For the retirees, Sept. 22, 2013

For the retirees, Sept. 22, 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Douglass Senior Style Show. 4 p.m. today, Champaign Park District's Douglass Douglass Community Center, 512 E. Grove St., C. See the seniors of Douglass Annex strut their stuff down the runway. Theme: "Trends and Traditions." Live entertainment and food provided. Tickets $5. Call 398-2572.

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.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville.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.

Minds in Motion. Fall semester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday through Dec. 19, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Activities and programs for older adults that are designed to improve or maintain cognitive, mental and physical functioning. Also, a variety of social and recreational activities are offered. Fee for a full semester, $200; daily rate, $20. Some scholarships available. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078.

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

Champaign County Teachers Association luncheon.Noon Oct. 3, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Guest: Alan Kurtz, chairman, Champaign County Board, "What does the County Board do?" Cost: $13. Register by Sept. 29 to Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or henryliz4147@comcast.net.

Urbana Seniors trips. 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. Become a club member for a small fee. Call Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

Elder Abuse and Neglect. Anyone who suspects that an older person is being abused is asked to contact a designated Elder Abuse provider (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, 888-206-1327. 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 and receive a 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.

TRANSPORTATION

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Receptionists for Stevick Senior Center. Smiling faces are needed to greet and answering phones for RSVP and the Stevick Center at 48 E. Main St., C. Work a set schedule or substitute as needed, 8 a.m. to noon or noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Free parking is available. Call Brandon or Karen at 359-6500 or email to rsvpchampaign@gmail.com.

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