For the retirees, Aug. 19-26, 2018

For the retirees, Aug. 19-26, 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.


Breakfast café. 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Hot breakfast for a small donation and annual registration for those age 60 and older. Call 217-443-2999 or email

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

Strong for Life exercise. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Free. Call 217-443-2999 or email

Rules of the Road. 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner, 217-893-5702. Class to assist participants preparing to renew their driver's license. No registration or fee.

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.

Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 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: Dr. Abdul Shakir, MD, SBL Regional Cancer Center, who also serves as an assistant professor in oncology/hematology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Free. To register, call 217-253-2323 or toll-free at 1-877-223-6109.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, 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 344-1120.

It's Coffee Time. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Friday, first-floor meeting room, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St. Adults, age 60 and older, are invited to enjoy a cup of hot coffee or tea, with snacks, games and good conversation. Free. Call 217-477-5220.

Connections Café. 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, U. A free, welcoming environment to relax and make new friends while learning about resources and wellness opportunities for seniors. Free coffee, blood pressure screenings and vital checks. Call 217-239-5201 or 217-239-6372.

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

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, 217-367-1544.

Senior bowling leagues. League meetings at noon Aug. 27 at Arrowhead Lanes, 1401 N. McKinley Ave., C. Looking for bowlers to join our leagues. If you are age 55 or older, come out and join us. Arrowhead Sages bowls at 1 p.m. Mondays starting Sept. 11. Call Denise Perry at 217-898-5104.

Ford-Iroquois Retired Teachers Association meeting. 11 a.m. Aug. 29, Milford Family Restaurant, 107 E. Jones St., Milford. Peggy Gossett of volunteer services will give the program. All retired teachers from Ford and Iroquois counties are invited to attend — no reservations are required. Those who attend are asked to bring school supplies, which will be given to Milford Elementary. Call Joyce McCullough at 815-432-3876.


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: Chicken sandwich, scalloped corn, red cabbage with sour sauce, bun, applesauce, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Salmon boat, macaroni and cheese with peas, Midori blend vegetables, bread, pineapple.

Wednesday: Taco salad with meat, cheese and beans, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and taco sauce, cantaloupe, taco chips, pudding.

Thursday: Turkey salad with grapes on lettuce leaf, creamy potato soup, crackers, gelatin salad with cup fruit.

Friday: Pork chop in gravy, mashed potatoes, breaded tomatoes, bread, fruit salad.


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.


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

Believers & Achievers of Champaign is looking for receptionists. Shifts are 8 a.m. to noon or 1 to 5 p.m. Some computer knowledge would be a plus.

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County would love some volunteers in their upstairs area to help organize books, linens, housewares, office supplies, pictures and more. Hours are flexible and you are welcome to bring a friend.

Brookstone Estates, Tuscola, is looking for volunteers to read to residents, call bingo and help with activity projects.