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SOAR TO MEET: SOAR 27-2 and 27-6, Steelworkers Retirees, Local Union 1330 and 1331, will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at Smith Corners United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Niles Canfield Road, for the annual Christmas party.

Reservations are closed. No walk-ins will be admitted.

There will be no meeting in January.

AARP CHRISTMAS LUNCH: The Canfield AARP 3104 will meet for the annual Christmas luncheon Monday at A La Cart Catering in Canfield. There will be musical entertainment.

The Dec. 17 bus trip to Wilmington, Pa., to see the Texas Tenors and dinner at the Wooden Angel is sold out. Plans are being made for bus trips in 2020.

Annual dues of $10 will be due the first of the year and can be mailed to Dorothy Conkle. For new membership information, call Connie at 330-332-0121.

Nonmembers are welcome at the meetings and bus trips.

PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees, PERI Chapter 18, will meet Tuesday at the Avion Banquet Center. Luncheon cost is $13. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other raffle gifts. Entertainer Rachaell Joy will perform songs of the season.

OPERS retirees and future retirees are welcome to join Chapter 18. Future retirees under OPERS unable to attend the meeting / luncheons, are encouraged to join Chapter 18 yearly to receive the newsletter to keep informed of the pension and health changes from OPERS. Dues for 2020 can be paid at the meeting.

For more information, call Helen Verdream at 330-629-8227, Mary Grace Welsh at 330-743-8425, or Ceil Kidd at 330-533-2149.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Lowellville Senior Citizens will meet for their annual Christmas party 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Donavito’s Restaurant and Catering, 139 S. Bridge St., Struthers. Order off the menu.

Music will be provided by Lowellville band students, directed by Bob Antonucci.

Reservations are due Friday to Paula Kacir, 330-718-2856.

Notify Jean Rotz, sunshine chairman, 330-536-8228, of any illness or deaths among members.

1418 SENIORS TO MEET: 1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Bedford Trails Golf Course and Restaurant. Call John Texter at 330-755-6936.

RETIRED TEACHERS HOLIDAY: The Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will hold its annual holiday social at 11 a.m. and meeting at 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 11 at Drake’s Landing in Canfield. The meeting and program will follow.

Susan Harris will preside. The meeting will feature the Boardman High School Jazz Band and the installation of the newly elected officers. Carol Kinsey, regional liaison, will be the guest speaker. The Community Service project is monetary donations for the Salvation Army.

All area educators are invited to attend. To make a reservation, contact Maggie Skripac at 330-953-1200 by Wednesday. For more information, visit www.mahoningcountyretired teachers.com.

GET OUT AND DINE: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is launching a program in Mahoning and Columbiana counties to assist seniors in achieving healthy eating through a person-centered, choice approach to dining. The agency is seeking area restaurants to create a new congregate dining experience in Mahoning and Columbiana counties.

The Get Out and Dine Program, which will be funded by the Older American’s Act beginning Jan. 1, gives seniors 60 and older seven vouchers monthly to redeem for an approved meal at one of the participating restaurants.

Residents of Mahoning and Columbiana County or restaurants that wish to participate in the program can contact Direction Home of Eastern Ohio at 330-505-2300 for more information on the application process.

Those residing in nursing homes and assisted livings or receiving a meal through another Direction Home of Eastern Ohio Program will not be eligible for this program.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown; 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

• Nov. 29 — Closed.

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.

OHIO LIVING HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE SENIOR CENTER, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has daily programs and classes. Call the center at 330-744-5071.

• Zumba classes, 1 p.m. every Thursday. Cost to members is $2; nonmembers, $3. Learn movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance accompanied by Latin and American dance music.

EASTERSEALS MEALS: Easterseals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Mahoning County for people 60 and older and their spouses regardless of age.

Reservations are required by calling three days in advance at 330-884-2513. Transportation is available by calling 330-884-2511. The program office is at 299 Edwards St., Youngstown.

McDONALD COMMUNITY ROOM: 500 Ohio Ave. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

For information, call director Millie Ritz at 330-288-0015 or millieritz@zoominternet.net.

FREE TAI CHI: Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road in Austintown, is hosting free tai chi classes for the community, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Registration is required by calling Family First Adult Day Services at 330-953-2704 or emailing info@familyfirstads.com.

For those caring for adult loved ones who would like to attend the class, Family First offers free services during the class. Contact Family First at 330-953-2704 or info@familyfirstads.com for more information.

Free chair yoga is also offered weekly, 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER, 443 Trumbull Ave. For information, call 330-545-6596 or go to www.multigen.org. There is a coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Meals are offered Monday through Friday through the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs.

• Movies in the parlor, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays;

• Walking the block, 10 a.m. Tuesdays;

• Parkinson’s support group meets 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month;

• Stretch exercises, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays;

• Holiday potluck breakfast, 9 a.m. Dec. 5. Call the center to sign up.

• The Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk with Ease” program is offered 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at the center’s gym through Dec. 11. If interested in participating, call the center;

• Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers will be at the center, by appointment only;

• Holiday potluck breakfast, 9 a.m. Dec. 5. Call the center to sign up;

• Monthly Birthday Celebration, 9:15 a.m. Dec. 10;

• Craft Class, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10. Sign-ups are required by calling the center.

