TAYLOR TO SERVE SECOND OSHIIP TERM: Kristen Taylor, marketing / admissions director for Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, has been asked to serve a second term on the OSHIIP (Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Volunteer Advisory Board. OVAB assists OSHIIP to improve and expand its volunteer network, addressing areas such as volunteer recruitment, training and retention and beneficiary outreach. The board meets throughout the year in Columbus with telephone meetings on the off months.
For objective, factual information about Medicare and associated coverage, contact Taylor at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 330-544-0771, Ext. 2817.
SENIOR OUTREACH WELCOMES CHURCH MEMBERS: The SOC (Senior Outreach Citizens) of Champion Presbyterian Church invites and welcomes members of the Champion community and the church family to their June 6 meeting in the church social hall. This month, the group will celebrate summer with a picnic. Meat, buns and drinks will be provided. Bring a covered dish to share. The topic will be titled "The Hands of Time: The early clock industry in Trumbull County." Chris Klingemier, a staff member at Youngstown State University as a guest lecturer and an active member of Historical Society of Trumbull County, will be the presenter.
Lunch begins at noon with the program immediately following. Call the church office at 330-847-9614 to RSVP.
HOWLAND SCHOOL RETIREES MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. June 7 at Enzo's.
All retired school personnel, spouses and guests are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the group, which meets the first Tuesday of every month except July when it will meet on July 12. Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $10 with a choice from the three-to-four entrees offered.
An update will be given on the HCSF Breakfast at which a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Howland Schools Retired Personnel was awarded to Nikita Dhami, Howland High School graduating senior. The collection of non-perishable food and household supplies brought to the meeting will be delivered to Beatitude House, Warren. Petitions to put a referendum concerning Senate Bill 5 on the November ballot will be available to sign by those wanting to do so. Call 330-856-5226 for information about the meetings or newsletter or to share information of interest to the group for inclusion in the newsletter.
AREA ON AGING SPONSORS PROGRAM: The Area Agency on Aging 11; Help Hotline Crisis Center; Mahoning County Mental Health Board; Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board; Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board; Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation; Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull County Suicide Prevention Coalitions are sponsoring a program to help anyone who works with the elderly to recognize the warning signs and risk factors and to promote early intervention and treatment options for depressed older adults.
Signs of Suicide: Focusing on Older Adults will feature Jules Rosen, M.D., Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry Services at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic.
Approximately every 97 minutes, an older adult commits suicide. Americans older than 65 account for 16 percent of all suicides, equating to 14 suicides every day. One of the leading causes of suicide among older adults is depression, which is often overlooked, undiagnosed and untreated.
Anyone who works with or knows an older adult is encouraged to attend. Two-and-a-half continuing education hours have been approved for social workers, counselors, RNs and LPNs.
The program will be held from 8 to 11:45 a.m. June 8 at Das Dutch Village Inn, located in Columbiana. The cost is $15 per person and includes breakfast. Checks can be made payable to Help Hotline Crisis Center, Inc., P.O. Box 46, Youngstown, OH 44501.
For more information, visit the Help Hotline website at www.helphotline.org or call 330-747-5111. Registration deadline is Tuesday.
AUTUMN HILLS CARE CENTER SERIES: Autumn Hills Care Center is offering a free ''Rockin' The Lawn" summer concert series to be held 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 7 to 7:45 p.m. June 12 and 7 to 8 p.m. June 26, July 10 and 17. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs.
GUARDIAN ANGELS SEARCH FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a volunteer guardianship program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. The next monthly meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. June 1 at Perkins' Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E.
The Angels reach out in friendship to people who are elderly and alone in Trumbull County by providing trained, qualified volunteers to serve as advocates. For more information, contact 330-675-2521.
BUILDING PRODUCTS RETIREES: 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: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181.
OLD TIMERS: The Old Timers meet at noon every third Thursday of the month at Lamacusa's. For more information, call Mickey at 330-545-8279.
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.
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.
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.
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 Saturday.
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.
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: Fish square with tartar sauce, macaroni and cheese, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, grape juice
MONDAY: Memorial Day
TUESDAY: Southwest meatloaf, cheesy mashed potatoes, sliced carrots, wheat bread, applesauce
WEDNESDAY: Penne pasta with meatballs, Italian green beans, shredded lettuce, Italian bread, diced pears
THURSDAY: Teriyaki chicken, augratin potatoes, oriental mix vegetable, rye bread, fruit mix
JUNE 3: Ham slice/pineapple, mashed yams, creamed corn, wheat bread, diced peaches
COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: 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.
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.
A speaker from Visiting Physicians will speak at 12:30 p.m. on June 6.
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; 1 p.m., Game Day - euchre, board games, Wii bowling; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and 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.
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.
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 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; 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. today.
Day trips this month include a visit to the Heinz History museum and the strip district in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, a trip to Legacy Village and Beachwood Place Mall just outside of Cleveland and a trip to Mountaineer Casino.
Lunch is offered Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis to seniors 60 and older. Cost is $2 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. Speaking today is Dr. Holly Reinke from Centers for Hearing Care.
For more information, call 330-953-1416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday
MONDAY: CLOSED MEMORIAL DAY
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl, bridge or candle making for the 4th of July; noon, lunch (call ahead, $3)
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., Woodcarvers; relax to music or do puzzles; noon lunch (call ahead, $3)
THURSDAY: Noon, lunch (call ahead, $3); 7 p.m., Bridge night
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., Bingo (25 cents); noon, lunch (call ahead, $3)
Anyone wishing to start a pinochle group should call the center.