RETIREES TO MEET: Ajax Magnethermic Retirees and their spouse will meet at 5 p.m. today at the Ajax-occo Picnic Grounds, located on Overland Avenue, Warren.
FREE SENIOR AND DISABILITY FAIR: The third annual fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Demetrios Community Center on Atlantic Street in Warren. Free activities include bingo, free food, cornhole, The Take II Band and prizes.
Attendees can dunk a Trumbull County sheriff's deputy for a dollar donation or canned good donation, with all proceeds given to local charities. Displays will resources are available in Trumbull County for seniors.
For more information for attending and for vendors, call Debbie or Jeremy at 330-372-3325. The event is sponsored by The Trumbull County Sheriff's Senior Service Unit and co-sponsored by Western Reserve Independent Living Center and Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs.
DEPARTMENT OF AGING ACCEPTING GRANDPARENTS DAY PHOTOS: To celebrate Grandparents Day on Sunday, the Ohio Department of Aging is asking Ohioans to submit photos of grandparents and grandchildren sharing and learning about the events and people that made their families and their communities strong via the agency's page on Facebook.
Ohioans of any age can visit www.facebook.com/OhioDepartmentOfAging and post photos to the department's wall through Wednesday. Posting requires a free Facebook account and the photos must conform to Facebook's terms of service.
Individuals may also submit their photos by mail to Ohio Department of Aging, Attn: Communications Division, 50 W. Broad St./9th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3363. Mailed submissions must be received no later than Thursday. Photos will not be returned.
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. Dues for the coming year will be accepted. All TMH Retirees are welcome. For reservations and more information, call Vivian Abram at 330-759-7147.
ST. JOE'S SENIOR LUNCHEON: St. Joseph Hospital Seniors luncheon will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday 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 of wellness and aging.
Cost is $4 per person. Reservation deadline is today by calling 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376.
UFCW RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. The law firm of Lane and Rusu LLP will present a seminar on Medicare, probate and elder care law. For more information, call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181.
SCOPE SEEKS NOMINATIONS: SCOPE Inc. will hold its annual Society of Honors at noon Tuesday at the Trumbull Country Club in Warren. The awards 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, OH 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.
PARK VISTA BREAKFAST CLUB: The Park Vista Breakfast Club will present "Drums Alive" at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Park Vista's Gathering Room. The Breakfast Club includes complimentary continental breakfast.
''Drums Alive'' is an interactive program that started in Germany that aims to provide a healing experience of movement and rhythm through drum sticks, an exercise ball and music. Presenter Jen Dagati is a master instructor who was featured in a fitness journal for her inspirational participation.
RSVP today to 330-746-2944, Ext. 1552.
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 so special in the Craving Companionship Recipe Contest. Entries are due Thursday.
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 practical advice to encourage companionship and easy healthy meals.
For contest details, visit www.mealsandcompanionship.com.
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 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:
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: Barbecue riblet, scalloped potatoes, broccoli, Diamond Jim bun, coleslaw.
MONDAY: Chicken quarter, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, rye bread, diced peaches.
TUESDAY: Swedish meatballs, noodles with sauce, applesauce, diced carrots, wheat bread, orange.
WEDNESDAY: Barbecue chicken fingers, potato spudster, broccoli cuts, wheat bread, grape juice, cupcake.
THURSDAY: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, lima beans, white bread, mixed fruit.
SEPT. 16: Hamburger on bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, Mandarin oranges.
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: 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 players; 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, Salsbury 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, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m to noon; Learn to play Bridge, Tuesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to noon; Woodcarving, Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon; Chair Yoga, Wednesday, 1 p.m.; Bingo, Friday, 10 a.m. Wii games are available everyday and can be played from a sitting position. All classes are free. A SCOPE membership is $12 per year. Visit or contact the center.