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.
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. Pharmacist every fourth Wednesday. Call 443-2999.
Free bingo. 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Free. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.
September Senior Movie Matinee. 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 4, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. This month's movie is "North to Alaska," starring John Wayne. Call the library, 267-3170, to reserve a seat.
Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4, Harrison Park on Voorhees Street, Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Welcoming ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by The Prairie Dogs. Cost $10. 443-2999.
Champaign County Teachers Association luncheon. Noon Sept. 5, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Update on pensions and program: "Teacher Movies, TV shows. Did you ever teach in these conditions?" Cost $13. Register by Sept. 1 to Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U.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.
OLLI fall classes begin Sept. 16. Register 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. Call 244-9141 or visit http://www.olli.illinois.edu.
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.
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.
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
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.
Preschool Education Program Volunteers. Make a difference in a young child's life, volunteer to read to preschool children, individually or in small groups, with Champaign or Urbana Early Childhood Education Programs. Seniors are especially welcome as they serve a surrogate grandparent role in addition to helping students develop the academic skills needed to succeed in school. Contact Brandon or Karen, 359-6500 or email@example.com.