For the retirees, March 4-11, 2018

For the retirees, March 4-11, 2018

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 also is 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.


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.Speaker: Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulton, Republican candidate for the new position of county executive, on "How the County Executive Can Change the Direction of County Government — for the Better!" Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 a.m. Call 217-417-6278 or 217-714-5807.

Bridge Club. 9 a.m. to noon every Monday, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C. Informal bridge club. Come alone or with a partner. Open to all seniors and it is free to play, if enough show to hold games. Call 217-819-3901 or email

Strong for Life (SFL) exercise. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. SFL is an exercise routine designed to improve strength, function and balance in older adults with or without limitations. Free. Call 217-443-2999 or email

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, 217-253-2325.

Tuesdays at Ten. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, March 6-April 24, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Ever wonder what kinds of high-tech innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, with time for coffee, socializing and learning something new.March 6: Spurlock Museum — Dr. Ian Wang.For adults. Call 217-403-2070 or email

Coffee Talk. 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St. A free social hour for adults ages 60 and older. Complimentary refreshments are served and once a month there is a guest speaker. Call 217-485-5558.

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. Movie will be "Cocoon." Call 217-359-6500.

Connections Café. 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. 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.

Free bingo. 2:15 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Call Jarman Center, 217-253-2325.

Senior Credit Scores. 9 to 10 a.m. March 14, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St. During this free program, attendees will learn all about how their credit report can affect you regardless of age. Call 217-442-8615.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. March 14, Fairbury VFW, 205 E. Locust, 815-692-4210; 1 p.m. March 19, Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner, 217-893-5702. Class to assist participants preparing to renew their driver's license. No registration or fee.

Ethel & Maud's Table. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 14, The Elks Lodge, 903 N. Dunlap Ave. Savoy. St. Patrick's Day Party. A monthly luncheon for adults 55 and older. Entertainment featuring Irish dancers. Corn beef and cabbage luncheon. Cost $7. To register, call 217-239-5201.


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 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: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, spinach, dinner roll, fruit cocktail, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Ham and beans, copper carrots, cornbread, Mandarin oranges and pineapple tidbits.

Wednesday: Lasagna, mixed lettuce salad, dressing packet, green and wax beans with pimentos, bread, cinnamon peaches.

Thursday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli and cauliflower, Texas toast, chunky applesauce.

Friday: Tuna salad, hearty vegetable soup, diced pears and grapes, bread and crackers, pumpkin bar.


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

Bulk mailings. We are always looking for volunteers to help various local nonprofits fold and stuff envelopes for bulk mailings. Contact Andrea to be added to our contact list. 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).

Receptionists: Stevick Senior Center is in need of a volunteer for a four-hour shift. This is a fun volunteer opportunity where you meet lots of other seniors. Our volunteers answer phones, direct calls and take messages.