Senior News

HUBBARD LIBRARY HOSTS DRIVER SESSION: The Hubbard Public Library will host an AARP Safe Driver Session at 11 a.m. May 7.

Participants will learn current rules of the road and defensive driving techniques. In addition, motorists who complete the AARP Driver Safety course are eligible for price reductions or discounts on their auto insurance.

Call the Hubbard library to sign up for the course at 330-534-3512, Ext. 6.

ST. JOE’S RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Hospital’s retirees will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Wayside Restaurant in Champion. There will be a speaker. Bring a nonperishable food or cleaning item to be donated to the Warren Family Mission.

TCAP LISTS EVENTS: Trumbull Community Action Program Senior Center, 1230 Palmyra Road S.W., Warren, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 330-393-2507, Ext. 231.

The following events start at noon.

Tuesday – Quilting class

Wednesday – Bingo

May 8 – Movie Day

MOTHERS DAY AT SCOPE: Cortland SCOPE’S Mothers Day Luncheon will be May 10. Doors open at 11 a.m., and a ticket is required. Limited seating. Call 330-637-3010 for reservations and more information.

HEALTH EXPO FOR SENIORS: A Senior and Disability Health Expo will be held at the center court of the Eastwood Mall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 17. The public will be able to learn about services and resources in the area. The event is being hosted by Western Reserve Independent Living Center, Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and the Trumbull County Senior Services Unit.

Tables are free for the vendors. Call Debbie at 330-372-3325 to reserve a table.

GUARDIAN ANGELS SEEK VOLUNTEERS: The Guardian Angels of Ohio, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for new volunteers.

Angel volunteers receive training to become advocates who reach out as friends to seniors who may need a friendly phone call, a visit in a nursing home or a visit at home. Angels are also involved in planning special events for seniors such as health fairs and Make A Difference Day projects.

The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. May 8 at Perkins Family Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road S.E. For more information, call 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org.

WARREN SCOPE OFFERS LUNCH: The Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., has opened a coffee bar and lunch site at its facility and invites all Trumbull County seniors 60 and older to stop in. The site is open from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday for coffee and pastries and from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch.

The daily menu includes a choice of two cold sandwiches and two hot soups. Also available daily is one hot entree.

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 11 locations throughout Trumbull County. These sites provide a meal and the opportunity for socialization. Donations will be accepted.

Any senior citizen age 60 or older and his or her spouse is welcome for lunch at any of the following sites:

Cortview Village, 100 Cortview Drive, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday

Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., Hubbard, 4 p.m. Monday through Friday

Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, Cortland, noon Monday through Friday

Kinsman Fire Hall, 8450 Ridge Road, Kinsman, noon Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Lordstown Administration Building, 1455 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday

Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday

United Steelworkers Hall, 1265 N. Main St., Niles, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday

Calvary Presbyterian Church, Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

Robert Morrison Village, 3000 Burton St. S.E., Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., West Farmington, noon Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

For more information or to make reservations two working days in advance before 3 p.m., call 330-675-2486.

The menu for the week:

Today: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, wheat bread, diced peaches

Monday: Pork loin, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, tropical fruit

Tuesday: Johnny Marzetti, baby carrots, lima beans, Italian bread, mixed fruit

Wednesday: Turkey chili, twice baked potatos, mexicorn, wheat bread, diced peaches

Thursday: SW chicken casserole, white rice, peas, wheat bread, diced pears, apple juice

May 3: Breaded fish, seasoned spinach, cauliflower, hamburger bun, pineapple tidbits

TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE TO NUTRITION SITES: Area Agency 11 awarded a grant to Trumbull Community Action Program to transport senior citizens to the Nutrition Sites in Trumbull County that are operated by the Office of Elderly Affairs. Transportation is for people 60 and older or the spouse of someone 60 or older.

Persons wanting to use the service need to call TCAP at 330-395-2287 to schedule rides and the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs at 330-675-2486 to make meal reservations. Both calls need to be made prior to 3 p.m. two working days before they wish to go.

