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For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, 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.


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; Crochet Club, 9 a.m. Tuesday; card games — euchre, noon Tuesday and euchre and 13, 10 a.m. Friday, new players welcome; 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.

Getting Started with Tech Workshops. 7 p.m. Mondays and 2 p.m. Wednesdays through June 26, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Library staff will help you get started. Tech workshops introduce computers, apps and devices. "Ebooks+ for Android Tablets," June 24; and "Microsoft Word: Part II," 2 p.m. June 26. Bring your own android phone or tablet. Free. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070.

Tuesdays at Ten: Fit & Fabulous. 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Have fun, stay fit and be fabulous all summer long. On June 25, The Feldenkrais Method — Sharon DeCelle. Part of the Tuesdays at Ten weekly series. No registration, no fees. Call 217-403-2070.

Rules of the Road. 10 a.m. Tuesday, Monticello United Methodist Church, Monticello, 217-762-2579; 10 a.m. Tuesday, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville, 217-477-5220; 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Friendship Center, 410 E. Main St., Clinton, 217-935-9411. No registration or fee.

Caregivers Support Group. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Rantoul Public Library, 106 W. Flessner Ave. A facilitated group that helps those responsible for the care of others to discuss their experiences and frustrations, share tips and information with each other. Bring a bag lunch if you wish. Call 217-893-3955.

Coffee Talk. 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Tolono Public Library, 111 E. Main St. A free social hour for adults ages 60 and older. Complimentary refreshments are served and once a month there is a guest speaker. Call 217-485-5558.

Grand opening. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Quednau Quality Hearing, LLC, 2305 Village Green Place, Suite E, C. Come on over to help celebrate and stay for Portillo's lunch and informational networking. Please RSVP by June 25. Call 217-693-7085.

Wesley Evening Food Pantry. 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday, Wesley Student Center and United Methodist Church, 1203 W. Green St., U; parking entrance on Matthews, south of Green. Door on Goodwin south of Green. Weekly food distribution for households below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Information at or call 217-344-1120.

Knitting Drop-in Days. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Phillips Recreation Center, James Room, 505 W. Stoughton St., U. Open to all knitters who want to gather together. Free. Call the Urbana Park District, 217-367-1544.

Active Senior Republicans in Champaign County. 9:30 a.m. July 1, new temporary location, 2740 S. Philo Road, U; the new Champaign County Republicans headquarters in The Pines shopping center, southeast corner of the intersection of Philo Road and Windsor Drive. Monthly meeting. Speaker: Justice Robert Steigmann, Fourth District Appellate Court, on "Court Cases in the News." Book exchange. Sign-in, coffee, refreshments, 9:10 a.m. Call 217-417-6278 or 217-714-5807.

Adult Crafternoon: Patriotic Centerpiece. 2 to 3 p.m. July 3, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Come craft with us. Make a patriotic centerpiece perfect for Fourth of July celebrations. All materials are provided. Call 217-403-2070.

Community Education Classes. Danville Area Community College's Community Education Office at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville. Boomers & Seniors: "Digital Photo Storage," 9 a.m. to noon July 5, $25; "Computer Understanding," 9 to 11:30 a.m. July 8-12, $85; "Tablet, What?," 9 a.m. to noon July 10, $25. Register at or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668 for more information.

50 Plus! Program. Looking for fun things to do, how about joining this Champaign Park District program. Douglass Annex and Hays Recreation Center host programs and events from card playing, trivia, bingo, potluck to low-impact cardio exercise. For information, call Darius at 217-819-3961.


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: Biscuits and gravy, breakfast patty, baby bakers, fruit juice, fruit compote, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Fried chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, black-eyed pea salad, Texas toast, pineapple tidbits.

Wednesday: Brat sandwich, corn, broccoli and cauliflower, bun, fruit salad.

Thursday: Chili with beans, lettuce salad with spinach, pears, crackers, cake or brownie.

Friday: Chef's Choice, regional favorites will be served.


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 Vicky at 217-359-6500 or email at

Food For Seniors: Sackers, box handlers, substitute drivers and assistants needed to provide groceries to low-income seniors. Start at 7 a.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and be finished by 9 a.m.

Peace Meals of Rantoul: Looking for volunteers for delivering meals and serving meals at congregate sites in Rantoul.

Freedom Celebration: Looking for volunteers to help with the Freedom Celebration on July 4. There are many different positions that need filled. Call our office and see if there is a way you can help.