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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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

For information about activities or services at CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville, call 217-443-2999, email, or visit

Information is also available from the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging, 800-888-4456; Senior Resource Center at Family Service, 217-352-5100; Senior Services of Champaign County, 217-328-3313; and First Call for Help, 217-893-1530; or call 211, a new nonemergency number that connects Champaign County callers with free information and referrals for community services.


Breakfast café. 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Monday through Friday (except holidays), CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Hot breakfast for a small donation and annual registration for those age 60 and older. Call 217-443-2999 or email

Free activities at Stevick. Open, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Stevick Senior Center, 15 E. Main St., C. Senior Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m. Monday and Friday; Gentlemen's coffee hour, 9 a.m. Monday through Friday; Sleeping Mats Project, 1 p.m. Monday; Crochet Club, 9 a.m. Tuesday; card games — euchre, noon Tuesday, and euchre and 13, 10 a.m. Friday, new players welcome; Skipbo, 1 p.m. Wednesday; bingo, 1 p.m. third, fourth and fifth Thursday, bring a small prize for the fourth and fifth; free movie and popcorn, 1 p.m. Friday. Free parking on east side of building. Call 217-359-6500.

Bridge Club. 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Springer Cultural Center, 301 N. Randolph St., C. Informal, come alone or with a partner. Open to all seniors and is free to play, if enough show to hold games. Call 217-819-3901 or email

Strong for Life exercise. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, CRIS Healthy-Aging Center, 309 N. Franklin St., Danville. Free. Call 217-443-2999 or email

Senior exercise. 9:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Strong for Life program is used. Call Jarman Center, 217-253-2325.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. Monday, Robeson Pavilion Room A&B, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Monthly meeting with a speaker, state Rep. Mike Marron, 104th District, "An Inside Look at What the Democrats Want to do to Illinois." Book exchange. Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 a.m. Call 217-417-6278 or 217-714-5807.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Mid-Illinois Senior Services, Inc., 114 E. Jefferson St., Sullivan, 217-728-8521; 9 a.m. June 6, Phillips Recreation Center, 505 505 W. Stoughton St., U, 217-367-1544, ext. 277; 10 a.m. Friday, Iroquois County Volunteer Services, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, 815-432-5785. No registration or fee.

Keys for Embracing Aging. 10 to 11:30 a.m. first Thursday of each month, May 2-Dec. 5, Champaign County Extension Auditorium, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. This series is designed to help aging adults develop strategies for taking care of themselves through the years. Attend all or drop in on the sessions that best fit your schedule. Next: "Eating Smart and Know Your Numbers," June 6. Free. For session descriptions or to register, visit

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. Illini Chapter meeting, 9:30 a.m. Friday, Bresnan Center, 706 Kenwood Drive, C. Speaker: Donna Martin, archives librarian at the Urbana Free Library, who will speak about Champaign County Historical Archives and Genealogy Records. Federal employees and retirees are welcome. Call 217-369-1010.

It's Coffee Time. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, first-floor meeting room, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St. For adults, age 60 and older. Enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea with conversation, crafts and games. Free. Call 217-477-5220.

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

Community Education Classes. Danville Area Community College's Community Education Office at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Boomers & Seniors: "Computer Understanding," 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-21; $85. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.


The 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 (home-delivered only) and Homer.

The program is for people age 60 or older. For reservations or more information, call 800-543-1770.

Reservations for Monday will need to be made with the site by noon Friday.

Monday: Salisbury beef patty, mashed potatoes, broccoli, Texas toast, peaches, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Taco salad with meat, lettuce, cheese, beans, tomatoes and salsa, peaches, taco chips, pudding.

Wednesday: Chicken pot pie, creamy cole slaw, biscuits, chunky applesauce.

Thursday: Ham and beans, copper carrots, cornbread, gelatin with fruit.

Friday: Roasted pork loin, frosted sweet potatoes, seasoned green beans, dinner roll, grapes.


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 217-352-5100.

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 217-384-8188 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 or for information about the following opportunities, call Andrea at 217-359-6500 or email at

Courage Connection: They are looking for volunteer help with the Connections Resale Store, Hotline Advocates, Education Advocates, child care providers and receptionist/clerical work. They will train you for any of the above. Call 217-352-7151 for more information.

Champaign Farmers' Market: Fresh produce is sold from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday through Oct. 29. They are looking for volunteers who know a bit about vegetables, gardening and cooking and are able to socially engage the crowd. Call Rey Dalittl at 312-863-9960.