For the retirees, Aug. 24-31, 2014

For the retirees, Aug. 24-31, 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 use of desktop computer. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. Seniors are welcome to free usage of a desktop computer and printer.

AARP Smart Driver Course. 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course. Must attend both sessions. Classroom course, $15 for AARP members; $20, nonmembers. To register, call Bonnie Berner at 356-9078 or email

Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday,Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Educational topic, complimentary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Keith Ballinger, physician's assistant, Sarah Bush Lincoln Toledo Clinic, Toledo. Free. To register, call 253-2323 or toll-free at 1-877-223-6109.

Free bingo. 2:15 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Free. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.

Free box fans for low-income seniors. 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.

Fall party for seniors at CRIS. 11 a.m. Sept. 3, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, Danville. A free, fall party for area seniors, featuring information on healthy lifestyles and cholesterol risk reduction. A free brunch will be held. CRIS's Bungo, free giveaways and handouts, as well as cookbooks for purchase. Reservations required by 10 a.m. Friday. Call CRIS at 443-2999 for more information.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 3, Harrison Park Clubhouse on West Voorhees Street, Danville. Music by the band,Miscellaneous 3. For ballroom dancers of all ages. Cost $10. 443-2999.

Wellness and Brain Fitness Fair. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 13, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana. Presented by Active Seniors' Options, Inc., Savoy. For all ages. Exhibitors and community resources focusing on wellness, hands-on activities, games, entertainment, a children's area, wellness screenings for adults over 50 years of age, comfort stations, a raffle, prizes and speakers. Free. Visit, email Nani Baker at or call 550-5696.

Money Smart program for older adults. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 17, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. Presented by EIU Gerontology Program. Free. Registration required. Call Debbie, 359-6500, or email

Join the Urbana Seniors. October, Australian cruise, $6,995; Nov. 22, Ozark Jubilee Branson Christmas, $64. Prices quoted are for club members. Become a club member for a small fee. Call Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

Health screenings. Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living, 410 E. University Ave., C. The VIP Advantage program is $10 per year, and includes a free annual health screening 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: Hamburger or brat with mustard, zippy baked beans, carrots, bun, pineapple, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Beef stew, layered lettuce salad, honey corn biscuit, pears with craisins.

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.

Meals on Wheels drivers desperately needed. Help deliver hot noontime meals once a week. Meals are picked up at 10:30 a.m. and you'll be home in time for your own lunch. Mileage reimbursement is available and we'll find your substitutes when you're unavailable. Check out for information or call Karen at 359-6500.

Special event volunteers. Help out at the Wellness and Brain Fitness Fair on Sept. 13 at Lincoln Square in Urbana, any hours from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will help with registration, hospitality, conducting games, screening and reviewing throughout the event. Training will be provided. Contact RSVP at 359-6500 or to volunteer.

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