For the retirees, June 15-22, 2014

For the retirees, June 15-22, 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.


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. Free 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.

Free box fans for low-income seniors. June 16 until Aug. 29 or supplies run out. The City of Champaign Township will provide free box fans through partner agencies for low-income seniors who reside in the City of Champaign Township. Questions can be directed to City of Champaign Township, 603 S. Randolph St., Champaign, IL 61821 or call Andrew J. Quarnstrom or Barbara Nailon, 403-6120.

Rules of the Road. 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner Ave., 893-0461; 1:30 p.m. Friday, Chester P. Sutton Senior Center, 256 W. Court St., Paris, Ill., 465-8143. 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.

Powerful Living Series. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,Wellness Room, Presence Center for Healthy Living, 410 E. University Ave., C. Dr. Linus Anukwu, primary care physician on medical staff at Presence Covenant Medical Center, will cover why a primary care practitioner is needed, particularly as people age, what types of preventive measures older adults should be taking for their health and well-being. Free, but registration required. Call 337-2022.

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.

Starlite Ball. 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Harrison Park Clubhouse on West Voorhees Street, Danville. For ballroom dancers of all ages. Music by Bev Wolfe. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Cost $10. Call 443-2999.

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.

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

Free computer classes.9 to 10:30 a.m. June 21, 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. Call 367-4405 or email to register.

Health screenings. Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living, 410 E. University Ave., C. The VIP Advantage program is just $10 per year, and includes a free annual health screening, including blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure and more, conducted by a registered nurse. Also, access to special social programs, educational events, exercise programs and discounts to local businesses. Eligibility: 55 and older. Registration required. Call 337-2022.


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: Smoke pork chop, au gratin potatoes, pea salad, bread, sliced pears with craisins, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, Kyoto vegetables, roll, mandarin oranges

Wednesday: Meatloaf, baked beans,spinach salad, bread, fruit cobbler.

Thursday: Barbecue meatballs, German potato salad, lemon pepper green and wax beans with pimento, bread, fresh fruit or applesauce.

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.

Senior Transportation Program Drivers. Volunteers provide rides for seniors who are no longer able to drive themselves. Let us know what days or times of day you are available. Most rides are within Champaign-Urbana area. Mileage reimbursement is available. Contact Emily or Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or rsvpchampaign@gmailcom.

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 Emily at RSVP, 359-6500 or

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