Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: UFCW Local 880 retirees are invited to a Valentine’s Day breakfast 10 a.m. Feb. 12 at Davidson’s Restaurant. Raffle, prizes and bingo included.

Members are planning the St. Patrick’s Day party for March 12. For more information, contact Karen at 330-502-2103.

PERI MEETING: Public Employee Retirees, Inc., Trumbull County Chapter 56 will meet at 11:15 a.m. Feb. 13 at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road NE, Warren. Note the new location. This month’s speaker is Mike Wilson as President William McKinley.

Reservations are a must by Sunday, by calling Barb at 330-372-2603 or Virginia at 330-898-3625.

TRTA LUNCHEON: Trumbull Retired Teachers Association Luncheon is noon Feb. 12, at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre. Cost of lunch is $11.75 with a check payable to TRTA. Send reservations to Dee Sullivan, 1125 Townsend Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44505-1267; call 330-360-2243. Therese Joyce from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will feature the Future For Wildlife project

TRTA will collect canceled stamps, cellphones, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and yarn with a special collection of coloring books, crayons and story books for Akron Children’s Hospital of the Mahoning Valley.

FREE SCREENINGS: Free cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure screenings by Mercy Health at all six of the SCOPE Senior Centers during the month.

The Warren SCOPE, located inside Warren YWCA is holding some special health events in February. A grief support group conducted by Ohio Living is 10 a.m. every Tuesday in February. The How to Eat Healthy on a Budget class with the Ohio State Extension is 10 a.m. Feb. 22.

A “Turning 65” workshop will happen at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20. This one-night event will assist you with questions on all of the Medicare materials you have been receiving in the mail. SCOPE also assists seniors with their Medicare, Social Security and prescription questions with free support, so call Debbie at 330-399-8846, Ext. 202 to schedule an appointment.

SilverSneakers FLEX classes occur at the Champion Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays and also at the Lordstown Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Other exercise classes happen every Monday and Wednesday at both the Niles and Cortland centers. Chair Yoga classes happen Mondays at Howland and Tuesdays at Cortland by Kathy Dew. Tai Chi with Mark Lee Pringle occurs 10 a.m. Thursdays at the Niles Center.

All types of movement classes — whether it’s line dancing, square dancing, belly dancing, tap dancing or Zumba — occur at various SCOPE centers.

For the seniors interested in playing sports, the winter indoor cornhole league is 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Howland Center and 10 a.m. Fridays at Cortland. An open gym as well as indoor walking happens every afternoon until 4 p.m. at the Warren YWCA building. A billiards league is 4 p.m. Mondays at the Cortland Center. Wii bowling and Wii sports are available to play at all the centers except Howland.

To receive a calendar of events or to be mailed the SCOPE monthly newsletter, call 330-399-8846 or stop by the center closest to you for more information. SCOPE has senior citizen centers located in Champion, Cortland, Howland, Lordstown, Niles and Warren.

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 seven locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who are homebound, unable to cook for themselves and not living with someone who can cook for them. Client donations are accepted. For information, call 330-675-2486. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. two working days in advance.

• Cortland SCOPE, 153 Grove Drive, noon Monday through Friday. Call 330-637-3010.

• Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-545-5350.

• Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-534-3812, Ext. 2200.

• Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, noon Monday through Friday. Call 330-924-0412.

• Lordstown SCOPE, 1776 Salt Springs Road, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-824-2173.

• Warren SCOPE, 375 N. Park Ave., 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-399-8846.

• West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., noon Tuesday through Friday (except third Tuesday of every month). Call 330-889-2733.

The menu is:

TODAY: Cold reuben wrap, tortilla wrap, potato salad, chilled beets, Mandarin oranges, cupcake;

MONDAY: Mushroom Swiss burger, sandwich bun, tater tots, broccoli and cauliflower, fresh fruit, mini loaf;

TUESDAY: Mango BBQ chicken breast, wheat bread, pasta salad, butterbeans, carrots, applesauce, brownie;

WEDNESDAY: Pot roast with gravy, white bread, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges, sherbet;

THURSDAY: Beef taco meat, cheese, cilantro rice, corn, mexi-beans, soft tortilla shell, pineapple tidbits, pudding;

FEB. 15: Crab cake slider, slider bun, cheesy twists, baked beans, tossed salad with French dressing, apricots, cookie.

YARN NEEDED: Area SCOPE Centers are in need of yarn and fabric for their needle arts programs. Yarn can be delivered to any SCOPE or call 330-399-8846 for pickup.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty residents 60 and older may sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program. Contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315, or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102.

