New at PSOP

PSOP now has a pingpong table that can be used from 2-4 p.m. any day except Tuesday in the Activities Room on the lower level. Get your paddles from the Activities office.


Mondays, 2 – 4 p.m.

Pronounced “we,” this home video game is a fun way to get together with your friends and play baseball, golf, bowling, etc. by using a hand-held remote and television screen. You’ll get a little stretching exercise and a lot of fun when playing. After a little practice, you’ll even be able to impress your kids and grandkids with your knowledge when they talk about their Wii! The game and flat-screen television are located in the Activity Room, lower level, at PSOP. For more information, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016.


Mondays, 10 – 11:30 a.m.

This class will be taught by Roger Schmidt. Beginners as well as seasoned players are welcome. There is no cost for the class, but let us know you are coming. Class will be held in the Discussion Room. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7016 for reservations.


Tuesdays, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

If you like to play contract bridge in a casual atmosphere, this is your place to be. Stay and have lunch at 11:30 a.m. for $5. Join table games right after lunch for a nice eventful day. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 2.

Table Games and Lunch

Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Enjoy a nice afternoon with table games and prizes. Cards are 25 cents each. Game starts at noon. Lunch is optional, but you won’t want to miss it. We have great lunches cooked right here with scrumptious desserts, all for $5. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 2.

January 2 – Lunch & Games

January 9 – Lunch & Games​

January 16 – Lunch with a Doc

January 23 – Lunch & Games

January 30 – Lunch & Games​



Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9 a.m.

If you are an old pro or a beginner, this is a friendly group to play with. Come join us, and maybe have a hot lunch with us before you play!

Line Dancing

Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Mary Ann Boscarine will have your toes tapping and facing in the right direction! Come join this loud and fun group. New faces are always welcome! Cost is $2 per session.

Table Games and Activities

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m., $5

For just $5 you get a delicious homemade lunch and dessert made by our amazing volunteers right here in the PSOP kitchen. Come after card playing, stay for games or fitness. For lunch reservations, call 618-234-4410 ext. 7015, then press 4 by Wednesday at noon.

January 4 – Table Games

January 11 – Table Games

January 18 – Table Games

January 25 – Bunko and Coloring

Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, January 24, 11:30 a.m. – Easy Buffet

Enjoy American and Chinese food at 2524 Green Mount Commons Drive in Belleville. Call Activities so we can have the right amount of chairs at the table.

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, January 11, 10 a.m. 

“The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty is the title of our book this month. This discussion will be lead by Denese Sechrest.

Breakfast Club

Tuesday, January 9 • 9 a.m. – Bob Evans

We hope you’ll join us for breakfast at Bob Evans at 10 Ludwig Drive in Fairview Heights.

Men's Club

Friday, January 12, 11 a.m.

Join this great group of guys as they welcome their guest speaker, Jeff Creek. Jeff is the boy’s varsity basketball coach at Belleville East High School. Is coaching the same as when you played? How are the players different? Hear an interesting talk with a great group of guys. Make your reservation for lunch by noon on Thursday the day before. Lunch is $6.


We are starting a new Friday craft group. We will have supplies and instructions; we just need some willing hands to craft with us. We will make a variety of crafts together. When we have quite a few items collected, we will have a sale table before an event. All proceeds from craft sales will help Activities keep these programs going. Also, if you no longer craft, but have materials on hand, we would love to have them. Call Activities for more information.

Dine Around

Tuesday, January 16, 5 p.m. – Tim and Joe’s

Please join us for a casual evening with friends. Enjoy Tim and Joe’s Tuesday night special of $10 prime rib at 6500 W. Main St. in Belleville.

Dance Admission

Admission to all dances will be $5, regardless if you plan to eat lunch or not. To make a reservation for lunch at the dance, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015, then press 5.

Toss the Fruitcake Dance

Wednesday, January 17, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bring your unwanted fruitcake for the fruitcake toss game! Then, dance the cold day away with the RSVP Orchestra. Have a great hot lunch and tell your friends what Santa brought you!


Fridays, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.​


Fridays, 9 a.m.

Bring your art supplies and join this group of artists who paint or draw and share ideas and suggestions.


Gone with the Wind Card Game

Learn an exciting new card game designed by one of our own PSOP participants, Chris Niemann. The game is played with a standard two-card deck and uses the characters from Gone with the Wind! Cost is $1 per person. The game will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m.

Chicago: Join us for Lunch and a Show at the Fabulous Fox!

The longest running American Musical in Broadway history comes to the Fox! Chicago: a tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, one show stopping song and dance routine after another. The Cost is $120 per person and includes a delicious meal proved by the Fox Theatre and floor seating on the orchestra level. The show is Sunday March 4, 1 p.m. Lunch is provided prior to the show. Depart Schnuck’s on North Belt West at 10:45 am. Return about 4 p.m. For more information call Melissa at 618-234-4410, ext. 7042.

Isle Casino Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018
We head to one of our favorite casinos where we had a winner of over $1,000 on our last trip! Price includes $5 cash from the casino and a meal voucher for the buffet. Must be 21 years of age and must present a valid driver’s license, passport, or state issued non-driver’s ID at casino check-in. Please put your birthdate and Fan Club player’s number (if you have one) on the reservation form. Cost is $45 per person. Deadline for reservations is Feb. 1. Depart 7:40 a.m. from the Schnuck’s on North Belt West, Belleville, followed by a pick-up in Red Bud (if needed). Return about 6 p.m. to Belleville.

Travel & Activities Reservation/Cancellation Policy Changes

We are making some changes to provide everyone with a fair opportunity to sign up for trips, avoid empty seats and keep trips affordable.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014 – To make a reservation for a day trip, dial the extension listed with the trip description. The recording will ask you to give your name and phone number, the date and name of the trip, and the names of people you are making reservations for. You will then be given seven working days to complete the registration form in the PSOP newsletter and mail it or bring it to the Activities & Travel office along with your payment. Any payment not received within seven days will result in your reservation being cancelled.

If a cancellation is received seven days or more before the trip, then a full refund will be given. If a cancellation is received seven days or less to the start of the trip, and a replacement is found, then a full refund less a $5 processing fee will be given. If no replacement is found, no refund will be given. Special cancellation policies may apply if the trip involves the purchase of non-refundable tickets.
Day Trip Reservation Line

TO MAKE A RESERVATION, CALL 618-234-4410, EXT. 7059.

Download the PSOP trip reservation form