Senior News

CARE PLANNING ASSISTANCE: MyChoice will be at the Lordstown Senior Center 9:30 a.m. today to provide advance care planning education, to assist in advance care planning and to provide an annual health and wellness visit for Medicare Part B recipients that qualify.

This will be a fun-filled event with breakfast, games, and door prizes. If you wish to participate, bring your Medicare Part B card, identification, medication lists and dosages, and any previous advance care plans you may have (including living wills and health care power of attorneys). In some circumstances, a Medicare co-pay may apply.

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. today and Aug. 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. Saturday 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, car 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 DISCUSSES DRUG EPIDEMIC: All SCOPE members are invited to hear a local former undercover drug task force officer discuss the drug epidemic in the area at 10:45 a.m. Aug. Wednesday at the Lordstown SCOPE Center.

Officer Brett Grabman also will be showing drug samples to familiarize attendees on how to identify various drugs that are illegal and in the community.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty Township residents 60 and older are invited to sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program. For more information, contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315 or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363 ext. 102.

911 SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY: The Trumbull County 911 Special Needs registry program was enacted in May 2017, and operated by Trumbull County Commissioners Frank Fuda, Dan Polivka and Mauro Cantalamessa, with supervision from 911 Director Ernie Cook.

The registry is voluntary and the information submitted provides the Trumbull County 911 Dispatch Center the opportunity to have important data on file with operators in the event there is an emergency.

Individuals may register information regarding their (or their child’s or other care dependent’s) special needs such as physical or mental ailments. Police, fire and ambulance personnel will then be made aware of special needs and be better prepared to provide the necessary assistance.

Forms are available at several locations within the county, including the Trumbull County Commissioners Office, the Trumbull County Recorder’s Office and all Trumbull County SCOPE centers. Forms also can be obtained through The Trumbull County 911 website at under the “Special Needs” tab.

H.I.P.P.A. forms are available as well and must be signed and attached along with a completed form. Forms can be addressed and submitted to: Trumbull County 911 (Attention Special Needs Registry), 911 Howland Wilson Road NE, Warren, Ohio 44484.

Forms also can be completed electronically and submitted via email to , attention Mauro DiVieste (Special Needs Coordinator).

For any further questions or concerns, call 330-675-7966.

SCOPE RIDES: SCOPE is partnering with The Trumbull County Transit Board 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 only one or two days per week. Also, if you want to eat at the Cortland, Lordstown, Niles or Warren Centers, you need to let the center staff know that when you call for transportation.

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

MONDAY: Turkey sausage minestrone over pasta, carrots, Italian bread, warm applesauce, mini banana loaf

TUESDAY: Baked crab cake,cocktail sauce, cheesy rice, mixed vegetables, fresh broccoli salad, dinner roll, Mandarin oranges, cookie

WEDNESDAY: Hot roast beef with gravy, whipped potatoes, brussel sprouts, wheat bread, peaches, pudding

THURSDAY: Lemon pepper chicken, orange blossom, mashed sweet potatoes, creamed corn, biscuit, mixed fruit, sherbet

AUG. 18: Sloppy Joe, O’Brien potatoes, bean bake, sandwich roll, fresh fruit, brownie cake

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. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. 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