LEANNA HARTSOUGH visited Washington Square Healthcare Center in Warren on Dec. 5. She sang and danced for the residents while wearing her great-grandmother's hat.
WHITE OAK MANOR is hosting a senior community birthday bingo for anyone 60 and older at 2:30 p.m. today. Guests born in December may register to win a birthday basket drawing (with proper identification).
Former VAN HUFFEL AND VANEX TUBE EMPLOYEES meet at 8 a.m. Fridays at Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W., Champion. For more information, call Jim Franklin at 330-856-4231.
UFWC LOCAL 880 RETIREES CLUB's first regular meeting of 2010 will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at Lucianno's Restaurant in the Wedgewood Plaza. Membership is open to all UFWC Local 880 retirees, who may bring a guest.
Ward Center Presbyterian Church, 490 Lucy St., Masury, will serve FREE LUNCHES for senior citizens 60 and older from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
GIRARD MANOR ASSOCIATES LTD., in conjunction with the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority, has announced that applications are now being accepted for seniors age 62 and older Girard Manor, which will be located in the 400 block of Washington Avenue and will feature a fitness center, lounge, Internet cafe and enclosed picnic area. Rents are based on the income of applicants, and names will be placed on waiting lists in the order they are received.
For more information, call TMHA at 330-369-1533.
AARP OHIO urges older Ohioans and those who care for them to take advantage of Ohio's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP - formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), which can help put food on the table during tough economic times. Participants get an Ohio Direction Card, a special debit card to use at most grocery stores, certain senior centers, farmer's markets and meal delivery services - the card is used like a credit card and the cost of groceries is deducted from the account balance. New benefits are added automatically every month.
Older Americans and those who care for them can find everything they need to get started at AARP's Benefits QuickLINK Web site: www.aarp.org/snap.
AARP TAX-AIDE is a program of the AARP Foundation, offered in conjunction with the IRS.
The AARP Tax-Aide Programs in Trumbull, Columbiana and Mahoning counties are seeking new volunteers to assist in tax preparation for the 2009 tax year. The program takes place at 14 sites in Trumbull County and six sites in Mahoning and Columbiana counties.
Anyone interested in participating in this program who lives in Trumbull County is asked to call Pat Baldwin at 330-399-8846 at Warren SCOPE Center for more information. Residents of Columbiana and Mahoning counties may call Steve Phillips at 330-158-3609. Volunteers may also apply at aarp.org.
THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGING and the OFFICE OF THE STATE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN and Governor Ted Strickland call on all Ohioans to visit a nursing home and share the spirit of the season with its residents during Visit a Nursing Home Week, Dec. 24 through 31. the observance also is a time for individuals to become more involved in the care a loved one or others receive and join facilities as they strive to provide excellent care for all residents.
Contact local nursing homes to see if they are planning holiday events, or join with a church, school or civic organization to plan a visit. Caroling, writing letters, sharing treats and cards, putting on a holiday program and creating artwork for the facility are all great, intergenerational activities. It as advised that volunteers check with the facility to find out what their visiting hours are, if they have any restrictions on gifts or treats and if children or pets are welcome.
To find facilities in the area to visit, use the long-term care consumer guide at www.Itcohio.org,
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 throughout Trumbull County. These sites provide a meal and the opportunity for socialization. There is a $1.25 charge for each meal.
Any senior citizen 60 and older and spouses of those 60 and older are welcome for lunch at any of the following sites:
For more information or to make reservations two working days in advance before 3 p.m., call 330-675-2486.
The menu for the week is:
TODAY: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hot applesauce, whole wheat bread with margarine, Mandarin oranges
MONDAY: Beef patty with onion gravy, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, white bread with margarine, fruited gelatin
TUESDAY: Ham slice with pineapple, mashed yams, peas, stuffing, wheat bread with margarine, diced peaches
WEDNESDAY: Mild rope sausage with peppers and onions, tossed salad with Italian dressing, bun, diced pears
THURSDAY: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
FRIDAY: CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
THE KINSMAN SENIOR CITIZEN NUTRITION SITE is open to senior citizens 60 or older or whose spouse is 60 every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Meals are served about noon at the Kinsman Fire Hall. Cost is $1.25 per meal and the doors open at 10 a.m.
Cards and bingo are played every day, and singing is on Wednesdays.
To attend, call two days before to site manager Dollie Davis at 330-442-1718 or Ada Smith at 330-876-5123.
FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS are invited to meet every Thursday at Four Seasons Mobile Home Park.
The group meets from 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday to play cards and games, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and to enjoy a 50/50 raffle and meals. Special meals will be eaten on the fourth Thursday of the month. Cost is $3 each.
All those 55 and older are welcome. Annual dues are $12.
McDONALD SENIOR CITIZENS
Meetings are held 11 a.m. every other Wednesday at McDonald United Methodist Church. Those attending should bring their own lunch.
Dec. 30: "Past-Present-Future."
JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER
5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412.
