Senior News

SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s, Elm Road. All retired Howland Schools employees, spouses and guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings.

Retirees who did not receive the newsletter with the response card should call 330-856-5226 by the Saturday prior to the meeting to attend.

Non-perishable food, paper goods and other items collected at the meeting will be delivered to Beatitude House. Attendees are requested to bring an item or two for the collection.

The Howland Community Scholarship Foundation Awards Breakfast at which the scholarship sponsored by the retirees was awarded to Stephen T. Kuhn will be discussed.

Denise Bartholomew will report on the latest legislation affecting the retirees. Barbara Wright will report on Howland Schools news.

RETIREES TO MEET: Retirees of Ajax Magnethermic will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Station Square Restaurant, 4250 Belmont Ave., Liberty. Guests are welcome.

NILES SCOPE HOSTS CARDS: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center will hold its annual Card and Bingo Party from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5 per person and includes lunch. Square tables for four or rounds table for up to 8 are available.

Prizes will be awarded thanks to the donations of businesses in the community.

Reservations are required. Call the center at 330-544-3676 or stop in from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

GUARDIAN ANGELS SEEK VOLUNTEERS: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers.

Angel volunteers receive training to become advocates who reach out as friends to seniors who may need a friendly phone call, a visit in a nursing home or a visit at home. Angels are also involved in planning special events for seniors such as health fairs and Make A Difference day projects.

The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E., Howland. For more information, call 330-675-2521 or go to

SENIOR CENTER OPEN: The Trumbull Community Action Program Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 330-393-2507, Ext. 231.

Quilting begins at noon on Tuesday.

There is a 10 percent discount in the food co-op on Thursdays for seniors 55 and older.

TMH RETIREES TO MEET: The June meeting of the TMH Retirees’ will be held at 11:30 a.m. on June 10 at Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will feature the installation of officers and bingo.

For reservations or information, call Sandy Sarsany at 330-847-7552. All TMH retirees are welcome to attend.

SCOPE PLANS MONDAYS: Trumbull County has scheduled speakers for the Food for Thought luncheons for seniors 60 and older at the Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St.:

  • Monday – Linda Tominey, BSN, CBE, and diabetes RN director for Trumbull Memorial Hospital, will speak about ”Living Healthy with Diabetes.”
  • June 10 – Garvin McCorkle, Family Nutrition Program Assistant, OSU Extension, will speak about ”Reading Food Labels.”
  • June 17 – Sally Mazy, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, will speak about ”Senior Circle Program – Discount Program for Seniors.”

Seniors are welcome to come between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. for lunch. The speaker will follow the luncheon. Reservations are not required.

For additional information, call 330-399-8846.

WARREN SCOPE OFFERS LUNCH: The Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., has opened a coffee bar and lunch site at its facility and invites all Trumbull County seniors 60 and older to stop in. The site is open from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday for coffee and pastries and from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

Daily specials include hot and cold sandwiches and salads. A hot entree is offered on Thursday in addition to cold sandwiches.

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 his or her spouse is 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: Buttered cabbage, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, applesauce

Monday: Beef stew, white rice, Harvard beets, crackers, grape juice

Tuesday: Turkey burger with mayo, cheesy onion mashed potatoes, French green beans, hamburger bun, tropical fruit

Wednesday: Sloppy joe, cauliflower, potato spudster, hamburger bun, apple juice

Thursday: Grilled chicken breast, dressing with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, grape juice

June 7: Mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, diced peaches

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 and older or the spouse of someone 60 or older.

Persons 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).

Trumbull County Nutrition Sites are:

Cortview Village, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday

Girard Multi-Generational Center, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Hubbard Senior Center, 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

Johnston Senior Center, noon Monday through Friday

Kinsman Fire Hall, noon Monday through Wednesday

Lordstown Administration Building, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday

Morrison Village, Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

Newton Falls Community Center, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday

Niles Steelworkers Hall, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

West Farmington Senior Center, noon Wednesday through Friday

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 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center to play cards and games, to 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.


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 Monday through Friday, $3. Membership is $12 per year, or $22 for a couple.

