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WARNING SIGNS: The Alzheimer’s Association will present “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease” 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road, Austintown.

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life.

To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900. Those in need of care for a loved one during the program may call Family First Adult Day Services at 330-953-2704.

ALZHEIMER’S SAFE RETURN: A person with dementia may become confused about their surroundings and get separated from their caregiver. The Alzheimer’s Association will discuss MedicAlert + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return, an identification program that informs first responders that an individual has memory loss, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road, Austintown.

Participants will be offered free onsite registration. Bring a recent photo of the loved one to be in the identification program and a list of that person’s medications.

Registration for the meeting is requested by calling 234-414-0036.

SCHOOL RETIREES MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet for lunch 11 a.m. Wednesday at Enzo’s Restaurant, Warren. All retired Howland Schools personnel, spouses, and guests are welcome to attend the lunch meeting. Cost of the lunch is payable at the door.

The collection of nonperishable food, personal care and cleaning products will be delivered to Someplace Safe. All attending are asked to bring an item or two for the collection.

The scholarship the group funded through the Howland Community Scholarship Foundation was awarded at the April 25 HCSF Awards Breakfast at Leo’s Ristorante in Howland. A detailed report will be given at the May meeting.

For more information about the retiree group, the newsletter or to share news of interest to fellow retirees, call Mary @330-856-5226.

TMH RETIREES: A luncheon meeting of the TMH Retirees Club will be held at 11:30 a.m. May 13 at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. Guest speaker will be Laurie Barber, CNO of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. Election of officers for next year will also be held. All TMH retirees and former employees are welcome. For reservations or further information please contact Melissa Grabowski at 330-219-2519 or Linda Smith at 330-847-7826.

AFSCME RETIREES TO MEET: Robert Fenn, public relations specialist from the Akron office of the Social Security Administration, will be guest speaker at the Trumbull County American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Retirees Subchapter 128 meeting at 1 p.m. May 13 at the United Steelworker’s Local 2155 Carl Dittmer Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles. The public is invited.

For information, call Pamela Keresztesy, subchapter president, at 330-372-1098.

PERI 56 MEETS: Public Employee Retirees, Inc., Chapter 56 is hosting the annual District 11 meeting May 22 at DiLucia’s Banquet Facility, 2610 Elm Road NE, Warren. Open to the public, this meeting will feature OPERS Director Karen Carraher and retired Ohio Retirement Study Council President Aristotle Hutras as guest speakers.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and closing remarks start at 2 p.m.

Reservations and $15 per person are due by May 13. Contact Renee McCollum at 330-399-4040.

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: Stuffed pepper, dinner rolls, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, pineapple tidbits, pudding;

MONDAY: Barbecue pulled pork, sandwich bun, roasted red skins, succotash, fresh fruit, cookie;

TUESDAY: Spinach and artichoke chicken over bow tie pasta, peas, carrots, mixed fruit, strawberry cupcake;

WEDNESDAY: Diced chicken, salad mix with balsamic dressing, dinner rolls, Mandarin oranges, mini loaf;

THURSDAY: Sweet-and-sour meatballs, white bread, brown rice, green beans, fruit juice, fruited gelatin;

MAY 10: Bacon cheeseburger, sandwich bun, sweet potato wedges, pepper slaw, warm applesauce, sherbet.

SCOPE RIDES: SCOPE and the Trumbull County Transit Board provide seniors 60 and older free rides to and from the centers 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends and holidays. Call the center directly three days in advance of the desired trip.

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.

TMM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Trumbull Mobile Meals needs volunteers to help deliver meals. There is an urgent need for Champion, Southington and Newton Falls drivers, but all areas of Trumbull County can use help.

Call Terri Dean at Trumbull Mobile Meals at 330-394-2538.

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. Fridays.

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.

• 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;

• Parkinson’s Support Group will meet 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month;

• Stretch Exercises, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Stretching will be at 10 a.m. May 13 and May 24;

• 4th Ward Block Watch Meeting, 5 p.m. Wednesday. Bring a friend or neighbor;

• Senior Citizen / Intergenerational Day Luncheon, noon Thursday, in the gym. Guest for the event will be the Girard Robotics Team and their award-winning robot. Reservations are required by calling the center. Lunch will be provided by the Center and Southern Care Hospice will be sponsoring an ice cream sundae bar.

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, with 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 are 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.

• 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.

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;

• Self-defense classes, 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

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;

• Self-defense classes, 10 a.m. Tuesdays.

CORTLAND SCOPE: 153 Grove Grove Drive, Cortland, 330-509-2415. Open 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 offered each Friday starting at noon, only if someone signs up for that Friday. To sign up, email slipstick1960@gmail.com prior to the desired help session date;

• The Center’s Mothers’ Day Luncheon is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. May 10. Tickets are on sale through April by calling the center.

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.

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