RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Hospital retirees will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Wayside Restaurant in Champion. There will be a guest speaker, and those attending will play bingo, and should bring a useful item to be used as a prize.
As usual, attendees also should bring a nonperishable food item or cleaning item to be donated to the Warren Family Mission.
PACKARD RETIREES TO MEET: Packard Electric and Delphi Packard Local 717 Retirees will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Local 717's Union Hall, 2950 Sferra Ave., in Warren Commerce Park.
Those attending are asked to bring a labeled covered dish and table service.
This month The Center for Hearing Care will offer hearing screenings from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information on the screenings, call 330-394-3300.
SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. on March 4 at Enzo's.
Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. All Howland Schools retirees and their spouses / guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings.
Items of nonperishable comfort foods collected at this meeting will be delivered to Emmanuel Center after the meeting.
Call 330-856-5226 by the Saturday prior to the meeting if planning to attend but did not receive a newsletter with a response card.
Retirees who want to support the group's scholarship to be awarded through the Howland Community Scholarship Foundation should send their donation directly to HCSF Inc., 8200 South S.E., Warren 44484. Checks are to be made payable to HCSF Inc. Write Howland Schools Retired Personnel on the memo line of the check.
Donations are tax-deductible.
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. For computer classes on Fridays, call 330-393-2507, Ext. 270 or 290.
NOMINATE SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Salute to Senior Service program is seeking nominations of senior volunteers to be awarded for outstanding service.
Sponsored by Home Instead Inc., Salute to Senior Service recognizes contributions of adults 65 and older who give at least 15 hours a month of volunteer service.
Community members have until March 1 to nominate seniors and vote for their choices. State winners will be determined by popular vote. Completed nomination forms also can mailed to Salute to Senior Service, P.O. Box 285, Bellevue, NE 68005.
For more information, call Home Instead Senior Care at 330-729-1233 or 330-544-1544.
AARP TAX-AIDE: AARP Tax-Aide is a program of the AARP Foundation, which is offered in conjunction with the IRS. This program provides free tax preparation and filing for federal and state tax returns. The preparers will begin preparing / filing tax returns for the 2013 tax year, now through April 15.
Those taking part must bring a photo ID, Social Security cards, documents for the year and a copy of the previous year's tax returns.
All sites are walk-in unless noted. Sites and times in Trumbull County:
GIRARD MULTIGENERATIONAL CENTER, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
HOWLAND LIBRARY, 9095 E. Market St., Howland, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
HUBBARD LIBRARY, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 330-534-3512 for an appointment.
LAKE VISTA RETIREMENT CENTER, 303 N. Mecca St., Cortland, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays.
LIBERTY LIBRARY, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.
LORDSTOWN SCOPE, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 330-394-5227 for an appointment.
NILES SCOPE, 14 E. State St., Niles, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays. Call 330-544-3676 for an appointment.
OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1128 State Road, Champion, 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays.
WARREN SCOPE, 220 W. Market St., Warren, 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Call 330-399-8846 for an appointment.
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:
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: Breaded chicken breast, mashed yams, cauliflower, wheat bread, pineapple
MONDAY: Meatloaf with gravy, mashed potatoes, baby whole carrots, wheat bread, mixed fruit
TUESDAY: Penne pasta with sauce and meatballs, green beans, wheat bread, diced pears, apple juice
WEDNESDAY: Barbecue riblet with sauce, scalloped potatoes, sliced carrots, coleslaw, Diamond Jim bun, layer cake
THURSDAY: Chicken tenders, cheesy onion mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, wheat bread, diced peaches, barbecue packet
FEB. 28: Macaroni as cheese, mixed vegetables, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, grape juice
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, 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
150 College St., Farmington
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.
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.
The Lunch and Learn programs at the Niles SCOPE Senior Center are always free to the public. There is no age or residency requirement. Pre-registration is required by calling the center.
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.
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.
Activities available include wood carving, painting, dance, bingo, bowling, pool; cornhole and exercise.
Stop out for a free tour.
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.
GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER, 443 Trumbull, www.multigen.org; 330-545-6596.