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PODCAST: Morning Show Interview Claudia Lennhoff 9-22-16

PODCAST: Morning Show Interview Claudia Lennhoff 9-22-16: Play now!

Dave Gentry discusses Medicaid/Medicare with Claudia Lennhoff of the Champaign County Health Care Consumers.

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'There's a lot of satisfaction working with our patients'

CHAMPAIGN — Every other Wednesday, Neelma Zafar heads to the Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and spends nearly two hours volunteering.

She's not whipping up soup.

The physician — who's a stay-at-home-mom at the moment — checks blood pressure and offers other health-screening services for those using the soup kitchen.

'The Mother Teresa of Champaign-Urbana'

URBANA — Anh Ha Ho was born in Vietnam, raised in France and spent a couple years in Canada.

But for the 69-year-old co-director of the East Central Illinois Refugee Mutual Assistance Center, there's no place like Champaign-Urbana.

It's home.

"It's the longest I've ever lived anywhere," she said. "Thirty-one years."

Service Club of the Week: Martin F. Vutrick American Legion Post 51, Westville

Staff writer Tim Mitchell's weekly look at area do-gooders.

ABOUT THE CLUB

Commander: Troy Strebin.

Origin: Founded in the 1940s, the post was named after Martin F. Vutrick, the first person from the area to die in World War I.

For the retirees, Sept. 18-26, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

Religion calendar, Sept. 16-22, 2016

To submit items for this calendar, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit.

Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Events

What's in a name? Clark-Lindsey Village

Ethel Clark and Maud Lindsey were sisters who grew up in Urbana and graduated from the University of Illinois. When they passed away in the 1960s without heirs, they willed their estates to create a retirement village that today is known as Clark-Lindsey Village.

Service Club of the Week: Sewing for Veterans

Each week, staff writer TIM MITCHELL profiles an area difference-maker.

About the club

For the retirees, Sept. 11-19, 2016

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

'This house is a blessing'

DANVILLE — On Sunday, Theodore and Shawnita Brown will realize their longtime dream of home ownership.

That's when Habitat for Humanity of Danville officials will turn over the keys of a newly renovated home at 513 N. Collett St. to the couple and their children at a 2 p.m. dedication ceremony.