For the retirees, Feb. 2, 2014

For the retirees, Feb. 2, 2014

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.


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.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign Co. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Robeson Pavilion Room A&B, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Monthly meeting. Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 to 9:30 a.m. Speaker: Paul Schimpf, candidate for attorney general, State of Illinois, on "An Outsider's Perspective on How the Office of the Attorney General Can Watch Out for the People of Illinois." Call 356-0616 or 419-5240.

Sadorus Senior Club meeting. 9 a.m. Tuesday, Senior Club, 115 E. Market St., Sadorus. Speaker: Michelle Matteson from Harbor Lights Hospice, Decatur. Coffee and donuts.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Stevick Senior Center, Champaign; 10 a.m. Feb. 6, Iroquois County Volunteer Services, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, 815-432-5785. 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.

Minds in Motion. Spring semester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday, through May 29, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. No meeting March 17. 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. Fee for a full semester, $200; daily rate, $20; some scholarships available; includes lunch. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078.

Financial Tips for Retirees in Today's Economy. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Illinois Extension, Champaign County Unit, Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. This program is for those ages 18 and older. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday. Seating is limited. Call the office, 333-7672, to register.

Illini Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. February meeting. Call 369-1010.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 12, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Welcoming ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by the band, Len and Lois. Cost $10. 443-2999.

Urbana Seniors trips. Feb. 15: Effingham Performance Center, "Red Skelton — The Legend Continues," cost to be determined; Effingham Performance Center: "Church Basement Ladies," cost to be determined; October 2014: Australian Cruise, $6,995 per person.Prices quoted are for club members. Become a club member for a small fee. Call Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

Preparing Your Estate Plan. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25, Room H107, Parkland College, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Familiarize yourself with the basic steps of estate planning, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. An estate-planning attorney will be present for questions. Class fee, $15. Register by Feb. 18. Call Parkland, 353-2055.

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: Sloppy Joe sandwich, potato wedges, corn, mango and pineapple, bun, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Smoked pork chop, cheesy potato casserole, seasoned greens, fruited gelatin, bread.

Wednesday: Country breaded white fish, mini potato bakers, seasoned green beans, dinner roll.

Thursday: Ham and beans, copper carrots, pears, cornbread.

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 the Stevick Center at 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. Contact Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or email to

Women's Emergency Shelter. Austin's Place is located in First United Methodist Church, downtown Champaign. Volunteers are needed to stay overnight with shelter guests or transport the women between the shelter and the Center for Women in Transition and or the TIMES Center. Contact Pastor Cathy Minor at 356-9078 or

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