Senior news

RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will hold a brunch meeting 11 a.m. Monday at the Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank donation.

PERI REGISTRATION: Reservations are due May 28 for the Public Employee Retirees, Chapter 18 meeting, scheduled for noon June 4 at the Avion Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road. The proposed changes from the state to health and pension benefits will be discussed.

Lunch will be served at noon for $13 for paid members and $15 for others. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Call Ceil Kidd at 330-533-2149, Helen Verdream at 330-629-8227, Arlene Dechellis at 330-726-8019 or Mary Grace Welsh at 330-743-8425 to RSVP.

910TH MAJOR TO SPEAK: The Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, will host Maj. Scott Allen, chief of public affairs, 910th Airlift Wing, 1 p.m. Monday.

Allen will present the history of the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, and the wing mission briefing. The wing mission briefing discusses the installation, personnel, economic impact, and the mission of the Air Force Reserve unit and aircraft stationed here.

Reservations are required by calling the center at 330-924-0412.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS HONORED: On April 26, the Senior Corps Advisory Council of Mahoning Valley recognized senior volunteers.

Youngstown Mayor Tito Brown and Ohio Secretary of State representative Monique Moore spoke on the value of volunteerism, and letters of commendation were given to each volunteer from the Secretary of State’s office. A representative from U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson’s office was also present and gave certificates of recognition to the volunteers.

In the Mahoning Valley, there are two Senior Corps programs, Foster Grandparents, which tutor students in schools, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program that helps nonprofits, schools and health agencies in the Valley.

Volunteers honored included Anna Granny, Anne Henderson, Audrey Harris, Bernice Dukes, Beverly DePuy, Bob Granny, Cheryl Butler, DaVetta Paul, Deborah Hromyak, Joan Whited, Juanita Jacobs, Juelene Sanders, Karen Lapidus, Kathleen FitzGerald, Marilyn Wright, Norma Taylor, Patricia Fagan, Patricia Garasic, Roberta Berry, Ronald Gordon, Rose Jennings, Shirley Graves, Shirley Taylor, Tricia Floyd and Yvonne Scott.

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: Pork with Dijon mushroom sauce, wheat bread, rice pilaf, Brussels sprouts, carrots, pineapple tidbits, pudding;

MONDAY: Sloppy joe, sandwich bun, macaroni salad, barbecue butterbeans, peas, cantaloupe, cookie;

TUESDAY: Roast beef with au jus, white bread, rosemary redskins, broccoli and cauliflower, Mandarin oranges, ice cream;

WEDNESDAY: Rotisserie chicken with gravy, biscuit, whipped potatoes, green beans, mixed fruit, angel food cake;

THURSDAY: Cold turkey chef salad, dinner rolls, peaches, brownie;

MAY 24: Breaded chicken cutlet, wheat bread, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, apricots, 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 Schuyler, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102.