For the retirees Jan. 20, 2013

For the retirees Jan. 20, 2013

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

Free activities. Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. Computer station, sewing corner and jigsaw puzzles, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crochet Club, 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Euchre games, noon Tuesdays. Bingo, 1 p.m. third and fourth Thursdays of each month; bring a small prize. Limited number of free parking passes. Call Debbie, 359-6500.

Indoor walking. 9 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday, Bridle Brook Assisted Living, 1505 Patton Drive, Mahomet. Bridle Brook Assisted Living opens its doors to community seniors as a safe, indoor walking location. Call Angela, 586-3200

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.

Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday,Jarman Center, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Hear an educational topic while enjoying a complementary lunch. Speaker: Dr. Sally Foote, veterinarian at Okaw Veterinary Clinic, Tuscola, and certified Feline Behavior Consultant. Also, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." To register, call Jarman Center at 253-2323 or 877-223-6109, by Wednesday.

OLLI spring classes begin Jan. 28. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 1800 S. Oak St., C. Free parking. Spring semester membership, $90; another person in the same household can join for $70. Membership includes one free course and one free study group. Each additional course, $30, and each additional study group, $15. Call 244-9141 or visit http://www.olli.illinois.edu.

Free tax preparation. Beginning Jan. 31, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Free for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those more than 60 years old. Call 359-6500 for details.

Of Sangamon & Spoons, Illinois Rivers in Poetry and Prose. 7 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W. Windsor Road, U. Join Barb Garvey on a short literary tour down our own Illinois Rivers. Free. Reservations required for non-residents. Call 586-2612.

Elder Abuse and Neglect. Anyone who suspect 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 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: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday.

Tuesday: Chicken cutlet, potato casserole, escalloped tomatoes, orange, bread, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal). .

Wednesday: Roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, fruit crisp, bread.

Thursday: Barbecue riblet, green beans, sliced buttered carrots, fruit, bun.

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.

Champaign Public Library. The Library Friendshop is looking for volunteers to help organize and sell in their bookstore. Work two to four hours per week or on an as-needed basis. The Friendshop is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays and 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Contact Brandon or Karen at RSVP, 359-6500 or rsvpchampaign@gmail.com.

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