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.

May 1 – Lunch & Learn
May 8 – Table Games
May 15 – Lunch with the Doc
May 22 – Table Games
May 29 – 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.

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, 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.

May 3 – Table Games
May 10 – lunch, no activity
May 17 – Table Games
May 24 – Table Games
May 31 – Table Games

Lunch Bunch

Tuesday, May 29, 11:30 a.m. – Cutters

Cutters is a locally owned hot spot located at 239 Carlyle Ave. It’s a relaxed gathering place known for its pizza, rib eye sandwiches, cheap burgers, and peel-and-eat shrimp. Tuesdays you can get any type of pizza for $7. Bring a friend and share! Call Activities and let me know to look for you!

Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 10 • 10 a.m.

This month, the book selection is “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. The discussion will be led by Cathy Ingersoll.

Breakfast Club

Tuesday, May 8, 9 a.m. – The Round Table

The Round Table has a huge menu which includes, skillets, omelets, pancakes and special Greek items too. Located at 6401 W. Main St., Belleville. Please call Activities to save your seat at the table.

Men's Club

Friday, May 4, 11 a.m.

This is our last meeting before we take a break for the summer, and we are ending it with a BANG! Former St. Louis Cardinals minor league pitcher Joe Silkwood will be our guest speaker. Hang out with this great group of guys, have a homemade lunch and listen to Joe talk about baseball, being a Mon-Clair Hall of Famer and being the mayor of East Alton. 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

Thursday, May 17, 5 p.m. – Zapatas

Join us for great Mexican Cuisine. We love their shrimp nachos, steak enchiladas and ice cold margaritas. If it’s a pretty evening, we will sit out on the patio. Zapatas is across from Target on Rte. 159, 4660 N. Illinois St. Please call for reservation so we can all sit together!

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.

Senior Prom

Wednesday, May 23, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Belleville

Remember your senior prom? With the pretty dresses, handsome men in their tuxedos and the wrist corsages? Dress up if you would like to, or go casual, anyway way you want, just come and dance and have a good time! This dance is sponsored by Cambridge House. Please call 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.

A Culinary Tour of The Hill

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

We nibble our way through the Italian neighborhood with native Jo DeGregorio who knows all the history and “hot” spots! We will nibble our way through ravioli, salami, chocolate, baked goods, gelato; have a cooking demonstration; and lunch at Guido’s. Cost is $89 per person. Deadline for reservations is April 11. Depart 8:30 a.m. from the Schnuck’s on North Belt West, Belleville. Return about 6 p.m. to Belleville.

Senior Celebration

MAY 11, FRIDAY, 10 A.M.-2 P.M.
PSOP where seniors are our heroes!

Don’t miss PSOP’s biggest celebration! This year YOU are our Super Hero! You don’t have to leap tall buildings or shoot spider webs from your wrist, just come and enjoy the car show, attendance prizes, play table games and dance to the music of the Western Band. It’s an event you don’t want to miss! No reservations are taken. Capes and super hero costumes are highly recommended!

Cardinals Games

Sunday, May 20

This game is Cardinals vs Phillies. Buy your tickets at PSOP then meet the gang at St. Clair Square to get your hot dog and snacks, and ride the Red Bird Express. When you get off the bus, we are the first gate and then right down to your seats. Very short walk! Tickets are $38 and include lunch. If you choose to ride Red Bird Express, it’s $5 and pay at the bus. Call Melissa in Activities for tickets and information at 618-234-4410, ext. 7042.

Niagara Falls and Toronto

Bus 1 – Aug. 19-25, Bus 2 – Sept. 23-29

$659 double occupancy. Feel the power of the mighty Niagaraas you gaze at the Horseshoe, American and Bridal Veil Falls from the Canadian side. Then experience the power up close onboard a boat ride on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise that takes you right up to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Tour Toronto, gamble at a beautiful casino overlooking the falls, and visit Casa Loma Castle, which is Canada’s most magnificent castle.

Price includes charter bus, six breakfasts, four dinners, hotels, and all attractions. Full payment is due by June 30. A $75 deposit is due upon signing. Must have passport.

Save the Date!


June 15 – “This used to be…” Multi-purpose uses for historic buildings

Sept. 24 – What’s in Our Backyard?

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