For the retirees, Oct. 6, 2013

For the retirees, Oct. 6, 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.


Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Monday, 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.

Healthy Aging Conference. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, 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. 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.

Lifelong Learners at the Library: What's So Great about 'Citizen Kane'? 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Syd Slobodnik and Matt Hurt, Parkland instructors and co-hosts of the Parkland TV program "If You Liked, You'll Love," will explore narrative and stylistic innovation in the classic American film "Citizen Kane." Free. Join us for coffee and cookies at 9:30 a.m.

Rules of the Road. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hays Center, 1311 W. Church St., C. 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.

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. Free for a full semester, $200; daily rate, $20. Some scholarships available. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078.

Free bingo at Stevick Center. 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursdays each month, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. The Stevick bingo regulars are looking for more players! Bring a small prize and join them. Call Debbie, 359-6500.

Stevick Senior Center Potluck. Noon Oct. 11, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. Bring a side dish to share; the center will provide the entree. Free blood pressure checks. Call Debbie, 359-6500.

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

Urbana Seniors trips. Nov. 20, Myers Dinner Theater in Hillsboro, $60; Dec. 2-6, Branson, Mo., $499/double. October 2014: Australian cruise, to be determined. Prices quoted are for club members. Become a club member for a small fee. Call Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

Powerful Living Kidney Disease Awareness. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, Presence Center for Healthy Living, 410 E. University Ave., C. Christie Clinic Nephrologist Ismail Qattash, MD will present on kidney disease. Qattash will discuss different types of the disease, preventative measures, treatment options, including dialysis. Come prepared with questions for the question-and-answer session. Call 877-737-4636.

Health screenings. Presence Center for Healthy Aging, 410 E. University Ave., C. HEALTHaware health risk assessments and screenings conducted by an RN, 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.


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: Turkey patty with glaze or sauce, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, apricots, bread, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Baked ham, seasoned butter beans, Bravo Broccoli, diced pears and grapes, bread.

Wednesday: Meatloaf, ranch potatoes, seasoned greens, glorified rice salad, bread.

Thursday: Meat of cheese salad, hearty vegetable and lentil soup, sliced peaches, bread, crackers.

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.

Receptionists for Stevick Senior Center. Smiling faces are needed to greet and answer phones for RSVP and Stevick Center, 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 provided. Contact Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or email to

Senior Transportation Program drivers. Volunteers provide rides to medical appointments for seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves. Let us know what days or times of day you are available. Most rides are within the Champaign-Urbana area. Mileage reimbursement is available. Contact Karen at RSVP, 359-6500, or email to

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