For the retirees, Nov. 10, 2013

For the retirees, Nov. 10, 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. 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.

Urbana Seniors Thanksgiving Potluck. Noon Tuesday, Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water St. The club is providing free turkey. Please bring a salad, casserole, vegetable or dessert that serves 10-12 to pass and your own table service. The park district provides coffee and iced tea. If you would like to help, call Clif Rexroad, 397-4005.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairbury VFW, 205 E. Locust, Fairbury, 815-692-4210.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.

Champaign County Teachers Association luncheon. Noon Thursday, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Special guests Carl Johnson and Ernie Hoffman. Cost $13. Register by today. Contact Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or

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.

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

Free computer classes.9 to 10 a.m. Nov. 16, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. "Computers 101" class every third Saturday. One-on-one instruction for up to 10 adults seeking basic computer instruction. Participants may bring in their own laptops or use the personal computers in the library's computer lab. Registration required. Call 367-4405 or email

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.

Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola.Educational topic, complimentary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker:Dr. Robert Biggs, family medicine at Sarah Bush Lincoln Arcola Clinic. Free. To register, call 253-2323 or toll free at 1-877-223-6109.

General Electric/ Valmont Electric Christmas Dinner. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1, Harrison Park Clubhouse, Danville. Register by Nov. 20. Dinner,$14. Membership, $5. All reservations must be paid. Mail fees to Carol Galyen, 123 Delaware Ave., Danville, IL 61832 Call 474-4837, 431-0287.

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.


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: Barbecue riblet, au gratin potatoes, spinach, Mandarin oranges, bread, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Ham and beans, copper carrots, sliced pears, cornbread.

Wednesday: Oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli and cauliflower, cranapple salad, bread.

Thursday: Hamburger, brat or pork burger, baked beans, mexi corn, bun, fruit crisp.

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

AARP Tax-Aide. Volunteer tax preparers and greeters are needed for the coming tax season — no experience necessary. Training begins in January 2014. Work as much or little as your schedule allows from late January through April 15 at Stevick Center in downtown Champaign. Free parking is available. Contact Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or

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