SENIOR EMERGENCY KITS AVAILABLE: Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the kits contain of a number of resources including special tracking sheets so families can record their parents' medical conditions, medications, doctor contacts and other information. For more information, call 330-729-1233.
GE IUE RETIREES MEET: Reservations are due by Tuesday for a social and informational luncheon meeting of the GE IUE Retirees to be held 11 a.m. May 24 at 717 Union Hall, 2950 Sferra Ave., Warren. Reservations can be called in to Wanda Williamson at 330-898-5578.
SENIOR SERVICES MEETS: The Senior Services Advisory Council's regular monthly meeting is 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Senior Levy Administrator's office, 2931-A Youngstown Warren Road, Warren.
PERI MEETING SET: The monthly PERI meeting will be held 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. Speaker will be Sam Lamancuso, Trumbull County treasurer. His topic will be the land bank program.
Reservations required by Sunday and can be made by calling one of the following: Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at 330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
SOAR CHAPTER TO?MEET: The retirees of Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel (SOAR Chapter 1-28-10) will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren. Guest speaker will be Judge Thomas Swift, Trumbull County Probate Court.
OLD TIMERS MEET?ON?THURSDAY: The Old Timers meet at noon every third Thursday of the month at Lamacusa's. For information, call Mickey at 330-545-8279.
VAN HUFFEL AND VANEX EMPLOYEES MEET?FRIDAYS: 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.
NUTRITION PROGRAM OFFERED THROUGHOUT COUNTY: 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:
Cortview Village, 100 Cortview Drive, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday.
Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, noon Monday through Friday.
Kinsman Fire Hall, 8450 Ridge Road, Kinsman, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday.
United Steelworkers Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.
SCOPE Senior Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Robert Morrison Village, 3000 Burton St. S.E., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday.
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: Hamburger on a bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, mandarin oranges.
MONDAY: Porcupine meatball with sauce, mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits.
TUESDAY: Steak burger with mushrooms, peas, Mexicorn, diamond Jim bun, applesauce.
WEDNESDAY: Tossed salad with French dressing, tuna salad, three bean salad, diced peaches, wheat bread.
THURSDAY: Chicken breast patty, green beans, cauliflower, hamburger bun, orange
MAY 20: Beef stew, rice, yellow beans, corn muffin, pears.
COUNTRY NEIGHBOR OFFERS PROGRAMS: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs. For reservations or information, call Diana Ristimaki, program coordinator, at 440-437-6311.
Diabetes support group - first Friday of each month at 10 a.m., free.
Jodie Stoloves chair dancing - Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., fee $1.
Ceramic classes - second and fourth Friday at 12:30 p.m., fee $8, call to register.
FREE LUNCHES OFFERED: 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.
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, woodcraft; 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.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 12:30 to 2 p.m., TV parlor and puzzles.
The Johnston Senior Center's second annual garage sale is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 and 21. No early birds.
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; 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; 7:30 p.m., square dance lessons with Gene Hammond. Call 330-534-4426 to sign up.
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., bridge, pinochle and game day - euchre, board games, Wii bowling; 1 p.m., American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month; 6 p.m., Thursday Night Clean People.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., free art class; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., "Must Go Friday" lunch, $2; 1 p.m., choir practice. Pool table, piano, Wii games, 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.
The chorus sings at Briarfield at the Ridge once a month to entertain the residents and at the center and whenever needed in the Niles community. The chorus meets at 1 p.m. every Friday.
May 20: Ozark Jubilee at Yankee Lake Ballroom. Transportation, lunch and show, $55.
June 14: Music of Mama Mia - ABBA tribute band, Packard Music Hall, Warren. Transportation, lunch and show, $55.
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 (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, 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 (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; 10:30 a.m., Omelet in a Bag (first Friday of each month, $3).
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 10:30 a.m. at email@example.com or by calling 330-953-1416.
MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., painting class ($5 fee); 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check (includes blood pressure, hearing vision and medication checks).
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing with Bea; noon, bingo trip to Rivers Casino.
WEDNESDAY: 9:15 a.m., cards or cornhole; 10 a.m., bingo; noon, tai chi.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., yoga, cards, Wii; 50/50 drawing, birthday party; noon, bingo, sponsor Briarfield at Ashley Circle
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo, cornhole, Wii.
Wii bowling championship finals will be 10 a.m. May 20.
A golf league will meet Tuesday afternoons at the Mill Creek Par 3 golf course. Also new is a book discussion club. Sign up at the center.
Day trips this month include a trip to Legacy Village and Beachwood Place Mall just outside of Cleveland and a trip to Mountaineer Casino.
Regular weekly activities include art classes every Monday at 9:30 a.m. ($5 fee to the instructor), line dancing and zumba classes on alternating Tuesdays at 10 a.m., tai chi exercise on Wednesday at noon, and yoga at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday. All other classes besides art accept donations for the instructors' time and effort.
Lunch is offered Monday through Friday on a first come, first served basis to seniors 60 and older. A $2 donation is requested but not required, and the number of meals is limited. The Austintown senior center features speakers at 11:30 a.m. every Friday followed by the taping of the "Senior Focus" TV show. Mark Ludwick from Senior News will speak today, Jim Mattes from Social Security on May 20 and Dr. Holly Reinke from Centers for Hearing Care on May 27.
For further information, call 330-953-1416 or em ail firstname.lastname@example.org
1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
THURSDAY: 7 p.m., bridge.
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., crafts and bingo.
BUILDING PRODUCTS RETIREES TO?MEET: Niles Building Products Retirees will meet the second Wednesday of each month at Scenna's Restaurant, 1901 N. State St., Niles, across from McDonald's.
UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES CLUB MEETS: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181.
AMWELD RETIREES TO?HAVE?BREAKFAST: Niles Amweld retirees meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month at Atmosphere Cafe, 815 Youngstown Road, Niles.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP OFFERED: 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.
RETIRED TEACHERS SPONSOR BEE: The Trumbull Retired Teachers Association is accepting registration for the 2011 Trumbull County Fair Spelling Bee. The 25th annual spelling bee will be held at 1 p.m. June 30 at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Pre-registration will take place through May 28.
Pre-registration will allow free fair admission (rides not included) for all preregistered spellers, grades one through eight. To pre-register, call Denise Deltondo at 330-530-4011. Students wishing to participate in the bee may do so even if they have not preregistered. They can register at the fair on June 30 from noon to 12:45 p.m. on the historical stage.
All participants receive a gift bag of coupons and treats.
RETIREES HOLD?COLLECTION: Howland Schools Retirees hold a monthly collection of nonperishable food, cleaning supplies, hygiene products and seasonal clothing needs. The collection is delivered alternately to Beatitude House, Warren, and Emmanuel Center, Girard.