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

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

WALKING FITNESS: Many senior citizen centers offer walking during the weekdays at their community centers to get out of the heat.

The Warren Area Senior Citizen Center is located at the old YWCA building, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren, two blocks north of the Trumbull County Courthouse.

The Niles Senior Center is located across from the police station. The John Emanuel Howland Senior Center is located behind the township building.

The Cortland senior center is located in the fellowship hall at Cortland Christian Church. The Newton Falls Senior Center is located inside city hall on West Broad Street.

RETIRED TEACHERS ANNOUNCE BEE: Trumbull Retired Teachers Association is announcing registration for the spelling bee at the Trumbull County Fair. The bee is for Trumbull County students just finishing grades one through eight. Preregistration is through July 1. Call Garry to register at 216-262-3194.

The bee is 1 p.m. July 14 on the historical stage at the fair.

SENIOR ATHLETES: The Senior Olympics began in Ohio in 1979 to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity for Ohioans 50 and older, and to provide top-quality athletic competition.

Locally, the Senior Olympics have been led by Direction Home of Eastern Ohio for close to 40 years. Athletes from Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties compete in a multitude of sports over the summer. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the games are back and free to anyone older than 50.

The games will start with golf this month at Kennsington Golf Course and Mill Creek Short Holes. Bowling will take place at Camelot Lanes and track and field events will be at Girard Arrowhead Stadium. In July will be a tennis competition at Avalon, and pickleball will play in July at the Salem Community Center.

A closing ceremony is set for Aug. 26 at Boardman Park, along with bocce, disc golf and cornhole.

For a full list of events and how to register, visit www.dheo.org or contact 330-505-2340.

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 ages 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: Fiesta chicken burrito bowl, cilantro lime rice, black bean salsa, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips, Mandarin oranges, angel food cake;

• Monday: Roasted pork with apples, whipped potatoes with chives, mixed vegetables, mini biscuit with apple butter, seasonal fresh fruit, cookie;

• Tuesday: Ravioli with meat sauce, green beans, warm applesauce, side salad with Italian dressing, wheat bread, mini-muffin;

• Wednesday: Roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, wheat bread, mixed fruit, pudding;

• Thursday: Meatballs with gravy, buttered noodles, carrots, dinner roll, seasonal fresh fruit, ice cream;

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 ages 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.

“Helping Hands” pantry will be dismantled until fall when there will be “fresher” products. This with needs should ask;

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

• First Monday of the month, University Hospitals sends a nurse to perform free blood pressure checks, 8:30 a.m.;

• 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. Next visit is Wednesday. Appointments can be made by calling Linda at the center. Each session is $25;

• Chair massage with Jason, 10 to 11:30 a.m. July 7, 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 with St. Luke Vitalistic Health Services in Cortland, will not see patients throughout the summer;

• Seniorcise exercise group is postponed until fall;

• Dr. Steven Arnold will hold clinics at the senior center on the second and fourth Monday of the month. Next clinic date is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27. Call for an appointment or stop in. Insurances will be honored or cash or check. Appointments will be 20 to 30 minutes.

• Paint ‘n Sip, project are being held monthly. Check the FaceBook page for the current months project. Reservations are required and the project of your choice. Project cost runs $25 to $30.

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

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

• The center can be rented out for special occasion. Call Linda for specifics 330-889-2733.

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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