SCOPE OFFERS FREE PROGRAM: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center is offering a free lunch and learn program at noon today, at the center. The topic will be the "Affordable Health Care Act." The presenter will be Beth Massaro, senior community affairs and program development specialist in Ohio, with Gateway Health. Interested participants are required to register by calling the center at 330-544-3676 or stop in at 14 E. State St., Niles. All senior citizens are welcome. There is no age or residency requirement.
NEW PROGRAM STARTING: The Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, is announcing new activities that are starting this month.
Chair yoga classes are offered every Monday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. On Tuesdays, come relax and get a 10-minute chair massage (free for members). Improve your strength and balance on Fridays with stretch band exercises from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
All of these are free for members. Questions? Call 330-924-0412.
SENIOR COURT OFFERS DRIVING REVIEW: Trumbull County 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 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 29 at the Niles SCOPE. Call to reserve a place, 330-675-2616.
CENTER HOSTS SPEAKERS: The Farmington Senior Center, 150 College St., Farmington, will host a speaker from the Ohio State University at the noon lunch today. The topic will be Protein. For more information, contact the center at 330-889-2733.
STEEL?RETIREES TO MEET: Thomas Steel Retirees meet at 9 a.m. on the third Monday of each month, at the Wayside Restaurant in Champion. For more information, call 330-883-7454, 330-847-2201 or 330-716-2201.
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. All members and new members are welcome. Election of officers will be held. For more information, call Donna at 330-898-3801.
PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees, Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56, will hold its monthly meeting at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at DiLucia's Restaurant, 2610 Elm Road N.E., Warren.
Ginny Pasha, president and chief executive officer of the United Way of Trumbull County, is this month's speaker.
Reservations are a must by Sunday, by calling Barb at 330-372-2603, Janet at 330-469-6753 or Virginia at 330-898-3625.
AAA OFFERS DRIVING COURSES: AAA East Central will hold a series of Mature Operator Courses in the Youngstown area this summer and fall. AAA Mature Operator courses are defensive driving courses designed to meet the information needs and interests of drivers over 55 years of age.
Enrollment is under way for the following sessions:
Tuesday through Thursday, Park Vista-Youngstown; Aug. 11 through 13, Shepherd of the Valley-Poland; Aug. 18 through 20, Shepherd of the Valley-Poland; Sept. 23 through 25, AAA Trumbull County-Niles; Oct. 28 through 30, Trumbull County-Niles.
The two-day seminars are held each day from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. You must attend both days of the course.
To register, call one of the following locations: Shepherd of the Valley, 330-726-7110; AAA Trumbull County, 330-652-6466 or Park Vista at 330-746-2944.
TCAP SENIOR CENTER: The Trumbull Community Action Program senior center offers activities, games and fellowship. Activities include bingo, quilting and card club. The center contains a big-screen TV and puts on a movie day once a month.
All seniors 60 and older receive a 10 percent discount in the food co-op on Thursday.
Computer classes will become available soon; offering hands-on training for those wanting to learn different aspects of operating a computer. Basic Internet usage, online activities and email set-up are just a few of the programs that will be taught during the free training.
Trumbull Community Action Program is located at 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren. Guests are welcome to attend the center anytime from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, 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 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: Beef tips with gravy, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, wheat bread, orange juice
MONDAY: Beef hot dog, baked beans, mixed vegetables, bun, fresh orange
TUESDAY: Chicken stew, broccoli, applesauce, wheat bread, mixed fruit
WEDNESDAY: Beef steak fritter with gravy, steakhouse red potatoes, seasoned spinach, rye bread, grape juice
THURSDAY: Rotisserie chicken, hamburger bun, potato salad, three bean salad, applesauce
JULY 18: Salmon croquette, tartar sauce, carrot coins, green beans, wheat bread, tropical fruit salad
HOME DELIVERY AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs has openings in most areas of Trumbull County to provide home delivered meals to eligible residents.
In order to be eligible for the home delivered meal service, people must meet the following criteria:
Be a Trumbull County resident.
Age 60 or older or the spouse of someone age 60 or older.
Homebound (If a person drives or gets out with others on a regular basis, they would not normally be considered to be homebound.)
Unable to cook for themselves and not living with family or others who can cook for them.
The Office of Elderly Affairs provides one well-balanced meal per day, five days a week (Monday through Friday except legal holidays) for a donation of whatever a client can afford to pay. This is not a program just for low-income people, it is for all eligible people.
Another advantage of this program is that the delivery person provides daily human contact with the homebound senior. They are able to report when they notice problems or life-threatening changes.
For more information or to apply for home delivered meals or to attend one of the nutrition sites, call the Office of Elderly Affairs at 330-675-2486.
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.
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 330-719-9781.
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.
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.
KINSMAN 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.
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.
CHAMPION SCOPE, 4451 Mahoning Ave., 330-847-8179.
Call ahead to attend meals; beverages are included with meal. Tuesdays through Friday, home-cooked lunch.
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.
8273 High St., Howland.
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.
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. Free meal is served 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
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.
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.
GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER, 443 Trumbull, www.multigen.org; For questions regarding membership and any of the services offered at the center, call 330-545-6596.
Computer assistance and assistance with HEAP applications available Monday through Friday by appointment only. Meal program / Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs is at 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.