TRIP DEADLINE APPROACHES: Aug. 29 is the deadline to register for The Niles SCOPE Senior Center's day trip to see the show "Polynesian Fire." The trip departs Sept. 23. Travel by motor coach to Seven Springs resort in Pennsylvania. Enjoy the haunting rhythms of Tahitian drums, the primitive Samoan Fire Dance and the ancient untamed Hawaiian Hula at this fabulous show.
Lunch included at the resort. The cost of the trip is due by Friday. The trip is open to anyone who would enjoy a relaxing and entertaining getaway. There is no membership or residency requirement. Contact the Niles Senior Center at 330-544-3676 for more information or stop in at the center at 14 E. State St. to sign up.
The Niles SCOPE Senior Center also is planning one-day getaways for seniors of all ages. For information about trips, contact the senior center.
The Anderson Summer Reunion Cruise in Pittsburgh is Aug. 27. Cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper, with a free brunch and a narration about the Pittsburgh Skyline. Three more travelers are needed before Anderson Tours will pick up in Niles. Call the center for availability and to register.
HOWLAND RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 at Enzo's. All classified and non-classifed retirees, their spouses/guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door. The group will collect school supplies and hygiene items for the children at Someplace Safe at the September meeting.
The fee for those who wish to receive the monthly newsletters in 2015 and an updated directory is due by the October meeting. The directory will be updated and readied for printing in the fall. Call 330-856-5226 for information on how to pay by check.
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.
GRANT AWARDED TO ELDERLY PROGRAM: The Episcopal Dioceses of Ohio awarded a $13,000 grand to Protestant Family Service for its "Aid to the Elderly in Crisis" Program.
The grant will be used to assist the elderly (60 years and older) in emergency crisis from September 2014 through December 2015 as determined by need.
The agency's guidelines will be used to access and evaluate each case. Clients must provide required proofs. Clients who have received monetary assistance from a previous "Elderly in Crisis" grant are NOT eligible for this grant application.
The program will begin Sept. 2. Call 330-746-4600 to make an appointment. No walk-ins will be serviced.
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:
Monday and Wednesday, 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.
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.
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: Beef tips with gravy, mashed potatoes, Brussell's 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
AUG. 29: Salmon croquette with 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER, 443 Trumbull, www.multigen.org. For information on membership or services offered at the center, call 330-545-6596.
Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull, www.multigen.org, has planned the following for the week of Aug. 25 through 29: