NILES RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The Niles Classroom Retired Teachers meet every other month on the second Tuesday. This month's meeting is 11:30 a.m. March 14 at Cafe 422. All retired Niles teachers can attend.
TMH RETIREES MEET FOR LUNCH: The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retiree Club will hold a luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The speaker will be Karen Conklin, executive director of American Red Cross, Trumbull Chapter. All TMH Retirees are welcome. For reservations and / or more information, call Vivian Abram at 330-759-7147.
UFCW LOCAL 880 RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Games will be played and there will be a raffle. Membership is open to all UFCW Local 880 retirees and guests are welcome. Call 330-544-5656 or 330-788-2181 for more information.
ST. JOE'S SENIORS LUNCHEON: St. Joseph Hospital's Seniors Luncheon will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital, 667 Eastland Ave. S.E., Warren. Joanne Delaquia will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be "Seniors In Motion." She will demonstrate exercises that seniors can do sitting in a chair, stretches, weightlifting and more.
Cost is $4 per person. Reservation deadline is today and can be made by calling 330-841-4376 or 330-841-4376.
LOCAL 2243 USWA RETIREES TO MEET: The retirees of Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel (SOAR Chapter 1-28-10) will hold their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren. The guest speaker will be Warren police Chief Tim Bowers.
HOME INSTEAD SEARCHING FOR VOLUNTEERS: Home Instead Senior Care is seeking to recognize outstanding senior volunteers. Sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, the Salute to Senior Service program recognizes senior volunteers for contributions in their local communities.
Nominations will be accepted through Thursday. Fifty state winners and one national winner will be introduced during Older Americans Month in May, when $5,000 will be donated to the national winner's charity of choice.
PARK VISTA HOSTS HEALTHY SERIES: As part of its Life Long Learning Institute, Park Vista Retirement Community will present a four-part series on nutrition and healthy lifestyles.
The series, titled "Better Nutrition Learning Intensive," is being held in the East Therapy Gym. Each 90-minute program will feature a presentation by Park Vista's registered dietitian Agapi Mantos followed by a healthy recipe demonstration by executive chef Mark Bittler.
Focus on Healthy Cooking for One, Two or More - 1 to 3 p.m. March 20.
The cost for each session is $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. For more information, visit www.ParkVistaOhio.org/events. To secure a spot, contact Theresa at 330-746-2944, Ext. 1555.
PERI TO HOLD MONTHLY MEETING: PERI monthly meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. March 21 at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road, Warren. Chris Verich will be guest speaker. His topic will be consumer complaints.
Reservations are required by March 18 and can be made by calling Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at 330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
VAN HUFFEL, VANEX MEETS: 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.
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: Grilled chicken with gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rye bread, diced pears
MONDAY: Hamburger on bun, baked bean quintet, zesty potatoes, diced pears
TUESDAY: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, peas, wheat bread, pineapple
WEDNESDAY: Turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, chopped spinach, fruit juice, wheat bread
THURSDAY: Chicken patty with sauce, spaghetti, Italian green beans, applesauce, grape juice, wheat bread
MARCH 16: Corned beef, mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, rye bread, diced peaches
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.
SILVER SNEAKERS AT Q CLUB: Q Club Fitness and Health is now a Silver Sneakers provider. For information and class times, call 330-856-4777.
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.
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; 2 p.m., beginners sketching class, $3, call to register.
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 free cholesterol screening, glucose test and blood pressure check the last Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon. A fast is required for the tests. The program is offered by Brenda Cook, Humility of Mary Health Partners. For more information, call 330-824-2173 or stop in at the center.
Gloria Slifko, Lordstown SCOPE Senior Center member, will be teaching candy making at the center. The class will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. March 15 at the center. Participants will learn how to make all varieties of chocolate easter eggs as well as the chocolate Easter bunnies. There is no cost for the workshop. The candy made will be sold at the spring craft show to be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21. For more information, contact the center at 330-824-2173.
A SCOPE membership is $12 per year. Visit or contact the center.
THE KINSMAN SENIOR CITIZEN NUTRITION SITE is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to seniors 60 or older or those whose spouse is 60 or older. Meals are served about noon at the Kinsman Fire Hall. Doors open at 10 a.m. For information on meals, call site manager Dollie Davis at 330-876-5123.
Cards and bingo are played every day, and singing is on Wednesdays. To attend, call Davis two days prior.
JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER
5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412.
Open 10 a.m. to 2 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 1 p.m., wood craft; 12:30 to 2 p.m., cornhole.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, art group; 12:30 to 2 p.m., Wii, blood pressure check (second Tuesday of month); Buckeye necklaces and bracelets.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, needlework; blood pressure check (last Wednesday of month); flu shots, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
THURSDAY: Wii games, 11 a.m. to noon; bingo, 12:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wii.
