RETIREES TO MEET: The AFSCME Retirees Chapter 128 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 North Road N.E. The group meets to discuss the latest news on the offset. All members and new members are welcome.
SCOPE HOSTS HAYSTACK: The Lordstown SCOPE Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road, invites all Trumbull County seniors 60 and older to its Haystack Program from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Entertainment will be provided by One Man Band.
Halloween costumes are not required; however, there will be a cash prize awarded for the best costume. Door prizes will also be distributed. Call 330-824-2173 for more information.
TMH RETIREES TO MEET: The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe. The program will be presented by Carol Olson, who will talk about "Putting Your Garden to Bed."
For reservations or information, call Sandy Sarsany at 330-847-7552 by the Friday before the meeting. All TMH retirees are welcome to attend.
COUNSELING PROGRAM OFFERED: Medicare open enrollment starts Tuesday. Viktorio Jurkovic, Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program trainer, and Kristen Taylor, the Trumbull County OSHIIP coordinator, will help seniors find the right plan for their needs during a "OSHIIP 1:1 Counseling Program" on Wednesday. Individual sessions are available by appointment between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact Kristen Taylor, Shepherd of the Valley-Niles, at 330-544-0771, Ext. 2817, or via email at kristent@ShepherdoftheValley.com.
PERI TO MEET: A PERI monthly meeting will be held at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 elm Road N.E., Warren. The speaker is Maribeth Curry from the Arthritis Foundation.
Reservations are a must by Sunday. Call Barb at 330-372-2603, Janet at 330-469-6753 or Virginia at 330-898-3625.
COPPERWELD RETIREES TO MEET: Local 2243 USWA Copperweld Steel Co. (SOAR chapter 1-28-10) retirees will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Local 1375 Union Hall, 684 North Park Ave., Warren. Guest speaker will be Michael Wilson, executive director of Trumbull County Soil and Water Department, who will portray President William McKinley. Refreshments will be served.
Those attending are asked to bring their old pill bottles for recycling.
SENIOR DRIVING PROGRAM: Trumbull County Probate Court / Senior Court AARP Driver's Safety Program offers a certified instructor to provide a review of driving skills and techniques as well as strategies to help seniors adjust to physical changes that may affect their driving ability. Class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Austintown Senior Center. Refreshments and lunch will be served.
Call in reservations at 330-953-1416 or 330-675-2521.
The program is co-sponsored by the Austintown and Mahoning County Sheriff Senior Services Unit.
SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM: Trumbull Community Action Program Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, offers daily activities including, quilting, bingo and card club starting at noon. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For computer classes on Fridays, call 330-393-2507 Ext. 270 or 290.
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:
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
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 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: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, diced peaches
MONDAY: Columbus Day
TUESDAY: Johnny marzetti, baby carrots, Lima beans, Italian bread, mixed fruit
WEDNESDAY: Turkey chili, twice baked potato, Mexicorn, wheat bread, diced peaches
THURSDAY: Southwest chicken casserole with white rice, peas, wheat bread, diced pears, apple juice
OCT. 18: Breaded fish, seasoned spinach, cauliflower, hamburger bun, tartar sauce, pineapple tidbits
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 at 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. and 1 p.m., Wii bowling, cards and crafts; 10:30 a.m., bingo;
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., bridge, Wii bowling and cards.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarvers; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wii bowling, cards and crafts; 12:45 p.m., Yoga.
THURSDAY: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., bridge, Wii bowling and cards; 7 p.m., Bridge.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wii bowl, cards and crafts; 10:30 a.m., bingo.
Lordstown is now organizing groups for knitting, crocheting and quilting
All Trumbull County seniors 60 and older are invited to attend a luncheon at noon today, to learn about Art Dunn's recent trip around Ohio. He will share his comments as well as a video about his experiences. Please call for reservations.
The Center also welcomes all Trumbull County seniors that are interested in playing euchre, canasta, poker and bridge. Beginners are welcome. Call for details.
Quilting sessions will be starting soon and all skill levels are invited. Call for more information.
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; 50/50 drawing for bingo players only(once a month).
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.
Monday: 11 a.m., Garvin McCorkle speaking on Wellness and Nutrition.
Oct. 21: 11 a.m., Ohio Birdwatchers
Oct. 23: Deanna Spirko from Windsor House calling Bingo
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.
Monday, SCOPE closed for Columbus Day.
Wednesday at 11:30 a.m., VIP Birthday Party with entertainment by the Happy Tappers.
Thursday at 11:30 a.m., Free Lunch and Learn, Diabetes Support Group with Dr. Michael Daniels, Podiatrist and Surgeon.
Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 18, Free Cholesterol, Glucose &BP screening.
Oct. 22 at 11:30 a.m., "Pound Party" free lunch ith a pound of a donated food staple. Participants join in Drum Circle, with Dan Susany.
Oct. 23 at noon, speaker, Garvin McCorkle, OSU Ext.,the topic will be "Incorporating Fruits and Vegetables In Your Diet:";
Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m., All Day Life Line Screening; 11:30 a.m. Halloween Party.
Many of these program require pre-registration even though they are free. Please contact the center for more information.
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 17: Haystack Harvest Program at 6 p.m. Entertainment by the Funtime Cloggers.
Oct. 19: Dance to the music of the Countryway Band.
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 senior citizens at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday.
MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise (Sally Yurtin); 12:30 p.m., cards (500); 12:30 p.m., cornhole tournament.
TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class (portrait); 10 a.m., Wii bowling; 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., Wii bowling; 10 a.m., computer class (laptop). (Third Wednesday of the month,
THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., Poker (closed group); 10 a.m., food pantry; 10 a.m., Wii bowling; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise (Sally Yurtin); 12:30 p.m., bingo.
FRIDAY: 9:45 a.m., tap dance (beginners); 10 a.m., Wii bowling; 10 a.m., computer class (desktop); 10:30 a.m., tap dance (advanced); 12:30 p.m., cards.
Sign-up for Wii bowling, cornhole, shuffle board and canasta by calling the center.
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; 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.
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.
Jodie Stoloves chair dancing - 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
Ceramic classes - 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday, call to register.
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.
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.
Tai chi: 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 pingpong 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.