SCOPE OFFERING CLASSES: The Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market Street, is offering tap dancing lessons for Trumbull County seniors 60 or older on Friday mornings. All skill levels are invited to participate.
The class is scheduled for 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. A chair tap class is scheduled from 10 to 10:30 a.m. for beginners. The cost for the chair tap class is $1 per session. The tap dance class cost is $2.50 per session.
Fall computer classes are being scheduled at the Warren center for Trumbull County seniors. An introductory orientation class is slated for 10 a.m. to noon today.
Those who have laptops are encouraged to bring them to class. The cost is $2 per session, payable at the door.
The center invites Trumbull County seniors who are interested in playing pool to join its newly formed league. Play begins on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Senior men and women of all skill levels are invited. Free lessons will be provided. This league is for recreation only.
Warren Rotary's blood analysis event will be held Saturday at the SCOPE center. Testing will be from 7 to 10 a.m. and cost is $36 per person. It will include a chemistry profile, CBC profile and urine testing. Results will be mailed to each participant, who must fast for 12 hours prior to testing. Also, no alcoholic beverages must be consumed 24 hours before testing.
For register or for more information, call 330-399-8846.
CHAMPION SCOPE TO HOST LUNCHEON: Jason DeLuca from Trumbull Co. Hazardous Material Response Bureau will be speaking on hazardous material in the home at the 10:30 a.m. Monday Morning Breakfast on Monday. DeLuca will speak at 11 a.m.
RETIREES TO BREAKFAST AT ST. JOE'S: St. Joseph Hospital retirees will meet 9 a.m. Monday for breakfast at St. Joseph Health Center in the classrooms on the second floor. Flu shots will be available starting at 8:30 a.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item or cleaning item to be donated to the Warren Family Mission.
OSHIIP OFFERS "MEDICARE CHECK-UP": The Ohio Department of Insurance's Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is holding a free "Medicare Checkup" only event at 10 a.m. Monday at the Youngstown Senior Center, 1110 5th Ave., Youngstown. The event coincides with Medicare's Dec. 7 annual enrollment period deadline. The session is intended to help people review changes to Medicare and determine their best coverage option for 2013.
OSHIIP recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as Medicare's designated educational program in Ohio for beneficiaries, family members and health care professionals.
In addition to the statewide checkup events, people can call OSHIIP at 800-686-1578 with questions or for enrollment assistance. A special department Medicare check-up and open enrollment toolkit, which includes a list of plans, financial assistance information and an events schedule, is available at www.insurance.ohio.gov. Like and follow OSHIIP on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OSHIIP.
At the events, beneficiaries can learn about recent changes to Medicare such as the new Medicare deductibles, co-pay and coinsurance amounts, Medicare Advantage and Part D plan options for 2013 and about financial assistance programs. Attendees should bring their prescription drug list with dosages and preferred pharmacy and information on retirement coverage, Veteran's Administration (VA) or other medical care benefits they receive.
Those with Medicare questions and are in need enrollment assistance, including financial aid, can call OSHIIP at 800-686-1578, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., or Medicare at 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227), 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. Information is also available at www.medicare.gov.
SCOPE HALLOWEEN PARTY: The annual Halloween party at the Niles SCOPE Senior Center will be held Wednesday. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with a costume contest to follow. Everyone who wears a costume will receive a free bingo card at the 1 p.m. bingo game.
Lunch will be $3. Everyone is welcome, but call the center to make a reservation at 330-544-3676.
The Senior Center is offering free beginning computer course for those age 60 or older. The classes will be held Nov. 5, 7, and 9 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The course will cover basic computer and basic Internet use. The program is offered through the State of Ohio, "Connect Ohio" Program.
The class is limited to eight students. Pre-registration is required by calling the Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 330-544-3676 or stop in at the center, 14 E. State St., Niles. The course will be taught at the computer lab in the basement of the McKinley House.
HOWLAND RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 at Enzo's Restaurant on Elm Road, Warren. Cupcakes will be served for dessert in honor of a special retiree's 94th birthday. All retired school employees, spouses/guests are invited to join in for a time of good food and fellowship with fellow retirees at the monthly meetings. Cost of the lunch is $10, payable at the door. Those who do not receive the newsletter and response card can call 330-856-5226 by Nov. 3 to make a reservation so the restaurant can be given a count.