People will be asked to make a donation for both their ride (while on the van) and for their meal (while at the nutrition site).

Trumbull County Nutrition Sites are:

Cortview Village, Cortland, noon Thursday and Friday

Girard Multi-Generational Center, 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Hubbard Senior Center, 3:45 p.m. Monday through Friday

Johnston Senior Center, noon Monday through Friday

Kinsman Fire Hall, noon Monday through Wednesday

Lordstown Administration Building, 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday

Morrison Village, Warren, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

Newton Falls Community Center, 11:15 a.m. Monday through Friday

Niles Steelworkers Hall, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

Calvary Presbyterian Church, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday

West Farmington Senior Center, noon Wednesday through Friday

VAN HUFFEL, VANEX MEET: Former Van Huffel and Vanex Tube employees meet at 8 a.m. Fridays at Wayside Restaurant, 825 State Road N.W., Champion. For more information, call Jim Franklin at 330-856-4231.

FOWLER-VIENNA SENIOR CITIZENS: The group meets 9:30 a.m. or later every Thursday at the Fowler Community Center to play cards and games, to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, and for a 50-50 raffle and meals.

Special meals are served on the fourth Thursday of the month. All those 55 and older are welcome. Annual dues are $12.

LORDSTOWN SCOPE

Rear of Lordstown Elementary School, 1776 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2173. Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call ahead for lunch Monday through Friday, $3. Membership is $12 per year, or $22 for a couple.

MONDAY: 10 a.m., Computer class with Joe Fabian; 10 a.m., Wii bowling and cards;

TUESDAY: 10 a.m., Bridge, Wii bowling and cards, crafts with seasons; noon, lunch

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., Woodcarvers gather; 11 a.m., organ music; noon, lunch; 1 p.m., chair yoga with Rosanna (HMHP screenings 10 a.m. last Wednesday of month)

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Bridge, Wii bowling and cards, crafts with seasons; noon, lunch; 7 p.m., bridge.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., Wii bowl or cards; 11 a.m., 25 cent bingo; noon, lunch; line dancing with video after lunch

NUTRITION SITE OPEN: The Kinsman Senior Citizen Nutrition Site is open every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday to seniors 60 or older or their spouses. Meals are served about noon at the Kinsman Fire Hall, and donations are accepted. Doors open at 10 a.m. For information on meals, call site manager Dollie Davis at 330-876-5123.

Cards and bingo are played every day, and singing is on Wednesdays. To attend, call Davis two days prior.

JOHNSTON SENIOR CENTER

5922 Warren Road, Cortland, 330-924-0412. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Membership is $12 a year. Puzzles, games and coffee bar are available daily.

MONDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga; 10:30 a.m., trivia; 12:30 p.m., cornhole.

TUESDAY: 10 a.m., art; 12:30 p.m., Wii bowling.

WEDNESDAY: 10:30 a.m., needlework; 10:30 a.m., blood pressure check; 12:30 p.m., balance.

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., bingo.

FRIDAY: 10:30 a.m., Yahtzee; 11 a.m., Wii bowling; 12:30 p.m., balance.

Daily meals are served at noon. Donations are accepted. Call for a reservation.

There are also monthly craft days and birthday parties.

FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER

Open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays.

MONDAY: 7 a.m. to noon, full breakfast menu, open to the public.

TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., exercise class and quilting, cards and crafts; 6 p.m., cards, player’s choice.

WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY: noon, nutrition program lunch, and quilting, cards and crafts.

Weight Watchers – Doors open at 5 p.m. with meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Self-serve breakfast is available from 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. For more information, call 330-889-2733.

CHAMPION SCOPE

4451 Mahoning Ave.; 330-847-8179.

Call ahead to attend meals; beverages are included with meal.

MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., “Biggest Breakfast in Town”; 11 a.m., speakers; noon, ballroom dancing; James Clime at the organ the fourth Monday of every month for the breakfast hour.

TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., Scrabble; 11:15 a.m., lunch; 12:15 p.m., arthritic exercise.

WEDNESDAY: 9:30 a.m., cards, 500 bid; 11:15 a.m., lunch; 12:15, bingo.

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., Scrabble / Uno; 11:15 a.m., lunch; noon, painting and crafts.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., tai chi; 11:15 a.m., lunch; noon, painting and crafts.

NILES SCOPE SENIOR CENTER

14 E. State St., Niles, Ray Novotny and Judy Fabian, managers. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. 330-544-3676.

MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 11 a.m., Arthritis Foundation exercise program, Debbie Eschman therapy; 1 p.m., cards, player’s choice; 1 p.m., quilting; 4 p.m., Monday Night Cards; 5 p.m., weight loss support group Weigh-Inn.

TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m. square dancing, Norm Flavell, caller and instructor; 11:45 a.m., Happy Tappers exercise / dance group; 1 p.m., cards – 500 tournament, first, second and third Tuesday each month, pre-registration required; 1 p.m., American Red Cross Blood Drive (when scheduled); 2:30 p.m., pinochle; 3 p.m., blood pressure checks, first and third Tuesday each month, Niles Health Department; 7:30 p.m., Square Dance lessons with Gene Hammond. Call 330-534-4426 to sign up.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., chair yoga; 11:30 a.m., lunch (VIP monthly birthday luncheon, third Wednesday); 1 p.m., bingo with a guest caller each week; 1 p.m., Texas Hold ‘Em; 2:30 p.m., cards, players choice; 7 p.m. (third Wednesday), Friendly Squares dance.

THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., line dancing, Norm Flavell, instructor; 11:30 a.m., lunch; 1 p.m., pinochle, bridge and Game Day (uchre, board games, wii bowling); 6 p.m., Thursday Night Clean People Narcotics Anonymous, 1-800-GET HOPE.

FRIDAY: 9:30 a.m., AARP Free Tax preparation by appointment only; 10 a.m., Free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings (every third Friday); 11 a.m., arthritis exercise program, Debbie Eschman therapy; 11:30 a.m., Must Go Friday Lunch; 1 p.m., choir practice; 2 p.m., mixed chorus (second Friday), sing at Briarfield at the Ridge, (third Friday), either Autumn Hills or Briarfield at Ashley Circle.

Pool table, piano or television available when not in conflict with other activities.

HOWLAND SCOPE

8273 High St., Howland.

MONDAY: 9 a.m., pinochle; 12:30 p.m., yoga; 1:45 p.m., senior zumba; 1:45 p.m., Mexican train dominos; 7 p.m. first and third Mondays, WRIPCA meetings.

TUESDAY: 12:30 p.m., bingo; 12:30 p.m., Book Club (third Tuesday); 1 p.m., mah jongg (first, second and fourth Tuesday); 3 p.m., cornhole; 6:30 p.m, American Legion Auxiliary Riders meetings each week.

WEDNESDAY: 9 a.m., Ohio Star Quilters (first, third and fourth Wednesday); 9:30 a.m., bridge club; 1 p.m., Red Hatters (first Wednesday); 6:30 p.m., line dancing.

THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., computer class (five-week course); 10 a.m., needle art; 11:45 a.m., string art class; 2 p.m., Line dance with Gloria Stone; 12:30 p.m., Red Hatters (first Thursday); 2 p.m., Investment Club (meets at Panera Bread, Warren); 4 p.m., card night.

FRIDAY: 11:30 a.m., line dancing; 8:15 a.m., golf.

For more information on programs and events at Howland SCOPE, call 330-609-7806.

CORTLAND SCOPE

125 N. Bank St., Cortland; 330-637-3010; Harbor Day Care, 2627 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren, 330-399-4495.

MONDAY: 10 a.m., bridge club; 10 a.m., beginners line dancing; 12:30 p.m., arthritis exercise; 4 p.m., pool league.

