For the 55-and-over crowd, Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 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 November edition is set for Nov. 15 at City View on the fourth floor of the Illinois Terminal. Entertainment will be Hoosier Daddy, with catering by Dish Passionate Cuisine. Free parking in the west lot from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. RSVP to Robbie Edwards at 217-953-2847 or 217-359-6500 or email [email protected]. All reservations/payments/cancellations need to be made by Nov. 9.

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. Wednesday at the Stevick Center. Call Debbie at 217-359-6500 to register.

Daylight saving time

ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Set your clocks back an hour before bed on Saturday night and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.


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.


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.


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.


Beef and noodles, Nantucket veggie blend, cauliflower, peaches, whole-grain wheat bread.


Chicken pot pie, mixed veggies, zucchini bake, Mandarin oranges, biscuit.


Taco salad with beans, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and taco sauce, tropical fruit blend, taco chips.


Saucy riblet, au gratin potatoes, Brussels sprouts, blushing pears, bun.


Manicotti with meat sauce, green beans, mixed green salad with dressing, rosy applesauce, whole-grain wheat bread.


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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