• Block Watch Holiday Party, 5 p.m. Dec. 11.

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PERI TO MEET: Public Employee Retirees, P.E.R.I Chapter 18, will meet Dec. 3 at the Avion Banquet Center. Luncheon cost is $13. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other raffle gifts. Entertainer Rachaell Joy will perform songs of the season.

O.P.E.R.S. retirees and future retirees are welcome to join Chapter 18. Future retirees under OPERS unable to attend the meeting / luncheons, are encouraged to join Chapter 18 yearly to receive the newsletter to keep informed of the pension and health changes from OPERS.

Annual dues to become a member are $10 and spouses can join as associate members for $5. Dues for 2020 can be paid at the meeting.

Reservations must by Nov. 25 by calling Helen Verdream, 330-629-8227, Mary Grace Welsh, 330-743-8425, Ceil Kidd, 330-533-2149 or Arlene DeChellis, 330-726-8019.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Lowellville Senior Citizens will meet for their annual Christmas party 2 p.m. Dec. 6 at Donavito’s Restaurant and Catering, 139 S. Bridge St., Struthers. Order off the menu.

Music will be provided by Lowellville band students, directed by Bob Antonucci.

Reservations to Paula Kacir, 330-718-2856, by Nov. 29.

Newly elected officers for 2020 are Brenda Perry, president; Ernie Ciarniello, vice president; Paula Karic, treasurer; and Marcie Kelly, secretary.

Notify Jean Rotz, sunshine chairman, 330-536-8228, of any illness or deaths among members.

HOMECARE ELITE: Three Ohio Living locations have been named to the Top 500 of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.

Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice agencies in greater Dayton, Toledo and Youngstown were named to the Top 500. HomeCare Elite annually identifies the top 25 percent of agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The greater Cleveland agency was named in the top 25 percent.

For more information about HomeCare Elite, call 888-572-4009, write to homecareelite@abilitynetwork.com or visit www.abilitynetwork.com/home

care-elite.

GET OUT AND DINE: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is launching a program in Mahoning and Columbiana counties to assist seniors in achieving healthy eating through a person-centered, choice approach to dining. The agency is seeking area restaurants to create a new congregate dining experience in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties.

The Get Out and Dine Program, which will be funded by the Older American’s Act beginning Jan. 1, gives seniors 60 and older seven vouchers monthly to redeem for an approved meal at one of the participating restaurants.

Residents of Mahoning and Columbiana County or restaurants that wish to participate in the program can contact Direction Home of Eastern Ohio at 330-505-2300 for more information on the application process.

Those residing in nursing homes and assisted livings or receiving a meal through another Direction Home of Eastern Ohio Program will not be eligible for this program.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown; 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

• Today — 9 a.m. video, “U.S. and the Middle East”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., senior spinning; 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., fencing; noon, Lunch and Learn sponsored by Shepherd of the Valley.

• Monday — 9 a.m. video, “Churchill”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., total body fitness; 9:30 a.m., Sew N Crafts; 10 a.m., senior spinning; 10 a.m., bingo; 10 a.m., painting class; 11 a.m., ballet barre; 11:30 a.m., chair volleyball; noon, lunch; noon, bridge group;

• Tuesday — 9 a.m. video, “History of Secret Societies”; 9:30 a.m., S.O.S.; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., line dance; 11 a.m., walking club; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; noon, ballroom dancing; 1 p.m., mahjong;

• Wednesday — Closed;

• Thursday — Closed;

• Friday — Closed.

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.

OHIO LIVING HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE SENIOR CENTER, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has daily programs and classes. Call the center at 330-744-5071.

• Zumba classes, 1 p.m. every Thursday. Cost to members is $2; nonmembers, $3. Learn movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance accompanied by Latin and American dance music.

EASTERSEALS MEALS: Easterseals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Mahoning County for people 60 and older and their spouses regardless of age.

Reservations are required by calling three days in advance at 330-884-2513. Transportation is available by calling 330-884-2511. The program office is at 299 Edwards St., Youngstown.

McDONALD COMMUNITY ROOM: 500 Ohio Ave. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

For information, call director Millie Ritz at 330-288-0015 or millieritz@zoominternet.net.

FREE TAI CHI: Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road in Austintown, is hosting free tai chi classes for the community, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Registration is required by calling Family First Adult Day Services at 330-953-2704 or emailing info@familyfirstads.com.

For those caring for adult loved ones who would like to attend the class, Family First offers free services during the class. Contact Family First at 330-953-2704 or info@familyfirstads.com for more information.

Free chair yoga is also offered weekly, 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER, 443 Trumbull Ave. For information, call 330-545-6596 or go to www.multigen.org. There is a coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Meals are offered Monday through Friday through the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs.

