For the 55-and-over crowd, Aug. 27-Sept. 3, 2023

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For information about services available to older adults, contact Vicky Welser, site coordinator, or Robbie Edwards, information coordinator, at the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 2102 Windsor Place, C, at 217-359-6500.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ethel & Maud Luncheon: The September edition is set for Sept. 20 at City View on the fourth floor of the Illinois Terminal. Catering by Dish Passionate Cuisine. Free parking in the west lot from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. RSVP to Robbie Edwards at 217-953-2847 or 217-359-6500 or email [email protected] of the Road: The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office will be holding a Rules of the Road Class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Stevick Center. Call Debbie at 217-359-6500 to register.Senior bowling: Looking for bowlers age 50 or older to join our senior league! This league is handicap scored, so you don’t have to be a good bowler to compete or have fun. The Arrowhead Sages League bowls at 1 p.m. Mondays at Arrowhead Lanes in Champaign. Our league meeting is at noon Monday and we start bowling Sept. 11. For more information, call Denise Perry at 217-898-5104.Medicare seminar: Difficulty understanding what to do come October? CRIS Healthy Aging can help! From 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at the agency at 4116 Fieldstone Road, C, we’ll be answering all of your Medicare-related questions and explaining each part of the program in easy-to-understand terms. Contact us at 217-355-1543.

STEVICK CENTER ACTIVITIES

Men’s group: 9 a.m. Monday-Friday. Join us for a cup of coffee and great conversation.Game Days: For those who like to play Scrabble, Dominoes, Yahtzee or Skip-Bo. Noon to 3 p.m. Mondays. Call Debbie at 217-359-6500 or email [email protected] for more information.Bingo: 11 a.m. to noon, second and fourth Tuesdays. Call 217-359-6500.Crochet, knit and stitch: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays and Thursdays.Meditative Movement with Yoga: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.Euchre: Noon to 3 p.m. Fridays.

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 sites in Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul, Sidney (home delivery only), Mahomet (home delivery only) and Homer.

For reservations, call 800-543-1770. Reservations for Monday must be made by noon Friday. NOTE: There is no change for home deliveries, but at congregate sites, you can get a carry-out meal.

Monday: Tangy barbecue meatballs, ranch potatoes, mixed vegetables, blushing pears, whole-grain wheat bread.Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian-seasoned green beans, beets, peaches, dinner roll.Wednesday: Stuffed chicken breast, Nantucket veggie blend, corn, apricots, whole-grain wheat bread.Thursday: Pulled-pork sandwich, baked beans, seasoned spinach, pineapple, bun.Friday: Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, seasoned carrots, apple slices, whole-grain wheat bread.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

If you want to volunteer, RSVP (funded by AmeriCorps Seniors and Illinois Department on Aging) provides a unique link to local nonprofits needing help.

We offer support, benefits and a safe connection to partner sites. Contact Vicky Welser at [email protected] or 217-359-6500.

CURRENT NEEDS

Senior Volunteers: RSVP of Champaign, Douglas and Piatt counties/AmeriCorps Senior Volunteers is your link to over 100 nonprofit organizations. Please contact Vicki Welser at [email protected] or Robbie Edwards at [email protected] or call 217-359-6500.Food for Seniors: Volunteer drivers are sought to deliver groceries to seniors in need two Tuesday mornings a month. Call Robbie at 217-359-6500 if interested.Family Service Senior Transportation: Volunteer drivers are urgently sought to take seniors to medical appointments or to grocery shop using your own vehicle. Mileage reimbursement is available. Please call Terry at 217-359-6500 to learn more.

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