For the retirees, Nov. 4-11, 2018

For the retirees, Nov. 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 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 nonemergency 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; Skipbo, 1 p.m. Wednesday, always looking for new players; 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.

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: Todd Hunter on "Can Republicans keep the House and Senate?" He will tell us what to look for on election night. Book exchange. Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 a.m. Call 217-417-6278 or 217-714-5807.

Tuesdays at Ten. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 20, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Time for coffee, socializing and learning something new. On Nov. 6, "Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)," learn about the story and mission of OLLI and its effects on our community. Call 217-403-2070.

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 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.

Chair yoga. Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 18, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Steve Willette from Living Yoga Center will share this ancient practice, showing how to use yoga for stretching and strengthening, all while seated in a chair. Call 217-403-2070.

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.

Festival of Trees Senior Day and Breakfast Speaker Event. 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St., Danville. Check-in for breakfast presentations by Dr. Will Gingold and Amy Brown at 8:30 a.m.; must preregister for this free event, Main floor open for free viewing of the lights and decorations, trees and wreaths, indulge in holiday treads, a raffle house, door prizes and more. Call 217-274-7239.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Mid-Illinois Senior Services Inc., 114 E. Jefferson, Sullivan, 217-728-8521; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Helen Stevick Senior Center, 15 Main St., C. Class to assist participants preparing to renew their driver's license. No registration or fee.

Getting Started with Tech Workshops. 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 12, except Nov. 28, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Library staff will help you get started. Tech workshops introduce computers, apps and devices. Next three:"Getting Started with Email," Nov. 7; "Getting Started with the Internet," Nov. 14; and "Getting Started with Online Shopping," Nov. 21. Computers are provided. Registration encouraged. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070.

Connections Café. 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Common Ground Cood Coop, Lincoln Square Mall, Urbana.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 other vital checks. Call 217-239-5201 or 217-239-6372.

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.

Community Education Classes. Danville Area Community College's Community Education Office at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Boomers & Seniors: Computer Understanding, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16, $85; Digital Photo Storage, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 13, $25; Tablet, What?, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15, $25. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.

Caring Conversations Series for Seniors. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, convention center, The Best Western Plus Hotel, 917 Green Mill Road, Arcola. This free dinner is hosted by Carriage Crossing Senior Living at Green Mill Village, Arcola. Speaker: Elizabeth Hagemann, manager of education and outreach for Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, on "Forget Me Not: Conversation About the Stages of Dementia and Alzheimer's." Call 217-268-3516 to register.

Senior Source Danville. 7 E. North St., Danville. This event venue, activity space and resource center for people over the age of 50 hosts a variety of interesting events and activities. Membership is free for those who are 50+. Call 217-274-7239, email, or on Facebook at Senior Source Danville — Live Life Connected.


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: Sausage in gravy, mini potato bakers, fruit compote, biscuit, fruit juice, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, bread, apricots.

Wednesday: Stuffed peppers in sauce, corn, chunky applesauce, dinner roll, frudel bar.

Thursday: Ham and beans, pickled beets, cornbread, peaches.

Friday: Chicken sandwich with mayo packet, German potato salad, tarragon carrots, bun, grapes.


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: Volunteers are needed to begin training in November to prepare taxes for seniors and low-income individuals.

Wesley Foundation: (Various jobs and schedules at Wesley and Parkland locations). Food pantry assistant: Help clients shop for food, sign in, double bag the grocery bags, stand at the end of the line collecting numbers, hand out bread, etc.