For the retirees, March 11-18, 2018

For the retirees, March 11-18, 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 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.


Free activities. Center open, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 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. Bingo, 1 p.m. third, fourth and fifth Thursday, bring a small prize for the fourth and fifth. Free parking on east side of building. Call 217-359-6500.

Free adult hearing screenings. Appointments may be made through April 27, Audiology Clinic at University of Illinois, 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 needed. Clinic hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 217-333-2230.

AARP Tax Aide Service. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday and Saturday, through April 18, Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., C. Basic tax preparation services provided for senior and low-income families in the Champaign County area. Parking on east or south side of building. For an appointment, call 217-359-6500.

Tuesdays at Ten. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Ever wonder what kinds of high-tech innovations are being developed here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, with time for coffee, socializing and learning something new. March 13: Soft Robots — Dr. Girish Krishnan.For adults. Call 217-403-2070 or email

Caregiver's Support Group. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. A facilitated group that helps those responsible for the care of others. Bring a lunch if you wish. Call 217-893-3955.

Urbana Park District Senior Citizen's Club. Noon Tuesday, Urbana Park District's Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Monthly meeting and potluck. For information or to become a member ($12 Urbana and Champaign park districts, $15 nonresidents), call Janet at 217-367-1544, ext 277.

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

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Wednesday, 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. Wednesday, Elks Lodge, 903 N. Dunlap Ave. Savoy. St. Patrick's Day Party. A monthly luncheon for older adults 55 and older. Entertainment featuring Irish dancers. Corn beef and cabbage luncheon. Cost $7. To register, call 217-239-5201.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Wesley Student Center and United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., U; parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin south of Green. Weekly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Information at or call 217-344-1120.

Connections Café. 10 a.m. to noon Friday,Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., 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.

Free Lunch and Learn Seminar. 11:30 a.m. Friday, Sunset Funeral Home, 710 N. Neil St., C. On the benefits of preplanning your final wishes. Call 217-239-2874 to register.

Free movie Friday. 1 p.m. Friday,Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., C. A movie and popcorn for seniors. Call 217-359-6500.

Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 22, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Educational topic, complimentary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Shane Gosnell, a doctor of physical therapy with Savoy Therapy. To register, call 217-253-2323 or toll free at 1-877-223-6109.

Community Education Classes. Danville Area Community College's Community Education Office at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Boomers & Seniors: "Tablet, What?," 9 a.m. to noon March 28, $20; "Social Networking," 1 to 4 p.m. April 3, $20; "Ins and Outs of the Internet," 9 a.m. to noon April 3 and 10, $30. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.


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: Saucy stuffed peppers, corn, Lima beans, wheat bread, Frudel bar, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Baked ham, mixed vegetables, frosted sweet potatoes, rye bread, overnight fruit salad.

Wednesday: Turkey pot roast with carrots and celery, macaroni and cheese, Italian green beans, melon chunks, wheat bread, cookie.

Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, dinner roll, peaches.

Friday: Trout melt with tartar sauce, buttered baby baker potatoes, creamy cole slaw, bun, baked apple.


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

Cards of Caring. Volunteers are needed to help make cards that will be delivered to area nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Volunteer from 1 to 3 p.m. every Wednesday at Stevick Center. This will count as volunteer hours with all of the benefits that RSVP provides.

Project Read. Their mission is to provide free tutoring to adult learners seeking to improve their reading, writing, and/or English as a Second Language skills. If you are interested in helping others better their lives, contact Andrea for information.