SENIOR SIDELIGHTS


Austintown Senior Center, 100 Westchester Drive, has planned the following: Monday, Birding video class, 30 minutes with God, and piloxing at 9 a.m., Sew N Crafts at 9:30, Senior Spinning, bingo and painting class at 10, chair Pilates at 11, chair volleyball at 11:30, lunch at noon, Paint and Taste at 12:30 and computer class and advisory council meeting at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, coloring group at 8:30 a.m., U.S. History video class at 9, S.O.S. at 9:30, crocheting, bingo and rocket building at 10, line dancing at 10:30, chair yoga at 11:30, ballroom dancing at noon, lunch at 12:30 p.m., computer class, AARP choir, and Mahjong at 1; Wednesday, 30 minutes with God, video class on Do-It-Yourself Engineering, blood pressure checks (Woodlands) and trip to garden centers at 9, bingo and Drum Your Way Fit at 10, quilting class at 10:30, Yoga/Pilates at 11, pizza party and beginner’s ukulele class at noon, afternoon movie and ukelele class at 12:30 p.m., computer class at 1 and Garden Club at 2; Thursday, 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 and chair volleyball at 11, lunch and bingo at noon; and Friday, video class on the Vikings, 30 minutes with God and senior spinning at 9, tone and sculpt at 9:45, bingo at 10, fencing at 11, and a seminar on senior exploitation at 1 p.m. 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, Closed for Election Day except yoga and Pilates ($5) at 10:30 a.m., no meal plan; Wednesday, mind games at 9 a.m., stretch plus at 9:30 a.m. and 4th Ward Block Watch meeting at 5 p.m.; Thursday, mind games at 9 a.m., yoga and Pilates ($5) at 10:30, Senior Citizen/Intergenerational Day Luncheon at noon, in the gym; and Friday, mind games at 9 a.m., stretch plus at 9:30 and Tai Chi at noon with $5 fee. 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. Assistance with Medicare, prescription assistance and many other senior citizen issues are 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.

Gathering Place will meet at Lord of Life Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, at 11 a.m. May 14. The speaker will be from the Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University and will discuss"Quack Medicine and the FDA." Lunch will be provided by the Woodlands. A nurse from Buckeye Hospice will provide free blood pressure screenings at the beginning of the program. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that takes place on the second Monday of the month. For information, call Bernadette Beler at 330-533-6045 or the church at 330-533-3531.

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. June 5 at Shepherd of the Valley, 4100 North River Road, Warren. For information, call 330-675-2521 or go to www.trumbullprobate.org.

Niles SCOPE Senior Center is announcing it's art class with Kathryn Infante that will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. every Friday for $3 per lesson at the Wellness Center. There will be a new project each week. Art classes will take place at the Wellness Center until further notice.

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following activities: 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, 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 Day Park Vista North at 9:30 and multi media art and socialization at noon; and Friday, Diabetic Support Group at 10, Ukelele class and Eliminating Clutter at 11 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.

Trumbull Mobile Meals is a community-based service agency dedicated to providing a home-delivered meal service to Trumbull County residents who are homebound. Due to an alarming increase in senior hunger in the community, volunteers are desperately needed to deliver meals in the Niles, Cortland, Howland, Warren, Vienna, Girard, Liberty and McDonald areas. Daily, 45 to 50 volunteers are now delivering meals to over 200 individuals. Volunteers are the heart of Trumbull Mobile Meals. Anyone can help if they have an hour to spare once a week or even just once a month. For information, call Terri at 330-394-2538.

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