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. 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. Closed Dec. 24 and 25. Call Debbie at 359-6500 for 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.
Senior exercise. 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Except Christmas Day. Strong for Life program is used. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.
Free bingo. 2:30 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main, Tuscola. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.
Urbana Seniors trips. Jan. 15: Peoria Par-a-Dice, $7; Feb 15: Effingham Performance Center, Red Skelton — The Legend Continues, cost to be determined; Effingham Performance Center: Church Basement Ladies, , cost to be determined; Oct. 2014: Australian Cruise, $6995 per person. Prices quoted are for club members. Become a club member for a small fee. Call 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 with descriptions of all of our Lifelong Learning class, 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: Salisbury beef patty, three bean bake, corn, pineapple tidbits, bread, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).
Tuesday: Closed for Christmas holiday.
Wednesday: Closed for Christmas holiday.
Thursday: Pork loin with gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, 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 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.
Books to Prisoners. Books to Prisoners, 202 S. Broadway Ave., U (lower level of the old post office), sends books to prison inmates throughout the state. Volunteers read inmates' letters, pick and pack books for mailing, coordinate book donations, or they may help staff a lending library at local county jail. Call RSVP, 359-6500.
Women's Emergency Shelter. Austin's Place is located in First United Methodist Church in downtown Champaign. Volunteers are needed to stay overnight with shelter guests or transport the women between the shelter and the Center for Women in Transition and or the TIMES Center. Contact Pastor Cathy Minor at 356-9078 or firstname.lastname@example.org .