TRUMBULL MOBILE MEALS will be holding a walk from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the Eastwood Mall in Niles. March for Meals is a nationwide awareness and fundraising campaign designed to focus attention on hunger in the United States. Participants may obtain a sponsor sheet at the TMM office, 323 E. Market St., Warren. Forms also are available via U.S. mail - call TMM at 330-394-2538. The minimum needed to participate is sponsorship of $5.
The three top money-raisers will receive Eastwood Mall gift cards. There will be a door prize drawing at the conclusion of the walk for all participants.
CHEF SCOTT DANCHISE, director of culinary services at Lake Vista in Cortland, will show demonstrate how to prepare quick, light and healthy meals at a free seminar, "Cooking Light and Healthy," at 11 a.m. Thursday at Lake Vista's Clubhouse, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland. Afterwards, there will be lunch and an opportunity to sample the creations Scott prepares.
RSVP by today by calling 330-638-2420.
PARK VISTA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY will host a Day of Discovery Program, "The National Park Service: An American Legacy," from 9:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 30 at Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. This Exploritas program is created and developed by Elderhostel.
Exploritas is the new name for the programs of Elderhostel Inc., a not-for-profit organization founded in 1975 to provide lifelong learning for adults. In 2008, Exploritas began to expand program opportunities within the retirement community networks of the United States.
"The National Park Service: An American Legacy" program examines the American invention of national parks, its heroes and defenders and explores the current trends and future of parks.
The cost of the program is $46, which includes lunch after the program and parking. All registration for the program is handled through Exploritas. To register, call toll-free 800-454-5768 and mention program #19056 or log onto www.exploritas.org, where there is additional information about the program. Deadline for registration is Tuesday.
STRENGTH TRAINING: LIFTING THE LIMITS OF AGING is the topic for two Women in Touch programs sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners. The programs will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the following locations:
March 25, Leo's Ristorante, 7042 E. Market St., Howland
March 30, Mr. Anthony's, 7440 South Ave., Boardman
Strength training has become widely recognized as an important physical activity to maintain a healthy body. Speaker Joanne Delaquila, exercise physiologist at St. Joseph Health Center will address the benefits of strength training as related to six common conditions: osteoporosis, arthritis, obesity, back pain, diabetes and depression, as well as provide practical ways strength training can be applied safely at home.
Cost of $18 per person includes dinner. Continuing education credits are available for nursing, social work and dietitian/technicians.
For more information or to register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 1-877-700-4647. Registration deadline is one week prior to program date.
ST. JOSEPH HEALTH CENTER'S volunteer department is sponsoring a program of information, enlightenment and fun for those 55 years and older at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hospital's second floor classrooms. Certified Stroke Center Coordinator Mary Ann Cashier will discuss signs and symptoms of a stroke. Cost of the program is $4, which includes dinner and door prizes. To make a reservation, call 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376 . Learn more about HMHP online at www.HMpartners.org.
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.
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.
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:
l Cortview Village, 100 Cortview Drive, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday
l Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
l Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
l Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, noon Monday through Friday
l Kinsman Fire Hall, 8450 Ridge Road, Kinsman, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
l Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
l Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday
l United Steelworkers Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
l SCOPE Senior Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
l Robert Morrison Village, 3000 Burton St. S.E., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday
l West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., West Farmington, noon Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
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: Tuna noodle casserole, broccoli, corn, wheat bread with margarine, diced peaches
MONDAY: Beef stew, buttered rice, lima beans, corn muffin, orange fruited gelatin
TUESDAY: Chicken breast patty, green bean casserole, cauliflower, hamburger bun, diced pears
WEDNESDAY: Meatball splash with bun, seasoned potatoes, buttered peas, unsweetened peaches, chocolate chip cookie
THURSDAY: Stuffed cabbage with sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, wheat bread with margarine, mixed fruit
MARCH 26: Macaroni and cheese, carrots, unsweetened hot applesauce, rye bread with margarine, pineapple tidbits
THE KINSMAN SENIOR CITIZEN NUTRITION SITE is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to seniors 60 or older or those whose spouse is 60 or older. 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 meet every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center.
The group meets from 9:30 a.m. or later to play cards and games, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and for a 50/50 raffle and meals. Special meals are 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.
March 24: "In Your Easter Bonnet" hosted by Carolyn Norwood.
JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER
5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412.
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Membership is $12 a year. Puzzles and games daily.
