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UNDERSTANDING KNEE / HIP PAIN: MercyHealth Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine physicians and physical therapists will discuss options for the treatment and management of common hip and knee pain with conferences throughout the year.

The next one is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, Niles. Dinner will be served.

Register by calling 330-480-2986. Get answers to your questions about arthritis, therapy / treatment options and joint replacement.

NATIONAL SERVICE OPEN HOUSE: Senior Corps and AmeriCorps are national service programs whose volunteers and members work every day to make our valley a better place. They volunteer to eradicate poverty, to eliminate food insecurity, to brighten the minds of our youth and to provide companionship and support to our seniors. This year, more than 700 national service volunteers impacted the lives of 2,000 people in the Valley, served 80,000 hours, and saved partner schools and nonprofits more than $1.2 million dollars.

The purpose of the National Service Open House is to increase community awareness of the national service programs in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The open house will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Warren SCOPE Center’s Community Room, 375 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481. Representatives from each program will be available to answer questions as those attending network with other participants. There is no charge to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Nonprofits, schools, and health agencies are welcomed to attend and learn how national service can help move their missions forward; volunteers can learn how they can make an impact in the community; and businesses can explore ways to support national service.

• AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty.

• Foster Grandparents are role models, mentors and friends to children with exceptional needs.

• Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) volunteers work with nonprofits, schools and health agencies to address food insecurity, transportation, companionship, education and the opioid epidemic.

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: Salisbury steak with gravy, white bread, whipped potatoes, peas, pears, ice cream;

TUESDAY: Cold tuna salad, sandwich bun, potato salad, chilled beets, orange, gelatin;

WEDNESDAY: Sweet saussage with pepper sauce, sausage bun, Italian blend veggies, cheesy hashbrown, cinnamon apples, cookie;

THURSDAY: Chicken parmesan, dinner roll, rotini with sauce, green beans, tossed salad with Italian dressing, fruit juice, cupcake;

OCT. 10: Pork with dijon mushroom sauce, wheat bread, wild rice, brussel sprouts, diced cucumbers with Italian, pineapple tidbits, pudding.

SCOPE RIDES: SCOPE and the Trumbull County Transit Board provides 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.

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.

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.

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://seniorlevyser 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 non-wheelchair 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 non-wheelchair 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.

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@zoominternet.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 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. 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;

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

• Enter The Raffle in October to win a basket in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Tickets Are $1 each. The winner will be chosen at the Center’s Halloween Potluck Luncheon On Oct. 31. Winner need not be present. Proceeds to benefit Girard Multi-Generational Center’s Holiday Fun Night;

• 6th Annual Apple Cook Off is 9:15 a.m. Oct. 8. Participate by making your favorite apple dish and entering it in our tasting contest or just feel free to come have some fall fun with us here at the center. If participating in the cook off, sign up is required by calling the center;

• Block Watch Monthly Meeting, 5 p.m. Oct. 9;

• Monthly Birthday Celebration: 9:15 a.m. Oct. 9. The center will provide a special treat;

• Youngstown State University Memory Testing is being offered free, from 930 to 11:330 a.m. Thursday. YSU’s Gerontology program will be hosting this 10 minute memory screening as part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s National Memory Screening Program. If you would like to participate in the screening, call the center;

• Fair Housing Seminar, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 15;

• Accudose Pharmacy Seminar, 9:15 a.m. Oct. 16. Maria Dinard from Accudose Pharmacy will be coming to talk about the services and options for ordering prescriptions.

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 to play cards, dominoes and euchre. 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: US 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.

• Monday– 9 a.m. video: Age of Ben Franklin; 9 a.m. Bible Study; 9 a.m. Total Body Fitness; 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; 1 p.m. Advisory Council Meeting;

• Tuesday — 9 a.m. video: Tour of Washington DC; 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. Mahjong;

• Wednesday — 9 a.m. video: Secret Societies; 9 a.m. Bible Study; 9 a.m. Blood Pressure Check Sponsored By Woodlands; 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; 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 a.m. Music; 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;

• Friday — 9 a.m. video: US 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;

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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