For the retirees April 21, 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 Thursday; bring a small prize. Limited number of free parking passes. Call Debbie at 359-6500 for more details.

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, for more information.

Explore Financing Options for Long-Term Care: What's Best for You? Noon to 1 p.m. Monday, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Long-term care services can be expensive. Learn more about the potential costs and explore different ways of paying these expenses at this seminar offered with Money Smart Week. For information, visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org or web.extension.illinois.edu/cfiv.

Workshops. Noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, April 22 through May 6, Anita Purves Nature Center, 1505 N. Broadway Ave., U. Estate Planning Basics, Part II, April 22. Clearing the Clutter. Stop the Hoarding, April 29. Protect Yourself from Medicare Fraud, May 6. Attend one or all. $3 each at the door; May 6 program is free. Call 328-6767 to register.

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 for more information.

Love your heart presentation. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Presence Covenant Medical Center Auditorium, Urbana. Free cholesterol and blood pressure screenings start at 4:30 p.m.. Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. Ronald Cossman will present "Surgical Treatment of Heart Disease," 5:30 p.m.; followed by a question-and-answer panel with heart health experts. Registration required. Call 877-737-4636.

Urbana Seniors Club trips. Day trips: July 24, Buddy Holly Tribute Show at The Beef House, Covington, Ind.; Aug. 12, Illinois State Fair, Springfield. Overnight travel: March 10-16, New Orleans, $559 double; May 1-2, St. Louis, Mo., includes a play at the Fox Theatre and shopping. Prices quoted are for club members. Join the club for a very small fee. Call travel chair, Karen Hackett at 367-1394.

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: Chicken Spanish rice, wax bans with pimento, mandarin oranges with blueberries, bread, butter or fortified margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Italian meatballs, seasoned butter beans, escalloped tomatoes, fruit juice, pineapple upside down cake, bread.

Wednesday: Roast turkey, sweet potatoes, creamed peas, banana, bread dressing.

Thursday: Pork cutlet with gravy, mashed potatoes, diced carrots, 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.

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.

Preschool Education Program Volunteers. If you would enjoy making a difference in a young child's life, volunteer to read to preschool children, individually or in small groups, with Champaign or Urbana Early Childhood Education Programs. Seniors are especially welcome as they serve a surrogate grandparent role in addition to helping students develop the academic skills needed to succeed in school. Contact Brandon or Karen, 359-6500, or rsvpchampaign@gmail.com.

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