For the retirees Jan. 27, 2013

For the retirees Jan. 27, 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.


OLLI spring classes begin Monday. 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

Senior exercise. 9 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Strong for Life program is used. Call 253-2325.

Free tax preparation. Beginning Thursday, 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.

Minds in Motion. Spring semester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday, Jan. 31 through May 30, First United Methodist Church, 210 W. Church St., C. Fee for a full semester, $200; daily rate, $20. Some scholarships available. Lunch included. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078.

Of Sangamon & Spoons, Illinois Rivers in Poetry and Prose. 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday,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 nonresidents. Call 586-2612.

The Illini Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. Speakers: Janet Dobrinsky and Scott Mills of the State Comptroller's Office discussing "I D Theft and Scams."

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Friday, Gibson City Senior Center, 215 E. Third St., Gibson City, 782-4891; 10 a.m. Friday, Mid-Illinois Senior Services Inc., 14 E. Jefferson, Sullivan, 728-8521. Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State's Office. No registration or fee.

Dine with a Doc. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 5,Max J. Knight Community Building Banquet Hall (at Mason Point), One Masonic Way, Sullivan. Hear an educational topic while enjoying a complementary lunch. Speaker: Dr. Kuppuswamy "Dr. 'J'" Jagarlamudi is an oncologist/hematologist at Sarah Bush Lincoln Regional Cancer Center. Also, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." To register, call 728-4394, ask for ext. 1200, at least one day in advance.

Senior Citizens Sweetheart Banquet. Sponsored by the Hoopeston Area High School student council, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14, at the high school gym, 615 E. Orange St., Hoopeston. Open to seniors in the Hoopeston and Rossville areas and includes food, entertainment and socializing. Register by Feb. 4. Call 283-6661 and leave your name and number of people in your party.

Urbana Seniors Club trips. Overnight travel: March 10-16, New Orleans, $559 double. Prices quoted are for club members. Join for a small fee. Call travel chair Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

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. Call 353-2055.

Free home visit service expanding. The 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 328-3150 to request a visit to a local senior.

Health screenings. Provena Center for Healthy Aging, 410 E. University Ave., C. 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.


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: Barbecue riblet, baked beans, creamy cole slaw, diced peaches and pears, bun, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, copper carrots, pea salad, pineapple tidbits, bread.

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

Thursday: Salisbury beef patty, hot German potato salad, pickled beets, fruit, bread

Friday: No meals served. Two meals delivered Thursday.


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.


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

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