RETIREES SET MEETING: A luncheon meeting of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be bingo. All TMH Retirees are welcome.
For reservations and / or more information, call Sandy Sarsany at 330-847-7552 by the Friday before the meeting.
LEGACY AWARD NOMINEES: Nominees were announced for the 2013 Valley Legacy Awards. Now in its ninth year, the annual event honors civic-minded seniors and senior advocates for their contributions to the Mahoning Valley. The 27 nominees will be recognized and the Valley Legacy Awards will be presented to four Outstanding Seniors and one Outstanding Advocate for Seniors at a luncheon on Oct. 3. Those nominated by members of the community are:
Outstanding Seniors nominees: Alma Apicella, Salem; Betty Jean Bahmer, Warren; Anna Mae Cuchna, Niles; Paul Burgeson, Boardman; Marion Calpin, Canfield; Carol Faustino, Girard; Mary Ann Fees, North Lima; Wellington "Doc" Hager, Youngstown; Louise Joachim, Poland; Kay Lavelle, Austintown; Bill and Rosemary Lowery, Warren; John E. Malys, Boardman; Daniel Mathey, Warren; John Prokop, Boardman; Robert W. Ray, Warren; Jean Rider, Austintown; Marilyn Schmidt, Canfield; Thomas Soltis, Farmdale; Donna J. Tompkins, Warren; and Marjorie Wise, Columbiana.
Outstanding Advocates for Seniors nominees: Carla Chahine, North Lima; Roberta Cykon, Niles; Mayor Ralph Infante, Niles; Kay Lavelle, Austintown; David Mirkin, Youngstown; and Roxanne York, Warren.
The Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon will be held Oct. 3 at Avion on the Water, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. For tickets or more information, call Lynn Miller at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057.
SWEET RIDE TO PERFORM AT CENTER: Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, welcomes Sweet Ride to perform at noon on Wednesday. The sounds of Hank Williams and other country music covers will be performed at the free event. For lunch, reserve by today at 330-924-0412.
GUARDIAN ANGELS TO MEET: 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 special events for seniors such as health fairs and Make A Difference day projects.
The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E., Niles. For information call 330-675-2521.
SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM: Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., will be assisting the TCAP Summer Crisis Program as an additional site where Trumbull County residents can fill out an application. Applicants may qualify for a one-time payment for their electric bill by filling out an application at the location or at TCAP, Palmyra Road, Warren. Bring required documents to appointments.
For more information and to make an appointment, contact Christine at 330-545-6596.
SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM: Trumbull Community Action Program Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, offers daily activities including, quilting, bingo and card club. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Call 330-393-2507, Ext. 231. For computer classes on Fridays, call Ext. 270 or 290.
SENIORS FREE AT ZOO: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes its more longtime visitors with a day of special activities, exhibitors and free admission during Senior Safari.
The zoo's biannual Senior Safari offers all guests age 55 or older free admission to the zoo and the rainforest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 6.
Guests of all ages can visit the exhibitor pavilion featuring senior health, wellness and lifestyle information from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., try out a free fitness demonstration and enjoy live music by the Progressive Field Dixieland Band. Seniors will have the chance to "Walk with a Doc," and get a flu shot, or a blood pressure or blood glucose screening.
For information, visit clemetzoo.com or call 216-661-6500.
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 is welcome for lunch at any of the following sites:
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: : Chicken filet, buttered cabbage, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, applesauce
MONDAY: Beef stew, rice, beets, crackers, apple juice
TUESDAY: Turkey burger, cheesy onion mashed, French green beans, bun, tropical fruit
WEDNESDAY: Sloppy joe, cauliflower, potato spudster, bun, apple juice
THURSDAY: Volunteer Recognition
AUGUST 30: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, diced peaches
TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO NUTRITION SITES: Area Agency 11 awarded a grant to Trumbull Community Action Program to transport senior citizens to the Nutrition Sites in Trumbull County that are operated by the Office of Elderly Affairs. Transportation is for people 60 or older or the spouse of someone 60 or older.
Persons wanting to use the service need to call TCAP at 330-395-2287 to schedule rides and the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs at 330-675-2486 to make meal reservations. Both calls need to be made prior to 3 p.m. two working days before they wish to go.
People will be asked to make a donation for both their ride (while on the van) and for their meal (while at the nutrition site).
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.
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. 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, served at noon Monday through Friday.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., computer class with Joe Fabian; 10:30 a.m., 25 cent bingo.
TUESDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, Wii bowling and cards.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarvers; music therapy, cards; 12:45 p.m., chair yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, Wii bowling and cards.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Wii bowl; 10:45 a.m., 25 cent bingo.
Lordstown is now organizing groups for knitting, crocheting and quilting
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.
4451 Mahoning Ave.; 330-847-8179.
Call ahead to attend meals; beverages are included with meal. Tuesdays through Friday, home cooked lunch.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., "Biggest Breakfast in Town."
TUESDAY: Home cooked lunch Tuesdays through Friday;12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; noon, bingo; noon, 50/50 drawing for bingo players only.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Scrabble / Uno; 11:15 a.m., lunch; noon, painting and crafts; 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., tai chi; 11:15 a.m., lunch; 12:30 p.m., movies and popcorn or cornhole games.
ANDERSON BUS TRIP: 9 a.m. leave SCOPE center for Mountaineer and return at 5 p.m. Deadline for payment is today. Call for reservations, 330-847-8179.
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, Debbie Eschman therapy; noon, lunch; 1 p.m., cards, player's choice; 1 p.m., quilting; 4 p.m., Monday Night Cards; 5 p.m., weight loss support group Weigh-Inn.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. square dancing with Norm Flavell; 11:45 a.m., Happy Tappers exercise / dance group; 1 p.m., cards - 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 1 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Drive (fourth Thursday every other month) call for details; 2:30 p.m., pinochle; 2:30 p.m., Goodtime Singers Practice; 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, Roseanna Eliser; 11:30 a.m., lunch (VIP monthly birthday luncheon, third Wednesday); 1 p.m., bingo with a guest caller each week; 1 p.m., Texas Hold 'Em; 2:30 p.m., cards, players choice; 7 p.m. (third Wednesday), Friendly Squares dance.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing, Norm Flavell, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and Game Day; 6 p.m., Thursday Night Clean People Narcotics Anonymous, 1-800-GET HOPE.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings (every third Friday) Fast preferred (Brenda Cook, RN, HMHP); 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., Must Go Friday Lunch; 1 p.m., choir practice; 2 p.m., mixed chorus. Choirs travel to nursing homes to sing.
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; 1:45 p.m., senior zumba; 1:45 p.m., Mexican train dominos; 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, WRIPCA meetings.
TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., Book Club (third Tuesday); 1 p.m., mah jongg (first, second and fourth Tuesday); 3 p.m., cornhole; 6:30 p.m, American Legion Auxiliary Riders meetings each week.
WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., Ohio Star Quilters (first, third and fourth Wednesday); 9:30 a.m., bridge club; 1 p.m., Red Hatters (first Wednesday); 6:30 p.m., line dancing.
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., computer class (five-week course); 10 a.m., needle art; 11:45 a.m., string art class; 2 p.m., line dance with Gloria Stone; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club (meets at Panera Bread, Warren); 4 p.m., card night.
FRIDAY: 11:30 a.m., line dancing; 8:15 a.m., golf.
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; 4 p.m., pool league (starts September).
TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., Book Club (first Tuesday of the month); 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; 1 p.m., crochet class (beginners welcome); 2 p.m., line dancing.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; noon, arthritis exercise class; 1 p.m., jewelry class.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; sewing, open, free; Closed at 2 p.m. until further notice.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group, free; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., omelet in a bag (first Friday); 2 p.m., woodcarving class.
220 W. Market St., Warren. Donations accepted for lunch. For more information, call 330-399-8846.
New Food Pantry hours are 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays. The Cafe is open to the public at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., cards (500); 12:30 p.m., corn hole tournament.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class (portrait); 2 p.m., computer class intermediate; 4:30 p.m., Railroad Club; 7 p.m., bridge; 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus.
WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., poker (closed group); 10 a.m., line dancing, Norman Flavell; 10 a.m., computer class (laptop). (Third Wednesday of the month, Neighborhood Health Watch with Brenda Cook, RN, 9 a.m. Aug. 21. Please fast for 12 hours before.)
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., Poker (closed group); 10 a.m., food pantry; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dance (resume Sept. 6); 10 a.m., computer class (desktop); 10:30 a.m., tap class (off for summer); 12:30 p.m., cards.
Sign-up for Wii bowling, cornhole, shuffle board and canasta by calling the center.
A new tap dancing class will begin Sept. 6. Chair tap dance is 10 to 10:30 a.m., regular tap dance 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Susanne Elia. Call 330-399-8846 to register.
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; 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.
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 ages 60 or older and / or their spouses. Menu calendars are available at the center.