SCOPE OFFERING BOWLING: The Warren SCOPE Center invites all Trumbull County seniors 60 and older to join its new Wii Bowling League that is scheduled to begin in August. All levels of players are welcome. Call 330-399-8846 to register.
SCOPE INVITES SENIORS TO BREAKFAST: All senior citizens are invited to the weekly Monday morning breakfast at the Champion SCOPE Senior Center. A membership is not required for the first visit. The breakfast is held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5.
Judy Fabian, interim center manager, requests that all who plan on coming to the breakfast to call the center at 330-847-8179 to make a reservation. The hours at the center are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.
NILES SCOPE HOSTS AARP: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center will be hosting the AARP "You've Earned A Say" program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 31.
The program will begin with a free lunch followed by a forum where participants can voice their opinions and concerns about Social Security and Medicare.
All comments will be recorded by an AARP representative, the facilitator of the program, William Catlin.
Although the program is free and open to the public, registration is requested by calling the center at 330-544-3676.
The Niles SCOPE Senior Center is located at 14 E. State Street, Niles.
CARFIT FOR DRIVERS: CarFit is an educational program providing older adults an opportunity to check how well their cars "fit" them.
Older drivers are more likely to be killed or seriously injured when a crash occurs due to the greater fragility of their aging bodies. They can improve their safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted for them.
At CarFit events, a trained technician from AAA will work with each participant to ensure they "fit" their car properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes.
Shepherd of the Valley-Howland, 4100 N. River Road N.E., Warren, will offer CarFit from 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 8. To register, call 330-856-9232, Ext. 0, or contact Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or lmiller@ ShepherdoftheValley.com.
TODS CROSSING OFFERS SENIOR SAFETY: Tods Crossing has created the Senior Safety School, S.T.E.P. UP! (Safety Takes Every Person).
The 12-week class encompasses such topics as fall prevention in the home, how to safely report a crime, safe driving, medication management, common senior scams, fire prevention, emergency preparedness, elder abuse and domestic violence and more.
Any senior residing in Warren can register to attend the Tods Crossing Senior Safety School by calling 330-399-2224. Classes are free and the CPR certification cost of $30 will be waived with perfect attendance. Classes are held the first three Fridays each month beginning Aug. 3, with the last class on Nov. 16. The graduation ceremony is Dec. 7, when graduates receive the 2012 S.T.E.P. UP! Certificate, a class picture and a T shirt.
For detailed class descriptions, visit www.nationalchurchresidences.org/todscrossing. Deadline to register is Monday.
GUARDIAN ANGELS NEED 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 are also involved in planning events for seniors such as health fairs and Make A Difference Day projects.
The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E. For further information, contact 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org .
AARP OFFERS SENIOR DRIVER'S SAFETY: To honor teachers, the Trumbull County Senior Court and AARP are offering a Senior Drivers Safety Program at the discounted rate of $5 to current and retired teachers and their spouses. Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided.
The course is open to the public and costs $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. The program will be held at the Kent State University at Trumbull, Technology Building, Room 117, Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Austintown Senior Center 100 Westchester Drive, next Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m.
For details or to register, call 330-675-2616. The programs is co-sponsored by the Trumbull County Probate Court.
SCOPE HOSTS SUMMER SHOW: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center is offering a summer show for members, nonmembers, and grandchildren, July 26 at the center. The program starts at 11:30 a.m., with lunch followed by the show at noon to 1 p.m.
Helen Hammett has been a professional ventriloquist since 1984, taking her comedy "troupe" across the United States. She has created a repertoire of wonderfully entertaining shows for audiences of all ages. Helen uses hand-carved basswood figures for her shows, as well as other characters, each with their own distinct and funny personality to tickle the funny bone.
Call the center to register so they may determine a count for food. A donation of one's choice will be accepted the day of the show. The center's phone number is 330- 544-3676. The center is located at 14 E. State Street, Niles.
ROSIE THE RIVETER SEARCHING FOR WWII WOMEN: American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women in Warren and the surrounding area who worked on the home front during World War II.
Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association is in the process of collecting those stories.
If you are a woman or descendant of a woman who worked during World War II, or for more information, call 888-557-6743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PERI TO MEET: The PERI monthly meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. Reservations are a must by Sunday, by calling one of the following, Sally at 330-898-1585, Barbara at330-372-2603 or Fran at 330-652-1867.
SOAR RETIREES TO MEET: Retirees of Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel Co. (SOAR Chapter 1-28-10) will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 N. Park Ave., Warren. Guest speaker will be Dave Datesman, who will speak about identity theft and retirement income. Members will also discuss the August picnic.
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 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 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 email@example.com.
SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY PLANS SUMMER CONCERTS: Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles, has one free public concert remaining in its summer series. The Girard Swing Band will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket for the lawn concerts, or 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 may attend.
NUTRITION?PROGRAM?AVAILABLE:?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: Swedish meatballs, noodles with gravy, oriental vegetables, rye bread, fruit mix, apple juice
MONDAY: Vegetable lasagna, butter beans, diced carrots, wheat bread, fruited gelatin
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
JULY 27: 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; 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 Squares 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 to 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 St. 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 can join the new line dancing class at the Warren SCOPE Center, starting on Wednesday. Norm Flavell will conduct 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, 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 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, 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.