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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: Sliced turkey with gravy, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, wheat bread, peaches, angel food cake;

• Monday: Barbecue pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, sandwich bun, warm apples, angel food cake.

• Tuesday: Pot roast with gravy, parsley butter whole potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, pineapple, ice cream;

• Wednesday: Sliced ham with pineapple, mashed sweet potatoes, peas, wheat bread, fresh apple, angel food cake;

• Thursday: Meatballs with sauce, penne with sauce, green beans, side salad with Italian dressing, dinner roll, mixed fruit, cookie;

• March 4: Cheese omelet, breakfast potatoes, warm peaches, English muffin with jelly, orange Juice Box, mini muffin.

TOUR INFORMATION: Trumbull County SCOPE will host two tour and travel informational workshops on March 9.

The first workshop that day will be at 4 p.m. at the Warren Senior Center, 375 North Park Ave. The second workshop will be at 6 p.m. at the Niles Senior Center at 14 E. State St. Participants only need to attend one session.

For those who attend, a raffle will take place at each workshop for a $50 credit toward any SCOPE trip in 2022.

John Sinclair, SCOPE’s travel coordinator, as well as Jim Ezzo, SCOPE’s tour specialist, will review the schedule of planned one-day and two-day trips for the 2022 tour season. They also will review the safety protocols taken due to the coronavirus, as well as tips for taking tours and travel.

For more information on the SCOPE bus tours arranged by Sinclair, contact Jim Ezzo at Warren SCOPE Senior Center at 330-406-6777 or call Sinclair directly at 330-719-6778.

RETIREES TO MEET: Howland Schools Retirees will resume monthly lunch meetings following a winter hiatus at 11:30 a.m. March 1 at Enzo’s Restaurant. All classified and nonclassified retired school employees and their spouses or guests are welcome to attend the monthly lunches.

Cost of the lunch, payable at the door, is $15 for your choice from four entrees offered. Call Mary at 330-856-0483 by the Saturday prior to the meeting if you plan to attend so proper seating can be arranged.

There are no dues collected except for people who want to receive the newsletters. Breakfast / granola bars will be collected for the Howland High School Paws Pantry.

HOSPITAL RETIREES TO MEET: St. Joseph Warren Hospital Retirees will meet at 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.

RETIREES TO MEET: The TMH Retirees will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the Buena Vista Cafe in Warren. All TMH retirees and former employees are welcome to attend. For reservations or further information, contact Melissa Grabowski at 234-806-3062.

ALZHEIMER’S NEW FACEBOOK: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has launched a new Facebook series to help Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers.

The Facebook Caregiver Corner Series focuses on a series of topics with a question-and-answer period about topics ranging from how to care for oneself as a caregiver, how to address eating and nutrition issues for your loved one and traveling with the loved one. The sessions, which are free, are broadcast the last Thursday of each month at noon on the Association’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/alzgeoac. The next Caregiver Corner will be at noon on March 31.

Caregivers can contact the Greater East Ohio Area Chapter during office hours at 330-650-0552 or through the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900, which provides around-the-clock care.

AEROBICS SURVEY: Through a grant from the Mercy Health Foundation, SCOPE Senior Services has an opportunity to host additional free fitness classes such as aerobics and Zumba. SCOPE would like to know what time of day — from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. — which center — Cortland, Howland, Newton Falls, Niles or Warren — and which day(s) of the week or weekend those who wish to participate would choose. Participants can select either aerobics or Zumba or types of classes.

Mercy Health will pay for and provide the instructors for these classes if enough seniors participate.

Call 330-399-8846 or email Mike Wilson at mwilson@fcsohio.org with your interest.

DANCING SURVEY: SCOPE Senior Services has announced the opportunity to have line dancing and / or ballroom style dancing on the wooden floor gymnasium at the Warren Senior Citizen Center located in the YWCA building, 375 N. Park Ave.

SCOPE is partnering with Artistically U Dance Studio to provide instructors for line dancing as well as ballroom dance classes for mature citizens. There will be a small instructor charge per class.

SCOPE is conducting a survey and would like to know what time of day and which days of the week or weekend seniors would be most interested. Respondents should let SCOPE know if they want a beginner class or a regular session, as well as whether their interest is for line dance or ballroom style.

Call 330-399-8846 or email Marge Haley at mhaley@fcsohio.org with your interest.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty residents 60 and older may sign up for the Liberty Township Senior Watch Program. Contact Marcy Orlando, police secretary, at 330-759-1315, or Joy, fire secretary, at 330-759-0363, Ext. 102.

WARREN SCOPE OFFERS PROGRAMS: The Warren SCOPE Center, 375 N. Park Ave., offers an indoor walking fitness area 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. The indoor facility provides music thanks to the HChoice health program through its isolation and loneliness initiative. SCOPE provides an incentive of gift cards for seniors who walk 50 miles.

The Center offers a SilverSneakers FLEX fitness session 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. The SilverSneakers FLEX stretch class is offered at noon on Tuesdays.

Senior citizens who are Medicare-eligible can take classes for free. Non-SilverSneakers members pay $2 per class. For more information or to register for classes or lunch, call 330-399-8846.

FALL PREVENTION GUIDE: The Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS joined with the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership and released an updated “Elderly Fall Prevention Resource Guide” for EMS providers and the general public.

Download a copy of the guide at www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS5934.pdf.

FARMINGTON SENIOR CENTER: 150 College St., Farmington, is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 7 a.m. to noon Mondays. Call 330-889-2733. Lunches featuring home cooking for $3 for 60 and older and $5 for younger than 60. The lunch menu is posted on the center’s Facebook page. For more information, contact the center at 330-889-2733.

