For the retirees, March 10-17, 2019

For the retirees, March 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. 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; bingo, 1 p.m. third, fourth and fifth Thursday, bring a small prize for the fourth and fifth; 31 (card group), 10 a.m. Fridays, new players welcome; free movie and popcorn, 1 p.m. Friday. Free parking on east side of building. Call 217-359-6500.

Getting Started with Tech Workshops. 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, March 11-April 29; and 2 p.m. Wednesdays, March 13-April 24, and Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Library staff will help you get started. Tech workshops introduce computers, apps and devices. "How to Organize Computer Files," March 11. "How to Organize Computer Files," March 13. "Getting Started with the Internet," March 20. Bring your own app or device. Free. Registration encouraged. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070.

Tuesdays at Ten. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays, March 12-26, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St.Time for coffee, socializing and learning something new. On March 12, "Detecting Epilepsy — Dr. Aaron Anderson" No registration, no fees. Call 217-403-2070.

Coffee Talk. 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays (except March 20), 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.

It's Coffee Time. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 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.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Fairbury VFW, 205 E. Locust, Fairbury, 815-692-4210; noon March 17, Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner, Rantoul, 217-893-5702. Class to assist participants preparing to renew their driver's license. No registration or fee.

Luck of the Irish senior potluck. Noon Thursday,Stevick Senior Center, 15 E. Main St., C. Join us for good old-fashioned Irish soup as the main dish. There will be lots of door prizes and fun. Bring a covered dish to share. Call 217-359-6500.

Community bingo. 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Brookdale Senior Living, 1706 E. Amber Lane, U. Free bingo the second Thursday of every month. Call Brookdale Senior Living, 217-367-7031.

Estate Planning and Wills: Leaving a Legacy. 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday,Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Come learn about how to leave your legacy to your children and loved ones at this workshop by expert Bernie Wrezinski of The Foundation for Financial Education. Call 217-403-2070.

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.

Ethel & Maud's Table. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20, The Savoy Elks Lodge, 903 N. Dunlap Ave., Savoy. A monthly luncheon for adults ages 55 and older with entertainment by Isle of Erin Irish Dancers. Cost $7. See menu at To register, call 217-239-5201.

Community Education Classes. Danville Area Community College's Community Education Office at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Boomers & Seniors: Social Networking, 1 to 4 p.m. April 2, $25. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.

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 217-352-5100) 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), 1-888-206-1327.


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. Butter or margarine, as well as milk, are served with each meal.

Monday: Chili mac, tossed salad with dressing, dinner roll, cinnamon peaches, butter or margarine, milk.

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: Salmon 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

Parkland College. Volunteer ushers are still needed for the April showing of "Young Frankenstein." This volunteer opportunity provides free admission to the show.

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 lies, contact Andrea for more information.