For the retirees March 3, 2013

For the retirees March 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.


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 Thursday; bring a small prize. Limited number of free parking passes. Call Debbie, 359-6500 for details.

Indoor walking. 9 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at 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.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Champaign Public Library, Robeson Pavillion Room A & B, 200 W. Green St. Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 to 9:30 a.m. Monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m. Robert J. Steigmann, appellate judge for Fourth District, will speak on "How The Courts Really Work." Call 356-0616 or 419-5240.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Thursday, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 W. Stoughton St., U, 367-1544; 10 a.m. Tuesday, Monticello United Methodist Church, 212 S. Independence, Monticello, 762-2579; 1 p.m. Tuesday, Tuscola Senior Center, 133 W. Sale St., Tuscola, 253-2278. 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. Educational topic, complementary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Aaron M. Eubanks, orthopedic surgeon at Sarah Bush Lincoln's Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. To register, call Jarman Center at 253-2323 or 877-223-6109, and Mason Point at 728-4394, ext. 1200.

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.

Rantoul Chapter of National Active and Retired Federal Employees. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Urbana Garden Family Restaurant, 810 W. Killarney St., U. The program will address chapter closing, membership transfer subjects and a special 50th anniversary recognition of chapter service to members. Reservations not required. Call 893-3501 or 351-8890.

Senior Movie Matinee. 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Westville Public Library 233 S. State St. "The Stratton Story" starring Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson. Refreshments. Call 267-3170 to reserve a seat.

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 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 class, Travelogues and programs of interest. Call 353-2055.

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.


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, cornbread.

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.


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.


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.

Senior Transportation Program Drivers. Volunteers provide rides for seniors who are no longer able drive themselves. Drive to medical appointments and/or to the grocery store and help carry grocery bags if needed. Let us know what days or times of day you are available. Most rides are to and from the Champaign-Urbana area, but may extend throughout Champaign County. Mileage reimbursement is available. Contact Karen or Brandon at RSVP, 359-6500.