AARP?TAX?SERVICE:?AARP will again be preparing tax returns at the Lordstown SCOPE Center, 1776 Salt Springs Road, on Mondays from Feb. 3 through April 14. This free service is open to all Trumbull County residents that do not own a business or rental property.
All individuals and/or couples must have an appointment to have their tax forms completed. Call Sharon at 330-394-5227 to make your appointment.
Bring the following items with you for each individual listed on the tax form: last year's tax information, photo ID cards and Social Security cards.
AJAX RETIREES TO MEET: Retirees of Ajax Magnethermic will meet for a Valentine Day Luncheon at 1 p.m. Feb. 4, at Vernon's Cafe in Niles. Wives and guests are welcome.
TAC SENIOR CENTER: Trumbull Community Action Program Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a 10 percent discount in the food co-op on Thursdays for seniors 55 and older.
The center offers daily activities including quilting, bingo and card club starting at noon. It is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For computer classes on Fridays, call 330-393-2507, Ext. 270 or 290.
GUARDIAN ANGELS LOOK FOR VOLUNTEERS: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a Trumbull County Probate Court volunteer program that serves older adults in the county, is in need of volunteers to serve as visitors, advocates and legal guardians to people who are elderly and alone.
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. Feb. 4 at Perkins Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E. (state Route 46), Niles. For further information, call 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org.
SENIORS INVITED TO SKI: Retirees who ski or have skied in the past are invited to join the Good Times Ski Club on an upcoming trip. They have Wednesday trips scheduled to area resorts through March 19, and all local snow sports enthusiasts, regardless of age and skill level, are invited to attend.
The bus leaves the Warren Lowe's at 6 a.m. each Wednesday and returns by 9:30 p.m. the same day. If you are interested in meeting new people and enjoying a fun-filled day without crowded weekend slopes and the hassle of driving, learn more about this club and its scheduled trips. Check out their website, www.goodtimesskiclub.com, visit their Facebook Page, or call Terry at 330-638-0513 for more information.
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 spouses 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
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: Salmon croquette, tartar sauce, carrot coins, green beans, wheat bread
MONDAY: Steak burger on bun, buttered cabbage, green beans, diced peaches
TUESDAY: Turkey patty, cheesy onion mashed potatoes, baby lima beans, wheat bread, golden apple
WEDNESDAY: Grilled chicken breast with gravy, mashed yams, peas, wheat bread, pineapple
THURSDAY: Meatloaf with gravy, bow tie pasta, Mexicorn, white bread, diced pears, apple juice
FEB. 7: Stuffed pepper with sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, shredded lettuce with Italian dressing, wheat bread
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. People 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).
125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010.
MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge club; 10 a.m., beginner's line dancing; 12:30 p.m., arthritis exercise; 4 p.m., pool league.
TUESDAY: 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; 12:45 p.m., line dance classes with Gloria Stone (call to register); 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); 12:45 p.m., line dance classes with Gloria Stone (call to register).
Open recreation includes darts, pool and cornhole.
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.
LORDSTOWN SCOPE: 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 (more needed); 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
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. Call 330-889-2733.
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.
CHAMPION SCOPE, 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.
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, Brian Jones, Eschman Therapy; 1 p.m., quilting; 1 p.m., cards, players' choice; 5 p.m., the Weigh-Inn Weight Loss Support Group
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 (every other month) call for details; 7:30 p.m., square dance lessons with Gene Hammond. Call 330-534-4426 to sign up.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga; 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; (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.
FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings (every third Friday). Fast preferred; 11 a.m., Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Brian Jones, Eschman Therapy; 11:45 a.m., Must Go Friday Lunch; 1 p.m., euchre; 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.
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; 11 a.m., line dancing with Karen; 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., 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 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.
Join a senior talking circle to enrich your long life journey. Topics of the book "Rich in Years" include: accepting change, combating loneliness, finding purpose, keeping faith, living with dementia, moving forward and others.
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.
COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs. For reservations or information, call Rose Nick, 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.
Tai Chi classes, Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. for one hour, Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. for one hour. Classes started this week. One form will be taught each week. To purchase a punch card or for more information, call Rose Nick or email email@example.com
GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER, 330-545-6596
Basic computer classes: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 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 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.