ST. JOE RETIREES: St. Joseph Healthcare retirees will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Retirees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Warren Family Mission.
VOLUNTEERS WELCOME: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a volunteer guardianship program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for new volunteers. Next meeting is 5:30 p.m. April 5 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E. The Angels provide trained, qualified volunteers to serve as advocates. For more information, call 330-675-2521.
HOWLAND RETIREES: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. April 5 at Enzo's. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food, household cleaning supplies or shampoo and bar soap for delivery to Emmanuel Center.
All retired personnel of Howland Local Schools and their spouses / guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings. Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $10 with three to four entrees.
Call 330-856-5226 for more information about the group, newsletter or to share retiree news for inclusion in the newsletter.
AMWELD RETIREES: Niles Amweld retirees meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Atmosphere Cafe, 815 Youngstown Road, Niles.
OLD TIMERS: The Old Timers meet at noon every third Thursday of the month at Lamacusa's. For information, call Mickey at 330-545-8279.
A free health fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at Kent State University at Trumbull in Champion.
SENIOR OUTREACH CITIZENS: The SOC of Champion Presbyterian Church invites and welcomes members of the Champion community and the church family to its April 4 meeting in the church social hall. This month's program will be an Easter message presented by Pastor Marvin Barney. Lunch will be catered by Sandy Wilson. The lunch is free, but donations will be accepted to cover costs. Lunch begins at noon with the program immediately following.
VAN HUFFEL AND VANEX EMPLOYEES: 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.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: Lake Vista of Cortland Bereavement Support Group meets from 1 to 2 or 6 to 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the multipurpose room of Park Place.
TAX HELP: An AARP Tax Aide will prepare taxes for people of any age who have earnings of less than $100,000 and who are not operating a business that maintains inventory or uses any financial systems other than cash accounting.
The free AARP Tax Aide program sites and hours are:
Bristol Public Library - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
Girard Multigenerational Center- 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
Hubbard Public Library - Wednesday and Thursday by appointment, 330-534-3512
Niles SCOPE - 9 to 11:30 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m. Friday
Warren SCOPE - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. first Saturday of the month
Liberty Public Library - 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday
Lake Vista Retirement - Tuesday by appointment, 330-984-0071
Johnson Senior Center - Thursday by appointment, 330-984-0071
Lordstown SCOPE - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday
Newton Falls Community Center - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday
Otterbein United Methodist - 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday
First Baptist Church Howland - 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
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.
PERFECT SCORE: Shepherd of the Valley Niles Assisted Living community, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, recently received a perfect score on its annual state survey. Assisted living communities housing 17 or more people are licensed and surveyed annually by the Ohio Department of Health. For more information, contact Rick Mattix, associate director, at 330-544-0771 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE LUNCHES: 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.
NUTRITION PROGRAM: 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: Barbecue riblet with sauce, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, coleslaw, Diamond Jim bun.
MONDAY: Chicken quarter, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, rye bread, diced peaches
TUESDAY: Swedish meatballs, noodles with gravy, applesauce, diced carrots, wheat bread, orange
WEDNESDAY: Chicken fingers, potato spudster, broccoli, wheat bread, orange cupcake, grape juice
THURSDAY: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, lima beans, white bread, fruit mix
APRIL 1: Hamburger patty on bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby carrots, Mandarin oranges
COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs to the public. For reservations or information, call Diana Ristimaki, program coordinator, at 440-437-6311.
FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets from 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center 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 noon, wood craft; 12:30 to 2 p.m., cornhole; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. noon, art group; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Wii bowling; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, needlework; 11 a.m. to noon, blood pressure check; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 12:30 to 2 p.m., bingo; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., AARP tax help.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 12:30 to 2 p.m., TV parlor and puzzles.
NUTRITION SITE: 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. A donation for the meal is accepted 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 speak to site manager Dollie Davis at 330-876-5123.
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 for donation, 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, preregistration 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 at 1 p.m. every Monday.
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 at 1 p.m. every Friday.
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.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge players; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise; 4 p.m., pool team.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., book club, first Tuesday of month, free; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga, $3; 10 a.m., crochet class, free; 1 p.m., bingo, (25 cents per card).
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge; noon, arthritis exercise class.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., open art class, free; noon, watercolor class, free; 2 p.m., women's pool lessons, free.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., drawing class, free; 10 a.m., cards, free; 12:30 p.m., 1 to 6 p.m. today, spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Garden Club.
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).
Beginner computer classes will be held Wednesdays for $1 per class. Call for reservations.
For more information, call 330-399-8846.
AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 100 Westchester Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register for a free 11:30 a.m. lunch by 11 a.m. at email@example.com or by calling 330-953-1416.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check (includes blood pressure, hearing vision and medication checks).
TUESDAY: Noon, bingo; 9:30 a.m., Comfort Keepers free balance class (eight weeks).
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., bingo; noon, tai chi; 10 a.m., zumba and line dance classes, alternating Tuesdays.
THURSDAY: Noon, bingo; 9:30 a.m., yoga; 10 a.m., cards.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo.
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.