For the retirees Feb. 10, 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 tax preparation. 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, Stevick Senior Center, 48 E. Main St., C. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be available. Free for low-to-moderate income taxpayers, with special attention to those more than 60 years old. Call 359-6500 for more information.

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 Jarman Center, 253-2325.

Urbana Park Senior Monthly Potluck.11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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 at 344-4438 for more information.

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. Physical therapist every second Wednesday. Call 443-2999.

Free bingo. 2:15 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Free. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.

Free computer classes.9 to 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16, Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St. "Computers 101" class every third Saturday. One-on-one instruction for up to 10 participants who may bring in their own laptops or use the personal computers in the library's computer lab. Call 367-4405 or email reference@tufl.info to register.

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.

Brain Health. Monthly four-part series, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at each Extension office, starting Feb. 26 at 3164 N. Vermilion St., Danville, Feb. 27 at 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C, and Feb. 28 at 912 W. Seminary Ave., Onarga. Designed to better understand our brains as we mature, full of tips and strategies to improve and maintain brain function. Participants encouraged to attend all four sessions. Register at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv or call the Extension Office, Champaign at 333-7672, Ford-Iroquois at 815-268-4051 or Vermilion at 422-8615.

Minds in Motion. Spring semester, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday, through May 30, 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. Fees: Full semester, $200; daily rate, $20. Some scholarships available. Lunch included. Call Sandy Burgener at 898-4251 or 356-9078.

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 well-being of older people throughout the region. Call 328-3150 to request a visit to a local senior. 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 a registered nurse, resources on healthy living and Provena Covenant programs are available and participants will be given 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 classes, Travelogues and programs of interest. Call 353-2055.

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: Goulash with kidney beans, peas and onions, lettuce spinach salad, sliced pears, bread, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Turkey patty with glaze, baked squash, winter blend veggies, rosy applesauce, bread.

Wednesday: Chicken or tuna salad, tomato or potato soup, orange juice, banana, bread, crackers.

Thursday: Trout melt, pork and beans, fruit, juice, 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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