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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; 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.

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.

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 18, Zumba Gold — Rachel Z. Part of the Tuesdays at Ten weekly series. No registration, no fees. Call 217-403-2070.

Ethel & Maud's Table. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday,Cityview (fourth floor of the train station), 45 E. University Ave., C. A monthly luncheon for adults ages 55 and older with entertainment by Two and a Third. Cost $7. See menu at To register, call 217-239-5201.

Getting Started with Tech Workshops. 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. "Intro to Microsoft Word: Part I," June 19. Bring your own Android phone or tablet. Free. Sign up at or call 217-403-2070.

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.

Rules of the Road. 1:30 p.m. Friday, Chester P. Sutton Senior Center, 256 W. Court St., Paris, Ill., 217-465-8143; 10 a.m. June 25, Monticello United Methodist Church, Monticello, 217-762-2579; 10 a.m. June 25, Danville Public Library, 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville, 217-477-5220; 1:30 p.m. June 25, Friendship Center, 410 E. Main St., Clinton, 217-935-9411. No registration or fee.

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

AARP Safe Driver Course. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 and 28, OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center, 1405 W. Park St., U. Upon completion of the course (both days required), receive a certificate that can be presented to your insurance company for a discount on car insurance. Seating is limited, so please reserve by June 17. Call 217-337-2022.


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: Barbecue pork sandwich, lemon pepper peas, wax beans with pimento and onion, bun, apricots, bread, fruit juice, butter or margarine (served with each meal), milk (served with each meal).

Tuesday: Baked ham, corn casserole, brussels sprouts, bread, rosy applesauce.

Wednesday: Chicken broccoli alfredo, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, peaches.

Thursday: Goulash with beans, veggie cheese bake, dinner roll, mandarin oranges.

Friday: Country fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, Harvard beets, dinner roll, graham crackers, banana.


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

Receptionists: The Stevick Senior Center is in need of volunteer receptionists to answer phones, direct calls and take messages. This is a fun volunteer opportunity where you meet lots of other seniors.

Drivers: Help is really needed in our Meals on Wheels, Peace Meals, Senior Transportation and other programs needing drivers. Come join the RSVP family. Some programs pay mileage. Just drop in at the Stevick Senior Center or call for information.

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.