Champion opens SCOPE location

Activities held at new senior center building

CHAMPION — Activities, games, speakers and programs are provided to local seniors at the Champion SCOPE Senior Center, which opened last year at its new location at 163 Folsom St.

Yvonne Reventlow, center manager, said the center outgrew the Adult Education Trumbull Career and Technical Center. It now is open 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday in its new home, with efforts underway to open the center on Mondays with more activities, such as cornhole and line dancing.

Township trustees last year approved paying $3,000 to SCOPE Senior Services toward the local match of the Champion center.

Marge Haley, new manager at Warren SCOPE Center after serving as manager at the Lordstown SCOPE, said having the three smaller centers in Champion, Cortland and Lordstown makes it easier for local residents to get to the closer locations.

“They are easy to get to. People like to be able to get to a center that is convenient and easy quickly to get to,” she said.

Patty Evans of Braceville, who attends events at the center, said it is easier for her to come to Champion than drive to Warren.

Nina Miller of Champion said the closer proximity to her home also makes it convenient.

Kathryn Infante, an art instructor, said she teaches art classes at the different centers.

“What is nice here is the center is located right off the highway exit,” she said.

Reventlow said plans are to add bingo and more crafts.

“We are growing and getting more and more people attending. I try to make this place look like a center with puzzles on the wall,” she said.

In other SCOPE happenings, Chuck Sayers became the new center manager at Howland SCOPE Center. Haley is the new center manager and advocate director at Warren center, where she originally began with SCOPE.

Rachelle Dunn was named the new Lordstown SCOPE manager replacing Haley.