Senior news

OUTREACH HOSTS PICNIC: A fall kickoff picnic for Senior Outreach Citizens, Champion Presbyterian Church, will be noon Monday in the social hall of the church, 4997 Mahoning NW, Champion. Hot dogs and drinks will be furnished. Attendees should bring a covered dish to share.

A sign-up sheet is in the Welcome Center of the church, or call 330-847-9614 to RSVP by Sunday. A freewill offering will be taken to cover expenses. Rides can be arranged.

TMH RETIREES: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The meeting will be followed by bingo. All TMH retirees and former employees are welcome.

For reservations or information, contact Melissa Grabowski, 234-806-3062, or Linda Smith, 330-847-7826.

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. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Howland. For information, call 330-675-2521 or go to

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees Inc. Trumbull County Chapter 56 will meet 11:15 a.m. Sept. 13 at DiLucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. Speakers will discuss health care and cost of living. Reservations are needed by Sept. 10 to Barb at 330-372-2603 or Janet at 330-469-6753.

SENIOR PROGRAM: A senior program at St. Joseph Warren Hospital, 667 Eastland Ave. SE, Warren, will be 1 p.m. Sept. 21 in the second floor classrooms of Building A. The speaker will be Debbie Zador, an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteer, who will review Medicare and its preventive benefits, upcoming Medicare card changes, low-income subsidy programs and open enrollment.

A light lunch will be provided. Reservations are required by Sept. 15 at 330-841-4375.

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: Individuals may sign up for the Trumbull County 911 Special Needs Registry Program to put on information on file about their own, their child’s or other dependents’ special needs. Police, fire and ambulance personnel will then be made aware of special needs en route to emergency calls.

Forms are available at the Trumbull County Commissioners Office, the Trumbull County Recorder’s Office, all Trumbull County SCOPE centers, or on the county 911 website at under the “Special Needs” tab.

For information, contact Mauro DiVieste, special needs coordinator, at or at 330-675-7966.

SCOPE RIDES: SCOPE is partnering with the Trumbull County Transit Board to provide seniors 60 and older free 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, those wanting to eat meals at the Cortland, Lordstown, Niles or Warren centers need to let the center know after calling 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: Sausage scramble, breakfast potatoes, warm cinnamon peaches, English muffin, fruit juice and vanilla wafers

MONDAY: Salisbury steak with gravy, whipped potatoes, Harvard beets, wheat bread, apricots, angel food cake

TUESDAY: Potato crusted fish with tartar sauce, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, three-bean salad, dinner roll, fresh fruit, cookie

WEDNESDAY: Jumbo hot dog, sauerkraut, mixed vegetables, hot dog roll, mixed fruit, pudding

THURSDAY: Chicken brushetta, wile rice, green beans, tossed salad with Italian dinner roll, pears, sherbet

SEPT. 15: Honey mustard glazed pork loin, paprika potatoes, braised cabbage, Italian bread, Manadarin oranges, mini banana loaf.

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.

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.

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 11:30 a.m. lunch by 10:30 a.m. at or by calling 330-953-1416.