FALL PREVENTION GUIDE: The Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS joined with the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership and released an updated “Elderly Fall Prevention Resource Guide” for EMS providers and the general public.

Download a copy of the guide at www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS5934.pdf.

911 SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY: To be placed on the Trumbull County 911 Special Needs Registry Program to alert first responders in case of emergency, fill out forms at the Trumbull County Commissioners Office, the Trumbull County Recorder’s Office, all Trumbull County SCOPE centers or on the county 911 website at www.trumbull911.co.trumbull.oh.us under the “Special Needs” tab.

For information, contact Mauro DiVieste, special needs coordinator, at erdivies@co.trumbull.oh.us, or at 330-675-7966.

McDONALD COMMUNITY ROOM: The McDonald Community Room, 500 Ohio Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

VAN HUFFEL, VANEX MEET: Former Van Huffel and Vanex Tube employees meet 8 a.m. Fridays at Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road NW, Champion.

For information, call 330-719-9781.

GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER, 443 Trumbull Ave. For information, call 330-545-6596 or go to www.multigen.org. There is a coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m.

• Art class, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays with artist Kathryn Infante;

• Movies in the parlor, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays;

• Walking the block, 10 a.m. Tuesdays;

• The center’s licensed social worker, Christine Bridgens, offers assistance with Medicare, prescriptions and many other senior citizen issues by appointment;

• AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers will be available at the Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays until April 11, by appointment only. Call the center to schedule;

• Cookie Decorating with Windsor House, 9:15 a.m. Feb. 12. Deanna from Windsor House will be at the center to entertain with some bingo fun;

• Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 1:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Amy Plant from Area Agency on Aging will be holding a support group for caregivers and their loved ones on dealing with Parkinson’s. The group will meet the second Wednesday of every month;

• 4th Ward Block Watch Meeting, 5 p.m. Feb. 13. Feel free to bring a friend or neighbor.

FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER: 150 College St., Farmington, is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays, breakfast open to public. Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday with an order two days prior. Call 330-889-2733.

• Available activities every day include Wii bowling, puzzles and cards;

• Massage therapy twice a month;

• Blood pressures, by Geauga UH, first Monday of the month;

• Ladies Day, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. A group of Amish ladies gather to quilt and socialize and sell their wares. All ladies welcome;

• Chair yoga, 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Book club, 1 p.m. fourth Thursday of each month.

FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets 9:30 a.m. or later Thursdays at the Fowler Community Center. The center is for those 55 and older. For information, call Charles Williams at 330-609-0318.

JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER: 5922 Warren Road, Johnston, is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The center offers chair yoga, chair massages, crafts, exercise, bingo, Pilates and other activities. Call the center at 330-924-0412 for schedules.

HOWLAND SCOPE: 8273 High St., Howland. To register for one or more classes, call Howland SCOPE at 330-609-7806.

• Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Saturday, through April 20;

• The Bridge Club is accepting new members from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, at the center. Bring a sack lunch. Call the center with questions.

NILES SCOPE: 14 E. State St., Niles, 330-544-3676. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

• KaleidoSCOPE Art Program, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays;

• Bingo, card games, book discussion and Monday night cards — call for days and times;

• Computer class, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Friday. Call for more information;

• Richard Wyant teaches ukulele class at 9 a.m. every Thursday.

WARREN SCOPE: 375 N. Park Ave., Warren, 330-399-8846. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

• Open Forum Book Club, 10 to 11 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month.

CORTLAND SCOPE: 153 Grove Grove Drive, Cortland, 330-637-3010. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, except for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Bingo is 12:30 p.m. Mondays. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

• Open help sessions for people with laptop or software computer problems, is being offered each Friday starting at noon, only if someone signs up for that Friday. To sign up for a help session, email slipstick1960@gmail.com prior to the desired help session date.

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. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

The center is looking for seniors 55 and older interested in playing mahjong, Mexican train dominoes, and pinochle, hand and foot, and euchre. Beginners are welcome. Contact Marge Haley at 330-399-8846.

CHAMPION SCOPE: 528 Educational Highway, Warren, 330-847-0503, Ext. 1638. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Lunch on your own Tuesday and Thursday.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 100 Westchester Drive. Open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. 330-953-1416.

COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, Mondays through Fridays. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of Country Neighbor. For reservations or information, call Melissa May, program coordinator, at 440-437-6311, email programcoord@countryneighbor.org, or log onto www.facebook.com/Country-Neighbor.