For the retirees, July 20-27, 2014

For the retirees, July 20-27, 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

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. Bingo, 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursday; bring a small prize. Limited number of free parking passes. Call 359-6500 for details.

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 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. Pharmacist every fourth Wednesday.. Call 443-2999.

Free box fans for low-income seniors. Provideduntil Aug. 29 or supplies run out. Provided by the City of Champaign Township through partner agencies for low-income seniors residing in the City of Champaign Township. Direct questions 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.

Elder Abuse and Neglect. Anyone who suspects that an older person is being abused in any way is asked to contact a designated Elder Abuse provider (in this area, Family Service at 352-5100 or 359-4141 at night) or Adult Protective Services Hotline, 866-800-1409 or TTY (hearing impaired use only), 888-206-1327. For information about programs to assist older adults in Illinois and their caregivers, call the Illinois Department on Aging Senior Helpline, 800-252-8966, or for TTY, 888-206-1327. Calls are confidential. If you suspect abuse in a nursing home, call Department of Public Health, 800-252-4343.

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: Sausage and gravy, tri-taters, juice, biscuits, fruit compote, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (servedwith each meal).

Tuesday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli salad, roll, chunky applesauce.

Wednesday: Taco salad with lettuce, cheese, tomato and beans, peaches, taco chips, pineapple pistachio dessert.

Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, graham crackers, bread and Mandarin oranges.

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.

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 is available for drivers. Contact Robbie at 359-6500 or rsvpcomp@gmailcom to volunteer.

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