SENIOR SIDELIGHTS


Gathering Place event, sponsored by Lord of Life Church, Canfield, will meet at 11 a.m. March 13 at Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield. Karen Kannal will speak about human trafficking. Lunch will be provided. Call Bernadette Beler at 330-533-6045 or church office at 330-533-3531. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that takes place the second Monday of each month.

Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. will offer the following opportunities: 9 a.m. Monday, Oscar Party potluck breakfast; 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, cookie decorating with Windsor House; 9 a.m March 17, St. Patrick’s Day potluck breakfast; 9:15 a.m. March 21, bingo with Windsor House; 10 a.m. March 27, snack facts; noon March 30, picnic potluck luncheon. Coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m.; fitness rooms open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 5 p.m. second Wednesday of every month, Fourth Ward Block Watch monthly meetings; 9:30 Thursdays, movies are offered with popcorn and hot chocolate; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Yoga classes ($5/class) and noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, Tai Chi ($5/class). The Center also offers assistance with Medicare, prescription assistance and many other senior citizen issues by appointment. It also is an AARP tax aide site available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until mid-April. For details or items needed, call the center at 330-545-6596.

Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, a volunteer program of the Trumbull County Probate Court, is looking for 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 also are involved in planning special events for seniors such as health fairs and Make a Difference day projects. The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. March 7 at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Warren. For information contact 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org

Niles S.C.O.P.E. Senior Center, 14 E. State St., will offer the following activities: 2 p.m. Thursday, a book discussion group will meet. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doer will be featured. The book is available at McKinley Memorial Library. The program is free. March 10 a podiatry service by Dr. Thomas Pokabla will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon by appointment only. Participants must provide an insurance card and regular copays will apply. March 21, appointments are being taken for mammograms from 1:30 to 3 p.m. with the Mercy Health Mammovan. Insurance will be accepted, those with no insurance will be eligible for a free mammogram. Registration is required for all activities by calling the center at 330-544-3676.

Ohio Living Park Vista Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following activities: Free income tax service through April 7 from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Fridays by appointment only. Take last year’s tax return with all of your 2016 information. For reservations, call 330-744-5071.

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