For the retirees Feb. 3, 2013

For the retirees Feb. 3, 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, jigsaw puzzles and sewing corner,8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crochet Club, 9 a.m. and 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. Doors open to community seniors as a safe, indoor walking location. Call Angela, 586-3200.

Active Senior Republicans. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B, 200 W. Green St. Monthly meeting for seniors seeking information, fellowship, fun. Coffee and refreshments. Speaker: J. Fred Giertz, professor emeritus in the Department of Economics and director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, on "The Future Of Business In Illinois."

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C; 10 a.m. Thursday, Iroquois County Volunteer Services, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, 815-432-5785.Class taught by a trained volunteers to assist participants who are preparing to renew their driver's license. Sponsored by Illinois Secretary of State's Office. No registration or fee.

Dine with a Doc. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, 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, 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 Mason Point at 728-4394, ext. 1200, by Monday.

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. Call 443-2999.

Senior Movie Matinee. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Westville Public Library, 233 S. State St. Movie for February will be "Cocoon," starring Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy and Gwen Verdon. Call 267-3170.

Starlight Ball. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, CRIS Healthy Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Music by The Prairie Dogs. Cost $10. Call 443-2999.

Urbana Park Senior Monthly Potluck. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Business meeting, meal and entertainment. Each month, seniors bring a dish to share and their own table service. Membership dues are payable after or during the first meeting. Group trips are part of membership benefits. Sponsored by Urbana Park District. Call Ellen Plummer, 344-4438.

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 Monday. Call 283-6661 and leave your name and number of people in your party.

Urbana Seniors Club trips. Day trips: Feb. 21, Jersey Boys in Peoria, $77; April 17, "Menopause, the Musical" at Beef & Boards in Indianapolis, price to be announced. Overnight travel: 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.

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 nursing home, phone Department of Public 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: Sloppy Joe, ranch potatoes, creamed corn, sliced peaches, bun, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Ham and beans, pickled beets, mandarin oranges and pineapple, corn bread.

Wednesday: Lasagna, seasoned green beans, lettuce salad, fruit juice, bread.

Thursday: Chicken patty, ranch potatoes, corn, fruit, 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.

Provena Covenant Medical Center's Faith in Action. Program serves Champaign County residents ages 55 and older who are in need. Volunteer opportunities include driving people to doctor's appointments and pharmacy, grocery shopping for home-bound seniors, making companionable home visits, providing respite for caregivers, making telephone reassurance calls, light housekeeping/light meal preparation duties, minor household repairs, yard clean-up/chores and office assistance. Orientation session on Feb. 6 at Faith in Action offices in the County Plaza building, 102 E. Main St., U. Day and evening sessions available. Contact Doretta Herr or Kandi Hall at 337-2778 or FIA@presencehealth.org.

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