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.

Oct. 2 – Lunch and Learn
Oct. 9 – Lunch & Table Games
Oct. 16 – Lunch with the Doc
Oct. 23- Lunch & Table Games
Oct. 28 – Lunch & Table 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.

Do you love to dance but don’t have a partner? Do you find yourself facing the wrong wall when trying to join in? Well, Carol and Bob will have you ready for “Dancing with the Stars” in no time. Lessons are $2 and well worth it.

Table Games and Activities

Thursdays, Noon, $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.

Oct. 4 – “Country Bumpkin Dance” with Country Western Band
Oct. 11 – Lunch and Bingo
Oct. 18 – Lunch and Bingo
Oct. 25 -Lunch and Halloween Bingo (wear costume for special prizes)

Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m. – Eckert’s

Have you ever wondered how Eckert’s became such a big part of Belleville? Have lunch and sit with a speaker from Eckert’s who will talk about the history of the farm and how it is today. Please make a reservation to save your seat.

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, October 11 • 10 a.m.

This month’s selection is “The General’s Women” by Susan Wittig Albert. The discussion leader is Peggy Malec.

Breakfast Club

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m. – Bob Evans

Try the Fruitful Farmer entrée with Strawberry banana pancakes or the Everything dish with basically everything you would eat for breakfast on one plate. The restaurant is located at 10 Ludwig Drive, Fairview Heights. Call Activities for a seat at the table.


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, Oct. 24, 5 p.m – Reifschneider’s Restaurant

Enjoy a pretty fall drive to Freeburg and then be delighted with this eclectic menu. Choices include Reuben Bites, Fried Portabellas, Irish Nachos, Brick Oven Pizza, and a fan favorite – the Gooey Louie! Gooey Louie is a big cheeseburger served between two grilled cheese sandwiches! Reifschneider’s is located at 700 N. State St., Freeburg. Call Activities for reservation.

Dance Admission

Whether a dance is in Shiloh or at PSOP please call and make a reservation. It helps us keep an accurate count and keep our lunch price at $5. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015 then press 5 and leave your name and number.

"Country Bumpkin" Dance

Thursday, Oct. 4, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Hopefully there won’t be any frost out on the pumpkin yet. Dance and have a great lunch. This dance is sponsored by Liberty Village, Visiting Angels and Crescent Home health Care. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015 then press 5 for reservations.


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.

Men's Club

Friday, October 12, 11 a.m.

Join the retired coaches, athletes and all around sport’s fans for this lively group each month. Enjoy a great homemade lunch and listen to guest speakers talk about their beloved sport. Matt Laur, all-time leading scorer (2,874 points) and blocked shots (560) in men’s basketball at McKendree University; Freeburg High School
athletic director and boys’ basketball coach; former pro player in Europe and NBA Developmental League will be the special guest. You’ll not want to miss this one! Please call for reservation.

Jeanne Robertson Concert

Friday, October 12

If you have been on any of the Activities bus trips, you have seen Jeanne’s videos. She is clean, funny humor, that everyone can identify with. She has hilarious stories about ordering a vanilla milkshake, sending her husband to the grocery store, and left-brain. She makes you laugh about shopping for her size; she is 6-foot-2-inches tall, and you will love her stories told in her Southern drawl. The concert is at Family Arena in St. Charles. We are leaving early for shopping and dinner before the show. Cost is $84 for motorcoach and GREAT seats on the floor. Dinner on your own. Depart West End Schnuck’s at 3 p.m. Return approximately 10 p.m.

A Day in Amish Country

Thursday, Oct. 18, 8 a.m.

This is our most requested trip in the fall. We are heading to Arthur, Illinois for a day with the Amish. We will spend some time taking a tour with Marvin, our Amish friend and then head back to his home where we will have a wonderful home-cooked meal made by his wife, Sarah. After, we will spend some time in Arthur browsing their quaint little shops with awesome quilts and delicious fudge. The cost is $68. Make your reservation quickly!

Save the Date!


Oct. 23 – Haunted St. Charles
Dec. 14 – St. Louis Symphony

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