Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: A luncheon meeting of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees Club will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will include the installation of officers and bingo. All TMH retirees and former employees are welcome to attend.

RETIRED TEACHERS: Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will meet noon Tuesday at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 23 N. Main St., Niles. The June meeting will feature the scholarship winners and A+ Teachers. Luncheon is $11.75 and reservations may be made to Dee Sullivan,

UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES: UFCW Local 880 retail retirees are invited to attend breakfast 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson’s Restaurant. Bingo and a raffle are planned. For information, contact Karen at 330-502-2103.

ANGELS NEEDED: Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Howland. For information, call 330-675-2521 or go to

Angel volunteers receive training to become advocates who reach out as friends to seniors who may need a phone call, a visit in a nursing home or a visit at home. Angels are also involved in planning special events for seniors such as health fairs and Make A Difference day projects.

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees, Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will meet at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. An open-floor discussion regarding the organization will be held.

Reservations are a must by Sunday by calling Barb at 330-372-2603, Janet at 330-469-6753 or Virginia at 330-898-3625.

TCAP SENIOR WORKSHOPS: Senior financial education workshops are available at Trumbull Community Action Program (TCAP) through Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People. Cynthia Walker, housing and financial literacy counselor at ESOP, will conduct the free workshops 10 a.m. Thursdays in the TCAP Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road SW Warren.

Topics for June include:

• June 15 — “Budgeting and Goal Setting”

• June 29 — “Building Savings and Protecting Assets”

Contact Walker at 330-469-5426 or the TCAP Senior Services Department at 330-393-2507, Ext. 251.

ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS: The United Nations General Assembly designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. People are asked to wear purple that day to show support.

The Adult Protective Services Unit in Trumbull County takes referrals and investigates alleged cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation of residents 60 and older.

WELLNESS CLINICS: Shepherd of the Valley is offering wellness clinics at each of its locations throughout Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Each site will host one clinic every month.

At Home with Shepherd, the home health branch of Shepherd of the Valley, will provide a nurse to check blood pressure and blood glucose levels. The clinics in Trumbull County will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. and are free.

• Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave. — Second Wednesday, community center;

• Howland, 4100 North River Road — Fourth Wednesday, private dining area.

For information,call Matt Hoskins from At Home with Shepherd at 330-530-4041 or

SENIOR CENTER: Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, offers chair yoga 1 p.m. Fridays.

• Fun Day programs will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Friday of each month, and include a guest speaker, exercise, crafts, wellness, lunch and bingo. RSVP up to one week in advance at 330-744-5071.

NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at 10 locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who are homebound, unable to cook for themselves and not living with someone who can cook for them. Client donations are accepted. For information, call 330-675-2486. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. two working days in advance.

• Cortland SCOPE, 125 N. Bank St., noon Monday through Friday; 330-637-3010

• Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; 330-545-5350

• Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; 330-534-3812, Ext. 2200

• Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, noon Monday through Friday; 330-924-0412

• Lordstown SCOPE, 1776 Salt Springs Road, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; 330-824-2173

• Warren SCOPE, 220 W. Market St., 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday; 330-399-8846

• West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., noon Wednesday through Friday; 330-889-2733

The menu is:

TODAY: Sweet-and-sour meatballs, rice pilaf, Oriental vegetable blend, tossed salad, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits and lemon pudding cake.

MONDAY: Beef braciole with gravy over egg noodles, sweet peas, carrots, dinner roll, mixed fruit, ice cream

TUESDAY: Breaded lemon pepper pollock, white rice, green beans, sweet and sour coleslaw, dinner roll, Mandarin oranges, angel food cake

WEDNESDAY: Roasted turkey with gravy, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, blush pears, pudding

THURSDAY: Meat sauce over penne, California vegetable blend, tossed salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread, sliced apples, cookie

JUNE 16: Savory sausage scramble, breakfast potatoes, cinnamon peaches, English muffin, fruit juice, blueberry muffin.

TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO NUTRITION SITES: Trumbull Community Action Program can transport senior citizens to the nutrition sites in Trumbull County that are operated by the Office of Elderly Affairs.

Transportation is for people 60 or older or their spouses. Those needing the service must call TCAP at 330-395-2287 to schedule rides and the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs at 330-675-2486 before 3 p.m. two working days before they wish to go. Seniors will be asked to make a donation for both their ride while in the van and for their meal while at the nutrition site.

Transportation to the TCAP Senior Center is available at 11:30 a.m., with departure at 2:30 p.m. The schedule is Monday and Wednesday, east side of Warren, and Tuesday and Thursday, the west side of Warren. Call Community Action Transportation System at 330-395-2287 24 hours in advance to make reservations.

VAN HUFFEL, VANEX MEET: Former Van Huffel and Vanex Tube employees meet 8 a.m. Fridays at Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road NW, Champion. For information, call 330-719-9781.

NILES SCOPE: 14 E. State St., Niles. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Call 330-544-3676.

