PARK VISTA HOSTS STAMBAUGH TOUR: Park Vista will host a tour of Stambaugh Auditorium at 10 a.m. Sept. 8.
Executive director Phil Cannati will guide a tour of the auditorium and tell the history and myths of the landmark building. Dr. Ronald Gould will play the newly refurbished E.M. Skinner organ to show the natural acoustics of the building.
Participants will meet at the Stambaugh Auditorium, Fifth Avenue, Youngstown. A boxed lunch will be served following the program. Cost, including lunch, is $10. RSVP by calling 330-746-2944, Ext. 1552, by Thursday.
HOME INSTEAD LOOKING FOR RECIPES: The local Home Instead Senior Care office is asking family caregivers to dig into the family recipe box to find a generational favorite dish and enter that recipe and the story about what makes the dish special in the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest. Entries are due Sept. 15.
The contest is part of the Craving Companionship program launched to help seniors stay connected socially and eat more nutritiously. Home Instead Senior Care network research has discovered that seniors' biggest mealtime challenge is lack of companionship, organizers said.
The program offers family caregivers tips and advice to encourage companionship and easy healthy meals.
For contest details, visit www.mealsandcompanionship.com.
HOWLAND SCHOOLS RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at Enzo's Restaurant. All new retirees, classified and nonclassified are welcome to attend the group's monthly lunch meetings. The cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $10 with a choice from four entrees offered.
The collection of school supplies, nonperishable food and other items will go to Beatitude House in Warren.
New directories will be prepared soon, so members should call Mary at 330-856-5226 to report any changes of address and corrections needed, or for information.
ST. JOE'S SENIOR LUNCHEON: St. Joseph Hospital Seniors luncheon will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the hospital, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., Warren.
Vickilee Johnson, registered nurse and member of Passport - Office of Aging, will talk about the program, wellness and aging.
Cost is $4 per person. Reservation deadline is Sept. 9 and can be made by calling 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376.
TOD'S CROSSING LAUNCHES SENIOR SAFETY SCHOOL: Tod's Crossing, a National Church Residence, is presenting Senior Safety School in the community room of Tod's Crossing, 1330 Blakely Circle S.W., Warren. Seniors may register to attend the classes, held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons, by calling 330-399-2224.
Tod's Crossing, a low-income housing tax credit property, employs off-duty Warren police officers to patrol the community.
The Senior Safety School is designed to empower seniors with information, knowledge and training to prevent crimes against seniors. It is offered free to the residents of Tod's Crossing and is open to seniors within the city of Warren. Class size is limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-399-2224 by Monday in order to start with the first class on Wednesday. Classes run through Nov. 16.
In addition to receiving first aid certification, all graduating students are honored with a graduation reception, a Senior Safety School diploma, class picture, Class of 2011 shirt and a personal first aid kit.
SCOPE SEEKS NOMINATIONS: SCOPE Inc. will hold its annual Society of Honors at noon Sept. 13 at the Trumbull Country Club in Warren. The award honors outstanding citizens who have helped build the community. Honorees will be named in categories, both professional and volunteer - music, communication / media, church / religion, community / good neighbor, safety services, education, sports, labor, military, social services, business, government and other.
Nominations can be submitted to SCOPE, 220 W. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44481. Nominees must be at least 55 years old. No current SCOPE employee is eligible. Nomination forms are available by calling 330-399-8846 or at the centers.
TRUMBULL SENIOR PRODUCTION TO OPEN FESTIVAL: The Trumbull Senior Production Company, a nonprofit company made up of senior entertainers under the direction of Jason Burgermyer, will hold its annual show Sept. 24 and 25 at Champion High School. The show is "All Hands On Deck," which is about a wealthy widow and her diamonds, which two thieves keep trying to steal.
For ticket information, call Barb at 330- 847-6888 or Carol at 330-881-4066.
UFCW RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club will meet Sept. 13. The law firm of Lane and Rusu LLP will present a seminar on Medicare, probate and elder care law. All members are encouraged to attend. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181.
CLASS OF 1959 MEETS MONTHLY: The Niles McKinley High School class of 1959 meets at 11:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of the every month in the meeting room of the Perkins Restaurant on state Route 46 across from the Eastwood Mall.
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.
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: Ham and pineapple, mashed yams, creamed corn, wheat bread, diced peaches
MONDAY: Cheese omelet, sausage patty, seasoned potatoes, applesauce, blueberry muffin, orange juice
TUESDAY: Johnny Marzetti, cauliflower, lima beans, white bread, fruit mix
WEDNESDAY: Breaded fish with tartar sauce, spinach, creamed corn, hamburger bun, pineapple tidbits
THURSDAY: Salisbury steak with gravy, cheesy mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pears, wheat bread
AUG. 26: Vegetable lasagna, diced carrots, hot mixed fruit, Italian bread, apple juice
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: 11 a.m., walking; 12:30 p.m., cornhole; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. to 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; 12:30 p.m., walking; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 10 a.m., cards; 12:30 p.m., bingo; 2 to 3 p.m., puzzles
FRIDAY: 10 a.m. to noon, Wii games; 12:30 p.m., walking; 2 to 3 p.m., 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.
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: 10:30 a.m., breakfast ($5); 11 a.m., Speaker after breakfast; 11:45 a.m., Women's free billiards lessons; 12:30 p.m., Line Dancing ($3). James Clime at the Organ fourth Monday morning.
TUESDAY: 9 a.m., Cards; 11 a.m., lunch ($2.50); 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist ($2).
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., cards or games; 11 a.m., lunch ($2.50); noon, bingo (25 cents per card and free with guest caller.
THURSDAY: 9 a.m., cards; 11 a.m., lunch ($2.50); 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise with certified therapist ($2).
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Tai Chi with Del Piper ($5); 11 a.m., lunch ($2.50); 12:30 p.m., painting or crafts.
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; 4 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; 11:45 a.m., Happy Tappers with Donna Crean, $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; 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: 9:30 a.m., Happy Tappers, $1; 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; 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; 10:30 a.m., garden club; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise; 2 p.m., woodcarving class; 2 to 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; 1 p.m., birding class.
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; 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in Pittsburgh.
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 email@example.com
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), hoagies and gelatin.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Wii Bowl, bridge or candles (25 cent bingo); noon, lunch ($3), stuffed peppers, soup, bread and fruit.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarving with Frank (free); noon, lunch ($3), salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, carrots, bread; 1 p.m., exercise with Rosanne, chair yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, candles or Wii Bowl; noon, lunch ($3), baked chicken or pork, vegetable, fruit, bread; 7 p.m., bridge night.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo (25 cents); noon, lunch ($3), chicken cacciatore, spaghetti, gelatin.
Anyone wishing to start a pinochle group should call the center.
Weekly activities include music therapy from 10 a.m to 12 p.m.on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; learn to play bridge from10 a.m. to 12. p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; woodcarving from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday; chair yoga, 1 p.m. Wednesday; bingo, 10 a.m. Friday. Wii games are available every day and can be played from a sitting position. All classes are free. A SCOPE membership is $12 per year and can start anytime.