For the retirees, Nov. 12-18, 2017

For the retirees, Nov. 12-18, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

For information about activities or services at CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville, call 217-443-2999, email, or visit

Information is also available from the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, 800-888-4456; Senior Resource Center at Family Service, 217-352-5100; Senior Services of Champaign County, 217-328-3313; and First Call for Help, 217-893-1530; or call 211, a new non-emergency number that connects Champaign County callers with free information and referrals for community services.


What Does the Law Say? 2 to 3:30 p.m. today, Clark-Lindsey Village, activity room, 101 W. Windsor Road, U. Attorney Faruq Nelson will talk about what is legal in Illinois at the end of life at the annual meeting of the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Champaign County. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call 217-3567-8798.

Free adult hearing screenings. Appointments for screenings may be made through Dec. 1, University of Illinois Audiology Clinic, 901 S. Sixth St., C. Any person who is interested in hearing assessment, hearing protection devices or management of hearing problems can make an appointment. No referral is needed. To schedule an appointment, call 333-2230.

Free activities. Stevick Senior Center, 15 E. Main St., C. Gentlemen's coffee hour, 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Crochet Club, 9 a.m. Tuesday. Euchre games, noon Tuesday. Adult coloring, second and fourth Wednesday. Bingo, 1 p.m. on the third, fourth and fifth Thursday, bring a small prize for the fourth and fifth. Center is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free parking on east side of building. Call 217-359-6500.

Connections Café. 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Presence Covenant Medical Hospital, 1400 W Park St., Auditorium B, U. A pop-up, free, fun, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends while learning about resources and wellness opportunities for seniors. Free coffee, blood-pressure and vital checks. All seniors are welcome. Call 217-239-5201.

Senior Happy Hour. 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St. Happy Harvest! Share a harvest memory and enjoy a cup of chili. This event is for adults ages 60 and older and is co-sponsored by Champaign Urbana Nursing & Rehab. Call 217-485-5558.

It's Coffee Time. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays, first-floor meeting room, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St. This program is geared for adults, 60 and older. Enjoy a sociable hour of hot coffee or tea, with conversation, sometimes including music, adult coloring, poetry reading and board games. Free. Call 217-477-5220.

Friday Tech Help. 10 a.m. to noon Fridays through Nov. 17, Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St., C. Need help using a computer or mobile device? Stop by with your questions. Get tech help from University of Illinois School of Information Science students. Free. Call 217-403-209.

Free movie Friday. 1 p.m. Friday, Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., C. A free movie and popcorn for seniors. Nov. 17: "Pay It Forward," starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt. Free parking on east side of building. Call 217-359-6500.

Knitting Drop-in Days. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Phillips Recreation Center, James Room, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Open to all knitters who want to gather together. Free. Call the Urbana Park District at 217-367-1544.

Community Education Classes. Danville Area Community College's Community Education Office at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Boomers & Seniors: Social Networking, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 4, $20; Ins and Outs of the Internet, 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 6-13; $40. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.

Health screenings. Presence Covenant Center for Healthy Living, 1400 E. Park St., U. The VIP Advantage program is $10 per year, and includes a free annual health screening, including blood sugar, cholesterol, BP and more, conducted by a registered nurse. Also, educational events, exercise programs and discounts to local businesses. Eligibility: 55 and older. Registration required. Call 337-2022.


The 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 (home-delivered only) and Homer.

The program is for people age 60 or older. For reservations or more information, call 800-543-1770.

Reservations for Monday will need to be made with the site by noon Friday.

Monday: Gold and spicy chicken breast fillet, potato casserole, seasoned green beans, dinner roll, peaches, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Taco salad with meat, cheese and beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and taco sauce, pineapple tidbits, taco chips, pudding.

Wednesday: Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, Harvard beets, bread, cranberry oatmeal cookie.

Thursday: Ham and beans, copper carrots, cornbread, applesauce.

Friday: Pork chop in gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower, dinner roll, cake with fruit.


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 217-352-5100.

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 217-384-8188 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 or for information about the following opportunities, call 217-359-6500 or email at

AARP Tax Aide Program. Previous tax experience a plus, but not necessary. All training will be provided, starting in December. The actual tax preparation program begins on Feb. 1, at the new tax program location at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Volunteers needed are: Facilitators — check in and help clients organize their materials for their tax appointment. Call now so we can prepare. This growing program is such a huge help to kids who may not have enough to eat during weekends and holidays. They are looking for help to sort/bag groceries (twice a month) and someone to monitor the kids' play area.