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GUARDIAN ANGELS: The Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for volunteers.

Angel volunteers receive training to reach out as friends to seniors who may need a phone call or a visit in a nursing home. Angels are also involved in planning special events for seniors. The next meeting is 5 p.m. Tuesday at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Howland.

For information, call 330-675-2521 or visit www.trumbullprobate.org.

RETIREES: The Howland Schools Retirees will not meet in January.

The next scheduled meeting is 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at Enzo’s Restaurant in Warren. There will be a collection of pick-up-and-go breakfast bars and winter hats, gloves and scarves for the Paws Pantry at Howland High School.

For more information about the group, call Mary at 330-856-5226.

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: Cold Greek chicken salad, dinner roll, pears, mini muffin and Graham crackers

•Monday: Salisbury steak with onion gravy, wheat bread, cabbage and noodles, carrots, mixed fruit and sherbert

•Tuesday: BBQ pulled pork, sandwich bun, ranch seasoned potatoes, succotash, Mandarin oranges and baked cookies

•Wednesday: Meatloaf marinara with mozzarella, wheat bread, whipped potatoes, wax beans, peaches and gelatin

•Thursday: Grilled chicken club, broccoli, pineapple tidbits, orange cupcakes and angel food cake

•Jan. 10: Seafood macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, stewed tomatoes, peas, fresh fruit and 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 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 seniorlevyservice.co. trumbull.oh.us. They also can be picked up at Trumbull County SCOPE centers in Warren, Howland, Champion, Cortland, Lords-town 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 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;

• Easterseals Program Seminar: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. C. Lloyd from Easterseals will be talk about their new programs for the valley and all other services that are available to the community.

• Block Watch meeting p.m. Wednesday

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.

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