For the retirees, Aug. 18, 2013

For the retirees, Aug. 18, 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.

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 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.

Free produce to seniors. 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, rain or shine, through October or until donations has stopped, 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, through Faith in Action South's "Garden Share" program. In case of bad weather, Garden Share will move indoors. Contact 267-2752 or

Rules of the Road. 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

Powerful Living Series: Aging Eyes. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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.

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. Dietician every third Wednesday. Call 443-2999.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Harrison Park Clubhouse, 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. Friday, 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 to 90 minutes to complete. Packages start at $159. Registration required. Call 877-237-1287.

Urbana Seniors trips. 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. Enjoy those prices by becoming a club member for a small fee. Call travel chair, Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

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.


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: Pulled pork sandwich, scalloped corn, cole slaw, bun, cinnamon apples, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Salisbury beef patty with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, spinach, bread, cake.

Wednesday: Taco salad, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and beans, juice, taco chips, graham cracker, peaches.

Thursday: Chicken cutlet with orange sauce, macaroni and cheese, peas, roll 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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