For the retirees, Aug. 11, 2013

For the retirees, Aug. 11, 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.


Senior citizen tuition waiver at Lake Land College. Area residents age 65 or older are eligible to receive a senior citizen tuition waiver. For a list of classes, visit or call the Admissions Office, 234-5434. For inquiries about the senior citizen tuition waiver, contact the Accounting Office, 234-5214.

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

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. Physical therapist every second Wednesday. Call 443-2999.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairbury VFW, 205 E. Locust, Fairbury, 815-692-4210; 10 a.m. Thursday, Paxton Park District Civic Center, 601 S. Fall St., Paxton, 379-4203; 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 20, Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner, Rantoul. 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.

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. Aaron M. Eubanks, orthopedic surgeon, Sarah Bush Lincoln's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. Free. To register, call LifeSpan Center at 639-5150.

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

Free computer classes. 9 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 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.

Powerful Living Series: Aging Eyes. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20, Wellness Room at the Center for Healthy Living, 410 E. University Ave., C. Dr. Aashis Ghandi, Ophthalmologist, will present on preventing and treating common eye diseases related to aging, and other issues with aging eyes. Free, but registration required. Call 877-737-4636.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 21, 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.

Stroke and osteoporosis screenings. Aug. 23, Paxton Park District Civic Center, 601 S. Fall, Paxton. Life Line Screening is offering Paxton area residents screenings to reduce the risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $159. Registration required. Call 877-237-1287.

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. 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, bread, Mandarin oranges.

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

Thursday: Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, escalloped tomatoes, bread, 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 Transportation Program drivers needed. Volunteers provide rides for seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves. Drive to medical appointments and/or to the grocery store and help carry grocery bags if needed. Let us know what days or times of day you are available. Most rides are to and from the Champaign-Urbana area, but may extend throughout Champaign County. Mileage reimbursement is available. Call Karen or Brandon at RSVP, 359-6500.

Faith in Action South Volunteer Luncheon and Fair. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21, Wanda's Restaurant, on the square, Georgetown. Special event for interested community members to learn more about this ministry for senior adults. All past and current volunteers are invited, as well as the public. Call Chris Good, Faith in Action South program coordinator, at 267-2752 or

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