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RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital retirees will resume their monthly meetings 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. Retired and former employees from St. Joseph or Warren General Hospital are welcome. Attendees are requested to take nonperishable items for food bank donation.

FIREFIGHTER TO SPEAK: Johnston Township firefighter Jamison Conley will present a program 11 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 at the Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, on the history of the Johnston Township Fire Department, the current services, and safety topics for in and out of the home for seniors. Call 330-924-0412 to register.

PERI MEMBERS MEET: Public Employee Retirees (P.E.R.I.), Chapter 18, will meet Oct. 1 at the Avion Banquet Center. Cost is $10 and reservations are due Tuesday by calling Ceil Kidd at 330-533-2149, Helen Verdream at 330-629-8227 or Mary Grace Welsh at 330-743-8425.

The guest speaker from The Emergency Planning Associates will present active shooter and safety information. There will be a raffle and absentee ballot applications available for the upcoming election. Information from OPERS regards to health / pension benefits changes and reports from the State office of PERI will be discussed.

The Mahoning County Health Board will offer flu shots prior to the meeting from 11 a.m. through noon. Your insurance card is required.

HOWLAND RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 1 at Enzo’s Restaurant. All retired school employees and spouses or guests are welcome. Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $13.

The group will collect housekeeping products for Someplace Safe / Sister Stella’s Shelter. Packages of paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, trash bags and tall kitchen bags are needed.

There are no dues but the mailing fee of $10.50 for retirees who want to receive the monthly newsletter and the updated directory should be paid by the November meeting. If paying by mail, call Mary at 330-856-5226 for directions. The fee can also be brought to the meeting.

The directory will soon be updated for printing. Contact Mary for any changes, corrections or additions.

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: Crab cake with cocktail sauce, white bread, cheesy rice, Harvard beets, tomato and cucumber salad, pineapple tidbits, gelatin;

MONDAY: White chicken chili, biscuit, corn, tossed salad with French dressing, warm peaches, sherbet;

TUESDAY: Pinapple glazed ham, white bread, mashed sweet potatoes, green beans, pears, orange cupcake;

WEDNESDAY: Potato crusted fish with tartar sauce, wheat bread, mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, creamy coleslaw, fresh fruit, ice cream;

THURSDAY: Cold turkey and cheese sandwich, lettuce, sandwich bun, broccoli salad, chilled beets, mixed fruit, cookie;

SEPT. 27: Stuffed pepper, dinner rolls, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, pineapple tidbits, 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 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.

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@zoominter net.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;

• Fall Food Drive Kickoff, with all proceeds to the Emmanuel Community Care Center. Nonprishable food items will be collected during the months of September and October;

• Coping with Grief and the Holidays, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Kim Calhoun, licensed social worker, bereavement facilitator from Hospice of the Valley, will talk about dealing with grief as the holidays are approaching;

• Fall Harvest Crockpot potluck luncheon, noon Wednesday. Bring a Crockpot favorite to share and get your name entered in a drawing for a chance to win the door prize. Those planning to attend should call the center;

• For Fall Prevention Week, stretching class will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the coffee bar room;

• The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will present an informational Medicare Check-Up Day (presentation only) at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 2, at the center.

This program will include: learning the about recent changes to Medicare; getting tips on how to enroll for 2020 coverage in a Medicare prescription drug plan (Part D) and / or a Medicare health plan.

Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. Call the center for an appointment during the open enrollment period with the Center’s licensed social worker, Christine Bridgens, and for details on what items you need to bring with you. You may also call the Center to set up an appointment with one of the OSHIIP volunteers who will be at the Center again on Nov. 19, by appointment only to also assist people who are already on Medicare. People new to Medicare can call OSHIIP at 1-800-686-1578 to get their questions answered.

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.

HOWLAND SCOPE: 8273 High St., Howland. To register for one or more classes, call Howland SCOPE at 330-609-7806.

• The Bridge Club is accepting new members from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the center. Bring a sack lunch.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown; 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

• Today — 9 a.m. video, “U.S. and the Middle East”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., senior spinning (E); 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., fencing; 1 p.m., Out to Lunch Bunch at Sawa (Southern Park Mall);

• Monday — 9 a.m. video, “Age of Ben Franklin”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., total body fitness; 9:30 a.m., Sew N Crafts; 10 a.m., senior spinning (I); 10 a.m., bingo; 10 a.m., painting class; 11 a.m., ballet barre; 11:30 a.m., chair volleyball; noon, lunch; noon, Bridge Group;

• Tuesday — 9 a.m. video: “Tour of Washington, D.C.”; 9:30 a.m., S.O.S.; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., line dance; 11 a.m., Walking Club; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; noon, ballroom dancing; 12:30 p.m., lunch; 1 p.m., mahjong;

• Wednesday — 9 a.m. video, “Secret Societies”; 9 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m., blood pressure check sponsored by The Woodlands; 10 a.m., bingo; 10 a.m., Drum Your Way Fit; 10:30 a.m., quilting; 10:30 a.m., resistance band flexibility training; noon, beginner’s ukulele; noon, pizza party; noon, dominoes; 12:30 p.m., ukulele class; 12:30 p.m., afternoon movie;

• Thursday — 8:50 a.m. video, “History of the Agency (CIA)”; 9 a.m., Vets Helping Vets; 9 a.m., wood carving; 9 a.m., music; 9:30 a.m., S.O.S.; 10 a.m., Walking Club; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:45 a.m., weekly announcements; noon, lunch / grocery bingo sponsored by Briarfield At Ashley Circle;

• Friday — 9 a.m. video, “U.S. and the Middle East”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., senior spinning (E); 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., fencing.

NILES SCOPE: 14 E. State St., Niles, 330-544-3676. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

• KaleidoSCOPE Art Program, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays;

• Bingo, card games, book discussion and Monday night cards — call for days and times;

• Computer class, 9 a.m. Wednesday and Friday — call for more information;

• Richard Wyant teaches ukulele class at 9 a.m. every Thursday;

• Self-defense classes, 2 p.m. Tuesdays.

WARREN SCOPE: 375 N. Park Ave., Warren, 330-399-8846. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

• Open Forum Book Club, 10 to 11 a.m. the last Wednesday of each month;

• Self-defense classes, 10 a.m. Tuesdays;

• Help Heal Veterans therapeutic art creativity class specially designed for veterans, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Call for information and to register.

CORTLAND SCOPE: 153 Grove Grove Drive, Cortland, 330-509-2415. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, except for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Bingo is 12:30 p.m. Mondays. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

• Open help sessions for people with laptop or software computer problems is offered each Friday starting at noon, only if someone signs up for that Friday. To sign up, email slipstick1960@gmail.com prior to the desired help session date.

LORDSTOWN SCOPE: Rear of Lordstown Elementary School, 1776 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 330-824-2173. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

• The center is looking for seniors 55 and older interested in playing mahjong, Mexican train dominoes, pinochle, hand and foot, and euchre. Beginners are welcome. Contact Marge Haley at 330-399-8846.

CHAMPION SCOPE: 528 Educational Highway, Warren, 330-847-0503, Ext. 1638. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Lunch on your own Tuesday and Thursday.

COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, Mondays through Fridays. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of Country Neighbor. For reservations or information, call Melissa May, program coordinator, at 440-437-6311, email programcoord@coun tryneighbor.org, or log onto www.facebook. com/Country-Neighbor.

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