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.

Dec. 4 – Lunch & Learn
Dec.11 – Table Games
Dec.18 – Lunch with the Doc



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.

Is getting out of the recliner hard on your body? Are you having a little trouble with memory? Well, line dancing is proven to improve your physical and mental health. Plus, its fun! 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.

Dec. 6 – Table Games with Santa
Dec. 13 – Country Christmas Dance with the Country Western Band
Dec 20 – Table Games with Christmas cookies and hot chocolate

Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 11:30 a.m. – Shrine Restaurant with Way of Lights

Stroll along the path of beautiful wreaths and decorated Christmas trees at the Shrine. You are welcome to order off the menu or enjoy their wonderful homemade soups and salad bar for $9.99. Please bring a fun, inexpensive wrapped (white elephant) gift to play a Christmas game at the table. This lunch bunch is very popular; please make a reservation for proper seating! Call 618-234-4410 ext 7042.

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, Dec. 13 • 10 a.m.

This month’s selection is “It happened at the Fair” by Deanne Gist. The discussion leader is Karen Roseberry.

Breakfast Club

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m. – Denny’s in Belleville, 1130 S. Illinois St. by the Fairgrounds

We love their fresh omelets and Grand Slams! Try one of their new custom pancakes such as cinnamon apple struedel. Very good! Please call Activities so we can have your coffee ready at the table for you.


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

Thursday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m – Bella Milano, 455 Regency Park, O’Fallon

Sit around a large table full of your PSOP friends while enjoying a nice holiday meal. Choose from items such as cranberry-encrusted chicken, pastas baked in a blend of house-made meat and cheese sauces, beef Milano, and of course, their famous Milano salads. Top it off Italian style with Cannolis or Tiramisu. Please call Activities for a seat at the table. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7042.

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.

"Jingle Ball"

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Feurer Hall at PSOP

Bells will be ringing as we dance along with the RSVP Orchestra. This is a nice holiday dance, especially with a prize for the person wearing the most Jingle Bells! Lunch is $5. Call 618-234-4410, ext. 7015 then press 5 for reservation.


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, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.

Our speaker this month is Lorri Rippelmeyer, partner and financial consultant for athletes; daughter of former Major League pitcher and MLB pitching coach, Ray Rippelmeyer; and sister of former Atlanta Braves minor leaguer, Brad Rippelmeyer. Please call Activities for reservations 618-234-4410, ext. 7016.

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