RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The Trumbull Retired Teachers will meet at noon Tuesday at Ciminero's Banquet Center in Niles. The speaker will be Betty Strawderman, founder of Betty's Angels, Inc. Betty's Angels is an organization that seeks to protect "the youngest victims of homelessness, sexual abuse, drug addiction and neglect." TRTA will also host ORTA District XI Director Jean Slicker and Dr. Susan Herr, who will conduct free hearing screenings for ear wax from 11 a.m. to noon. Members are encouraged to invite recent retirees to attend this meeting and contact Jane Cribbs for new memberships. Mary Fuller, hospitality chair, will have centerpieces for sale and the profits will benefit Mobile Meals. TRTA will collect candle wax , cancelled stamps, cell phones, eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn. Gary Crick donated to the scholarship fund in honor of his aunt who taught for 47 years. Anyone interested in attending TRTA meetings should call 330-758-3902. For more information, visit www.trumbullrta.blogspot.com.
RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 Retirees Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday for the annual picnic to be held at Boardman Park. Membership is open to all UFCW Local 880 Retirees. Call 330-502-2103.
DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR SENIOR EVENT: The St. Joseph Hospital Seniors luncheon is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with reservations and deadline needed by Saturday by calling 330-841-4375 or 330-841-4376. Event speaker is Mary Ann Cashier, Stroke Center coordinator at St. Elizabeth Health Center. She will provide the latest information on strokes.
DEADLINE SET FOR TRIP BY SCOPE: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center is planning one-day getaways for seniors of all ages. For information about trips, contact the senior center at 330-544-3676 or stop in at 14 E. State St. to sign up and pay.
On Aug. 27 is the Anderson Summer Reunion Cruise in Pittsburgh. Cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper, with a free brunch and a narration about the Pittsburgh Skyline. Deadline to sign up is Aug. 15.
CENTER OFFERS COMPUTER EVENT: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St., will hold a series of laptop computer classes every Friday, starting Aug. 8. Students must bring their laptop computers. The classes will start at 9 a.m.
The topic for Friday will be "Using The Control Panel." Free time will be available from 10 to 11 a.m. for any other laptop questions.
The topic for Aug. 15 will be "Internet."
For more information, call the center at 330-544-3676 to sign up or come the day of class.
FARMINGTON CENTER PLANS TRIP: The Farmington Senior Center is sponsoring a day trip to Sugarcreek on Sept. 30. The trip will include a live theater production of "Half Stitched" at the Carlisle Inn, lunch and shopping. The bus will leave the center at 9 a.m. and return at 5 p.m. For reservations or information, call 330-889-2733.
LESSONS OFFERED: Warren SCOPE, 220 W. Market St., Warren, will offer lessons in Mahjongg each Tuesday afternoon in August. Mahjongg players will gather in the cafe after lunch to play together. Call 330-399-8846 for further information.
NEW PROGRAM STARTING: New activities will start this month at the Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland.
Chair yoga classes are offered 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Monday. On Tuesdays, relax and get a 10-minute chair massage. Improve strength and balance, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays with stretch band exercises.
All of these are free for members. For more information, call 330-924-0412.
NILES OFFERS CHAIR YOGA: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center will be offering chair yoga at 1 p.m. Thursdays, starting Aug. 14. For further information or to sign up, call the center at 330-544-3676.
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 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Niles SCOPE. Call for reservations, 330-675-2616.
Class will also be offered from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 11 at the St. Joseph Health Center at the Eastwood Mall in Niles. For reservation, call 330-675-2616 or 330-652-7542.
Co-sponsored by the Trumbull County Probate Court.
AAA OFFERS MATURE 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 older than 55.
Enrollment is under way for the following sessions:
Tuesday and Thursday, Park Vista, Youngstown; Aug. 11 and 13, Shepherd of the Valley, Poland; Aug. 18 and 20, Shepherd of the Valley, Poland; Sept. 23 and 25, AAA Trumbull County, Niles; Oct. 28 and 30, Trumbull County, Niles.
The two-day seminars are held 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.
RETIREES TO MEET: The AFSCME Retirees Chapter 128 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday (second Monday of the month) at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 North Road N.E. All members and new members are welcome. For more information, call Donna at 330-898-3801.
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 Thursdays.
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 computer classes available.
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 to Friday
Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, noon Monday to 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 to Friday
Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 11:15 a.m. Monday to Friday
United Steelworkers Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles, 11:45 a.m. Monday to Friday
Calvary Presbyterian Church, Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday
Robert Morrison Village, 3000 Burton St. S.E., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday to 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: Breaded chicken breast, mashed yams, cauliflower, wheat bread, pineapple
MONDAY: Meatloaf and 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: Barbeque riblets and sauce, scalloped potatoes, sliced carrots, coleslaw, layer or Angel food cake
THURSDAY: Chicken tenders, cheesy onion mashed potatoes, buttered cabbage, wheat bread, diced peaches
AUG. 15: Macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetable, stewed tomatoes, wheat bread, grape juice.
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.
Be 60 or older or the spouse of someone 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.
Mondays-line dancing 10 a.m.; arthritis exercise 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdayschair yoga 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdayscards 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fridays art group 10 a.m.
Card Party 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14
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. Age 55 and older are welcome.
LORDSTOWN SCOPE: Rear of Lordstown Elementary School, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 330-824-2173. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call ahead for lunch, served at noon Monday to 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 every day and singing 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.
The Center is serving breakfast during the Farmington Festival, from 6:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Day trip to Sugarcreek, Sept. 30. Reservations can be made with Starr Spangler at 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.
The Friendly Squares are having an introduction to Modern Western Square Dancing at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the center. For more information, call 330-506-3370.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 information on membership or services offered at the center, call 330-545-6596.