SENIOR SIDELIGHTS


Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. will offer the following opportunities: Monday, mind games at 9 a.m., morning stretch classes at 9:30 and crochet classes at 10:15; Tuesday, monthly birthday celebration at 9:15 , bingo with Harbor Light Hospice at 9:30 a.m., walking the block at 10 and yoga ($5) at 10:30; Wednesday, mind games at 9 a.m., morning stretch class at 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, mind games at 9 a.m., movies with popcorn and hot chocolate at 9:30 a.m. and yoga ($5) at 10:30; and Friday, mind games at 9a.m., morning stretch class at 9:30 a.m. and Tai Chi classes at noon ($5). Coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m.; fitness rooms open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and until 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Fourth Ward Block Watch monthly meetings. One-on-one computer or tech tutoring is available by appointment. The center is a meal program site offering daily meals Monday through Friday through the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Stop by or call for a menu and details. For information or registration, call the center at 330-545-6596.

Ohio Living Park Vista Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following activities: Tuesday, brush, knife and needle club and travel committee at 10 a.m., beginner and intermediate bridge and party bridge at noon and R.O.M. and balance exercise at 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, walk for wellness at 9:30 a.m., watercolors at 10, tap class at noon, 500 bid card club at 1 p.m. and line dancing at 1:30; Thursday, woodcarvers at 9 a.m., Fun Day at Boardman Park at 10 a.m., group therapy artists at noon and wellness club at 2:30 p.m.; and Friday, Youngstown Fun Day at 10 a.m. and chair yoga ($7 or $5) at 1 p.m. Call 330-744-5071 in advance for reservations for all classes and events. Silver Sneakers classes are available Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1 to 2 p.m., in the Gathering Room. To find out more about Silver Sneakers, or to verify whether your health plan covers the program, visit silversneakers.com. If your health plan does not cover the program, there will be a small fee for each class. For information, call 330-746-2944, ext. 1214.

Senior Corps Retired Senior Volunteer Program, located in the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave., is under the Corp. for National and Community Service. It is a volunteer program with the mission of linking volunteers age 55 and over with a variety of volunteer opportunities within their communities. There are sites throughout Mahoning and Trumbull counties with opportunities such as senior companionship, transportation for museums, meal delivery for home-bound seniors and construction. There is no maximum requirement of volunteer hours. There is a short application, and the program coordinator will meet with volunteers to match them with their preferred site based on their interests, skills and location. Also needed are tutors for Project M.O.R.E. (Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence) in the Youngstown City Schools. Tutors will receive one hour of training and work one-on-one with a student in a 30-minute session. Training will be scheduled this summer, and tutors are needed for a fall start at all Youngtown City PK-8 buildings. Volunteers can contact Deborah Cunningham, program coordinator, at 330-480-0352 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email dcunningham@fcsohio.org.

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