THOMAS G. CAREY, a member of Harrington, Hoppe and Mitchell Ltd., has been appointed to the board of directors of Senior Citizens Opportunities for Personal Endeavor (SCOPE) Inc., a service organization for senior adults in Trumbull County. He is serving a three-year term on the SCOPE board.
Carey works for HHM's Warren office and has practiced law for more than 30 years. He also sits on the board of Valley Counseling Services and is a former board member for Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2010 VALLEY LEGACY AWARDS. Nomination forms are available online at www.shepherdofthevalley.com, at all Shepherd of the Valley locations and on WKBN-TV and ClearChannel websites.
On Oct. 14, the Sixth Annual Valley Legacy Awards will be presented in two categories - Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Advocate for Seniors, with all nominees recognized for their good works.
Being sought are people who should be recognized for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley or who have provided exceptional support of older Americans through their professional, volunteer or civic roles. Nominees must have left a lasting legacy for our community and inspired others through their work ethic, concern for others and enthusiasm for the betterment of our community.
All nominations must be postmarked by July 30.
Major sponsors include: Platinum Level: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services Inc., WKBN-TV, Big 106.1, WNIO 1390, Newsradio 570 WKBN, The Review Newspapers, The Senior News and rlsmith printing co.; Diamond Level: First Place Bank, Helen Stambaugh and Keynote Media.
WESTERN RESERVE INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER is hosting a series of classes on emergency preparedness. The fifth class is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday and will cover "Frightening Possibilities for Older Adults in case of a Fire" and "How Older Adults are Dealing with Changes in Their 5 Senses." The classes are free and will be held at 4076 Youngstown Road S.E. (the Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority building), Warren. For directions, call 330-372-3325.
THE POLICE AND FIRE RETIREES OF OHIO, DISTRICT 2 - CHAPTER 10 (MAHONING AND COLUMBIANA COUNTIES) will hold their annual summer picnic at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Boardman Park at the Masters' Pavilion. All retirees and DROP participants of the Ohio Police and Fire Disability and Pension Fund living in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, along with their spouses and survivors, are welcome. Members are asked to bring a covered casserole dish. For more information, contact Rich Holzschuh at 330-743-5502.
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.
McDONALD SENIORS meet at 11 a.m. every other Wednesday at the Woodland Park United Methodist Church on Ohio Avenue. Those attending should bring their own lunch.
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: Super dog on bun, baked beans, corn, apple juice
MONDAY: Closed for holiday.
TUESDAY: Chicken salad, three bean salad, wheat bread with margarine, grape juice, Mandarin oranges
WEDNESDAY: BBQ riblet, au gratin potatoes, spinach, Diamond Jim bun, unsweetened peaches
THURSDAY: Cincinnati chili, green beans, Mexicorn, bread with margarine, diced pears
JULY 9: Fish square with tartar sauce, stewed tomatoes, lima beans, hamburger bun, mixed fruit
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 330-876-5123.
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 served on the fourth Thursday of the month. Cost is $3 each.
All those 55 and older are welcome. Annual dues are $12.
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 are played daily. OSU Buckeye necklaces are for sale for $4.50, with all proceeds to benefit the center.
MONDAY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., wood craft; 12:30 to 2 p.m., cornhole;
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, art group; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Wii; 11 a.m. to noon, blood pressure check (second Tuesday of month);
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, needlework; 11 a.m. to noon, blood pressure check (last Wednesday of month);
THURSDAY: Bingo, 12:30 p.m.;
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wii;
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.
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.
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. Call the day before. Carryouts are available. Menu suggestions are welcome. Special holiday lunches are $5 for everyone.
Three computers with free Internet are available every day.
MONDAY: Speaker after breakfast; 1 p.m., acrylic painting/crafts of choice. (Supplies are mostly free but sometimes a minimal charge is necessary)
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist;
WEDNESDAYS: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., bingo at 25 cents per card and free with Angela on second Wednesday;
THURSDAY: 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist;
FRIDAYS: Gardening forum scheduled each Friday right after lunch, painting or crafts afterward.
Cards or games are available every day when requested. Special speakers are scheduled most Mondays at 11 a.m. Crocheting, knitting, quilting (bring machine), assistance available. Monthly menu is available at the front desk. SCOPE is seeking ideas for projects and speakers.
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: 9:30 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., 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; 1 p.m., Texas Hold 'em, 2:30 p.m. Card players' choice.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch $3 for members and $4 others; noon, bridge; 1 p.m., bowling at McKinley Lanes, last Thursday of month; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month.
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; noon, Wii games, 1 p.m., mixed chorus, second Friday of the month, sing at Briarfield at the Ridge.; 1 p.m., hand and foot card game and other card games.
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
On July 8 is a trip to view the Tall Ships in Cleveland Harbor, along with a luncheon aboard the Nautica Queen. Cost is $84. There is a waiting list. On July 14 is The Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh. Cost is $20. The group leaves at 8:30 a.m. and returns around 5 p.m. To register for any of these trips, call the center at 330-544-3676, or stop in at 14 E. State St., Niles.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 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.
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 potluck 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, 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.