For the retirees, Feb. 16, 2014

For the retirees, Feb. 16, 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.

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. Dietitian every third Wednesday. Call 443-2999.

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.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin south of Green, Urbana. Monthly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Order of distribution is random, so there is no need to arrive early. Information:, 344-1120.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Feb. 25, Monticello United Methodist Church, 212 S. Independence, 762-2579; 1 p.m. Feb. 26, Tuscola Senior Center, 133 W. Sale St., 253-2278; 1:30 p.m. Feb. 26, Friendship Center, 40 E. Main St., Clinton, 935-9411. 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.

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 Tuesday. Call Parkland, 353-2055.

Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Educational topic, complimentary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Shunk, lead audiologist at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County.Free. To register, call253-2323 or toll free at 877-223-6109.

Seniors and Technology Day. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Two sessions will be offered. The agenda includes hands-on introductions to assorted digital devices and one-on-one assistance with navigation and other problems. Free. Space is limited. To register, email Noah at or call 217-300-1652.

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 classes, 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: Sweet and sour chicken with vegetables, brown rice, broccoli, buttered apples, dinner roll, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Baked ham, corn casserole, capri blend veggies, bread, oatmeal raisin cookie.

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, spinach, gelatin with fruit, bread.

Thursday: Hearty polish sausage and beans, cottage cheese,peaches, juice, biscuits.

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

Girl Scout cookie helper. We have a great volunteer opportunity for you to help Girl Scouts of Central Illinois during their cookie season, Feb. 10-March 12. Contact Emily at RSVP, 359-6500 or

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