For the retirees, Feb. 10-17, 2019

For the retirees, Feb. 10-17, 2019

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.

Free hearing screenings. Appointments may be made through April 26, Audiology Clinic, 2001 S. Oak St., C. Free parking in front of the building. Clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 217-333-2205.

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

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

Tuesdays at Ten. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 12-March 26, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Ever wonder what kinds of innovations are being developed right here in Champaign-Urbana? Find out at the library, with time for coffee, socializing and learning something new. On Feb. 12, "Information Behavior at the Grocery Store — Dr. Melissa Ocepek." No registration, no fees. 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.

Getting Started with Tech Workshops. 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, Feb. 11-April 29; 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 13-April 24; Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Library staff will help you get started. Tech workshops introduce computers, apps and devices. "Getting Started with Keyboard and Mouse," Feb. 11; "Ebooks & More for Kindles," Feb. 13; "Ebooks & More for Android Phones and Tablets," Feb. 20; "Ebooks & More for Tablets and eReaders," Feb. 27. Bring your own app or device. Free. Registration encouraged. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070.

Community bingo. 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Brookdale Senior Living, 1706 E. Amber Lane, U. Free bingo the second Thursday of every month. The first community bingo on Dec. 13 will be holiday themed. Call Brookdale Senior Living, 217-367-7031, for more information.

It's Coffee Time. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. every Friday, first-floor meeting room, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St. This program is geared for adults, 60 and older. Enjoy a free cup of hot coffee or tea, with conversation, crafts and games. Free. Call 477-5220 for more information.

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. Feb. 18-22, $85; Digital Photo Storage, 9 a.m. to noon March 7, $25. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.

Ethel & Maud's Table. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20, The Savoy Elks Lodge, 903 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy. A monthly luncheon for adults ages 55 and older with entertainment by The Hot Club of Urbana. Cost $7. See menu at 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 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: Chili mac, tossed salad with dressing, dinner roll, cinnamon peaches, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Turkey pot roast with baby carrots and celery, broccoli cauliflower bake, dinner roll, tropical fruit.

Wednesday: Chicken casserole, peas and carrots, green beans with pimentos, bread, chunky applesauce.

Thursday: Roast beef in gravy, mashed potatoes, cabbage-tomato au gratin, dinner roll, overnight fruit salad.

Friday: Ham loaf, frosted sweet potatoes, midori blend veggies, bread, fruit.


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

Stevick Senior Center: A volunteer receptionist is needed for a four hour shift. This is a fun volunteer opportunity where you meet lots of other seniors. Answer phones, direct calls and take messages.

American Legion Auxiliary: Help sort, fold and cut recycled plastic grocery bags into strips that the American Legion Auxiliary uses to weave into sleeping mats for homeless veterans. We will be volunteering this service from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Monday at the Stevick Senior Center in the lower level of The News-Gazette building.

Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County: They 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.