For the retirees, Aug. 4, 2013

For the retirees, Aug. 4, 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.

Senior exercise. 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Strong for Life program is used. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325, for more 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. 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.

Free produce to seniors. 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.Seniors on a fixed income can pick up fresh, free fruits, vegetables and herbs, throughFaith in Action South's fourth summer of the "Garden Share" program. In case of bad weather, Garden Share will move indoors. Contact 267-2752 or

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

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." Speaker: Dr. Matthew Dorner at Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center. He is board-certified in family medicine. To register, call Mason Point at 728-4394, ask for ext. 1200.

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 information.

Senior movie matinee. 2 p.m. Wednesday, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. Features the film, "August Rush," a drama with fairy-tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding is birth parents. Reserve a seat by calling 267-3170.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Harrison Park on Voorhees Street, Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Music by Captain's Three. Ballroom dancers of all ages are welcome to attend. Cost: $10. Call 443-2999.

Urbana Seniors trips. Aug. 12, Illinois State Fair in Springfield, $25; Sept. 15, Conklin's Dinner Theater in Goodfield, $60; Oct. 12, Spoon River Valley Fall Festival, $35; Nov. 20, Myers Dinner Theater in Hillsboro, price to be announced; Dec. 2-6, Branson, Mo., $499/double. Prices quoted are for club members. You can become a club member for a small fee. Call travel chair Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

Urbana Parks Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 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.

Elder Abuse and Neglect. Anyone who suspects 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 Adult Protective Services Hotline, 866-800-1409 or TTY, 888-206-1327. For information about programs to assist older adults in Illinois and their caregivers, call the Illinois Department on Aging Senior Helpline, 800-252-8966, or for TTY (hearing-impaired use only), 888-206-1327. Calls are confidential. If you suspect abuse in a nursing home, phone Department of Public 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 for more information.


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: Goulash with beans, corn, bread, citrus salad, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Beef stew with potatoes, carrots and onions, slaw, roll, cake with fruit.

Wednesday: Sausage gravy, tri-tater wedges, juice, biscuit, apricots.

Thursday: Hamburger or brat, baked beans, potato salad, bun, fruit.

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 health care 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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