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.
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; 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.
Getting Started with Tech Workshops. 7 p.m. second and fourth Mondays, 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Library staff will help you get started. Tech workshops introduce computers, apps and devices. "Intro to Microsoft Excel," April 22; "Getting Started with Google Tools," April 24; "Intro to Microsoft PowerPoint," April 29. Training laptops provided. Free. Sign up at champaign.org/events or call 217-403-2070.
Tuesdays at Ten. 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Time for coffee, socializing and learning something new. On April 23, "Daylily 101 - Rod Kroemer, 5-Acre Farm Daylilies." No registration, no fees. Call 217-403-2070.
Illinois Retired Teachers Association. 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Creekside Prairie Community Center and Retirement Community, 510 Prairie Lane, Cissna Park. Ford-Iroquois Chapter meeting. All retired educators from the area are invited to lunch, then a tour of the community center by manager Elsie Eisenmann. Call Sandy Rudin at 815-457-2534.
Dine with a Doc. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Educational topic, complimentary lunch, information from health care providers, door prizes and a "Wellness Clinic." Speaker: Dr. Kimberly Whitaker, SBL Tuscola Family Practice, Tuscola, and is active in the Christian Medical and Dental Association's Global Health Outreach. Free. To register, call 217-253-2323 or toll-free at 877-223-6109.
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. Bingo, 2:15 p.m. every Friday, Jarman Center Senior Living, 704 N. Main St., Tuscola. Free. Call Jarman Center, 253-2325.
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.
Rules of the Road. 11 a.m. May 1,Stevick Senior Center, 15 E. Main St., C. No registration or fee.
Senior potluck. Noon May 9, Stevick Senior Center, 15 E. Main St., C. Join other seniors on the second Thursday of each month for a fun-filled potluck. Bring a small dish to share. The main dish will be provided. In May we will honor mothers. There will be several door prizes. Call 217-359-6500.
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 May 9, $25. Register at dacc.edu/cce or in person. Call 217-554-1667 or 217-554-1668.
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.
HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Read. Volunteers are needed, especially in the summer months, to help adult learners keep up with classes and assignments. Help us help them by volunteering. Call Andrea today.
Courage Connection: Looking for volunteers for their hotline, second-hand store and other jobs. This is a great opportunity to help some of the most vulnerable in our community. Call for information.
Hope Meadows: Looking for volunteers to help Building Trades students do upgrades to senior living homes. A teacher will be available for direction. Volunteers needed to supervise students and help keep them on task. This is a great way to give back while having fun working with teenagers.