MONDAY: 10 a.m., Computer class with Joe Fabian; 10 a.m., Wii bowling and cards;

TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Bridge, Wii bowling and cards, crafts with seasons; noon, lunch

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., Woodcarvers gather; 11 a.m., organ music; noon, lunch; 1 p.m., chair yoga with Rosanna (HMHP screenings 10 a.m. last Wednesday of month)

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Bridge, Wii bowling and cards, crafts with seasons; noon, lunch; 7 p.m., bridge.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Wii bowl or cards; 11 a.m., 25 cent bingo; noon, lunch; line dancing with video after lunch

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.


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.


Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays.

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, player’s choice.

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: noon, nutrition program lunch, and quilting, cards and crafts.

Weight Watchers – doors open at 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Self-serve breakfast is available from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 330-889-2733.


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”; noon, ballroom dancing; James Clime at the organ the fourth Monday of every month for the breakfast hour.

TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., Scrabble; 11:15 a.m., lunch; 12:15 p.m., arthritic exercise.

WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., cards, 500 bid; 11:15 a.m., lunch; 12:15, bingo.

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Scrabble / Uno; 11:15 a.m., lunch; noon, painting and crafts.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., tai chi; 11:15 a.m., lunch; noon, painting and crafts.

  • Monday: Ralph Smith, Executive Director of SCOPE Inc. will be speaking on Reverse Mortgages at 10:45 a.m.
  • June 5: Casino Bus Trip to Mountaineer.


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, Debbie Eschman therapy; noon, lunch; 1 p.m., cards, player’s choice; 1 p.m., quilting; 4 p.m., Monday Night Cards; 5 p.m., weight loss support group Weigh-Inn.

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 (fourth Thursday every other month) call for details; 2:30 p.m., pinochle; 2:30 p.m., Goodtime Singers Practice; 3 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department; 7:30 p.m., Square Dance lessons with Gene Hammond. Call 330-534-4426 to sign up.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga, Roseanna Eliser; 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: 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, 1-800-GET HOPE.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings (every third Friday) Fast preferred (Brenda Cook, RN, HMHP); 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., Must Go Friday Lunch; 1 p.m., choir practice; 2 p.m., mixed chorus. Choirs travel to nursing homes to sing.

Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.


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.


125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010; Harbor Day Care, 2627 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren, 330-399-4495.

MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge club; 10 a.m., beginners line dancing; 12:30 p.m., arthritis exercise; 4 p.m., pool league.

TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., Book Club (first Tuesday of the month); 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; 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; 1 p.m., jewelry class.

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards (first Card Party 10:30 a.m., call for table reservations, 330-637-3010); 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; 2 p.m., woodcarving class.


220 W. Market St., Warren. Donations accepted for lunch. For more information, call 330-399-8846.

The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Cost for breakfast is $2 per person.

MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., cards (500); 4:30 p.m., pool league.

TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class – portraits; 4:30 p.m., Railroad Club; 7 p.m., bridge; 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing, Norman Flavell; 10 a.m., beginners computer class; poker (closed group).

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., bingo; Poker (closed group); 4:30 p.m., pool league.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dance; 10 a.m., intermediate computer class; 10:30 a.m., tap class.

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 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.




Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs: 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call reservation in at least two days in advance at 330-675-2486. Donations accepted. For seniors ages 60 or older and / or their spouses. Menu calendars are available at the center.

Upcoming events:

  • Basic computer classes: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 330-545-6596 to register or for more information.
  • Fitness Room hours: 8:30 to 4 p.m. Monday; 8:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 to 4 p.m. Friday; closed Saturdays.
  • Yoga / pilates: Tuesdays, yoga from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., pilates 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, yoga 3 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, yoga at 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and pilates 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Tai chi: noon to 1 p.m. Fridays
  • Exercising to music will be 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym.
  • The Wii gaming system and air hockey or pingpong is set up in the parlor for members to use during the center’s hours of operation.
  • Adult basketball or cornhole is held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the gym. Minimum of two players and must be members of the center.
  • Walk the steps or in the gym: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimum of two walkers. Sign in at the front desk.
  • Knit and crochet class: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Bring yarn, needles and other materials needed. Class is free and open to members.

COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs. For reservations or information, call Diana Ristimaki, 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.
  • Diabetes support group – 10 a.m. first Friday of each month, free.
  • Jodie Stoloves chair dancing – 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, fee.
  • Ceramic classes – 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday, fee, call to register.