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RETIREES OFFER SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship committee of the Women Retirees of Youngstown State University is accepting applications through March 1 for the 2020-21 academic year.

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time, junior female student who maintains a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Information about the scholarship is available at www.ysu. edu/finaid/scholarships. Application forms may be printed from the website or picked up at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on the second floor of Meshel Hall at YSU.

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.

Schedule:

• 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.

• 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; and noon, bridge group

• Tuesday — Center closed

• Wednesday– Center closed

• 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., SOS; 10 a.m., walking club; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:45 a.m., weekly announcements; noon, lunch and cash bingo

• Jan. 3 — 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.

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 home delivered meals to homebound clients 60 and older in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Ask about different meal options. Cost is $2 per meal. Call 330-884-2513.

Easterseals offers Non-medical Transportation to independent seniors 60 and older in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. A charge $2.50 per trip helps support the program, donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2511 to schedule.

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.

FAMLY FIRST: Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road, 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.

• Free chair yoga classes weekly at 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Free care for an adult loved one so that their caregiver can participate in class.

Preregistration is not required to attend, but is required should care be needed. Call 330-953-2704 to register or email info@familyfirstads.com.

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.

Senior news

RETIREES OFFER SCHOLARSHIP: The scholarship committee of the Women Retirees of Youngstown State University is accepting applications through March 1 for the 2020-21 academic year.

The scholarship is awarded to a full-time, junior female student who maintains a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen and be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Information about the scholarship is available at www.ysu. edu/finaid/scholarships. Application forms may be printed from the website or picked up at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships on the second floor of Meshel Hall at YSU.

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

Schedule for next week:

• 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; 12:30 p.m., seminar: “Chronic Disease Self-Management.”

• 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.

• Wednesday — Center closed.

• Thursday — Center closed.

• Dec. 27 — 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.

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 home delivered meals to homebound clients 60 and older in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Ask about different meal options. Cost is $2 per meal. Call 330-884-2513.

Easterseals offers non-medical transportation to independent seniors 60 and older in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. A charge $2.50 per trip helps support the program, donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2511 to schedule.

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.

FAMLY FIRST: Family First Adult Day Services, 4199 Kirk Road, 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.

• Free chair yoga classes weekly at 11 a.m. Wednesdays.

• Free care for an adult loved one so that their caregiver can participate in class.

Preregistration is not required to attend, but is required should care be needed. Call 330-953-2704 to register or email info@familyfirstads.com.

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

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

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. For more information, visit www.mahon ingcountyretiredteachers.com.

POLICE AND FIRE RETIREES: The Police and Fire Retirees and Widows, Chapter 10 District 2, Christmas dinner will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 W. Chester Drive, Door 107, Austintown. Reservations are required by Monday to Carol at 330-758-8275 or Rosemary at 330-533-2606.

Those attending are asked to bring unwrapped, small items such as toy cars, pencils, books, stuffed animals and playing cards for the group’s gift to Akron Children’s Hospital, Mahoning Valley.

Beverages and table service will be provided.

MYSTERY CHRISTMAS: “The Mystery of Christmas” program will be 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at The First Congregational Church of Wayne, 3291 U.S. Route 322, Wayne. The program will tell of the prophesy of the coming Messiah and His birth in Scripture and singing. There will be a candlelight service.

Refreshments will follow the program.

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.

• 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; 12:30 p.m., Paint and Taste;

• 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;

• 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;

• 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 CommuniCare;

• Friday: 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 trivia sponsored by Woodlands.

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 home delivered meals to homebound clients 60 and older in Mahoning and Columbiana counties. Ask about different meal options. Cost is $2 per meal. Call 330-884-2513.

Easterseals offers Non-medical Transportation to independent seniors 60 and older in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. A charge $2.50 per trip helps support the program, donations are voluntary. Call 330-884-2511 to schedule.

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, 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. If interested in participating, call the center;

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

• Monthly birthday celebration, 9:15 a.m. Tuesday;

• Craft class, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sign-ups are required by calling the center;

• Block watch holiday party, 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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