VALLEY LEGACY HONORS 60 OR OLDER: The Valley Legacy Awards, recognizing outstanding seniors and senior advocates from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is now accepting nominations for honorees for the year 2011.
The awards honor people 60 or older who deserve recognition for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley, as well as to individuals who have provided exceptional support of older Americans through their professional, volunteer or civic roles.
Nominations can be in one of two categories, Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Senior Advocate. Nominations must be postmarked by July 30. All nominees and the award recipients will be honored at the Seventh Annual Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon on Oct. 19.
Nomination forms are available at www.ShepherdoftheValley.
com by clicking on the Valley Legacy logo.
LAKE VISTA ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP: Lake Vista of Cortland Retirement Community, 303 N. Mecca St., and Senior Independence Home Health and Hospice are announcing their partnership to establish an iVillage program on the Lake Vista campus.
The Senior Independence iVillage program helps residents who want to remain in their independent living apartments as they require more assistance. Customized service plans may include homemaking, help with regular routines and pet care.
For more information, log on to www.oprs.org.
TRUMBULL SENIORS SALUTE AMERICA: The Trumbull Senior Production Company, dancers, singers and performers 50 and older, will be performing a ''Salute to America'' from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Eastwood Mall in the Center Court.
AJAX MAGNETHERMIC RETIREES MEET: Ajax Magnethermic retirees will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the home of the Moores, 1552 Walker Mill Road, Poland, for a picnic. Wives and guests are welcome.
AUTUMN HILLS CARE CENTER SERIES SET: Autumn Hills Care Center is offering a free Rockin' The Lawn summer concert series 7 to 8 p.m. July 10 and 17. Attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs.
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.
AARP DRIVER'S SAFETY IS REVIEW: Trumbull County Senior Court AARP Driver's Safety Program offers a certified instructor to provide a review of driving skills and techniques as well as strategies to help seniors adjust to physical changes that may affect their driving ability. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.
Classes will be held at the following locations: Girard Multi-Generational Center, July 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Niles SCOPE, July 26, noon to 4 p.m.; Cortland SCOPE, Aug 11, noon to 4 p.m.; West Farmington Senior Center, Aug 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reserve a space at 330-675-2616 or 330-469-4860. Classes are co-sponsored by the Trumbull County Probate Court and the Area Agency on Aging 11.
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY SETS CARD PARTIES: Summer card parties are offered at Shepherd of the Valley in Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave.
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to 330-544-0771, Ext 0. The next on will be 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. July 19.
Upcoming programs in the Tips For Senior Drivers program include:
7 to 8 p.m. July 13, Shepherd of the Valley-Niles; 330-544-0771, Ext. 0.
7 to 8 p.m. July 20, Shepherd of the Valley-Boardman, 7148 West Blvd, Boardman.
For more information, visit the community events page at www.ShepherdoftheValley.com.
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:
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 bun with ketchup and mustard, yellow beans, potato spudster, diced pears
MONDAY: Closed for Independence Day
TUESDAY: Barbecue riblet, scalloped potatoes, spinach, Diamond Jim bun, golden apple
WEDNESDAY: Super dog on bun, baked bean quintet, diced carrots, cupcake, apple juice
THURSDAY: Beef and pepper patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, Harvard beets, wheat bread, diced peaches
JULY 8: Fish square with tartar sauce, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, grape juice
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.
Rear of Lordstown Elementary School, 1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173
Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call ahead for lunch, $3. Membership is $12 per year/$22 for couple.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl; noon, lunch ($3).
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl, bridge or candles (25 cent bingo); noon, lunch ($3).
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarving with Frank (free); noon, lunch ($3); 1 p.m., exercise with Rosanne, chair yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, candles or Wii Bowl; noon, lunch ($3); 7 p.m., bridge night
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo (25 cents); noon, lunch ($3).
JULY 6: Chair yoga with Rosanna is canceled.
Anyone wishing to start a pinochle group should call the center.
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.
Diabetes support group - 10 a.m., first Friday of each month, free.
Jodie Stoloves chair dancing - 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, fee $1.
Ceramic classes - 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday, fee $8, call to register.
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.
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.
A full menu breakfast is served 7 a.m. to noon every Monday, and 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.
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.
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; 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GUARDIANSHIP PROGRAM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a volunteer guardianship program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E. The Angels reach out to people who are elderly and alone in Trumbull County by providing trained, qualified volunteers to serve as advocates. For further information, contact 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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