THE FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM OF TRUMBULL COUNTY is recruiting volunteers 55 and older to tutor, mentor, strengthen reading skills in children, assist teachers and work with adults with developmental disabilities.
All volunteers are offered mileage, preplacement training, supplemental auto insurance, supplemental accident insurance, annual recognition luncheon during National Volunteer Week, free monthly luncheon and fellowship, and liability insurance. Income-eligible volunteers are also offered paid vacation, sick time, personal time, and a tax-free, nonreporting stipend.
There is a need for volunteers in the Hubbard, Bristol, Newton Falls, Girard, Kinsman, Niles, Hartford, and afternoon classes for Warren Head Start. New volunteer training will begin in January. Those interested should call 330-373-6480, Ext. 227, to leave their names and telephone numbers to reserve spaces.
The free AARP Tax Aide program is seeking volunteers for 2011. Individuals need not be an AARP member or have previous experience in the tax field. Free training programs begin Jan. 10 at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Road. The training results in IRS certification for all tax counselors. Other non-certification positions are also available.
Information on training is available by calling 888-687-2277 or visiting www.aarp.org/taxaide. Those interested also can call SCOPE at 330-399-8846 to speak to an AARP representative.
NILES AMWELD RETIREES meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Atmosphere Cafe, 815 Youngstown Road, Niles.
HOWLAND SCHOOLS RETIREES will hold their first monthly meeting of the New Year at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo's Restaurant, Elm Road, Warren.
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 AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 100 Westchester Drive, is offering several new activities and services.
Celtic Healthcare will provide free blood pressure checks at the center from 10 a.m. to noon. Mondays.
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.
Carole Moore, Mahoning County coordinator for the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program, will counsel seniors on Medicare insurance options from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays. Seniors can visit the center beforehand to sign up for no cost appointments.
Ongoing updates about the Austintown senior center can be found on Facebook.
Ward Center Presbyterian Church, 490 Lucy St., Masury, will serve FREE LUNCHES for those 60 and older from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
McDONALD SENIOR CITIZENS will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
AJAX MAGNETHERMIC RETIREES will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Station Square, 4250 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Guests are welcome.
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:
TODAY: Sites closed for New Year's Eve
MONDAY: Chicken quarter, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, rye bread, diced peaches
TUESDAY: Swedish meatballs, noodles with sauce, applesauce, diced carrots, wheat bread, orange
WEDNESDAY: Chicken fingers with BBQ, potato spudster, broccoli cuts, wheat bread, grape juice, orange cupcake
THURSDAY: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, lima beans, white bread, mixed fruit
JAN. 7: Hamburger on bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, Mandarin oranges
THE KINSMAN SENIOR CITIZEN NUTRITION SITE is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to those 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 3 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.
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 the first Thursday of the month; 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, with fee.
FRIDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 11:30 a.m., line dancing, $3; 8:15 a.m., golf (fee); new exercise program from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Jan. 7 (call to signup).
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: 11 a.m., My Favorite Recipe - homemade noodles (Dec. 13); Arthritis Exercise, 1:15 p.m., $2; pool team, 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, holiday party this week $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.
Closed Dec. 24 and 27.
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.
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.