• Movies in the parlor, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays;

• Walking the block, 10 a.m. Tuesdays;

• Parkinson’s support group meets 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month;

• Stretch exercises, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays;

• The Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk with Ease” program is offered 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at the center’s gym through Dec. 11. No classes will be held Nov. 29. If interested in participating, call the center;

• Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers will be at the center Tuesday by appointment only;

• Thanksgiving potluck luncheon, noon Wednesday in the gym. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and the center will provide the turkey. Call the center to make a reservation;

• Bingo with Windsor House, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday;

• The center will be closed Thursday and next Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday;

• Holiday potluck breakfast, 9 a.m. Dec. 5. Call the center to sign up.

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AGING WELL ART: Jewish Family Services and Jewish Community Center of Youngstown are offering a art workshop as part of their Aging Well program.

Mandala (sanskrit for circle) workshops will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane. With the guidance of artist and instructor Liz Lehman, participants will create a piece of art to display.

The cost is $15 for JCC members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit jccyoungstown.org or call 330-746-3250, Ext. 195, to register.

For more information, visit jcc youngstown.org.

STRUTHERS DINNER: Struthers City School District is hosting an Appreciation Dinner for Struthers Senior Citizen (60 and older) residents 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the high school cafeteria.

The Struthers Board of Education is sponsoring the event to thank the senior citizens of Struthers for their past and present support of the school district.

Reservations can be made by calling 330-750-061, Ext. 41215. Cost is $2, payable at the door. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown; 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org. Open 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays.

• Monday — 9 a.m. video, “Churchill”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., total body fitness; 9 a.m., everyday divinity foot care; 9 a.m. trip, Akron discount shops; 9:30 a.m., Sew N Crafts; 10 a.m. senior spinning; 10 a.m., bingo; 10 a.m., painting class; 11 a.m. ballet barre; 11:30 a.m., chair volleyball; noon, lunch; noon, bridge group; 1 p.m., computer class;

• Tuesday — 9 a.m. video, “History of Secret Societies”; 9:30 a.m., S.O.S.; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., line dance; 11 a.m., walking club; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; noon, ballroom dancing; 12:30 p.m., lunch; 1 p.m., mahjong; 1 p.m., computer class;

• Wednesday — 9 a.m. video, “Addictive Brain”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., blood pressure check sponsored by Woodlands; 10 a.m., bingo; 10 a.m., Drum Your Way Fit; 10:30 a.m., quilting; 10:30 a.m., resistance band flexibility training; noon, beginner’s ukulele; noon, pizza party; noon, dominoes; 12:30 p.m., ukulele class; 12:30 p.m., afternoon movie; 1 p.m., computer class;

• Thursday — 8:50 a.m. video, “Tour of England / Scotland / Wales”; 9 a.m., Vets Helping Vets; 9 a.m., wood carving; 9 a.m., music; 9:30 a.m., S.O.S.; 10 a.m., walking club; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:45 a.m., weekly announcements; noon, lunch / grocery bingo sponsored by Woodlands;

• Nov. 22 — 9 a.m. video, “U.S. and the Middle East”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., senior spinning; 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., fencing; noon, Lunch and Learn sponsored by Shepherd of the Valley.

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.

OHIO LIVING HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE SENIOR CENTER, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has daily programs and classes. Call the center at 330-744-5071.

• Zumba classes, 1 p.m. every Thursday. Cost to members is $2; nonmembers, $3. Learn movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance accompanied by Latin and American dance music;

EASTERSEALS MEALS: Easterseals offers hot, nutritious meals weekdays in Mahoning County for people 60 and older and their spouses regardless of age.

Reservations are required by calling three days in advance at 330-884-2513. Transportation is available by calling 330-884-2511. The program office is at 299 Edwards St., Youngstown.

McDONALD COMMUNITY ROOM: 500 Ohio Ave. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

For information, call director Millie Ritz at 330-288-0015 or millieritz@zoominternet.net.

FREE TAI CHI: Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road in Austintown, is hosting free tai chi classes for the community, 10 a.m. Tuesdays and 4 p.m. Thursdays.

Registration is required by calling Family First Adult Day Services at 330-953-2704 or emailing info@familyfirstads.com.

For those caring for adult loved ones who would like to attend the class, Family First offers free services during the class. Contact Family First at 330-953-2704 or info@familyfirstads.com for more information.

Free chair yoga is also offered weekly, 11 a.m. on Wednesdays.

GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER, 443 Trumbull Ave. For information, call 330-545-6596 or go to www.multigen.org. There is a coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Meals are offered Monday through Friday through the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs.

• Movies in the parlor, 9:30 a.m. Thursdays;

• Walking the block, 10 a.m. Tuesdays;

• Parkinson’s support group meets 1:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month;

• Stretch exercises, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays;

• The Arthritis Foundation’s “Walk with Ease” program is offered 10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at the center’s gym through Dec. 11. No classes will be held on Nov. 20 or 29. If interested in participating, call the center;

• Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7. Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteers will be at the center Tuesday by appointment only;

• Thanksgiving potluck luncheon, noon Wednesday in the gym. Attendees are asked to bring your favorite dish to share and the center will provide the turkey. Call the center to make a reservation;

• Bingo with Windsor House, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 26;

• The Center will be closed Nov. 28 and 29 for the holiday.