RETIREES?TO?MEET: St. Joseph Health Center retirees will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Attendees should bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Warren Family Mission.
ELDER CAREGIVER AWARDS: The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30 for the Ohio Department of Aging's Elder Caregiver Award. The honor recognizes outstanding individuals who have taken on the responsibilities of caring for a friend, loved one or neighbor while also balancing other work and family responsibilities.
To be eligible for the award, either the caregiver or care recipient must be age 60 or older. One also must be a current resident of Ohio, and the caregiving for which the individual is nominated must not be job-related.
Individuals and organizations interested in nominating a neighbor, colleague, family member or friend may submit a nomination online or download a nomination form at www.aging.ohio.gov/news/nominations/. Those chosen will receive the award in the spring.
HOWLAND RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at Enzo's Restaurant.
The mailing fee of $10.50 for those wanting to receive the monthly newsletter and a updated directory of all retired Howland Schools retired personnel is due.
All retired Howland Schools personnel, their spouses and guests are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $10. The monthly collection of non-perishable food, personal hygiene items, school supplies, winter hats and gloves and other items will be donated to Beatitude House, Warren. Those attending the meeting are asked to bring an item or two. Call Mary at 330-856-5226 for more information or to give address changes for the new directory.
PACKARD RETIREES TO MEET: Packard Electric and Delphi Packard Local 717 Retirees will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Local 717's Union Hall in Warren Commerce Park, 2950 Sferra Ave., Warren.
Members are asked to bring a labeled covered dish and table service. Members are also reminded to bring their items for the garage sale, which will be held at this meeting. No clothing, shoes or damage items should be donated.
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 today and Saturday at Champion High School. The show is "All Hands On Deck," which is about a wealthy widow and her diamonds that two thieves keep trying to steal.
For ticket information, call Barb at 330-847-6888 or Carol at 330-881-4066.
MEDICARE SEMINAR SET: Core TeamMinistry, under Pastor Michael H. Harrison Sr., will hold a senior health open enrollment seminar on the basics of Medicare and the changes planned for 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Union Baptist Church, 528 Lincoln Ave., Youngstown.
Also, Premier Health Solutions will hold a similar seminar at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland. For more information, call 330-924-0412.
PREVENT FALLS OBSERVANCE: Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths for Ohioans 65 and older. Prevent Blindness Ohio joins The Ohio Department of Aging, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition to observe the first day of fall, today, as Falls Prevention Awareness Day.
For more information about Falls Prevention Awareness Day, general eye health or details on Medicare benefits in relation to vision care services, contact Prevent Blindness Ohio at 800-301-2020 or visit the website at www.pbohio.org.
For more information or to make a contribution, call 800-301-2020, or visit www.pbohio.org or facebook.com/pbohio.
GUARDIAN ANGELS NEED VOLUNTEERS: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a volunteer guardianship program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for new volunteers. The next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct 5 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E., Warren.
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 further information, contact 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org.
WGH CLASS TURNS 70: The Warren G. Harding class of 1959 will have a 70th birthday party at 5 p.m. today at the Sunrise Inn, Warren. RSVP by calling Pat Iachini Zoccali at 330-647-5103.
THOMAS STEEL RETIREES MEET: Thomas Steel Retirees Club meets 9 a.m. on the third Monday of each month at the Wayside Restaurant. Upcoming meetings will be Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19.
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.
WGH 1959 CLASS MEETS: The Warren G. Harding High School class of 1959 meets the last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at The Reef. If a holiday falls on the last Thursday, the day will be changed. For more information, call Pat Zoccali 330-647-5103.
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.
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., 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, noon Monday through Friday.
Kinsman Fire Hall, 8450 Ridge Road, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., 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., 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: Beef stew, rice, yellow beans, corn muffin, pears.
MONDAY: Stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, corn O'Brien, wheat bread, fruit mix.
TUESDAY: Barbecue riblet, scalloped potatoes, spinach with vinegar, Diamond Jim bun, golden apple.
WEDNESDAY: Super dog on bun, baked bean quintet, diced carrots, cup cake, apple juice.
THURSDAY: Beef and pepper patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, Harvard beets, wheat bread, diced peaches
SEPT. 30: Fish square with tartar sauce, macaroni and cheese, Brussels sprouts, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits, grape 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.
Maple Street Cafe breakfast, 6 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of Country Neighbor.
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.
Premier Health Solutions will be holding a seminar on the basics of Medicare and the changes you could expect in 2012, at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 3, at the Johnston Senior Center. For more information, call the center.
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. The group meets at 1 p.m. Mondays.
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. Fridays.
The Niles Center will offer flu shots from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27, for ages 19 and older. The shots are by appointment only. The shots are free for those covered under Medicaid, Medicare or Anthem Senior Advantage. Those participating must bring their I.D. cards. For all other HMO's the cost is $20. To make an appointment, call 330-544-3676.
Also, the center will be celebrating September birthdays with lunch and entertainment followed by bingo, on Sept. 21. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and entertainment will follow at noon. The Happy Tappers from the Niles SCOPE Senior Center will perform "New York, New York" and Tony DeFore will sing for the group. The fee is $5 for lunch. Those attending must pre-register by calling the center at 330-544-3676.
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, 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.
Wii games are available every day and can be played from a sitting position. All classes are free.
The center is offering a beginners sketching class for seniors ages 50 and older taught by artist Larry "Jesse" James. The class will be from noon to to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Supplies needed are pencil and paper, mechanical compass and a ruler. The fee is $3. Call the center at 330-824-2173 to register and for further information.
A SCOPE membership is $12 per year. Visit or contact the center.
The Senior Center members will have four craft tables at the annual Lordstown Apple Cider Festival from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The tables will be inside the high school adjacent to the festival grounds.