For the retirees, June 9-16, 2019

For the retirees, June 9-16, 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 info@agestrong.org or visit agestrong.org.

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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tuesdays at Ten: Fit & Fabulous. 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Have fun, stay fit and be fabulous all summer long. On June 11, Zumba Gold — Rachel Z. Part of the Tuesdays at Ten weekly series. No registration, no fees. Call 217-403-2070.

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, share tips and information with each other. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Call 217-893-3955.

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. 2 p.m. Wednesdays through June 26, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Library staff will help you get started. Tech workshops introduce computers, apps and devices. "Android Phones & Tablets," June 12. Bring your own android phone or tablet. Free. Sign up at champaign.org/events or call 217-403-2070.

Senior potluck. Noon Thursday, Stevick Senior Center, 15 E. Main St., C. Join other seniors on the second Thursday of each month for a fun-filled potluck. Bring a small dish to share. The main dish will be provided. There will be several door prizes. Call 217-359-6500.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7 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 wesleypantry.org or call 217-344-1120.

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 at 217-367-1544.

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, potluck to low-impact cardio exercise. For information, call Darius at 217-819-3961.

Rules of the Road. Noon June 16, Rantoul Recreation Building, 100 E. Flessner Ave., 217-893-5702. No registration or fee.

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, June 17-21; $85. Register at dacc.edu/cce or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.

Ethel & Maud's Table. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 19, Cityview (fourth floor of the train station), 45 E. University Ave., C. A monthly luncheon for adults ages 55 and older with entertainment by Two and a Third. Cost $7. See menu at clark-lindsey.com/ethelandmauds. To register, call 217-239-5201.

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM

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: Beef stroganoff, Italian mixed vegetables, tomatoes and zucchini, bread, fruit juice, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Stuffed chicken breast, potato casserole, seasoned greens, dinner roll, spiced apple rings.

Wednesday: Pork tenderloin sandwich, baked beans, midori vegetables, bun, pears.

Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, bread, seasonal dessert.

Friday: Orange chicken stir fry with brown rice and vegetables, baby carrots, dinner roll, 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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 Andrea at 217-359-6500 or email site.rsvp@gmail.com.

Salvation Army: Looking for volunteers to serve as receptionists on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon. You can volunteer just one day or all three days. They are also looking for Food Pantry volunteers and help at their thrift store. All jobs would be fun and rewarding volunteering opportunities.

Champaign County Historical Museum: Open from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, needs volunteers to be stationed at the front desk and welcome visitors and their small gift shop needs volunteers to do simple tasks such as tidying up, shelving books and ringing up the occasional book sale.

Family Service of Champaign County: Seeking a receptionist on Thursday and/or Friday from 8:15 to 11 a.m. or noon answering phones and entering data into a database.

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.

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