PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56 will meet at 11:15 a.m. on April 16 at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren. Bonnie Wilson from Someplace Safe is this month's speaker.
Reservations are a must by April 13, by calling Barb at 330-372-2603, Janet at 330-469-6753 or Virginia at 330-898-3625.
GROUP TO MEET: Champion Presbyterian SOC group will hold its monthly meeting at noon April 7. Speaker is Rod Truman of Thru it All Ministries, presenting "Common Garments." He is a retired basketball coach who tells his uplifting story.
The Ladies Aid Society will be recognized also at this meeting for their 100th anniversary.
Reservations can be made through Monday by calling 330-847-9614.
NURSING HOMES TOPIC OF SENIOR LUNCHEON: St. Joseph Hospital Seniors Luncheon is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. April 8, at 667 Eastland S.E., Warren.
Speakers will be Kristine Mariotti, director of Marian Living Center and Humility House Assisted Living; and Robin Hages, executive director, Humility House and Assumption Village. They will talk about choosing an assisted living and a nursing home.
Reservations are due by Saturday by calling 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376.
RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The next meeting of the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will be a noon luncheon on April 8 at Ciminero's Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. The speaker will be Larry ''Buckeyeman'' Lokai, ''Mr. Ohio State,'' with a look at the game of football from a fan's perspective.
Anyone interested in attending should send a check to Ellen King, 7141 Vineland Place, Youngstown, Ohio 44512-4845. Make all checks payable to TRTA.
Members can also purchase table arrangements by Mary Fuller with profits donated to Trumbull Mobile Meals Inc. The Community Services Committee will collect coloring books, crayons or children's books for Akron Children's Hospital as well as canceled stamps, candle wax, cell phones, eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn.
For more information, visit www.Trumbullrta.blogspot.com or Facebook at Trumbull Retired Teachers Association.
DR. POKABLA TO SPEAK AT CENTER: A free Lunch and Learn program is being offered at the Niles Senior Center, 14 E. State St., Niles, from 10:30 a.m. to noon April 8. Foot doctor Dr. Thomas Pokabla of Niles will teach seniors how to avoid foot trouble. He will discuss preventative care, diabetic foot care, proper shoe fit, and foot pain. The program will be followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m.
There is no fee and no age or residency requirement. Preregistration is required by calling the center at 330-544-3676.
UFCW RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club will meet at 10 a.m. April 8 at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road, Cornersburg. Membership is open to all UFCW Local 880 retirees. For more information, call330-502-2103.
TMH RETIREES TO MEET: The Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. April 14 at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. Al Bahl will present a program on Monarch butterflies. Make reservations by calling Sandy at 330-847-7552 by the Friday before the meeting. All TMH retirees are invited to attend.
COPPERWELD RETIREES TO MEET: Copperweld Steel Melt Shop Retirees and Support Employees are welcome to attend a breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Hometown Buffet in Niles. For more information, call 330-847-8540.
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.
SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM OFFERS SENIOR SERVICES: Liberty Township Senior Watch Program is inviting any township resident, 60 or older, to contact the township to sign up for the program. Some of the services offered are wellness checks and / or a daily phone call. Lock boxes can be installed to be used by township safety forces providing entry into your home in case of an emergency. Firefighters can install carbon monoxide/smoke detectors in your home.
Those enrolled will be invited to an annual breakfast conference held in June, when personnel and agencies for the elderly will be available to meet.
For more information about the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program, call police secretary Marcy Orlando at 330-759-1315 or fire secretary Roberta Martin at 330-759-2023, Ext. 102.
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 prepare / file tax returns for the 2013 tax year 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 noon. 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: BBQ riblet with sauce, scalloped potatoes, sliced carrots, coleslaw, diamond jim bun
THURSDAY: Chicken tenders with BBQ packet, cheesy onion mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, wheat bread, diced peaches,
APRIL 11: Mac and 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 (call to register); 6 p.m. third Tuesday, Metal Detecting Club meets.
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).
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; 1 p.m., penny ante poker (seniors 55 and older in Trumbull County).
TUESDAY: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., bridge, Wii bowling and cards; 1 p.m., canasta, beginners welcome.
WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarvers (more needed); 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Knitting and crocheting sessions, all skill levels; 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wii bowling, cards and crafts; 10 a.m. Book Club (third Wednesday of each month); 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.
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., quilting, cards and crafts; noon, lunch at the Commons; 5 p.m., cards, players' choice.
WEDNESDAY: noon, lunch; 5 p.m., Weight Watchers Weigh-In; 5:30 p.m., meeting
THURSDAY: noon, lunch; 1 p.m., bingo (Ladies Day on third Tuesday); massages.
FRIDAY: noon, lunch; 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; 12:15 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; 12:15 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, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch; 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, Donna Crean; 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 Tuesday every other month) call for details; 7:30 p.m., square dance lessons with Gene Hammond. Call 330-534-4426 to sign up.
WEDNESDAY: 10:15 a.m., chair yoga, Roseanna Eliser, instructor; 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: 10 a.m., Tai Chiwith Mark Pringle; 11 a.m., line dancing with Karen Elder; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge; 6 p.m., Thursday Night Clean People (Narcotics Anonymous).
FRIDAY: 11 a.m., Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, Brian Jones, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch; 1 p.m., choir practice; 2 p.m., choirs travel to nursing homes to sing. TV, Wii Games, Puzzles available all day subject to regular scheduling.
April Special Events:
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: 10:15 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 Elder; 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; 10:15 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.
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.
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.