Senior news

BLACK TIE GALA: Gracewoods Senior Living in Niles is hosting a black tie gala for residents to be held 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. For more information, contact Jan Gilliland at 330-652-4177.

HOWLAND RETIREES MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. The Howland High School Choir, directed by Anjanette DePoy, will perform a program of festive holiday music.

All retirees and their spouses / guests are welcome, but reservations are a must to Mary at 330-856-5226. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door.

The group will collect canned and boxed foods suitable for preparing holiday meals for Beatitude House. Small toys and games to be used as stocking stuffers would be greatly appreciated. Grooming and beauty items for women are also needed.

Rick and Sue King are collecting new hats, gloves and children’s coats for Howland students in need. They can be delivered to the meeting or pickup can be arranged.

The fee for the newsletters and directory in 2018 is due, also by calling Mary.

RETIREES TO MEET: Alcan / Novelist retirees luncheon will be 12:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at Dilucia’s Banquet Center, 2610 Elm Road, Warren. Doors open at noon. Reservations are a must by Dec. 5. Contact Bob at 330-397-3789 or Bob at 330-856-2590.

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

RETIREES CHRISTMAS: Trumbull Regional Medical Center retirees, formerly TMH retirees, will hold their annual Christmas party at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. For information, contact Katie Savu at 330-856-7112.

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will meet 11:15 a.m. Dec. 13 at DiLucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren.

Reservations are a must by Dec. 10 by calling one of the following:­ Barb at 330-372-2603, Janet at 330-469-6753 or Virginia at 330-898-3625.

COPPERWELD SOAR: Copperweld Steel Co. SOAR Retirees will hold a Christmas dinner from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at the J.D. Post House in Champion. No gifts. Doors open at 12:30 p.m.

Reservations are due by Dec. 10 by calling George at 330-565-3860. Cost is payable at the door.

MINISTRIES BUS TRIP: Jesus the Key Ministries will take a Dec. 5 and 6 bus trip to Lancaster, Pa. The tour will include “Home for the Holidays” at the American Music Theater, “White Christmas” at the Dutch Apple and “The Miracle of Christmas” at Sight and Sound.

Make reservations with Bing or Peggy Newton at 330-427-6578.

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: Baked cabbage roll with tomato sauce, garlic whipped potatoes, corn, dinner roll, fresh fruit, brownie.

MONDAY: Beef burgundy with mushrooms over egg noodles, sweet peas, carrots, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, sherbet

TUESDAY: Center cut pork chop with gravy, whipped potatoes with chives, braised red cabbage, white bread, apple cranberry crisp, sliced apples and grahams

WEDNESDAY: Italian sloppy joe, baked sweet potato puffs, Italian blend vegetables, sandwich roll, Mandarin oranges, blueberry muffin

THURSDAY: Chicken and white beans chili, corn, warm peaches, tossed salad with French dressing, biscuit, fresh baked cookie

DEC. 8: Potato crusted fish, tartar sauce, cheesy shells, green beans, dinner roll, marinated veggie salad, seasonal fruit, pudding.

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 information on file about their own, their child’s or other dependents’ special needs. Police, fire and ambulance personnel will 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: 375 N. Park Ave., 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 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 Coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Scheduled programs for the month of November include:

• Monthly Birthday Celebration: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5. Each month we will be celebrating everyone’s birthday in that particular month. The Center will provide a special treat.

• Craft Class: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the Coffee Bar. Sign-ups are required. Contact the center if interested.

• Movies in the Parlor are offered 9:30 a.m. every Thursday, which includes popcorn and hot chocolate. No movie Dec. 14.

• Kris Kringle Potluck Luncheon is noon Dec. 12, in the gym. Bring your favorite dish to share. Santa is scheduled. Reservations are required by calling the center.