For the 55-and-over crowd, Oct. 15-22, 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, Suite 3, C, at 217-359-6500. RSVP and the Stevick Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.


Ethel & Maud Luncheon: The October edition is set for Wednesday at City View on the fourth floor of the Illinois Terminal. Entertainment will be magician Rob Thompson, with catering by Dish Passionate Cuisine. Free parking in the west lot from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Reservations are now closed.Rules 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.Vaccines: CRIS Healthy Aging will be offering flu and COVID-19 vaccines on Oct. 25 at both locations. They will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. in Danville and 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Champaign. Please contact the office at 217-443-2999 for more details.


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.


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.

This week’s meal calendar was unavailable at press time.


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.


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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