Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, active exercise at 8 a.m., Do It Yourself Engineering video class, 30 minutes with God, and piloxing at 9, Sew N Crafts and monthly membership meeting at 9:30, Senior Spinning, bingo and painting class at 10, Tabata at 11, chair volleyball at 11:30, lunch at noon, and diabetes class at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, active exercise at 8 a.m., coloring class at 8:30, U.S. History video class at 9, S.O.S. and Grove City Outlets trip at 9:30, bingo and crocheting at 10, line dancing at 10:30, walking club at 11, chair yoga at 11:30, ballroom dancing at noon, lunch at 12:30 p.m., AARP monthly meeting, AARP choir and Mahjong at 1; Wednesday, active exercise at 8 a.m., 30 minutes with God, video class on oceanography and blood-pressure checks at 9, bingo, Drum Your Way Fit and quilting class at 10, Yoga/Pilates at 11, pizza party and beginner’s ukulele class at noon, afternoon movie and ukelele class at 12:30 p.m. and garden club at 2; Thursday, active exercise at 8 a.m., coloring group at 8:30, video class on geological wonders at 8:50, Vets Helping Vets and wood carving at 9, S.O.S. at 9:30, chair yoga and crocheting/needlework at 10, knitting, fencing and chair volleyball at 11, St. Patrick’s Day party with a ukelele sing-a-long at 11:30 and lunch/grocery bingo at noon; and Friday, active exercise at 8 a.m., video class on industrial revolution, 30 minutes with God Bible and senior spinning at 9, tone and sculpt at 9:45, bingo at 10 and lunch and learn at noon. For information, call 330-953-1416 or visit www.austintownseniorcenter.webs.com.
Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. will offer the following opportunities: Monday, mind games at 9 a.m., stretch plus classes at 9:30, and crochet classes at 10:15; Tuesday, yoga and Pilates ($5) at 10:30 a.m. and stretch plus class at 1:15 p.m.; Wednesday, mind games at 9 a.m. and stretch plus at 9:30 a.m. and 4th Ward Block Watch meeting at 5 p.m.; Thursday, mind games at 9 a.m., movies with popcorn and hot chocolate at 9:30, yoga and Pilates ($5) at 10:30 and stretch plus at 1:15 p.m.; and Friday, mind games at 9 a.m., cookie decorating with Windsor House at 9:15, stretch plus at 9:30 and tai chi ($5) at noon. Coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m.; fitness rooms open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wii gaming system and air hockey or ping-pong every day from 8:30 to 2. One-on-one computer or tech tutoring available by appointment. An AARP Foundation tax aide will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 12, only by appointment. Call the center to make an appointment and for details and items needed, at 330-545-6596. Assistance with Medicare, prescription assistance and many other senior citizen issues is offered by appointment with the center’s licensed social worker, Christine Bridgens. 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. Project VIBE, Valley Initiative to promote Balance among the Elderly, is a combined effort with Ohio Living Park Vista and Youngstown State University and will be hosting assessments of volunteers age 65 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m April 9, 13, 23 and 27 at Ohio Living Park Vista. Registration must be made in advance. For information or to register, call 330-746-2944, ext. 1553.
Guardian Angels of Trumbull County, 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 also are involved in planning special events for seniors. The next meeting will take place at 5 p.m. April 3 at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Warren. For information, call 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org.
Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following activities: Monday, income-tax return preparation from 9 a.m. to noon, by appointment only, and Diabetic Empowerment Education Program at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, Fit for Life, brush, knife and needle club at 10 a.m., beginner, intermediate and party bridge at noon and Caregiver Support Group at 1 p.m.; Wednesday, watercolors at 10 a.m., tap class at noon, 500 bid card club at 1 p.m. and line dancing at 1:30; Thursday, woodcarvers at 9 a.m., Living Well fun day at Boardman Park at 10 and multi media art and socialization at noon; and Friday, Income Tax Return preparation from 9 a.m. to noon, by appointment only, Living Well fun day Youngstown at 10 and chair yoga ($7 or $5) at 1 p.m. Call 330-744-5071 in advance for reservations for all classes and events.
Ohio Living Park Vista Senior Center hosts Silver Sneakers classes that are available Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:15 p.m. in the North Lounge. 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 First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave., is a volunteer program with the mission of linking volunteers, age 55 and older, with a variety of volunteer opportunities within Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Volunteer activities include, but are not limited to: senior companionship, preparing/serving meals, meal delivery, providing transportation, installing smoke alarms, and working with children in school or community-based settings. There are many benefits to being a volunteer with RSVP including supplemental health/auto insurance while on duty at no cost, mileage reimbursement for transportation activities, volunteer recognition events, as well as feeling connected to and making an impact in the community. The program coordinator will meet with volunteers to match them with their preferred site based on interests, skills and location. Individuals who are either interested in volunteering or have a need for volunteers, can call Maria Cavileer, program coordinator, at 330-480-0352 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email email@example.com.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 78 E. Liberty St., Girard, will host a church service and luncheon for seniors at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The lunch is free.
Trumbull Mobile Meals is seeking volunteers to prepare, package and deliver meals to over 200 individuals on a daily basis. Those interested in becoming a volunteer may call Terri Dean at Trumbull Mobile Meals at 330-394-2538. TMM is a community-based service agency dedicated to providing a home-delivered meal service to Trumbull County residents who are homebound.
Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, a volunteer program that advocates for people who use long-term care services, such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities, to resolve resident concerns or complaints, is looking for volunteers. Volunteer Ombudsman receive free training and are certified as an Ombudsman associate before beginning volunteer work. There are no experience requirements, but there is a short application. Background checks are done at no cost to the applicant. Contact Max Bumgardner, volunteer coordinator, at 330-505-2375 for information and an application. Applications are available online at www.aaa11.org/volunteer.html.