• 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 the third Tuesday of the month;

• Chair yoga with Vera, 10 a.m. Wednesdays;

• TOPS meetings, 1 p.m. weigh-in; meeting 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays;

• Dr. Guy Del Prince will be doing Foot Care from 1 to 4 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. Appointments can be made by calling Linda at the center. Each session is $25;

• Chair massage with Jason, 2 to 3 p.m. 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;

• Bristol High School donated numerous items for folks that need a helping hand. goodies and personal care items 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;

• Valentine dinner, 4 p.m. Feb. 11, $10 per person; stuffed chicken breast with green bean casserole, baked butternut squash and chocolate raspberry cake. Seating is limited. Make a reservation at 330-889-2733;

• Numerous health programs are set, such as Heart Attack Care on Feb. 2 and Gut Health on March 8. Programs are given by University Hospitals at noon on the assigned dates. No reservations required;

• Menu for month: Week 3 — Tuesday, Amish Ladies Day, no lunch; Wednesday, keilbasa and kraut; Thursday: flatbread pizza. Week 4: Tuesday, taco; Wednesday, omelet and hash browns; and Wednesday, chicken pot pie.

THE GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 433 Trumbull Ave., Girard, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Offered are stretching classes, a coffee and snack bar, puzzles, mind games, computer cafe, newspapers and fitness center. Yoga / Pilates is offered; call for class times. For more information and lunch reservations (two days ahead), call 330-675-2486.

• A tai chi class is offered noon to 1 p.m. Fridays for $5 per person;

• Nutrition Meal Program, 1:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

SENIOR RIDES: Applications to use the senior rides services are available by calling Diane Siskowic-Jurkovic, Trumbull County senior levy administrator, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 330-675-7846, by emailing her at SLJurkov@co.trumbull.oh.us, or online at http://seniorlevyser vice.co.trumbull.oh.us. They also can be picked up at Trumbull County SCOPE Centers in Warren, Howland, Champion, Cortland, Lordstown and Niles.

For rides, seniors can call:

• Comfort Care-A-Van, 330-744-4145, for wheelchair trips or any other trip over 10 miles;

• All American USA Taxi, 330-395-3226, for nonwheelchair rides 10 miles or less;

• Country Neighbor, 440-437-6311, for any trip originating in the northern tier of the county;

• Garwin Inc., 330-534-1335, for nonwheelchair rides 10 miles or less.

CORTLAND SENIOR CENTER: The Cortland Area Senior Citizen Center, located at Cortland Christian Church, 153 Grove Drive, is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, with activities such as cards, fitness, board games, puzzles, coloring, arts and crafts, and walking, along with free coffee for visitors.

Lunches are served around noon. Make a reservation three days in advance by calling 330-509-2415 or by stopping by the center. Cost is $3 for those 60 and older and $6 for people younger than 60. No carryouts are available.

Call Center Manager Diane Jordan for more information.

• Those who would like to learn how to play or relearn various card and board games may contact Diane at 330-637-3010 for details.

JOHNSTON CENTER: The Johnston Senior Center, 5922 state Route 5 in Johnston is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. To reserve a lunch, call two business days in advance 330-924-0412 or 330-675-2486. Cost is $2.25 for Trumbull County residents 60 and older and / or their spouse.

Classes include yoga, dance and flexibility, and a variety of others, all which can be modified to meet seniors at their level of capability. Bingo is held weekly. Stop in or call 330-924-0412 to reserve a spot. Chair massages by appointment start at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays for $1 a minute from Living Wellness Holistic.

The center and the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs have resumed the congregate lunch program and include the “grab-n-go” lunch.

For a complete listing or more information, visit the Facebook page or call the center at 330-924-0412.

FALLS CENTER OFFERS LUNCH: SCOPE relocated a senior center to the recently purchased Newton Falls Village Building, 612 W. Broad St., where hot lunches are offered to senior citizens.

To eat, people need to call the center two days in advance at 330-306-9577. There is no charge for the meals but participants are asked to provide a donation. Meals are served noon Monday to Friday. Due to limits on indoor seating, reserved meals may also be packaged up for carryout.

The center is open for a wide variety of activities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Masking and social distancing rules are followed.

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.

VOLUNTEER PACKERS / DRIVERS NEEDED: Trumbull Mobile Meals delivers meals five days a week to Trumbull County residents who are homebound. The agency needs volunteer packers and volunteer drivers.

Volunteer cold packers help pack cold meals, 8:15 to 11 a.m., and volunteer hot packers pack meals from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers deliver between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Anyone who can spare an hour or two once a week or even just once a month is invited to help.

For further information, call Christine Sanford at 330-394-2538, Ext. 101, or email tmmvolunteer@aol.com.

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.

NILES SCOPE, 14 E. State St., Niles, is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Call 330-574-2888. For lunch, call two days ahead by 2 p.m.

McDONALD COMMUNITY ROOM: 500 Ohio Ave. For information, call director Millie Ritz at 330-288-0015 or millieritz@zoominternet.net.

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

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

SCOPE PARTNERS WITH H-CHOICES: SCOPE Senior Services is partnering with Steve Pelton of HChoices’s with online programming for senior citizens. The We Thrive Together social isolation and loneliness initiative have been providing online educational and health classes during the COVID-19 crisis to senior citizens in the Mahoning Valley.

Visit WeThriveTogether.org for additional details and class schedule listings. All programming is free and can be accessed online. For more information, call Alyssa at 330-727-9452.





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