For the retirees, Oct. 27, 2013

For the retirees, Oct. 27, 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

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. 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.

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. Call 443-2999.

Illini Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. November meeting. Speaker: Curt Anderson, a Certified Financial Planner and Managing Director of Busey's Wealth Management Division. Call 369-1010.

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

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Nov. 4, 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: Dan Rutherford, Illinois State treasurer and a candidate for governor, "Views on the Status and Future of the State of Illinois." Call 356-0616 or 419-5240.

Heart-to-Heart Presentation. 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Presence Covenant Medical Center Auditoriums A, B & C, Urbana. Presentations by premier cardiologists on topics such as irregular heartbeats, early heart attack care and more. Bring questions for a panel of experts from Presence Covenant and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center. Learn about the health benefits of wine as we will be having a wine tasting. Free blood pressure and BMI screenings. Everyone will be entered to win a Heart Scan screening package. Reservations required. Call 877-737-4636.

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.

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.

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: Salisbury beef patty, three bean bake, corn, pineapple tidbits, bread, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Creamed chicken over biscuits, 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.

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.

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 rsvpchampaign@gmail.com.

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