Senior news

TMH RETIREES MEET: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held 11:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be a presentation regarding the local opioid crisis. All TMH retirees and former employees are welcome.

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

RETIREES BREAKFAST: Copperweld Steel melt shop retirees and support employees are welcome to attend a breakfast 9 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Hometown Buffet in Niles. For more information, contact Dick Orr at 330-847-8540.

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. Oct. 10 at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Howland. For information, call 330-675-2521 or go to

CENTER OFFERS BALANCE CLASS: Starting Oct. 11 the Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Johnston, will offer A Matter of Balance class for four weeks. Classes are 10 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The series will provide you with the opportunity to improve your balance and learn ways to prevent injuries and falls.

Call 330-924-0412 to sign up. The program is free and all materials and snacks will be provided.

CENTER PROGRAMS OFFERED: Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., will offer the following programs:

• Medicare Check-Up Day 2017, an informational Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3. Learn about recent changes to Medicare, and find out what to do during the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 Medicare Annual Coordinated Election Period.

• Flu Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 9, by The Pharmacy at Rite Aid at the Center. The clinic is free to people with most insurances. Appointments are required by calling the center. Pneumonia shots will also be available.

For information or registration, call the center at 330-545-6596.

HOWLAND RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. Cost of the lunch for classified and nonclassified retired school personnel, spouses and guests is payable at the door. There will be a collection of nonperishable food, hot chocolate mix and other foodstuffs that will be delivered to Emmanuel Center after the meeting. Those attending the meeting are requested to bring an item or two for this collection.

For those retirees who want to receive the monthly newsletter and updated directory for 2018, the fee of $10.50 is due by the November meeting. For more information about the group, call Mary at 330-856-5226.

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 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: Sloppy joe, O’Brien potatoes, bean bake, sandwich roll, fresh fruit, brownie cake

MONDAY: Baked ham slice with fruit sauce, scalloped potatoes, carrots, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, ice cream

TUESDAY: Mushroom Swiss burger, warm German potato salad, California vegetable blend, sandwich roll, mixed fruit, pudding

WEDNESDAY: Baked chicken breast with gravy, stuffing, sweet peas and onions, three bean salad, dinner roll, apricots, mini apple loaf

THURSDAY: Stuffed pepper with tomato sauce, whipped potatoes, green beans, Italian bread, pears, gelatin

OCT. 6: Barbecue pulled turkey, broccoli, Mexi-corn, sandwich roll, fresh apple slices, cookie

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.

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, Johnston, 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

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 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