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Membership is $12 per year. Puzzles and games daily.
OSU buckeye necklace are for sale for $4.50.
MONDAY: 10 to 11 a.m., wood craft; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., cards
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, art class
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., needlework; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., card day
THURSDAY: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Puzzles and games
FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays.
MONDAY: 7 a.m. to noon, full breakfast menu, open to the public.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., exercise class and quilting, cards and crafts; 6 p.m., cards, players' choice.
WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: noon, nutrition program lunch, cost $1.25, and quilting, cards and crafts.
Self-serve breakfast available from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
Blood pressure checks are 11 a.m. the first Thursday of every month.
Amish ladies day is the third Tuesday of every month with a covered-dish luncheon at noon.
For more information, call 330-889-2733.
4447-B Mahoning Ave.; 330-847-8179.
Breakfast 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday. Cost is $4 for members and $6 for non-members.
Lunch 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Carryouts available. Special holiday lunches are $5 for everyone.
Three computers with free Internet capabilities available every day.
Painting with acrylics or crafts on Mondays and Fridays and when time permits.
Arthritic exercise, volleyball or cornhole from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Bingo 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday.
Cards or games available every day when requested.
NILES SCOPE SENIOR CENTER
14 E. State St., Niles, Ray Novotny and Judy Fabian, managers. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. 330-544-3676.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., beginning bridge; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 1 p.m., quilting and cards, players' choice; 4 p.m., Monday night cards and games, food. $2; 5 p.m. T.O.P.S.
TUESDAY: 9 a.m., breakfast, $2; 9:30 a.m. square dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, caller and instructor; 11:30 a.m. lunch - $3 for members and $4 for others; 12:30 p.m., Dance Dynamics Aerobics for Arthritis $1; 1 p.m. cards, 500 Tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, preregistration required; 2:30 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department nurse; 2:30 p.m., pinochle.
WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., chair yoga, $1, Roseanne; 11:30 a.m., lunch, $3 members and $4 others (VIP monthly birthday luncheon, third Wednesday a culinary experience $5); 1 p.m., bingo with a guest caller each week and Texas Hold 'Em; 2:30 p.m., cards, players' choice; 3 p.m., new arthritis exercise class, $1.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch $3 members, $4 others; 1 p.m., bowling at McKinley Lanes, last Thursday of the month, pinochle, bridge, American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday.
FRIDAY: 9 a.m., Friday morning movies; 10 a.m., free art class; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., salad and sandwich $2; 1 p.m., mixed chorus (second Friday of the month sing at Briarfield at the Ridge) and hand and foot card game, Jo-Ba, and more card games; 2:30 p.m., cornhole games.
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
Beginner computer classes start on Wednesday. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $10.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., art class; 12:30 p.m., yoga; 7 p.m., Computer Club (first and third Monday).
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., Book Club (third Tuesday); 3 p.m., corn hole games.
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., Ohio Star Quilters (first and third Wednesday); 10 a.m., Bridge Club; 1 p.m., Red Hatters (first Wednesday); 6 p.m., beginner line dancing with Gloria Stone.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., computer class; 10 a.m., needle arts; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club (Panera, second Thursday); 3 p.m., line dancing with Theo Bell; 5:30 p.m., card night.
FRIDAY: 11:30 a.m., line dancing with Norm Flavell.
For more information on programs and events at Howland SCOPE, call 330-609-7806.
125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010
MONDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, gardening club; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., watercolor art; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., arthritis exercise class, $2.
TUESDAY: 9 to 10:30 a.m., beginning computer, $5; 10:30 a.m. to noon, intermediate computer, $5; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., chair yoga, $3; 12:45 to 2 p.m., bingo, 25 cents per card, per game.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, line dancing, $3; 1 to 2 p.m., 500 bid; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bridge; noon to 1 p.m., arthritis exercise class, call for cost.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, acrylic art class, $5; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., teaching beginning bridge.
FRIDAY: First Friday pot luck birthday party. Attendees should bring a dish to share; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. all Fridays, cornhole.
220 W. Market St., Warren.
MONDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., line dancing; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (poker); 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., exercise class; 1 to 3 p.m., cards (500); 6 to 10 p.m., round dancing.
TUESDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., art (Trumbull Art Gallery); 10 to 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (poker); 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., exercise class; 4:30 p.m., Riverside RR Club; 6 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus.
WEDNESDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site, soup day (bean and ham soup); 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., rhythm band; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (pinochle); 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., cards (poker); 1 to 3 p.m., cards (bridge);
THURSDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, lunch site; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., painting classes; 10 to 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., exercise class; 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., deaf group; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 10:30 a.m. tap class, Senior Sensations, lunch site; 1 to 3 p.m., cards (500).
For more information, call 330-399-8846.
1776 Salt Springs Road
Anyone with suggestions on local trips, or for more information on trips, may contact Denise at 330-824-2489 or Mary Jane Wilson, seniors and transportation committee chairwoman, at 330-824-2252. For more information, call 330-824-2173.