BLOOD ANALYSIS PROGRAM OFFERED: The Warren Rotary Club is sponsoring its semi-annual blood analysis program on Saturday at the Warren SCOPE Inc., 220 W. Market St., Warren.
Testing will be from 7 to 10 a.m. and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The cost for the blood analysis and urine testing is $36. All participants must fast for 12 hours prior to testing and refrain from alcoholic beverages 24 hours before testing.
Results will be sent directly to the patient, and if requested, to the patient's primary care physician.
The blood tests performed serve as an "early warning" health test to help find out if participants might have current health problems.
WGH JUNE 1949 CLASS TO MEET: Warren G. Harding High School's June Class of 1949 and guests will lunch at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Olive Garden, Youngstown Road, Niles.
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. Nov. 1 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 more information, call 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.
SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 1 at Enzo's Restaurant. All current and new retirees and their spouses or guests are welcome. Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $10.
It is the last call for the yearly fee of $10.50 to remain on the mailing list and to receive the new directory. Fees do not need to be paid to attend meetings. Topics of discussion will be the program for the December meeting, and a special November birthday will be celebrated.
Those attending should bring nonperishable food items for Emmanuel Center to use in the Thanksgiving baskets.
For more information, call Mary at 330-856-5226.
AARP DRIVING COURSE OFFERED: The AARP will offer its Safe Driver program in November at the following locations.
Any veteran and their spouse can sign up for the AARP Safe Driver Program for free in November. The Hubbard Public Library will host the program from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15. Coffee, hot tea and food will be provided. Participants must pre-register. Call the library at 330-534-3512, Ext. 3, to reserve a seat.
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. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Lordstown SCOPE.
Call to reserve a place at 330-675-2616 or 330-469-4860. It is co-sponsored by the Trumbull County Probate Court and the Area Agency on Aging 11.
The Trumbull County Senior Court and AARP are offering a free Senior Driver's Safety Program to veterans and their spouses. The program will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 at Kent State University Trumbull Branch, Technology Building, Room 117.
Call for details or to register at 330-675-2616 or 330-469-4860. Co-sponsored by the Trumbull County Probate Court and the Area Agency on Aging 11.
WGH 1957 CLASS MEETS: The Warren G. Harding Class of 1957 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Cafe 422, Youngstown Road, Warren. Spouses are welcome. Selections will be made from a limited menu, including tax and tip. For reservations, call Roz at 330-638-4026 or Judy at 330-637-6664.
BINGO OFFERED: Bingo will be played at 2 p.m. Friday at The Manor at Autumn Hills, 2567 Niles Vienna Road, Niles. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. Cost is free. Prizes and raffles will be held.
WGH 1959 CLASS MEETS: The Warren G. Harding High School class of 1959 meets at 6 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at The Reef. For more information, call Pat Zoccali 330-647-5103.
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: Chicken fingers with barbecue, potato spudster, broccoli cuts, wheat bread, grape juice, orange cupcake
THURSDAY: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, lima beans, white bread, mixed fruit
OCT. 28: Hamburger on bun, cheesy mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, Mandarin oranges
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. 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.
The Center is offering advanced computer classes for senior citizens age 50 and older. This class is for those who have taken a beginning computer class and wish to learn more. The class will cover use of word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation programs.
It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The class includes a workbook. The fee is $10 for SCOPE members and $15 for nonmembers. Classes are held at the McKinley House Computer Lab, which is part of the McKinley Memorial Library. Pre-registration is a must as class size is limited to 8 students.
To sign up for the class, contact the Niles SCOPE Senior Center at 330-544-3676.
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.
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; 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.
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.
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.
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 or $22 for a 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 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 Lordstown SCOPE is holding a mystery dinner today. "The Murder at the Toadwart Inn" will begin at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres and includes a spaghetti dinner. The cost is $10. Guests will enjoy helping to solve the murder mystery. Call the center at 330-824-2173 for more information.
The center is offering 50 free flu shots. The shots will be administered Thursday by Humility of Mary Health Partners. Call the center to make a reservation.
GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER
NUTRITION MEAL PROGRAM
Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs: 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call reservation in at least two days in advance at 330-675-2486. Suggested donation: $1.50 per meal. For seniors 60 and older and/or their spouses. Menu calendars are available at the Multi-Generational Center.
Election Day is Nov. 8. As a polling place, the center is only open that day for voting, yoga and headstart.
The center will be offering basic computer classes on Mondays and Fridays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the center. Registration is required as seating is limited. Call 330-545-6596 to register or for more information.
TUESDAY: The Ohio Department of Insurance and will be doing Medicare check ups at the center. Appointments must be made by calling the center.
OCT. 31: Pumpkin decorating contest and display of art work and a prize will be awarded during the Halloween potluck breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., in the dining hall. Bring a dish to share. Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Daily and weekly programs:
Fitness room hours: 8:30 to 4 p.m. Monday; 8:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 to 4 p.m. Friday; closed Saturdays.
Yoga / pilates: Tuesdays, yoga from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., pilates 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, yoga 3 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, yoga at 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and pilates 5 to 6 p.m. Cost is $3/class for members and $5/class for non-members.
Tai chi: Cost $5: noon to 1 p.m. Fridays
Exercising to music will be 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym.
The Wii gaming system and air hockey or pingpong is set up in the parlor for members to use. The gaming hours are during the center's hours of operation.
Adult basketball or corn hole is held Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym. Minimum of two players and must be members of the center.
Walk the steps or in the gym: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minimum of two walkers. Sign in at the front desk.
Knit and crochet class: Mondays, 10 a.m. to noon. Bring yarn, needles and other materials needed. Class is free and open to members.
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.
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 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 on state Route 46 across from the Eastwood Mall.
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. New members are welcome. There will be a 50/50 raffle and bingo at this meeting. For further 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.