Senior news

PERI TO MEET: A PERI monthly meeting will be 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road NE, Warren. Speakers will be Maj. Scott Allen, chief of public affairs, and David Christner, vice president of the Base Community Council at the Vienna Air Reserve Station. Their topic will be Wing Mission Briefing.

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

TMH RETIREES: A luncheon meeting of the Trumbull Memorial Hospital Retirees club will be 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. (The Sept. 19 date listed on the yearly calendar mailed to members was an error.)

The activity for this meeting will be bingo.

For reservations or further information, contact Melissa Grabowski at 330-219-2519 or Linda Smith at 330-847-7826.

SENIOR RIDES: Applications to use the senior rides services are available by calling Diane Siskowic-Jurkovic, Trumbull County senior levy administrator, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 330-675-7846, by emailing her at SLJurkov@co.trumbull.oh.us, or online at http://seniorlevy ser vice.co.trumbull.oh.us. They also can be picked up at Trumbull County SCOPE centers in Warren, Howland, Champion, Cortland, Lordstown and Niles.

For rides, seniors can call:

• Comfort Care-A-Van, 330-744-4145, for wheelchair trips or any other trip over 10 miles;

• All American USA Taxi, 330-395-3226, for nonwheelchair rides 10 miles or less;

• Country Neighbor, 440-437-6311, for any trip originating in the northern tier of the county;

• Garwin Inc., 330-534-1335, for nonwheelchair rides 10 miles or less.

RSVP IN THE VALLEY: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Mahoning Valley is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

For more, contact program coordinator Leah Sakacs at lsakacs@fcsohio.org or at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

FALL FESTIVAL: Windsor House at Liberty Health Care Center and Liberty Arms Assisted Living, 1353-1355 Churchill Hubbard Road, will hosting their annual Fall Festival on Sunday, beginning with an 11 a.m. polka Mass celebrated by the Rev. Steve Popovich and featuring Eddie Vallus’ Memorial Band.

The festival will run from noon until 4 p.m. and include several local crafters / vendors, kid’s games, food, petting zoo, bounce house, music and auction. For additional information contact Windsor House at Liberty Health Care Center at 330-759-7858.

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: Chicken Marsala, bow ties, dinner roll, carrots, pea salad, applesauce and gelatin;

MONDAY: Chili cheese hot dog, hot dog bun, tater tots, broccoli, mixed fruit and baked cookie;

TUESDAY: Breaded pollock fillet, tartar sauce, wheat bread, rice pilaf, island blend vegetables, sweet-and-sour coleslaw, orange and ice cream;

WEDNESDAY: Diced turkey and cheddar cheese, salad mix, tomatoes and ranch dressing, roasted veggies, dinner rolls, pears and mini loaf;

THURSDAY: Honey mustard chicken, sandwich bun, Parmesan redskin potatoes, mixed vegetables, peaches and pudding fluff;

SEPT. 13: Penne with meatballs and sauce, white bread, green beans, tossed salad with Italian dressing, fresh fruit and strawberry cupcake.

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. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends and holidays. Call the center directly three days in advance of the desired trip.

McDONALD COMMUNITY ROOM: 500 Ohio Ave. 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. For information, call director Millie Ritz at 330-288-0015 or millieritz@zoominter net.net.

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 MULTIGENERATIONAL 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. Meals are offered Monday through Friday through the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs.

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

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

• Parkinson’s support group meets 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month;

• Stretch exercises, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (10 a.m. Sept. 9);

• Fall Food Drive Kickoff, with all proceeds to the Emmanuel Community Care Center. Nonprishable food items will be collected during September and October;

• Community awareness potluck breakfast, 9 a.m. Monday. Take a dish to share. Anyone who donates an item to the food drive will be entered in a door prize drawing. Those planning to attend should call the center;

• Financial seminar with Morgan Stanley, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Phil from Morgan Stanley will discuss how to be smart with your money and investments;

• Block watch monthly meeting, 5 p.m. Wednesday;

• Monthly birthday celebration, 9:15 a.m. Sept. 17. The center will provide a treat;

• Farmers market bingo with Windsor House, 9:30 a.m. Sept. 17.

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 gathers to quilt and socialize and sell its 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.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown; 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

• Today — 9 a.m. video, “Supreme Court”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., senior spinning (E); 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., fencing; noon, Lunch and Learn sponsored by Shepherd of the Valley;

• Monday — 9 a.m. video, “Age of Ben Franklin”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., total body fitness; 9 a.m., trip to Living Treasures Animal Park; 9:30 a.m., Sew N Crafts; 10 a.m., senior spinning (I); 10 a.m., bingo; 10 a.m., painting class; 11 a.m., ballet barre; 11:30 a.m., chair volleyball; noon, lunch; noon, bridge group; and 1 p.m., Advisory Council meeting;

• Tuesday — 9 a.m. video, “Tour of Washington, D.C.”; 9:30 a.m., S.O.S.; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., line dance; 11 a.m., walking club; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; noon, ballroom dancing; 12:30 p.m., lunch; 1 p.m., AARP choir; 1 p.m., mahjong; 1 p.m., nutrition class;

• Wednesday — 9 a.m. video, “Secret Societies”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., blood pressure check sponsored by Woodlands; 9 a.m., trip to First Ladies Museum; 10 a.m., bingo; 10 a.m., Drum Your Way Fit; 10:30 a.m., quilting; 10:30 a.m., resistance band flexibility training; noon, beginner’s ukulele class; noon, pizza party; noon, dominos; 12:30 p.m., ukulele class; 12:30 p.m., afternoon movie;

• Thursday — 8:50 a.m. video, “History of the Agency (CIA)”; 9 a.m., Vets Helping Vets; 9 a.m., wood carving; 9:30 a.m., S.O.S.; 10 a.m., walking club; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:45 a.m., weekly announcements; noon, lunch / grocery bingo sponsored by CommuniCare;

• Sept. 13 — 9 a.m. video, “U.S. and the Middle East”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., senior spinning (E); 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m. , bingo; 10:30 a.m., fencing; noon, Lunch and Trivia sponsored by Woodlands.

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;

• Help Heal Veterans therapeutic art creativity class specially designed for veterans, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

SCOPE can provide free transportation. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. Call for more information and to register for the class.

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.

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, 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.

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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