THE AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 100 Westchester Drive, will offer several new activities and services starting in December.
Celtic Healthcare will provide free blood pressure checks every Monday at the center from 10 a.m. to noon.
Yoga, line dance, and walking exercise classes are now forming. Seniors can sign up for these and other activities at the table near the front entrance to the senior center.
The half-hour TV show "Senior Focus," broadcast on Austintown Community Television Channel 19 and Armstrong Cable Channel 20, is now taping at the center. Seniors are welcome to join the audience. Upcoming guests include Carol Moore and Kristen Taylor today at noon. They will discuss Medicare open enrollment and senior insurance issues.
On Dec. 3 also at noon, Dorothy Barto will talk about Alzheimer's disease and local support groups and resources available to help.
Ongoing updates about the Austintown senior center can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com.
HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE is teaming up with nonprofit agencies and area retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior - a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in the Youngstown/Boardman area. The program runs through Dec. 6. Important dates include: Dec. 9: community gift-wrapping party, to which the general public is invited to help; and Dec. 13-17: delivery of gifts to seniors in the community.
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 OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGING is accepting nominations through Nov. 30 for its Joined Hearts in Giving award. The honor recognizes couples married 40 years or longer who share a commitment not only to each other but also to their communities through volunteer service. Those chosen will be honored at a special reception held in observance of Valentine's Day.
To be eligible for recognition, the couple must be married for 40 years or longer and at least one of the spouses must be age 60 or older. Each spouse must actively participate and volunteer in community service, and the couple's primary residence must be in Ohio. The couple must be aware of and consent to the nomination.
Anyone interested in nominating neighbors, colleagues, family members or friends may download a nomination form or submit a nomination online by visiting www.aging.ohio.gov/
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. Donations will be accepted.
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 Multi-Generational 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:
l TODAY: Johnny Marzetti, scalloped apples, Italian mixed vegetables, lettuce salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread
l MONDAY: Chicken fingers with barbecue sauce, potato spudsters, peas and carrots, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits
l TUESDAY: Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, Brussel's sprouts, stuffing, wheat bread, fresh orange
l WEDNESDAY: Steak burger with mushroom sauce, Harvard beets, vegetable medley, Diamond Jim bun, apricots
l THURSDAY: Thanksgiving.
l NOV. 26: Thanksgiving holiday
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 prior and ask to speak 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: 10:30 a.m. to noon, art group; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Wii, blood pressure check (second Tuesday of month); Buckeye necklaces and bracelets
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, needlework; blood pressure check (last Wednesday of month); flu shots, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
THURSDAY: Wii games, 11 a.m. to noon; 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.
Seniors and money speaker at noon Wednesday.
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 there is a minimal charge)
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist, followed by chair volleyball and cornhole
WEDNESDAY: 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
FRIDAY: 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, $1; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 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; 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; 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; 1 p.m., choir practice; 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.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., art class; 12:30 p.m., yoga, $3
TUESDAY: 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., bocce; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., Book Club (third Tuesday); 3 p.m., cornhole (winter months)
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., Ohio Star Quilters (first and third Wednesday); 10 a.m., bridge club; 1 p.m., Red Hatters (first Wednesday); 6:30 p.m., line dancing, $3
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., computer class, $25; 10 a.m., needle art; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club, 2 to 5 p.m.; 3 p.m., line dancing, $3; 4:30 p.m., bocce; 5:30 p.m., card night (fee)
FRIDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 11:30 a.m., line dancing, $3; 8:15 a.m., golf (fee)
SATURDAY: 9 a.m., Train Club (twice per month); American Legion Executive meeting once a month.
For more information on programs and events at Howland SCOPE, call 330-609-7806.
125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010; Harbor Day Care, 2627 Atlantic N.E., Warren, 330-399-4495.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., garden club (every other Monday); Arthritis Exercise, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., $2; Sewing, 10 a.m. Free and open to anyone; Pool Team at 4 p.m. Open to players.
TUESDAY: Book club meets first Tuesday of month; 10:30 a.m. free; chair yoga; 11:30 a.m. $3; bingo, 12:45 p.m. (25 cents per card); Crochet Class,10 a.m. free
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge; noon, arthritis exercise class, $2; beading class, 1 p.m. free
THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m., cards, free; 10 a.m., open art class, free; noon, watercolor and acrylic art; 2 p.m., women's pool lessons, free
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., drawing class, free; 10 a.m., beginners line dancing, $3; 10 a.m., cards 500 bid, free
Potluck and birthday luncheon at 11:30 a.m. today. Bring a covered dish.
Thanksgiving Day dinner will be 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Please sign up. Bring a covered dish.
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).
Exercise classes are being offered for $1 through December. Call instructor Salley Yurtin for more information at 330-399-8846.
Beginner computer classes will be held Wednesdays for $1 per class. Call for reservations.
A Thanksgiving dinner will be held at 1 p.m. Thursdsay at the center. There is a $5 fee for a complete buffet dinner and variety of desserts. After dinner, there will be time for Wii, cards, cornhole and movies. Call for reservations by Tuesday.
For more information, call 330-399-8846.
1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
WEDNESDAY: Wood carving
THURSDAY: 7 p.m., bridge
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., crafts and bingo
THE TRUMBULL COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, has announced the Winter Crisis Program. Customers who are in need of utility assistance can contact the agency at 330-393-2507, Ext. 225, for an appointment. Walk-in customers are accepted beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday for the first 20 people to arrive and then again at 12:30 p.m. for the first 20 people who arrived for the afternoon. Walk-ins also will be accepted at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday for the first 20 people. All others are scheduled appointments.
Customers must provide photo identification, Social Security cards for all household members; most recent gas and/or fuel oil receipt, electric bill and proof of all money received in the home for the past 13 weeks, if employed or child support, or three months proof of income if received monthly. Proof of disability also must be provided.
To be eligible for assistance, customer must have a notice of disconnection on their gas and/or electric utilities. A household is eligible to receive a delivery of fuel if their tank contains 25 percent or less of its capacity or a delivery of coal or wood.
For more information, visit the Trumbull Community Action Program at www.tcaphelps.org; Sarah A. Edmonds, HEAP coordinator at email@example.com; Van D. Nelson, vice president/chief operation officer at firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 330-393-2507 or 330-394-8029.