THE TRUMBULL RETIRED ASSOCIATION will meet for a luncheon at noon Feb. 8 at Ciminero's, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Members and their guests may send $11 to Mary Novotny, 5799 Sarah Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483 or phone 330-847-7013 for information.
The speaker will be Mike Wilson performing as President William McKinley. The group will have a special collection of canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank.
Wilson is the administrator of the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District. He began portraying William McKinley in 1991 and has presented the 25th president to civic, church, school and historical groups as far away as Adams, Mass.
Wilson is a life member of the Friends of the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial and Library located in Niles. He is also a past president of the Mahoning Valley McKinley Club.
In 1999, Wilson was filmed giving a front porch speech as part of C-Span's series on the presidents. He was also featured on public television in 2003 and has been a featured performer for the National Travel Writers Association.
Wilson has been approved by the Historical Actors Guild as the official Presidential Historical Actor for President William McKinley.
PARK VISTA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, will host the seminar "Get the Most From Your Retirement Dollars," with tips from the experts on how to protect income and estate during retirement years.
A local panel will include James H. Sisek, president and CEO of Farmers Trust Company; Hank Bilyk, vice president of the retirement and pension division; attorney Jeffrey D. Heintz, shareholder, Manchester, Bennett, Powers and Ullman; and Debra Hagarty, gift planning director for the Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services Foundation.
Time is planned for a question / answer session following the speaker's presentations.
The seminar will be held on from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Park Vista Gathering Room. Beverages and hors d'oeuvres will be served.
The program is free but reservations are required by calling 330-746-2944, Ext. 1552.
COMMUNITY LEGAL AID, a nonprofit law firm serving the low-income community, along with members of the Trumbull County Bar Association will conduct a clinic for income-eligible elderly Trumbull County residents.
Attorneys will complete simple wills, powers of attorney, living wills and health care power of attorney documents at no cost.
The clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Trumbull County One Stop, 280 N. Park Ave., Warren. Pre-registration is required by calling 800-998-9454.
PACKARD ELECTRIC AND DELPHI PACKARD LOCAL 717 RETIREES will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Local 717's Union Hall, 2950 Sferra Ave., Warren Commerce Park, Warren. Members attending are asked to bring a labeled, covered dish and table service. There will be no main meat dish this month.
Also, membership is due this month at $5 for the year.
HOWLAND SCHOOLS RETIREES will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Enzo's Restaurant. All retired personnel, spouses / guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings. Cost, payable at the door, is $10. Those attending are requested to bring nonperishable food items, especially canned soup, boxed macaroni and cheese or other such "comfort foods" for a collection for Beatitude House.
For more information, call 330-856-5226.
AARP TAX AIDE will prepare taxes for persons of any age who have earnings of less than $100,000 and who are not operating a business that maintain inventory or use any financial systems other than cash accounting.
The free AARP Tax Aide program sites and hours are:
Bristol Public Library - Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Girard Multigenerational Center, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Hubbard Public Library - Wednesdays and Thursday by appointment, 330-534-3512.
Niles SCOPE - Fridays 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.
Warren SCOPE - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; first Saturdays each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Liberty Public Library - Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lake Vista Retirement - Tuesdays by appointment, 330-984-0071.
Johnson Senior Center - Thursdays by appointment, 330-984-0071.
Lordstown SCOPE - Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Newton Falls Community Center - Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Otterbein United Methodist - Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to noon.
First Baptist Church Howland - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.
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, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register for 11:30 a.m. lunch by 11 a.m. at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 330-953-1416.
MONDAY: Bingo, 10 a.m.; monthly wellness check, noon (includes blood pressure, hearing vision and medication checks).
TUESDAY: Bingo, noon; zumba, a Latin dance/exercise, 10 a.m. Jan. 25. Fee is $5.
WEDNESDAY: Bingo, 10 a.m.
THURSDAY: Bingo, noon; yoga, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; Senior Shape-Up, 10:15 a.m. Jan. 27.
FRIDAY: Bingo, 10 a.m.; trip to Butler Art Institute / Youngstown, 9 a.m.; Senior Focus, 12:30 p.m.; YSU Gerontology Class ; VITA tax-free help, Jan. 28.
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.
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:
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: Fish square with tartar sauce, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits and grape juice
MONDAY: Turkey slice with gravy, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, orange
TUESDAY: Southwest meatloaf, cheesy mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, wheat bread
WEDNESDAY: Penne pasta, meatballs and sauce, Italian green beans, lettuce salad with Italian dressing, Italian bread, diced pears
THURSDAY: Teriyaki chicken, au gratin potatoes, oriental mixed vegetables, rye bread, fruit mix
JAN. 28: Ham slice/pineapple, mashed yams, creamed corn, wheat bread, diced peaches
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., woodcraft; 12:30 p.m., cornhole; 2 p.m., puzzles
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., art group; 12:30 p.m., Wii bowling; 2 p.m., puzzles
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m., needlework; 11 a.m., blood pressure check; 2 p.m., puzzles (Medicare speaker 12:30 p.m. Jan. 26)
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Wii games; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 2 p.m., puzzles
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m., Wii games; 12:30 p.m., TV parlor and puzzles
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.
The SCOPE Senior Center is seeking volunteers to help seniors in the area make lap robes and walker caddies for the Shepherd of the Valley nursing home. No sewing ability is needed, just a desire to learn. The group meets every Monday at 1 p.m.
Another area of need is the chorus. The chorus sings at Briarfield at the Ridge once a month to entertain the residents. They also perform at the center and whenever needed in the Niles community. The chorus meets every Friday at 1 p.m.
Contact the center to become a volunteer at 330-544-3676, or stop in at the center.
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; 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. (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.
125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010; Harbor Day Care, 2627 Atlantic N.E., Warren, 330-399-4495.
MONDAY: Bridge players, 10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m., Meets (every other Monday) free; arthritis exercise, 1:15 p.m., $2; My Favorite Recipe, 11 a.m.; 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; crochet class, 10 a.m. free (no class Jan. 25); bingo, 1 p.m. (25 cents per card).
WEDNESDAY: Cards, 10 a.m.; Line dancing, 10 a.m., $3; bridge, 10:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise class, noon, $2; Soup Day, $1.25 bowl, $4.50 quart.
THURSDAY: Cards, 10:30 a.m., free; open art class, 10 a.m., free; watercolor class, noon, free; Women's pool lessons, 2 p.m., free.
FRIDAY: Drawing class, 10 a.m., free; cards, 10 a.m., free.
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.
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.