VFW meetings are 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. New members and transfers welcome.
AARP volunteers will be at the center offering free tax aide from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays until April 12.
Daily meals are served at noon. Call for a reservation.
FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Open from 8 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, $1.25, and quilting, cards and crafts.
Weight Watchers - Doors open 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Self-serve breakfast is available from 8 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. (Supply fees may apply.)
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; 12:30 p.m., arthritis aerobic exercise classes, $1; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 2:30 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department nurse; 2:30 p.m., pinochle.
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., bowling at McKinley Lanes, last Thursday of month; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., free art class; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., salad and sandwich, $2; 1 p.m., choir practice; 1 p.m., hand and foot card game and other card games
The center's second Lunch 'n Learn Programs for March will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 22. The topic will be "Ireland." The speaker will be Eileen Novotny, who is of Irish descent and has traveled extensively in Ireland. Entertainment will be provided by "The Slightly Irish Singers." Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. with the program following. Charge for lunch is $1.
Pre-register for this program by calling the Senior Center at 330-544-3676 or stop in at the center.
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
April 19 - Rivers Casino, amount of free slot play to be announced. Cost, $20.
May 10 - Das Dutch Haus Dinner Theater, "Doo Wops & Beauty Shops," includes transportation, dinner and show, $45. Dress in 50's attire is optional.
May 22 - Presque Isle Casino, amount of free slot play to be announced. Cost, $20.
June 21 - Sugarcreek Amish Trip, includes a family style Amish feast, Swiss Gardens at Warther Carvings, shopping at Baltic Mill, Cheesehouse, and a course on making sangria at Swiss Heritage Winery $67.
Sept. 18-21 - Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, Tenn., Grand Ole Opry. Double occupancy $615; triple, $604, and four occupants, $594. Payment plans available.
A Fall Foliage trip is being planned for October on the Gateway Clipper Cruise Line in Pittsburgh. More information will be announced at a later date.
For more information, stop by the center and pick up a flyer or call 330-544-3676.
8273 High St., Howland.
MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 12:30 p.m., yoga, $3; 1:45 p.m., senior zumba.
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; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club, 2 p.m.; 2 p.m., line dancing, $3; 4:30 p.m., bocce; 5:30 p.m., card night (fee).
FRIDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 11:30 a.m., line dancing, $3; 8:15 a.m., golf (fee).
SATURDAY: 9 a.m., Train Club (twice per month); American Legion executive meeting once a month.
Golf and bocce league sign-up starts April 1.
For more information on programs and events at Howland SCOPE, call 330-609-7806.
125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010; Harbor Day Care, 2627 Atlantic N.E., Warren, 330-399-4495.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge club; 10:30 a.m., garden club; 11 a.m., beginners line dancing; 1:15 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2; 2 p.m., woodcarving class; 4 p.m., pool league, open to players.
TUESDAY: 2 p.m., computer class, second and fourth Tuesday; 10:30 a.m., book club, first Tuesday, free; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga, $3; 10 a.m., crochet class, second and fourth Tuesday, free; 1 p.m., birding class.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10 a.m., line dancing, $3; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; noon, arthritis exercise class, $2; Neighborhood Health Watch from 10 a.m. to noon March 20, free.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., open art class, free; 10 a.m., beginners drawing class, free; 10:30 a.m., cards, free; 2 p.m., pool lessons, free; 12:30 p.m., Tai Chi classes, $5.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group, free; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., omelet in a bag, first Friday, $3. (March 24 is pot luck at 12:30 p.m.).
The Dance Country Way Band will be at the center from 7 to 10 p.m. March 17. Cost is $5 per person.
220 W. Market St., Warren. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing; 11:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11:30 a.m., Ohio Office of Elderly Affairs lunch site; 1 p.m., cards (500).
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class (portraits only); 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 4:30 p.m. Riverside Railroad Club; 6:30 p.m. bridge; 7 p.m. Stephen Foster Chorus practice.
WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., computer class; 10:30 a.m., Good to Go program series; 11 a.m., chair exercise; 11:30 a.m., lunch site.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m. bridge and poker; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11 a.m., chair exercises; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dancing; 10:30 a.m., tap dancing; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 12:30 p.m. cards (500).
Warren SCOPE is offering a grief counseling support group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays beginning March 27. Bereavements include loss of a loved one, loss of a job and loss of a home.
Anyone older than 60 years is invited to join the group. Friends and relatives are invited to attend with the participants. Reservations are encouraged.
Lead by the All Caring Hospice Group, topics covered include: Journeying Through Loss, Communicating with Family and Friends, Pain and Sadness, Caring for Yourself, Stress, Anger, Guilt and Reconciliation.
For questions and reservations, call 330-373-6213.
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.
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 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.