TUESDAY: 10:30 a.m., Book Club (first Tuesday of the month); 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; 1 p.m., crochet class (beginners welcome); 2 p.m., line dancing.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., bridge players; noon, arthritis exercise class; 1 p.m., jewelry class.

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., cards (first Card Party 10:30 a.m., call for table reservations, 330-637-3010); sewing, open, free (closed at 2 p.m. until further notice).

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., art group, free; 10 a.m., cards; 10:30 a.m., omelet in a bag, first Friday; 2 p.m., woodcarving class.

WARREN SCOPE

220 W. Market St., Warren. Donations accepted for lunch. For more information, call 330-399-8846.

The pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Cost for breakfast is $2 per person.

MONDAY: 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., cards (500); 4:30 p.m., pool league.

TUESDAY: 9:30 a.m., art class – portraits; 4:30 p.m., Railroad Club; 7 p.m., bridge; 7 p.m., Stephen Foster Chorus.

WEDNESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing, Norman Flavell; 10 a.m., beginners computer class; poker (closed group).

THURSDAY: 10 a.m., bridge; 10:30 a.m., arthritis exercise; 12:30 p.m., bingo; Poker (closed group); 4:30 p.m., pool league.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., chair tap dance; 10 a.m., intermediate computer class; 10:30 a.m., tap class.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: 100 Westchester Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register for a free 11:30 a.m. lunch by 10:30 a.m. at austintownseniorcenter@hotmail.com or by calling 330-953-1416.

MONDAY: 9:30 a.m., painting class; 10 a.m., bingo; noon, monthly wellness check, including blood pressure, hearing, vision and medication checks.

TUESDAY: 10 a.m., line dancing with Bea; noon, bingo trip to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh.

WEDNESDAY: 9:15 a.m., cards or cornhole; 10 a.m., bingo; noon, tai chi.

THURSDAY: 9:30 a.m., yoga, cards, Wii; 50/50 drawing, birthday party; noon, bingo, sponsor Briarfield at Ashley Circle.

FRIDAY: 10 a.m., bingo, cornhole, Wii.

Lunch is offered Monday through Friday on a first-come, first-served basis to seniors 60 or older.

The center features speakers at 11:30 a.m. every Friday, followed by the taping of the ”Senior Focus” TV show.

GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER

330-545-6596

NUTRITION MEAL PROGRAM

Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs: 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Call reservation in at least two days in advance at 330-675-2486. Donations accepted. For seniors ages 60 or older and / or their spouses. Menu calendars are available at the center.

Upcoming events:

Basic computer classes: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. Call 330-545-6596 to register or for more information.

Fitness Room hours: 8:30 to 4 p.m. Monday; 8:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday; 8:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday; 8:30 to 4 p.m. Friday; closed Saturdays.

Yoga / pilates: Tuesdays, yoga from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., pilates 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, yoga 3 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursdays, yoga at 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., chair yoga 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and pilates 5 to 6 p.m.

Tai chi: noon to 1 p.m. Fridays

Exercising to music will be 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gym.

The Wii gaming system and air hockey or pingpong is set up in the parlor for members to use during the center’s hours of operation.

Adult basketball or cornhole is held 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday in the gym. Minimum of two players and must be members of the center.

Walk the steps or in the gym: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Minimum of two walkers. Sign in at the front desk.

Knit and crochet class: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Bring yarn, needles and other materials needed. Class is free and open to members.

COUNTRY NEIGHBOR: Country Neighbor Community Center, 39 S. Maple St., Orwell, is offering the following programs. For reservations or information, call Diana Ristimaki, program coordinator, at 440-437-6311.

Maple Street Cafe breakfast, 6 to 10 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. All proceeds benefit the services and programs of Country Neighbor.

Diabetes support group – 10 a.m. first Friday of each month, free.

Jodie Stoloves

chair dancing – 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, fee.

Ceramic classes – 12:30 p.m. second and fourth Friday, fee, call to register.