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RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital Retirees will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Retired and former employees from St. Joseph or Warren General Hospital are welcome.

Attendees are requested to bring nonperishable items for food bank donation.

SCHOOL RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at Enzo’s Restaurant. All retired classified and nonclassified school retirees and spouses / guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunch meetings.

Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $15 with a choice from four entrees offered. Those planning to attend need to contact Mary at 330-856-5226 by the Saturday prior to the meeting so seating can be arranged.

There will be a collection of breakfast / granola bars for the Howland High School Paws Pantry. Call Mary at the number above for more information, or to share news of interest to the group if you are unable to attend.

CORTLAND SENIOR CENTER: The Cortland Area Senior Citizen Center, located at Cortland Christian Church, 153 Grove Drive, is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with activities such as cards, fitness, board games, puzzles, coloring, arts and crafts, and walking, along with free coffee for visitors.

Lunches are served around noon. Make a reservation three days in advance by calling 330-509-2415 or by stopping by the center. Cost is $3 for those 60 and older and $6 for people younger than 60. No carryouts are available.

Call Center Manager Diane Jordan at 330- 509-2415 for more information.

• For those who would like to learn how to play or relearn various card and board games, contact Diane at 330-637-3010 for more details.

CARD PLAYERS NEEDED: SCOPE’s Warren Area Senior Center, 375 N. Park Ave., is looking for Trumbull County seniors interested in playing bridge on Tuesday mornings. Players of all levels are welcome.

A knitting / crocheting group is also being organized at the center. Beginners are welcome as free lessons will be available. Participants are welcome to bring current projects to work on.

Call 330-399-8846 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., 1:45 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 — Barbecued pulled pork, ranch potatoes, succotash, sandwich bun, fresh orange, cookie;

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

• Tuesday — Turkey burger, carrots, warm cinnamon apples, sandwich bun, juice, 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;

• Oct. 1 — Breaded chicken cutlet, cheesy whipped potatoes, lima beans, wheat bread, peaches, cookie.

WATER BOTTLE FITNESS: SCOPE Senior Services offers a free Water Bottle Fitness class with Jim Marlowe 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays at the YWCA building, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren. Call 330-399-8846 to reserve a spot in the class.

The free sessions work on balance, fall protection and safety at home. It’s for beginners and designed for those who should exercise. It is adaptive for all ages, including those with physical issues. Call 330-399-8846 for more details.

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 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.

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. Call 330-889-2733. Lunches featuring home cooking for $3 for 60 and older and $5 for younger than 60. The lunch menu is posted on the center’s Facebook page.

• Sundays: Grief Share with Pastor Shirley Frantz and Vickie Harkelrode, 4 to 6 p.m.

• Mondays: Monday Morning Breakfast, full menu, 7 a.m.

• Wednesdays: 10 a.m., chair yoga with Versa.

• Thursdays: 1 p.m., chair water bottle workout; 1 p.m., Book Worms book club (fourth Thursday).

• Fridays: 1 to 2 p.m., T.O.P.S. meeting — call the center or visit the center’s Facebook page.

WARREN SCOPE OFFERS PROGRAMS: The Warren SCOPE Center, 375 N. Park Ave., offers an indoor walking fitness area 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.

The indoor facility provides music thanks to the HChoice health program through its isolation and loneliness initiative. SCOPE provides an incentive of gift cards for seniors who walk 50 miles.

The Center offers a SilverSneakers FLEX fitness session 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The SilverSneakers FLEX stretch class is offered at noon on Tuesdays.

Senior citizens who are Medicare-eligible can take classes for free. Non-SilverSneakers members pay $2 per class. For more information or to register for classes or lunch, call 330-399-8846.

FALLS CENTER OFFERS LUNCH: SCOPE relocated a senior center to the recently purchased Newton Falls Village Building, 612 W. Broad St., where hot lunches are offered to senior citizens.

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 may also 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.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older:

Trumbull — Trumbull Office of Elderly Affairs, 330-675-2486;

Ashtabula — Ashtabula County Community Action, 440-998-3244, Ext. 334.

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