Senior News

RETIREES SET MEETING: A luncheon meeting of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. The program will be bingo. All TMH Retirees are welcome.

For reservations and or further information, call Sandy Sarsany at 330-847-7552 by Friday.

RETIREES TO MEET: The AFSCME Retirees Chapter 728 will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 North Road N.E. The group meets to discuss the latest news on the offset. All members and new members are welcome.

GUEST SPEAKER: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center, 14 E. State St, will hold an informational meeting about the SCOPE program Prescription Assistance at 10 a.m. Sept. 13. Debbie Zador, R.N., will present information about how to lower prescription costs, and the role SCOPE can play in helping assess Medicare needs.

The meeting and services are free. Call the center at 330-544-3676 to register.

BUS TRIP PLANNED: The Niles SCOPE Senior Center is planning a trip to Columbiana at the Das Dutch Village Inn Dinner Theater at 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept.19. The show will be “Speakin Easy,” a musical comedy set in the heart of the roaring ’20s featuring Gershwin and Porter tunes. The trip includes transportation, sit-down dinner and the show. Shopping at the Dutch Village Shoppes will be available before the show.

To reserve seats, contact the center at 330-544-3676 or stop in at 14 E. State St., Niles.

OPEN HOUSE MONTH: The Warren SCOPE Senior Center is holding open house and tours during September. New sessions of tap dancing classes are today. There will also be various activities and games.

SUMMER CRISIS PROGRAM: Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., will assist the TCAP Summer Crisis Program as an additional site where Trumbull County residents can fill out an application. Applicants may qualify for a one-time payment for their electric bill by filling out an application at the location or at TCAP, Palmyra Road, Warren. Bring required documents to appointments.

For more information and to make an appointment, contact Christine at 330-545-6596.

SENIOR CENTER PROGRAM: Trumbull Community Action Program Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, offers daily activities including, quilting, bingo and card club starting at noon. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call 330-393-2507, Ext. 231. For computer classes on Fridays, call Ext. 270 or 290.

COMPUTER CLASSES OFFERED: Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., will be offering computer classes for five sessions each with laptops starting Wednesday and desktops starting today. Classes are “Real Basic Computers” and “Windows.” Intermediate classes are available on Tuesday afternoons. Call Yvonne at 330-399-8846

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: Breaded fish, seasoned spinach, cauliflower, hamburger bun, tartar sauce, pineapple tidbits

MONDAY: Beef and pepper patty, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, diced peaches, wheat bread

TUESDAY: Riblet with sauce, parsley potatoes, peas, pineapple tidbits, Diamond Jim bun

WEDNESDAY: Mandarin chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, spinach, mixed fruit, rye bread, cup cake

THURSDAY: Swedish meatballs, bowtie pasta with gravy, broccoli, peas and carrots, diced pears, wheat bread

SEPT. 13: Tuna noodle casserole, wax beans, applesauce, shredded lettuce with French dressing, wheat bread

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.

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).

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, served at noon Monday through Friday.

MONDAY: 10 a.m., computer class with Joe Fabian; 10:30 a.m., 25 cent bingo.

TUESDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, Wii bowling and cards.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., woodcarvers; music therapy, cards; 12:45 p.m., chair yoga.

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge, Wii bowling and cards.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Wii bowl; 10:45 a.m., 25 cent bingo.

Lordstown is now organizing groups for knitting, crocheting and quilting

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, players’ 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.”

TUESDAY: Home cooked lunch Tuesdays through Friday;12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; noon, bingo; noon, 50/50 drawing for bingo players only.

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Scrabble / Uno; 11:15 a.m., lunch; noon, painting and crafts; 12:30 p.m., arthritic exercise.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., tai chi; 11:15 a.m., lunch; 12:30 p.m., movies and popcorn or cornhole games.


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.

  • Niles SCOPE Senior Center is planning a trip to Columbiana, at the Das Dutch Village Inn Dinner Theater on Sept. 19. The bus will leave Niles at 10:30 a.m. and return at 4:30 p.m. The show will be “Speakin Easy,” a musical comedy set in the heart of the roaring 20’s.

The trip includes transportation, sit-down dinner and the show. Shopping at the Dutch Village Shoppes will be available before the show. To reserve your seat and for cost, call 330-544-3676 or stop in at 14 E. State St.

  • Friendly Squares of Niles introduction to square dancing 7 p.m. Call 330-506-3370


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 (starts September).

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; 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.

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: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., cards (500); 12:30 p.m., cornhole tournament.

TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class (portrait); 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., line dancing, Norman Flavell; 10 a.m., computer class (laptop). (Third Wednesday of the month,

THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., Poker (closed group); 10 a.m., food pantry; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., bingo.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dance; 10 a.m., computer class (desktop); 10:30 a.m., tap class (off for summer); 12:30 p.m., cards.

Sign-up for Wii bowling, cornhole, shuffle board and canasta by calling the center.

A new tap dancing class will begin today. Chair tap dance is 10 to 10:30 a.m., regular tap dance 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor Susanne Elia. Call 330-399-8846 to register.

  • Open house being held today where people can visit and play a game for free.

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.

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.




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.