For the retirees, March 2, 2014

For the retirees, March 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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, for more information.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 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: Bob Grogan, candidate for Illinois state treasurer in the March Republican primary, "A Candidate's Vision for Serving Illinois as State Treasurer." Call 356-0616 or 419-5240.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Thursday, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. 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.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. Illini Chapter's March meeting. Speaker: Joe Deluce, executive director of Champaign Park District. Call 369-1010 for more information.

St. Patrick's Day party and nutrition event. 11 a.m. March 12, CRIS Senior Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Free lunch for area seniors, featuring a healthy Irish feast: turkey meatloaf, red potatoes, green cabbage, green fruit gelatin, whole grain roll, beverages. Carol Shriver will discuss ways to keep one's body healthy and strong, increase stamina and live longer through good nutrition. The party includes bungo with $10 County Market grocery cards as prizes, free giveaways and handouts, cookbooks for purchase. Register by 10 a.m. March 10. Call CRIS, 443-2999.

Got Computer Questions? 9 a.m. to noon March 13 or April 10, computer lab, Danville Lutheran School in Trinity Lutheran Church building, 824 E. Main St., Danville. Tutorial session catered to seniors and provides individualized help. Presented by Internet Masters. Class fee $30, nonrefundable. Class limit of 10. Call Larry Pasquale, 443-2050, for more information.

Computer Health. 9 a.m. to noon March 14 or April 11, computer lab, Danville Lutheran School in Trinity Lutheran Church building, 824 E. Main St., Danville. Designed to teach a person how to care for, personalize and keep a computer running smoothly. Catered to seniors. Presented by Internet Masters. Class fee $30, nonrefundable. Class limit of 10. Call Larry Pasquale, 443-2050.

Fall Prevention. 10 a.m. to noon March 15, Room H122, Parkland health Professions, 1309 N. Mattis Ave., C. Join Rebecca Bahnke, occupational therapist, to learn how to identify fall risk factors and examine ways to reduce falls in daily life. Fee $8. Register by March 7. 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 for more information.

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: 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.

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.

Clerical assistant for American Cancer Society. Answer phones, greet walk-ins, do some light filing, etc. for three to four hours per day, preferably 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., based upon your availability. The office is located on South Neil Street in Champaign. Contact Emily at RSVP, 359-6500 or site.rsvp@gmail.com.

Receptionists for Stevick Senior Center. Smiling faces are needed to greet and answer phones for RSVP and the 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. Contact Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or email to rsvpchampaign@gmail.com.

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