Senior news

GIRARD CENTER: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, is offering its Fitness Stretch Plus classes beginning the week of Aug. 7. Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday classes will be held at 1:15 p.m. Healthy snacks will be provided following each class.

For information, call the center at 330-545-6596, stop by between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday or log onto

ANGELS NEEDED: Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. 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.

The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Howland. For information, call 330-675-2521 or go to

TRTA TO MEET: The Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will meet for a noon luncheon on Aug. 8 at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 23 Main St., Niles. The August speaker will be Traci Manning from the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Members can also purchase table arrangements by Mary Fuller with profits donated to Trumbull Mobile Meals Inc.

The Community Services Committee will collect canceled stamps, candle wax, cell phones, eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn.

Members are encouraged to invite recent retirees to attend the TRTA luncheons. Luncheon reservation forms and membership forms are available on the association website,

RETIREE PICNIC: UFCW Local 880 retirees will celebrate 30 years with a picnic with Local 880 Retirees Retail Clerks of Youngstown, 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at Boardman Park on U.S. Route 224 in Boardman. A catered picnic will be provided by Catullo Meats and there will be a 50/50 raffle and bingo.

For more information, contact Karen at 330-502-2103.

PERI MEETING: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will hold its summer picnic 11:15 a.m. Aug. 9 at DiLucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. Reservations are required by Aug. 6 by calling Barb at 330-372-2603, Janet at 330-469-7653 or Virginia at 330-898-3625.

ELIMINATE CLUTTER WORKSHOPS: Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, is offering Eliminate Clutter Workshops from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Aug. 11 and 25. To sign up, call 330-744-5071.

RETIREE PICNIC: GM, Packard Electric and Delphi IUE Retirees, employees and their families are welcome to a picnic 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Packard Music Hall and surrounding grounds in Warren. Proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Parking will be available throughout Packard Park with shuttle service to and from the event. Features include a bounce house, dunk tank, auctions, care show, food vendors, music and discount tickets for the National Packard Museum. The event is sponsored by TLC Insurance Group, IUE-CWA Union and local sponsors.

The day marks the return of the annual IUE-CWA retirees picnic. The picnic will alternate years between Warren and the Dayton area.

SCOPE RIDES: SCOPE is partnering with The Trumbull County Transit to provide seniors 60 and older complimentary rides to and from the centers. The Trumbull County Transit system delivers rides on a first-come, first-served basis 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends and holidays.

Call the center directly three days in advance of the desired trip. Some of the centers are providing the service on one or two days per week.

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: Honey mustard glazed pork loin, paprika potatoes, braised cabbage, Italian bread, Mandarin oranges, mini banana loaf, vanilla wafers

MONDAY: Pepper steak with peppers, onions and tomatoes, whipped potatoes, wax beans, wheat bread, pineapple delight, angel food cake

TUESDAY: Chicken marsala, Parmesan orzo, California vegetable blend, tossed salad with ranch dressing, Italian bread, apricots, blueberry muffin

WEDNESDAY: Barbecue pork riblet, sweet potato bites, succotash, sandwich roll, peaches, ice cream

THURSDAY: Salmon fillet with dill sauce, wild rice, spinach, sweet and sour cole slaw, dinner roll, mixed fruit, cookie

AUG. 11: Meatball sandwich with sauce and cheese, roasted potatoes, Italian green beans, hot dog roll, pears, gelatin

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.

SENIOR CENTER: Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, offers chair yoga 1 p.m. Fridays. Call 330-744-5071.

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.

JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER: 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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

WARREN SCOPE: 220 W. Market St., Warren. For more information, call 330-399-8846. Food pantry hours are 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

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. Bingo is Mondays at 12:30 p.m.

FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets 9:30 a.m. or later Thursdays at the Fowler Community Center. 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.

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.

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.

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, at 440-437-6311, email, or log onto

GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER, 443 Trumbull Ave., For information, call 330-545-6596 or go to