• Book discussion group, 2 p.m. the first Thursday every month.

JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER: 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Puzzles, games and coffee bar are available daily. Daily meals are served at noon. Donations are accepted. Call for reservations. There are also monthly craft days and birthday parties.

All programs are free for members. The center provides the bands, light weights and balls for all programs.

• Monday — chair yoga, 10 to 11 a.m.

• Tuesday — chair massages, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• Wednesday — exercise class, 1 to 2 p.m.

• Thursday — bingo, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

• Friday — senior Pilates, 1 to 2 p.m.

HOWLAND SCOPE: 8273 High St., Howland. To register for one or more classes, call Howland SCOPE at 330-609-7806.

• 90-Minute Monday classes are 10 to 11:30 a.m.

• WRIPCA Computer Club, 7 to 9 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month.

• Cards / mahjong, 3 to 8:30 p.m., first Thursday of each month.

• Line Dance with Gloria Stone, 7 p.m. first Wednesday of each month.

WARREN SCOPE: 220 W. Market St., Warren. For more information, call 330-399-8846. Food pantry hours are 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. The cafe is open to senior citizens 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.

• Art class, 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday.

• Intermediate-advanced tap dancing classes are being provided by Jason Burgermyer at 11 a.m. on Fridays. Pat Lumpkin teaches beginners at 9:30 a.m.

CORTLAND SCOPE: 125 N. Bank St., Cortland, 330-637-3010, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, except for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Open recreation includes darts, pool and cornhole.

FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets 9:30 a.m. or later Thursdays at the Fowler Community Center to play 500 bid, euchre and games, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and for a 50-50 raffle and meals. Special meals are served on the fourth Thursday of the month. The center is for those 55 and older.

LORDSTOWN SCOPE: Rear of Lordstown Elementary School, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 330-824-2173. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call ahead for lunch, which is served 11:30 a.m. weekdays.

• Game Night is 6 to 9 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month.

FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER: 150 College St., Farmington. Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays. Hot lunches are served Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Reservations are needed two days in advance. Call 330-889-2733 for more information.

• MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., adult coloring; 10 a.m., games; 1 p.m., bingo; 1 p.m., current events.

• TUESDAY: 10 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., Wii games; 12:30 p.m., beginner pinochle; 1 p.m., current events; 1 p.m., games; 4:30 p.m., quilting class.

• WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., chair exercise; 1 p.m., bingo; 5 p.m., TOPS.

• THURSDAY: 9 a.m., word puzzles; 10 a.m., 500; 10 a.m., Wii games; 1 p.m., Phase 10; 1 p.m., current events; 6 p.m., Paint N Taste.

• FRIDAY: 9 a.m., Bible study; 9:30 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., adult coloring; 1 p.m., bingo; 3:30 p.m., basic beading class.

CHAMPION SCOPE: 528 Educational Highway, Warren, 330-847-0503, Ext. 1638. Call ahead to attend meals. Beverages are included with meals. Tuesdays through Friday will be home-cooked lunch. Senior Olympics training, arthritis exercises, cards, bingo, coloring and crossword puzzles are offered during the week.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 100 Westchester Drive. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register for a free 11:30 a.m. lunch by 10:30 a.m. at or by calling 330-953-1416.

COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is open Mondays through Fridays. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of Country Neighbor.

For reservations or information, call Melissa May, program coordinator, 440-437-6311, email, or find them on Facebook at

• Paint-and-sip, 6 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Light dinner and dessert, along with coffee, and tea.

• Monday: 9:30 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., adult coloring; 10:30 a.m., crafts; 1 p.m. bingo; 1 p.m. current events.

• Tuesday: 10 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., World War II games; 12:30 p.m., beginner pinochle; 1 p.m., current events; 1 p.m., games.

GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER, 443 Trumbull Ave., For information on membership or services offered at the center, call 330-545-6596 or go to

• Coffee bar, 8:30 to 11 a.m. every morning.

• Fitness rooms are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; morning stretch classes, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; one-on-one computer or tech tutoring by appointment.

• The 4th Ward Block Watch holds its monthly meetings at the center 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month.

• Movies are offered 9:30 a.m. every Thursday and includes popcorn and hot chocolate; yoga classes, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (fee); and tai chi classes, noon every Friday (fee).

• The center also offers through social worker Christine Bridgens assistance with Medicare, prescription assistance and many other senior citizen issues by appointment.

• Yoga classes, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays;

• Tai chi classes, noon to 1 p.m. every Friday;

• Crocheting classes are Mondays at 10:15 a.m.; Movies are offered every Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and include popcorn and hot chocolate.

June events include:

• Walking the Block, 10 a.m. Tuesdays;

• Craft class, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday;

• Jump Into Summer Potluck Breakfast, 9 a.m. June 20;

• Bingo with Window House, 9:15 a.m. June 27.