For the retirees Nov. 18, 2012

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

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Event. 1 to 5 p.m. Monday, JDC Room, Brookens Administrative Center, 1776 E. Washington St., U. Representatives from Senior Services at Champaign County Regional Planning Commission and Provena Center for Healthy Aging will assist with: Medicare Part D comparisons and enrollment; Medicare Advantage plan comparisons; Extra Help-(LIS) pharmaceutical assistance; Medicare Savings Programs. Free. Bring your Medicare card, list of medications and income information. Call 819-4054.

Health screening. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, CRIS Senior Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Free blood pressure screening and question-and-answer with a registered nurse from Provena United Samaritans Medical Center every Wednesday. Pharmacist every fourth Wednesday. Call 443-2999.

Urbana High School's 41st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Urbana High School, 1002 S. Race St. Whether you are alone this Thanksgiving, don't have the money to spend on a dinner or just enjoy the company of your community, everyone is welcome to this event. Free. No reservations. Call 384-3505 if you need a ride.

Champaign County Retired Teachers Association luncheon meeting. Noon Dec. 6, Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive, C. Cost $13. Presentation: Holiday music. Register by Dec. 2. Contact Liz Jackson at 367-9945 or henryliz4147@comcast.net.

Free home visit service expanding. Home Visit Program is an initiative by senior care professionals at Canterbury Ridge Assisted Living, Urbana, that's designed to check on the wellbeing of older people throughout the region. Call Canterbury Ridge Assisted Living, 328-3150, to request a visit to a local senior to see if he or she is doing well physically and psychologically. Emeritus connects the senior and family with the proper resources and services to provide assistance.

Health screenings. Provena Center for Healthy Aging, 410 E. University Ave., C. HEALTHaware health risk assessments and screenings conducted by an registered nurse, resources on healthy living and Provena Covenant programs and receive a comprehensive health status report with health recommendations. One initial free screening session per year. Free screenings in subsequent years if a VIP Advantage member. Eligibility: 55 and older. Registration required. Call 337-2022.

Lifelong Learning. Sign up today to become a member of Lifelong Learning at Parkland College. With free membership receive advance mailings of the newsletter twice a year with descriptions of all of our Lifelong Learning class, Travelogues and programs of interest. Call 353-2055.

Samaritans for Seniors. Do you need your lawn raked? Put your name on our list at the Stevick Center for volunteers who call and want to help seniors. Arrangements are made between you and the volunteer. Call 359-6500.

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: Settlers beef and beans, spinach and fruit salad, banana, bread, graham crackers, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Hamburger or brat, scalloped corn, three-bean salad, spiced peaches, bun.

Wednesday: Pork loin with gravy, mashed potatoes, escalloped tomatoes, creamy cole slaw, bread.

Thursday: Closed for Thanksgiving holiday.

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.

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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