LEGACY AWARDS RECOGNIZE SENIORS: The Valley Legacy Awards, recognizing outstanding seniors and senior advocates from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties, is accepting nominations for honorees.
The awards honor people 60 or older for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley, as well as to individuals who have provided exceptional support to and for older Americans through their professional, volunteer or civic roles. Anyone can submit a nomination in either of two categories, Outstanding Senior or Outstanding Senior Advocate. Nominations must be postmarked by July 31.
All nominees and the award recipients will be honored at the Eighth Annual Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon on Oct. 11.
Nomination forms are available at www.shepherdofthevalley. com by clicking on ''Quick Links'' and choosing ''Valley Legacy Awards.'' For additional information, contact Lynn Miller, corporate marketing director, Shepherd of the Valley, at either lmiller@shepherd ofthevalley.com or 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057.
AAA OFFERS MATURE DRIVING COURSE: Shepherd of the Valley is inviting mature drivers 60 or older to sign-up for the AAA Safe Driving for Mature Operators Course. The state-certified course, which can qualify attendees for auto insurance discounts, is being offered July 17 and 19 and July 24 and 26 at Shepherd of the Valley-Howland and Shepherd of the Valley-Poland.
The course runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, with an hour for lunch. Lunch is available for $5 or participants may eat at a nearby dining location. Lunch reservations must be made when signing up for the class.
Class size is limited to 15 participants. The cost is $10 for AAA members and $15 for nonmembers. To make a reservation, call Lynn Miller, 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057.
For more information on this and the August CARFIT program, visit the community events page on the Shepherd of the Valley website, www.shepherdofthevalley.com, or contact Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or at lmiller@shepherdofthevalley. com.
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY PLANS SUMMER CONCERTS: Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, has two free public concerts remaining in its summer series:
''An Evening in Vegas,'' 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 12, will feature Stephen Medovich with music of the Rat Pack and Ronnie "The King" Navarro with an Elvis tribute.
The Girard Swing Band will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 8.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the lawn concerts; in inclement weather, the concerts will move indoors. Indoor concerts are for residents only.
For more information, call Sandy Ozanich, assisted living activity assistant, 330-544-0771, Ext. 2822.
VAN HUFFEL, VANEX 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.
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.
NILES RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The Niles Classroom Retired Teachers meet every other month on the second Tuesday. All retired Niles teachers can attend.
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: Macaroni and cheese, sliced carrots, hot mixed fruit, wheat bread, apple juice
MONDAY: Barbecue riblet, scalloped potatoes, chopped spinach, diamond Jim bun, orange
TUESDAY: Hamburger on bun, corn, potato spudster, fruit mix, cupcake
WEDNESDAY: Closed for Independence Day
THURSDAY: Stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, rye bread, chocolate chip cookie
JULY 6: Johnny marzetti, broccoli, applesauce, shredded lettuce with Italian dressing, wheat bread
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; 10 a.m. (last Wednesday of month), free cholesterol screening, glucose test and blood pressure check (fast is required); 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.
Wii games are available every day and can be played from a sitting position. All classes are free.
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. Donations accepted. 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 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Membership is $12 a year. Puzzles, games and coffee bar are available daily.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., trivia; 12:30 p.m., cornhole.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., art; 12:30 p.m., Wii bowling.
WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m., needlework; 10:30 a.m., blood pressure check; 12:30 p.m., balance.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m., Yahtzee; 11 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., balance.
Daily meals are served at noon, donations are accepted. Call for a reservation.
There are also monthly craft days and birthday parties.
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, $1.50, and quilting, cards and crafts.
Weight Watchers - Doors open at 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 for 11 a.m. most Mondays. Crocheting, knitting and 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 (free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings every third 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.
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.
The center is signing up participants for the following trips.
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.
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; 11 a.m., beginners line dancing; 12:30 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2; 4 p.m., pool league, open to players.
TUESDAY: 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; Garden club, first Tuesday of each month; 2 p.m., Line dancing ($3)
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 11 a.m., beginners line dancing, $2; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; noon, arthritis exercise class, $2; 2 p.m., crochet class; 2 p.m., woodcarving class.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Tai Chi ($5); 10 a.m., open art class, free; sewing, open.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group, free; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., omelet in a bag, first Friday, $3; 12:30 p.m., painting class ($5).
220 W. Market St., Warren. Donations accepted for lunch. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11:30 a.m., Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs lunch site (donations accepted); 1 p.m., cards (500); 6 p.m., line dance.
TUESDAY: 11 a.m., chair exercises; 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: 11 a.m., chair exercises; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 6 p.m., Bible study.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m. bridge and poker; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercises; 11 a.m., chair exercises; 11:30 a.m., lunch and entertainment; 6 p.m., line dance.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap / tap class; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 12:30 p.m. cards (500).
All seniors are invited to join the new line dancing class at the Warren SCOPE Center, starting on Wednesday. Norm Flavell will be conducting this class from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. The cost is $3 per session.
The Center is now organizing canasta and poker games for seniors 60 or older. For more information, please contact Marge at 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 email@example.com or by calling 330-953-1416.
MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., painting class, $5; 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check, including 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 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.
Basic computer classes: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 330-545-6596 to register or for more information.
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 for class for members and $5 for class for nonmembers.
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 ping pong is set up in the parlor for members to use during the center's hours of operation.
Adult basketball or cornhole is held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the gym. Minimum of two players and must be members of the center.
Walk the steps or in the gym: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimum of two walkers. Sign in at the front desk.
Knit and crochet class: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Bring yarn, needles and other materials needed. Class is free and open to members.
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.