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 Wednesday. Crochet Club, 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Euchre games, noon Tuesdays. Limited number of free parking passes. Call Debbie at 359-6500 for 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. Physical therapist every second Wednesday. Call 443-2999.
Lifelong Learners at the Library: Jack the Ripper and Victorian Crime. 10 to 11 a.m. Dec. 11, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Hear how this classic "whodunnit" paved the way for the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, as well as today's CSI-style programs, in a presentation by Marsh Jones, professor of history and honors program director at Parkland College. Coffee and cookies at 9:30 a.m. Lifelong Learners at the Library is held on the second Wednesday each month. Registration is not needed. Call 403-2070.
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.
Free bingo. 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.
Stevick Senior Center news. Holiday open house, 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. Enjoy seasonal music and refreshments. Call 359-6500.
Urbana Seniors trips. 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.
Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 18, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., 477-5220; 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 19, Paxton Park District, 601 S. Fall St. 379-4203. 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.
Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Educational topic, complementary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Fatima Alao, neurologist at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.Free. To register, call 253-2323 or toll free at 1-877-223-6109.
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: 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.
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.
TRIAD/S.A.L.T. of Champaign County. Triad/S.A.L.T (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) is a crime-fighting partnership between law enforcement and seniors that develops and implements effective crime prevention and education programs for older adults. The council meets once a month. If you are interested in serving on the council, please contact Emily at RSVP, 359-6500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulk mailers needed. Working in small groups, volunteers are needed to aid local agencies with bulk mailings and special projects. Flexible schedules. Please contact Emily or Karen at RSVP, 359-6500, to sign up to be on our list for bulk mailings.