OSU Buckeye necklaces are for sale for $4.50. All proceeds benefit the center.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., wood burning and carving; 10 a.m., cards;
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, painting group;
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., needlework; 10 a.m., card day;
THURSDAY: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.;
FRIDAY: Puzzles and games;
Information about HEAP, which helps save money on heat and electric bills, and Vials of Life are available at the center.
AARP will be at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Thursday for tax assistance.
VFW Meetings are 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. New members and transfers welcome.
Daily meals served at noon; call for a reservation.
The center has started a collection of donations for its first garage sale fundraiser. Donations can be dropped off at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March 26. Please, no clothing. Call the center for more details 330-924-0412. The garage sale is scheduled for the beginning of April.
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 is 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 nonmembers.
Lunch 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Carryouts are available. Menu suggestions are welcome. Special holiday lunches are $5 for everyone.
Three computers with free Internet capabilities available every day.
MONDAY: 12:30 p.m., acrylic painting/crafts of choice. (Supplies are mostly free but sometimes a minimal charge is necessary);
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., birds and nature study class; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., arthritic exercise, volleyball or cornhole;
WEDNESDAYS: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., bingo at 25 cents per card and free with Angela on second Wednesday;
THURSDAY: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., arthritic exercise, volleyball or cornhole;
FRIDAYS: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., seasonal crafts or painting;
Cards or games are available every day when requested. Special speakers are scheduled most Mondays at 11 a.m. Ideas are welcome. Crocheting, knitting, quilting (bring machine), assistance available.
SCOPE is seeking ideas for projects.
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., bridge; 11 a.m., Arthritis Foundation exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 1 p.m., quilting, cards, players' choice; 4 p.m., Monday night cards and games, food, $2; 5 p.m., weight loss support group;
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., arthritis aerobic exercise classes, Jennifer, certified by Arthritis Foundation, $1; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 1:30 p.m. Wii games; 2:30 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department nurse; 2:30 p.m., pinochle;
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga, $1; 11:30 a.m., lunch, $3 members and $4 others (VIP monthly birthday luncheon, third Wednesday $5); 1 p.m., bingo with a guest caller each week;
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch $3 members, $4 others; noon, bridge; 1 p.m., bowling at McKinley Lanes, last Thursday of the month, pinochle, bridge, American Red Cross blood drive (third Thursday); 2:30 p.m., Wii bowling (first and second Thursday only);
FRIDAY: 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., Texas Hold 'Em, mixed chorus (second Friday of the month sing at Briarfield at the Ridge), and hand and foot card game.
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., art class with guest artist Larry James on March 15 and March 22; 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);
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; 10 a.m. Geology and rocks will be presented on Monday.
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; 12-1 Shopping Skills for a Limited budget will be presented on Tuesday.
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 potluck birthday party. Attendees should bring a dish to share; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. all Fridays, cornhole.
Upcoming event: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Mystery Dinner Theater, $10, RSVP.
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.
TRUMBULL COUNTY'S AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM runs through April 15. The program is for free tax preparation by volunteer preparers, trained in the IRS program and administered through the AARP Foundation, a nonpartisan charitable organization, in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service. The program is for low- to middle-income taxpayers.
All taxpayers must bring a copy of their 2008 tax return, and the Social Security cards for themselves, spouses (if applicable) and all dependents. If the taxpayers did not have their previous return prepared at an AARP Tax Site, they need to bring a photo ID.
Anyone can request a copy of their 2008 tax return by calling the IRS at 800-829-1040.
No appointments are needed at the following sites:
BRISTOLVILLE - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Bristol Public Library, 1855 Greenville Road;
CHAMPION - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Otterbein United Methodist Church, 1128 State Road West;
FARMINGTON - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Farmington Senior Center, 150 College St;
GIRARD - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Girard Multigenerational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave.;
HOWLAND - noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Howland branch library, 9095 E. Market St.;
HUBBARD - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St.;
LIBERTY - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays, Liberty Public Library, 415 Churchill Hubbard Road;
LORDSTOWN - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Lordstown SCOPE Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road;
NEWTON FALLS - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St.;
NILES - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St.;
WARREN - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, Warren Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W.;
WARREN - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St.
Appointments are needed for the following locations:
CORTLAND - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Lake Vista Retirement Community, 303 N. Mecca St., 330-984-0071;
JOHNSTON - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays, Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, 330-984-0071.