For the retirees, Sept. 29, 2013

For the retirees, Sept. 29, 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. Bridle 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.

Sadorus Senior Club meeting. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sadorus Senior Club, 115 E. Market St., Sadorus. Speaker will be Dave Leake, director of the Staerkel Planetarium at Parkland College, Champaign, on "How to Buy a Telescope." Public is invited to join them for the program, coffee and donuts. Call 564-2302.

Free produce to seniors. 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, rain or shine, through October or until donations have stopped, Faith in Action South parking lot, 302 N. State St., Westville. Seniors on a fixed income can pick up free fruits, vegetables and herbs, through Faith 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

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

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

Illini Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. October meeting. Speaker: Bill Fisher, retired research animal scientist and swine teaching specialist at the University of Illinois, speaking for the National Pork Board on "Farming and Food."

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Friday, Gibson City Senior Center, 215 E. Third St., Gibson City. 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.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Oct. 7, 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: Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis for the 13th District of Illinois, "An Update on the U.S. Congress From an Inside Perspective." Call 356-0616 or 419-5240 for more information.

Healthy Aging Conference. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 8, Holiday Inn Conference Center, 1001 Killarney St., U. Free event for area seniors and baby boomers. "Charting New Waters" is an open house style event, repeating the "Passports to Wellness" program used at last year's conference. Snacks and prize drawing. No registration. Call Jane Valentine at 352-5100 or email at

Urbana Parks Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 8, 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.


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: Creamed chicken over biscuits, buttered carrots, black-eyed pea salad, banana, biscuits.

Wednesday: Ham and cheese or turkey sandwich, potato salad, rosy applesauce, fruit juice, bread.

Thursday: Pork loin with gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit, bread.

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.

Help at Healthy Aging Conference. Volunteers are needed for two- to three-hour shifts anytime between 7:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at Holiday Inn Conference Center, Urbana. Help register visitors when they arrive or with non-clinical mini-assessments throughout the conference. Call Brandon or Karen at 359-6500 or email to

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