For the retirees, July 6-13, 2014

For the retirees, July 6-13, 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.


Community Education Classes. July, Danville Area Community College's Community Education Office at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Boomers and Seniors classes: Computer Understanding, 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, July 7-28; Digital Photo Storage, 9 a.m. to noon July 11; Ins and Outs of the Internet, 6 to 9 p.m. July 17 and 24; and Social Networking, 6 to 9 p.m. July 24. Register at or in person. Call 554-1667 or 554-1668.

Indoor walking. 9 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, Bridle Brook Assisted Living, 1505 Patton Drive, Mahomet. The doors are 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 253-2325.

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 a.m. Speaker: Chad Hays, representative for the 104th District in the Illinois General Assembly, "The End Of Session Onslaught By The Democrats." Call 356-0616 or 419-5240.

Rules of the Road. 1:30 p.m. Monday, Hays Center, 1311 W. Church St., C, 398-2591. Class taught by trained volunteers to assist participants prepare to renew their driver's license. No registration or fee.

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.

Free box fans for low-income seniors. Provideduntil 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.

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.

Urbana Seniors trips. July 20: "Ring of Fire," Beef House Dinner Theatre, $64; October, Australian cruise, $6,995. Prices quoted are for club members. Become club member for a small fee. Call Karen Hackett, 367-1394.


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: Egg, bacon and cheddar scramble, buttered hominy, raisin bran muffin, rosy applesauce, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Shepherd's Pie, creamy cole slaw, roll, fruit cobbler.

Wednesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned greens, bread, fruit pie.

Thursday: Glazed baked ham, candied sweet potatoes, green beans, bread, fruit.

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 Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or rsvpchampaign@gmailcom.

Food for Seniors Drivers. Using their own vehicles, volunteers deliver free groceries to low-income seniors in Champaign and Urbana early mornings on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Other volunteers are needed to accompany driver. Mileage reimbursement available. Contact Robbie at 359-6500 or to volunteer.

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