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SHEPHERD OPEN HOUSE: Shepherd of the Valley is hosting open houses from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at its communities in Howland, 4100 North River Road NE; Niles, 1500 McKinley Ave.; and Poland, 301 W. Western Reserve Road.

Tours of the independent-living homes, assisted living suites and skilled nursing and rehabilitation rooms will be given. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Danielle Procopio at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or email at dprocopio@shepherdofthe

valley.com.

SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Enzo’s Restaurant, Warren. All school retirees, spouses and guests are welcome to attend the meetings. The lunch, payable at the door, offers a choice from four entrees.

The group will collect breakfast bars for the Howland High School Paws Pantry. Personal-care products are also needed. Travel sizes are fine.

There are no dues, but to receive the newsletters and an updated directory, a fee of $10.50 is being collected.

Call Mary at 330-856-5226 for more information.

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: Penne with meatballs and sauce, white bread, green beans, tossed salad with Italian dressing, fresh fruit and cupcake;

MONDAY: Chicken cutlet with creamy gravy, wheat bread, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, fresh fruit and cookie;

TUESDAY: Sloppy Joe, sandwich bun, tater tots, green beans, Mandarin oranges and sherbet;

WEDNESDAY: Pumpkin chicken alfredo over bowtie pasta, dinner roll, peas, peaches, tossed salad with Italian dressing and mini loaf;

THURSDAY: Pork loin with sliced apple glaze, biscuit with apple butter roasted potatoes, braised cabbage, fruit juice box and pudding;

NOV. 8: Roast beef with au jus, sandwich bun, swiss cheese, potato wedges, broccoli and carrots, mixed fruit and lemon cupcake.

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 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 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.

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 mil lieritz@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 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;

• The Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with Ease program is offered 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at the center’s gym through Dec. 11. The Nov. 11 class will start at 10:30 a.m. and no classes will be held on Nov. 20 or 29. The program is designed for people with arthritis but can be beneficial for any adult who is able to be on their feet for 10 minutes without increased pain. If interested in participating, call the center.

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.

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