For the retirees

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.

For information about activities or services at CRIS Senior Services, Danville, call 443-2999.

Information is also available from the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, 800-888-4456; Senior Resource Center at Family Service, 352-5100; Senior Services of Champaign County, 328-3313; and First Call for Help, 352-6300 or 893-1530.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Urbana Seniors Club trips. Oct. 31, Buddy Holly Tribute in Sullivan, $64; Nov. 8, Christmas Gift and Hobby Show in Indianapolis, price to be announced; Nov. 13, Church Basement Ladies in Effingham, $66. Overnight travel: Jan. 26 to Feb. 3, 2013, Miami and Key West, $670 double; March 10-16, New Orleans, $559 double. Prices quoted are for club members. Join the club for a very small fee. Call travel chair Karen Hackett at 367-1394 for more information.

Minds in Motion. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday, through Dec. 20, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Activities and programs for older adults that are designed to improve or maintain cognitive, mental and physical functioning. Also, a variety of social and recreational activities are offered. Lunch included. Fee for a full semester, $180; daily rate, $18. Some scholarships available. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078 for more information.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Thursday, Iroquois County Volunteer Services, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, 815-432-5785; 10 a.m. Nov. 7, Mid-Illinois Senior Services Inc., 114 E. Jefferson St., Sullivan, 728-8521; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 13, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. Free refresher course. No reservations needed.

Champaign County Retired Teachers Association. Luncheon meeting, noon Thursday, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Cost $13. Special guests: candidates for the November election presenting/ answering questions. Register by Oct. 28. Contact Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or henryliz4147@comcast.net for more information.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. Illini Chapter meeting.Dr. Erick M. Kawakita, an orthopedic surgeon at Carle-Champaign on Mattis, will speak on joint pain. Call 643-7971 for more information.

Peripheral artery disease free screenings. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3, Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. One in 20 Americans over 50 and as many as one in five over 60 have peripheral artery disease. PAD occurs when blood vessels in the legs are narrowed or blocked by fatty deposits and can restrict circulation to the limbs and organs. Screenings by appointment. Registration limited to first 80 qualified callers. Call 383-1866 for more information.

November Senior Movie Matinee. 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 7, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. Movie will be "A Family Thanksgiving." Refreshments will be provided. Call 267-3170 for more information.

Starlite Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7, Harrison Park Clubhouse, West Voorhees Street, Danville. Presented by CRIS Healthy Aging Center. Music by The Prairie Dogs. The cost is $10. Call 443-2999 for more information.

Understanding Medicare. 4 p.m. Nov. 13, Piatt County Office Building Conference Room, 1111 N. State St., Monticello. Piatt County Services for Seniors and Piatt County Nursing Home are sponsoring a free seminar that will help you understand the basics of Medicare. Light refreshments provided. Optional question-and-answer session to follow.

Every Heart Matters Self-Care Course. 2:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 21, Provena Center for Healthy Aging, 410 E. University Ave., C. Free, two-part, self-care course discussing matters of the heart and vascular system where you can have your questions answered about the diagnosis and risk factors of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke and heart failure. Healthy refreshments served. Registration required. Call 337-2022 for more information.

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 359-4141 at night) or the Illinois Department on Aging's toll-free number, 800-252-8966 (voice and TDD). Calls are kept confidential. If you suspect abuse in a a nursing home, phone Department of Pubic Health, 800-252-4343.

HOT LUNCH PROGRAM

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 and Homer.

The program is for people age 60 or older. For reservations or more information, call 800-543-1770.

Home-delivered meal clients will receive two meals every Thursday and will not have delivery of meals on Friday. Meals will not be served at the Peace Meal sites on Fridays to those clients who typically attend the congregate sites. Reservations for Monday will need to be made with the site by noon Thursday.

Monday: Turkey patty with glaze, sweet potatoes, creamed peas, pineapple tidbits, bread, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Hearty vegetable lentil soup, meat of cheese salad, peaches, bread, crackers.

Wednesday: Swiss beef patty, parsley potatoes, lima beans, fruit, bread.

Thursday: Chicken breast filet with gravy, ranch potatoes, seasoned greens, rosy applesauce, bread, graham crackers.

Friday: No meals served. Two meals delivered Thursday.

TRANSPORTATION

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 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 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, call RSVP at 359-6500.

Volunteer opportunities in Mahomet. Bridle Brook Assisted Living is looking for friendly faces to help staff their front desk. Volunteers will greet and direct guests and assist with mailings and some light office work. Any days or hours, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Brandon or Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or rsvpchampaign@gmail.com.

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