RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph's Hospital retirees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Warren family Mission.
SHEPHERD-NILES RECEIVES PERFECT STATE SURVEY: Shepherd of the Valley-Niles Assisted Living Community, 1500 McKinley Ave., recently received a perfect score on its annual state survey. Assisted living communities housing 17 or more people are licensed and surveyed annually by the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio has 598 assisted living communities, which must meet 324 regulations to achieve a perfect survey. Each year, fewer than half achieve that goal.
Surveys cover everything from building codes to staffing requirements and family and resident satisfaction.
APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS INTERESTED IN SOFTBALL: For all seniors 50 and older who are interested in playing softball starting in June, applications are available at Johnny K's Powersports in Niles, K&G Tanning / Fitness in Warren and the Niles Rec Center at Waddell Park. Cost is $55 and includes hat and team shirt. Practice will be on Thursdays in May at Kennedy Park.
For more information, go to nilesgoldenseniorleague.com or call Joe at 330-856-2197.
RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo's. All retired personnel, classified and nonclassified are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings along with their spouses or guests. Cost of the meal, payable at the door, is $10, with a choice from three to four entrees offered. Items of nonperishable canned or boxed foods and paper goods will be collected for Beatitude House.
APPRECIATION DAY FOR AUSTINTOWN SENIORS: Austintown senior citizens may make their reservations for the Senior Citizens Appreciation Dinner by calling 330-797-3900, Ext. 1501, for an evening of food and entertainment on May 9 at Austintown Middle School Cafeteria. Dinner will be served at 4 p.m., followed by a program. Cost is $2 at the door. No reservations will be taken after May 4.
PARK VISTA SCHEDULES EVENTS:
Contact: Beth Ann Tabak, 330-746-2944, Ext. 1204.
Join Stephen G. Post, Ph.D., as he explores the topic of his book "The Hidden Gifts of Helping" on May 5 in the Park Vista Gathering Room.
The presentation will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. To make a reservation, call 330-746-2944, Ext. 1555. The cost is $5 for Park Vista residents and $10 for non-residents.
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.
GUARDIAN ANGELS SEEK VOLUNTEERS: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for new volunteers. Angel volunteers receive training to become advocates who reach out as friends to seniors, who may need a friendly phone call, a visit in a nursing home or a visit at home. Angels also are involved in planning special events for seniors such as health fairs and Make A Difference Day projects. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E., Niles. For more information, call 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org.
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
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: Swedish meatballs, buttered noodles, oriental vegetables, rye bead, apple juice, fruit mix
MONDAY: Vegetable lasagna, butter beans, diced carrots, gelatin with fruit, wheat bread
TUESDAY: Turkey burger on bun, au gratin potatoes, broccoli, peaches
WEDNESDAY: Cheese omelet, sausage patty, potato spudster, applesauce, orange juice, blueberry muffin
THURSDAY: Barbecue riblet, zesty potatoes, sliced carrots, Diamond Jim bun, pineapple
MAY 4: Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, cauliflower, rye bread, mixed fruit
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 and gelatin.
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 a.m., chair yoga ($2 non-members); 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.
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. 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 daily.
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; 11:45 a.m., Happy Tappers, $1; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 2:30 p.m., pinochle; 3 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department; 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; 7 p.m. (third Wednesday), Friendly Square Dance, $9 couple.
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., Game Day - Wii bowling, board games; 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; 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.
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
Pre-registration is required. Call the center or stop in to sign up.
May 10 - Das Dutch Haus Dinner Theater, "Doo Wops & Beauty Shops," includes transportation, dinner and show, $45. Dress in 1950s 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.
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.
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.
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.
220 W. Market St., Warren. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11:30 a.m., Ohio Office of Elderly Affairs lunch site; 1 p.m., cards (500).
TUESDAY: 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 a.m., computer class; 10 a.m. Neighborhood Health Watch; 11 a.m., chair exercises; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 6 p.m., bible study; 7 p.m., psychic club.
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).
For more information 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.