentos, melon salad, bread.

Thursday: Closed for Fourth of July holiday.

Friday: No meals will be 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 Fourth of July celebration. The Freedom Celebration Committee is currently 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 will be provided) or serve as a parade marshal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact RSVP at 359-6500 or for more information.

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