For the retirees, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2018

For the retirees, Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 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 at Stevick. Center open, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Stevick Senior Center, 15 E. Main St., C. Senior Yoga. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday; 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 movie and popcorn, 1 p.m. Friday. Free parking on east side of building. Call 217-359-6500.

Senior bowling leagues. League meeting at noon Aug. 27 at Arrowhead Lanes, 1401 N. McKinley Ave., C. Looking for bowlers to join our league. 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.

Caregivers 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 to discuss their experiences and frustrations as well as share tips and information with each other. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Call 217-893-3955.

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.

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 Sept. 4, $25 each class; Intro to the Smart Phone — Android, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, $25; Digital Photo Storage, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6, $25; Computer Understanding, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10-14, $85; Tablets for Beginners — iPad, 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 12, $25. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.

Getting Started with Tech Workshops. 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 5-Dec. 12, except Nov. 28, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Library staff will help you get started. Computers are provided. Tech workshops introduce computers, apps and devices. Get started with the basics on Sept. 5, "Getting Started with Keyboard and Mouse." Registration encouraged. To sign up go online, or call 217-403-2070.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 6, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Class to assist participants preparing to renew their driver's license. No registration or fee.

Urbana Parks Senior Citizen's Club. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Potluck, meeting and entertainment on the second Tuesday of each month. For information or to become a member ($12 resident of Urbana and Champaign park districts, $15 nonresident), call Janet at 217-367-1544, ext. 277.

50 Plus! Program. Looking for fun things to do, how about joining this Champaign Park District program. Douglass Annex and Hays Recreation Center host programs and events from card playing, trivia, bingo and potluck to low-impact cardio exercise. Annual fee $20-$30. Nonmembers are welcome to participate at the nonmember fee, varies per program. For information, call Darius at 217-819-3961.

Elder Abuse and Neglect. Anyone who suspects that an older person is being abused in any way is asked to contact a designated Elder Abuse provider (in this area, Family Service at 352-5100) or Adult Protective Services Hotline, 866-800-1409 or TTY, 888-206-1327. For information about programs to assist older adults in Illinois and their caregivers, call the Illinois Department on Aging Senior Helpline, 1-800-252-8966, or for TTY (hearing impaired use only), 888-206-1327.


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 and noodles, mashed potatoes, broccoli, bread, tropical fruit, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Settlers beef and beans, carrot, biscuits, melon chunks.

Wednesday: Brat, pea and cauliflower, salad, tomatoes and zucchini, bun, blueberry-apple crisp.

Thursday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned green beans, dinner roll, pears.

Friday: White chili, sunshine salad, perky cottage cheese, cracker, peaches.


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

Daily Bread Soup Kitchen: Weekend senior volunteers who can be on their feet for two hours and do a bit of lifting are needed.

Peace Meal of Rantoul: Volunteers needed for delivering meals and serving meals at congregate sites in Rantoul.

Family Service Meals on Wheels and Senior Transportation: Looking for volunteers to help deliver essential meals to seniors and rides to doctor appointments, grocery store, etc. Mileage reimbursement is available.