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RETIRED EMPLOYEES TO MEET: The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2122 will hold its monthly meeting 1 p.m. May 17 at Samuel E. Lanza Resource Building, 253 E. Market St., Warren. All active and retired federal employees are encouraged to attend.

For further information, call Jean at 330-652-7281.

PEER TO PEER SUPPORT: Domestic abuse support group for all types of abusive relationships: emotional, verbal or physical, is held from 6 to 7 p.m., Sunday at Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland Wilson Road NE, Warren. For more information, contact the church office at 330-856-3463. If you have any questions, contact the church office (330)856-3463.

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, noon 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: Ham with pineapple glaze, mashed sweet potatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, sliced pears, cookie;

• Monday: Meatball hoagie, Parmesan noodles, green beans, hot dog bun, seasonal fresh fruit, cookie;

• Tuesday: Honey garlic pork loin, vegetable rice pilaf, cauliflower and broccoli, applesauce, wheat bread, angel food cake;

• Wednesday: Stuffed pepper casserole, whipped potatoes, carrots, white bread, seasonal fresh fruit, pudding;

• Thursday: Chicken Cobb salad with ham, tomatoes, cucumbers, egg, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing, dinner roll, mini loaf;

• May 20: Roast beef with gravy, scalloped potatoes, peas and onions, white bread, Mandarin oranges, pudding.

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;

Mahoning and Columbiana — Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, or Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929;

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

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 videoconference. 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.

JCC EXPANDS MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services are expanding their successful mobile meals program to include a private pay option.

The fully prepared, frozen meals are available to anyone in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for home delivery or pickup. The kosher-style meals are cooked by JCC staff and include an entree and two sides. The cost per meal is $6, with a five-meal minimum. Payment may be made by check or credit card.

For more information or to join the meal program, call 330-746-7929.

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.

CARD PLAYERS NEEDED: SCOPE’s Warren Area Senior Center, 375 North 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.

Call 330-399-8846 for more information.

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.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Mahoning Valley is looking for volunteers. For information, contact Leah at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

RSVP is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These volunteers will also assist with community events.

The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to assist the seniors in the Valley with access to food, transportation to medical appointments and companionship through the Phone Pals program.

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Individuals or organizations willing to partner with Shepherd of the Valley to provide goods or services to homebound seniors may contact Danielle Procopio at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or email her at dprocopio@shepherdofthevalley.com.

FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER: 150 College St., Farmington, is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays. Call 330-889-2733. Lunches featuring home cooking for $4 for 60 and older and $5 for younger than 60. The lunch menu is posted on the center’s Facebook page. For more information on programs, activities, or to rent the center for your special occasion, contact the center at 330-889-2733.

The center is conducting a membership drive and discussion regarding your senior center. The membership meeting is 1 p.m. May 12. Only $10 a year entitles you to discounts on special events and helps defray costs of running the center.

• Monday Morning Breakfast, full menu, 7 a.m. to noon;

• First Monday of the month, University Hospitals sends a nurse for free blood pressure checks, 8:30 a.m. No appointment necessary;

• Amish Ladies Day is 1 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month;

• Chair yoga with Vera, 10 a.m. first and second Wednesday of each month, with Doreen Walker directing the third and fourth Wednesday classes;

• TOPS meetings, 5:30 p.m. weigh-in; meeting to follow Wednesdays;

• Dr. Guy Del Prince will provide foot care 1 to 4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of every other month. Appointments can be made by calling Linda at the center. Each session is $25;

• Chair massage with Jason, 10 to 11:30 a.m. the first Thursday of the month. Cost is $15 for 15 minutes. Call the center for an appointment time;

• Book Worms, 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month;

• Harvey Feenstra, doctor of chiropractic, will see patients beginning at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Feenstra is with St. Luke Vitalistic Health Services in Cortland;

• Senior exercise group “Let’s Get Moving,” 10 a.m. on Fridays with Dawnelle, a certified physical therapist;

• Bristol High School donated numerous goodies and personal care items that are free for the taking until they are gone. Anyone who would like to donate can drop off items;

• Every lunch day, there are freshly made chef salads, a homemade dessert and a homemade soup that changes weekly;

• Numerous health programs are set. Tuesday, “Exercise Benefits”; and June 7, “Injury Prevention.” Programs are given by University Hospitals at noon on the assigned dates. No reservations required.

• Menu for month:

Week 1 — Tuesday, grilled cheese; Wednesday, meatloaf; Thursday, haystack;

Week 2 — Tuesday, spaghetti with meatballs; Wednesday, chef’s choice; Thursday, flatbread pizza;

Week 3 — Tuesday: Amish Ladies Day — no lunch; Wednesday, kielbasa and kraut; Thursday, sub sandwiches;

Week 4 — Tuesday, taco; Wednesday, omelets and hash brown patties; Thursday, chicken pot pie.

Menu is subject to change without notice.

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