For the retirees July 14, 2013

For the retirees July 14, 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. 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 seniors as a safe, indoor walking location. Call Angela, 586-3200.

Powerful Living Series - Cholesterol 101. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wellness Room, Presence Center for Healthy Living, 410 E. University Ave., C. Cindy Magsamen, RN, BSN, will talk about the different numbers related to cholesterol levels and what they mean. Presence Covenant Pharmacist Mark Pritchard will tell you about different medications used for cholesterol problems and how they can help. Call 1-877-737-4636.

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. Dietitian every third Wednesday. Call 443-2999.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Harrison Park, Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Music by Bev Wolfe. Cost $10. Call 443-2999.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin south of Green, Urbana. Monthly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Order of distribution is random, so there is no need to arrive early. Information:, 344-1120.

Dine with a Doc. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday,, LifeSpan Center, 11021 E. County Road 800 N. Charleston.Educational topic, complementary lunch, information from Health Care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. John Killough, board certified podiatrist, at Regional Foot Center, Charleston and Effingham. Free. To register, call 639-5150.

Free computer classes. 9 to 10:30 a.m. July 20, 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.

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.

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 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: Settlers beef and beans, buttered carrots, cornbread, pears, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Beef stroganoff with brown rice, cottage cheese salad, pickled beets, Mandarin oranges, bread.

Wednesday: Pork riblet, au gratin potatoes, broccoli salad, fruit compote, bread.

Thursday: Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, escalloped tomatoes, 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.

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 healthcare 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

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