For the retirees, July 28, 2013

For the retirees, July 28, 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.

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 Presence United Samaritans Medical Center every Wednesday. Call 443-2999 for more information.

Illini Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. August meeting. Speaker: Cindy Magsamen, registered nurse with Presence Covenant Medical Center, on "Cholesterol 101."

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

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5, Robeson Pavillion Room A & B, Champaign Public Library; 200 W. Green St. Monthly meeting. Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 to 9:30 a.m. Speaker: Katie Blakeman, Champaign County Circuit Clerk, on "Champaign County Circuit Clerk's Office — Past, Present, and Future." Call 356-0616 or 419-5240.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Aug. 6, Stevick Senior Center, 48 Main St., C. 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.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7, Harrison Park on Voorhees Street, Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Music by Captain's Three. Welcoming ballroom dancers of all ages! Cost $10. Call 443-2999.

OLLI fall classes begin Sept. 16. Registration began June 20,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: 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, bread, cranberry parfait.

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

Thursday: Spaghetti with Italian meat sauce, seasoned green beans and black-eyed peas, bread, rosy applesauce.

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.

Clerical services. The Family Service Senior Resource Center is in need of a regular volunteer to help with filing, organizing, and other light clerical work in the office at 405 S. State St., C. Work your choice of Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays, for a full day or a half day. Please call Brandon at 359-6500 if you are interested in helping this organization to schedule an orientation.

Hospitality committee. The International Hospitality Committee at the University of Illinois is looking for more senior volunteer committee members. The IHC hosts a variety of events and get-togethers to help welcome international students and professors from around the world and assist them in getting settled in the U.S. If you are interested in welcoming newcomers to the C-U area by being a part of the "Friends Group," call Brandon at 359-6500 for more information.

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