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January 7, 2011
Tribune Chronicle
HERMAN BREUER, service officer deputy director of the Trumbull County Veterans Service Commission, will discuss veterans benefits and widows’ benefits at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Washington Square Health Center, 202 Washington St. N.W., Warren. Refreshments will be served. Reserve a seat by calling 330-399-8997. PERI MONTHLY MEETING will be held Jan. 19 at DiLucia’s Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. The speaker will be Bob Pinti of the Warren City Health Department. Reservations are required by Jan. 16 and can be made by calling one of the following: Sally at 330-898-1585; Barbara at 330-372-2603; or Virginia at 330-898-3625. THE YOUNGSTOWN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER is part of the SilverSneakers Program. Seniors with a qualifying Medicare supplement health plan that covers the SilverSneakers program receive a free membership to the Jewish Community Center. For more information about the SilverSneakers program at the J, contact Kaye Doran, 330-746-3251, Ext. 153. UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES CLUB are not meeting this month. The next meeting is in February. 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 Monday at Howland Community Church, 198 Niles Cortland Road. The training results in IRS certification for all tax counselors. Other noncertification positions are also available. Information on training is available by calling 888-687-2277 or visiting Those interested also can call SCOPE at 330-399-8846 to speak to an AARP representative. The Ohio?Department of Aging will continue to accept submissions for its Family Caregiving Story Project until Jan. 31. Both caregivers and those who receive assistance from family members and friends are encouraged to send in their personal accounts of the challenges and triumphs that are part of caregiving relationships. Story submissions should be about 500 words and include the author’s name, location and current age. Mail stories to Ohio Department of Aging, Attn: Communications Division, 50 W. Broad St., 9th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-3363; or e-mail to NILES AMWELD RETIREES meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Atmosphere Cafe, 815 Youngstown Road, Niles. 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. 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., 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday l Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., 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, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday l Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday l Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., 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., 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: Hamburger on bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, Mandarin oranges MONDAY: Porcupine meatball with sauce, mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, wheat bread, pineapple TUESDAY: Steak burger with mushrooms, peas, Mexicorn, diamond Jim bun, applesauce WEDNESDAY: Tuna salad, three bean salad, tossed salad with French dressing, wheat bread, diced peaches THURSDAY: Chicken breast patty, green beans, cauliflower, hamburger bun, orange JAN. 14: Beef stew, rice, yellow beans, corn muffin, pears AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER 100 Westchester Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register for 11:30 a.m. lunch by 11 a.m. at or by calling 330-953-1416. MONDAY: 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check (includes blood pressure, hearing vision and medication checks); noon Jan. 17, party committee meeting. TUESDAY: Noon, bingo; 10 a.m. Jan. 18, line dancing; 10 a.m. Tuesday and Jan. 25, zumba, a latin dance/exercise; 10:45 a.m. Jan. 18, “Make and Take Jewelry” designs by Vicky, $5 fee. WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., bingo. THURSDAY: Noon, bingo; 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10 a.m., cards; 10:15 a.m. Jan. 27, Senior Shape-Up; noon Jan. 20, CPR and Mini First Aid. FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo; 9 a.m., trip to Butler Art Institute/Youngstown; 12:30 p.m. Senior Focus, YSU gerontology class; Jan. 21, Home Instead Senior Care; Jan. 28, VITA tax-free help. 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. l Jan. 12: Round robin bingo. (Bring two prizes, $1 each and wrapped). 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., woodcraft; 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); 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., flu shots. THURSDAY: 11 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 12:30 p.m., bingo. 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. CHAMPION SCOPE 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. HOWLAND SCOPE 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; 9:30 to 11 a.m., Fly Fishing with instructor Bill Lewis (beginning Jan. 18); 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); 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., new exercise program from beginning today (call to sign up). 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. CORTLAND SCOPE 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; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2; 4 p.m., pool team, open to players. TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m. first Tuesday of month, book club; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga, $3; 12:45 p.m., bingo, 25 cents per card; 10 a.m., crochet class. WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge; noon, arthritis exercise class; beading class, 1 p.m. THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m., cards, free; 10 a.m., open art class; noon, watercolor and acrylic art; 2 p.m., women’s pool lessons. FRIDAY: 10 a.m., drawing class; 10 a.m., beginners line dancing, $3; 10 a.m., cards 500 bid. WARREN SCOPE 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). 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. LORDSTOWN SCOPE 1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173 Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday MONDAY: crafts. TUESDAY: bridge. WEDNESDAY: wood carving. THURSDAY: 7 p.m., bridge. FRIDAY: 11 a.m., crafts and bingo.


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