SILVERSNEAKERS LUNCH AND LEARN: Those who are Medicare eligible and are choosing a supplement plan before the end of the 2012 are invited to the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown for a Lunch and Learn about the SilverSneakers program, at 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 3. Chris Wetzel, a regional representative from Healthways, will be the guest speaker. He will explain how the SilverSneakers program works and how qualified seniors can receive a SilverSneakers membership.
The SilverSneakers Fitness Program is an innovative health, exercise and wellness program helping older adults live healthy, active lifestyles. This event is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served.
RSVP by Nov. 28 to Kaye Doran, 330-746-3251, Ext. 153, or email@example.com.
AARP, AREA AGENCIES OFFER DRIVERS COURSE: The following agencies, along with AARP, will offer Driver Safety sessions. The class is free for veterans and their spouses. For other senior citizens, the fee is $14 or $12 for AARP members. Veterans will need to provide written proof of service when they come for the session.
Noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 29, offered by the Trumbull County Senior Court and AARP, at the Kent State at Trumbull Technology Building, Room 117. Snacks and refreshments will be served. For details or to register, call 330-675-2616 or 330-469-4860. Sponsored by the Trumbull County Probate Court.
AARP NEEDS TAX-AIDE VOLUNTEERS: AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation offered in conjunction with the IRS. This program provides free tax preparation and filing for seniors and other taxpayers with low to moderate income who need assistance filing their tax returns.
The program is seeking volunteers to assist in tax preparation for the upcoming tax year. The Trumbull County program takes place at 12 sites throughout the county. No tax experience is needed as training will be provided.
Anyone interested in participating or for more information is asked to contact Geri Smith at 330-469-3047 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCOPE CENTER OFFERS ASSISTANCE: Seniors age 65 and older needing assistance with the Ohio Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage program can make an appointment at the Warren SCOPE Center through Dec. 7. Assistance will be available to explain different Medicare insurance choices.
Part D is Medicare's prescription drug coverage benefit that began in Jan 2006.
The program was made possible by a grant provided by the Community Foundation of Western Pennsylvania / Eastern Ohio.
Those needing assistance can contact Debbie Zador, coordinator of prescription assistance for seniors at SCOPE, at 330-399-8846.
SCOPE SCHEDULES EAR CARE SPEAKER: The Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., has scheduled a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20 about hearing and ear care. Wanda Hughes of the Hearing Aid Center is the featured speaker. Free hearing tests will be conducted after the breakfast.
The breakfast is $2 per person. To make reservations for both the breakfast and free hearing tests, call Yvonne at 330-399-8846.
SOCKS FOR SENIORS: Socks for Seniors is an annual community service project through which new socks are collected and distributed to elderly in local area nursing homes around the holidays. The 2012 Socks for Seniors Campaign runs through Christmas.
Local area coordinators near Warren are needed to help with collecting socks. Sign up at www.socksforseniors.com/register.
BE A SANTA TO A SENIOR: Home Instead Senior Care is teaming up with non-profit agencies and area retailers to sponsor Be a Santa to a Senior - a program that collects, wraps and delivers gifts to lonely and needy seniors in Warren. The program runs through Dec. 10.
There will be a community gift-wrapping party on Dec. 13 and delivery of gifts to area seniors the week of Dec. 17.
Christmas trees, located at Walmart (Elm Road), Curves of Boardman, Curves of Austintown, Walgreens of Austintown, Optiview of Niles and Optiview of Austintown, feature ornaments with the first names of the seniors and their respective gift requests.
Holiday shoppers are asked to pick an ornament, buy items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store, along with the ornament attached. The Home Instead Senior Care office will then enlist the volunteer help of its staff, senior-care business associates, non-profit workers and others to collect, wrap and distribute the gifts.
For more information about the program, visit www.beasantatoasenior.com or call 330-729-1233.
NUTRITION?SITES?AVAILABLE:?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: 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, stuffing, chopped spinach, wheat bread, pineapple tidbits
THURSDAY: Happy Thanksgiving
NOV. 23: Happy Thanksgiving
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, $3; 12:30 p.m., arthritis exercise, $2; 4 p.m., pool league.
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., Book Club (first Tuesday of the month); 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; garden club, first Tuesday of each month; 1 p.m., crochet class; 2 p.m., line dancing, $3.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; noon, arthritis exercise class, $2; 1 p.m., jewelry class.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 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; 2 p.m., woodcarving class.
A potluck luncheon will be 1 p.m. today. Bring a covered dish.
Flower arrangement class, 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Cost is $6 per person.
A Neighborhood Health Watch will be 10 a.m. Nov. 20.
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.
KINSMAN?NUTRITION?SITE?OPEN:?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 a.m., chair yoga; 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.
Nov. 22 and 23: Closed for Thanksgiving.
Nov. 26, 10:45 a.m.: Janet DeCesare, an 18-year survivor of Lyme disease, will speak.
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.
220 W. Market St., Warren. Donations accepted for lunch. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. 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 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 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.