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MEMORY SCREENINGS VIRTUAL: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering a free virtual memory screening. Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484 or by visiting www.alzfdn.org. Screenings are conducted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through secure video conference. There are no minimum age or insurance prerequisites.

To schedule a screening or for more information about brain health and lifestyle choices that can help promote healthy aging, visit AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.

FALLS CENTER OFFERS LUNCH: SCOPE relocated a senior center to the recently purchased Newton Falls village building, 612 W. Broad St. Hot lunches now are being offered to senior citizens in village hall.

To eat, people need to call the center two days in advance at 330-306-9577. There is no charge for the meals but participants are asked to provide a donation. Meals are served 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Due to limits on indoor seating, reserved meals also may be packaged up for carryout.

The center is open for a wide variety of activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Masking and social-distancing rules are followed.

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.

• Newton Falls Senior Center, 612 Broad St., Newton Falls, 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-306-9577.

• Warren SCOPE, 375 N. Park Ave., 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-399-8846.

The menu is:

• Today — Barbecue pulled pork on sandwich bun, ranch potatoes, succotash, fresh orange, cookie;

• Monday — Southwest meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, green beans, wheat bread, pears, sherbet;

• Tuesday — Chicken breast with mushroom sauce, rice pilaf, carrots, tossed salad with Italian dressing, dinner roll, pineapple tidbits, pudding;

• Wednesday — Sweet sausage with peppers and onions, roasted potatoes, broccoli, hot dog bun, mixed fruit, cookie;

• Thursday — Homemade tuna salad, tomato and cucumber salad, three bean salad, sandwich bun, fresh orange, mini loaf;

• June 25 — Breaded chicken cutlet, cheesy whipped potatoes, Lima beans, wheat bread, peaches, angel food cake.

VOLUNTEER PACKERS / DRIVERS NEEDED: Trumbull Mobile Meals delivers meals five days per week to Trumbull County residents who are homebound. The agency needs volunteer packers and volunteer drivers.

Volunteer cold packers help pack cold meals, 8:15 to 11 a.m., and volunteer hot packers pack meals from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers deliver between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Anyone who can spare an hour or two once per week or even just once per month is invited to help.

For further information, call Christine Sanford at 330-394-2538, Ext. 101, or email tmmvolunteer@aol.com.

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is looking for volunteers to join the Ombudsman Program to advocate for excellence for those living in long-term care facilities.

Ombudsman help ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive quality care and treatment. Volunteers will make phone calls and virtual visits to residents.

The training to become a certified volunteer will be provided virtually. Call 330-505-2338 for more information.

SCSEP OFFERS TRAINING: SCOPE Senior Service Centers have been providing host job sites along with other nonprofits in the area for the Vantage Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program. This program offers paid job training and placement to low-income adults 55 and older.

Besides age, requirements are to be unemployed and looking for training for a job. For additional information or to receive an application, call Vantage Aging at 330-782-0978 or SCOPE Senior Services at 330-399-8846.

The SCSEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Ohio Department of Aging.

SCOPE PARTNERS WITH H-CHOICES: SCOPE Senior Services is partnering with Steve Pelton of HChoices’s with online programming for senior citizens. The We Thrive Together social isolation and loneliness initiative have been providing online educational and health classes during the COVID-19 crisis to senior citizens in the Mahoning Valley.

Visit WeThriveTogether.org for additional details and class schedule listings. All programming is free and can be accessed online. For more information, call Alyssa at 330-727-9452.

JOHNSTON CENTER OPEN: The Johnston Senior Center, 5922 state Route 5 in Johnston is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reserve a lunch, call two business days in advance 330-924-0412 or 330-675-2486. Cost is $2.25 for Trumbull County residents 60 and older and / or their spouse.

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