UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES CLUB WILL NOT MEET: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club will not meet in June. The next meeting will be at 10 a.m. July 12 at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. The law firm of Lane & Rusu LLP will present a seminar on Medicare, probate and elder care law. All UFCW Local 880 retirees are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181.
RETIRED TEACHERS MEET: The next meeting of the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will be at noon Tuesday at Ciminero's Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Ten students from nine Trumbull County Public Schools will be introduced as the 2011 TRTA scholarship recipients. The entertainment will be a salute to the flag by members of the Trumbull Senior Production Company. Anyone interested in attending this meeting should make reservations by sending $11 to Mary Novotny, 5799 Sarah Ave. N.W., Warren, OH 44483. Checks can be made payable to TRTA.
The group is sponsoring the TRTA Spelling Bee at the Trumbull County Fair. Participants may register at 12:45 p.m. June 30 at the fairgrounds.
WASHINGTON SQUARE PLANS EVENTS: Washington Square Healthcare Center has two events planned:
10 a.m. June 14 with guest speaker Herman Breuer, the service officer and deputy director of the Trumbull County Veterans Service Commission. He will be speak about veterans benefits.
10 a.m. July 27 with guest speaker Adam L. Sperling, an attorney who will speak about Medicaid planning for seniors.
LOCAL 2243 USWA COPPERWELD 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 W. Wyatt McKay, Court of Common Pleas.
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY SETS CARD PARTIES: Summer card parties are offered at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles.
The first party is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 21.
Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited, so RSVP to 330-544-0771, Ext 0.
Shepherd of the Valley is teaming up with the Chevy All Stars, The Senior News and AAA for a summer series of Safe Driver programs for seniors and their children. The four-program series is designed to help seniors be safer drivers. A different program will be held each month, June through September with each program held in two locations to provide easier access.
In June, Tips for Senior Drivers addresses physical changes, making the car better fit the driver, driving devices and more. Information and techniques can be immediately put to use. All attendees receive a packet of information
This free program covers driving information specifically geared toward the older driver. Space is limited. Call to register.
10 to 11 a.m.Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley-Niles.
10 to 11 a.m. June 22 at St. George Church, 271 W. Chestnut, Lisbon; 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057.
July: Tips For Children and Families of Senior Drivers (free)
August: AAA Safe Driving for Mature Operators Course (fee)
Eight hours over two days. Lunch included. Possible insurance premium discount.
September: CarFit (free) - Discover how well a car "fits" how to make adjustments.
TMH RETIREES TO MEET: A luncheon meeting of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retiree Club will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be bingo, and club officers for the coming year will be installed.
All TMH retirees are welcome. Reservations and / or more information are available by calling Vivian Abram at 330-759-7147.
The club will not meet in July or August.
AFSCME RETIREES MEET: AFSCME Retirees Sub Chapter 128 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 North Road, Warren.
AUTUMN HILLS CARE CENTER SERIES SET: Autumn Hills Care Center is offering a free ''Rockin' The Lawn" summer concert series to be held 7 to 7:45 p.m. Sunday and 7 to 8 p.m. June 26 and July 10 and 17. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs.
SENIOR LUNCHEON TO FEATURE SPEAKER: Sally Thomas from the Sutliff Museum will be the guest speaker at St. Joseph's Hospital Seniors Luncheon at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Orthodox Church, 2220 Reeves Road N.E., Warren.
Thomas' topic will be the Underground Railroad. Cost for lunch is $4 per person. Reservation deadline is today, by calling 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376.
PERI MONTHLY MEETING: PERI monthly meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. Speaker will be Rachel Larman, doctor of pharmacy.
Reservations are due by Sunday and can be made by calling Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
AARP OFFERS DRIVERS SAFETY CLASS: The AARP Drivers Safety Class will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 29 at the Bazetta Township Police Department, 2671 McCleary Jacoby Road, Cortland.
AARP charges $12 for members and $14 for non-members for the class.
The class is directed toward drivers 50 and older but welcomes drivers of all ages. There are no tests at the end of the class.
For more information, call 330-638-5503 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES SET MEETING: 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 MEET MONTHLY: 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 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.
VAN HUFFEL AND VANEX EMPLOYEES TO MEET: 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 GROUP TO MEET: 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 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.
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: Vegetable lasagna, diced carrots, hot fruit mix, Italian bread, apple juice
MONDAY: Meatball splash, rice pilaf, peas, hot dog bun, peaches, golden apple
TUESDAY: Creamed chicken, mashed potatoes, California mix, corn muffin, Mandarin oranges
WEDNESDAY: Mild rope sausage with peppers and onions, French green beans, potato spudster, hot dog bun, cherry gelatin with fruit
THURSDAY: Chicken parmesan with sauce, cauliflower, penne pasta with sauce, wheat bread, apple, grape juice
JUNE 10: BBQ riblet, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, diamond Jim bun, coleslaw
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.
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.
Tuesday: 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.
SUNDAY: Countryway Band, $5.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge players; 10:30 a.m., garden club; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise; 2 p.m., woodcarving class; 4 p.m., pool team.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., book club, first Tuesday of month; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga, $3; 10 a.m., crochet class; 11:45 a.m. (June 14), talk on financial matters, lunch provided.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge; noon, arthritis exercise class.
THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m., pinochle; 10 a.m., open art class; 10 a.m., beginners drawing; 2 p.m., pool lessons; 10 a.m. (June 23), Neighborhood Health Watch, Brenda Cook screening.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., Omelet in a Bag (first Friday of each month, $3); noon, beginning Spanish; 12:30 p.m., Father's Day luncheon, $5, Call for reservations.
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; 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.
Day trips this month include 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.
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
Call ahead for lunch, which costs $3.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl; noon, lunch - chili, salad and bread.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl; noon, lunch- hamburger, chips and salad.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarvers; relax to music or do puzzles; noon, lunch - spaghetti, meatballs, salad and bread; 1 p.m., exercise with Rosanne, yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge or Wii Bowl; noon, lunch - baked potato with toppings; 7 p.m., bridge night
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., bingo (25 cents); noon, lunch - meatloaf with gravy, mashed potataoes and vegetable; 7 p.m., movie night with popcorn.
JUNE 18: 5 to 7 p.m., fourth annual Strawberry Delight, featuring shortcake topped with fresh cut strawberries and ice cream.
RSVP deadline is Tuesday for Father's Day steak dinner at 5 p.m. Cost is $8.
Anyone wishing to start a pinochle group should call the center.