The updated directories are ready and will be distributed at the meeting to those who have paid the yearly fee of $10.50 for the monthly newsletter mailings and the updated directory. Those who wish to receive the mailings and directory can pay at the meeting.
Anyone who cannot attend the meeting and wants to pay the mailing fee can call the number given above for instructions on paying by check. The fee does not have to be paid to attend the meetings. Non-perishable, unexpired food items will be collected to help Emmanuel Center fill Thanksgiving baskets. Canned yams, beans, corn, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, etc., would be appreciated. Those attending the meeting are requested to bring an item or two.
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.
NUTRITION?PROGRAM?OFFERED:?The Trumbull County nutrition program for the elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at 11 locations throughout Trumbull County. These sites provide a meal and the opportunity for socialization. Donations will be accepted.
Any senior citizen 60 or older and his or her spouse 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:
TODAY: Porcupine meatball, mashed potatoes, peas, wheat bread, applesauce
MONDAY: Penne pasta, meatballs with sauce, French green beans, bread stick, diced pears, fruit juice
TUESDAY: Super dog on bun, potato spudster, baked beans, mixed fruit
WEDNESDAY: Breaded fish with tartar sauce, mashed yams, broccoli, hamburger bun, pineapple
THURSDAY: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, wheat bread, peaches
NOV. 2: Macaroni and cheese, sliced carrots, hot fruit mix, wheat bread, apple juice
FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center to play cards and games, to 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 or 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.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Wii bowl, bridge or candles, 25-cent bingo; noon, lunch, $3; 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; 1 p.m., exercise with Roseanne, chair yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, candles or Wii bowl; noon, lunch, $3; 7 p.m., bridge night.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo, 25 cents; noon, lunch, $3.
The Center is hosting a pork chop fundraiser dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $9.
No HMHP Healthy check-up the month of October. Free flu shots on Oct. 23. Must be pre-registered. From 10 a.m. to noon.
NUTRITION SITE AVAILABLE:?The Kinsman Senior Citizen Nutrition Site is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to seniors 60 or older or their spouses. Meals are served about noon at the Kinsman Fire Hall, and donations are 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, 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 $5 for members and $7 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 daily.
MONDAY: 11 a.m. 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; noon, cards, players choice; 1 p.m., quilting; 5 p.m., weight loss support group.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. square dancing, $3, Norm Flavell, caller and instructor; 11:45 a.m., Happy Tappers exercise / dance group, $1, instructor Donna Crean; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 2:30 p.m., pinochle; 2:30 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga, $1, instructor Roseanne; 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., pinochle, bridge and American Red Cross blood drive, third Thursday of the month.
FRIDAY: free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings (every third Friday); 10 a.m., Friday morning movies; 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, $1, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., Must Go Friday Lunch, $2; 1 p.m., choir practice; 2 p.m., mixed chorus (second Friday), sing at Briarfield at the Ridge, (third Friday), either Autumn Hills or Briarfield at Ashley Circle;
Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.
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., 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; 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; 10 a.m., beginners line dancing; 12:30 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2; 4 p.m., pool league.
TUESDAY: 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; garden club, first Tuesday of each month; 2 p.m., line dancing, $3. Book club will resume in September.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 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; 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.
The pantry will be open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost for breakfast is $2 per person
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 11:30 a.m., OEA nutrition site; 1 p.m., cards (500); 2 p.m.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class - portraits; 11:30 a.m., nutrition site; 4:30 p.m., Railroad Club; 6:30 p.m., bridge; 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing, Norman Flavell, $3; 11 a.m., chair exercise; 11:30 a.m., nutrition site; 12:30 p.m., penny ante poker; 2 p.m., ultra-beginner line dancing, Gloria Stone, $2.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 11:30 a.m., nutrition site; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dance; 10:30 a.m., tap class; 11:30 a.m., lunch site; 12:30 p.m., cards (500).
For reservations, call 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 or 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. Donations accepted. For seniors 60 or 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.