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SENIOR LIVING TOUR: Brookdale Senior Living, 1420 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown, will host a tour of the newly renovated Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care community from 5 to 7 p.m. March 5 at the facility.

For a sneak peek or more information, call 330-270-1448. RSVP by March 3.

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet March 11 at Drakes Landing Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road. Social hour will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch at 11:45 a.m., followed by the program and meeting presided by Phil Butto.

The program will feature Friendly Squares, a square dancing demo by Frankie and Gene Hammond. Grilled chicken or a buffet lunch with Parmesan cod and pasta with meatballs will be be featured. The community service project will be donations to Sleep in Heavenly Peace, an organization that builds and delivers beds to children who do not have them.

All area educators are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, contact Maggie Skripac at 330-953-1200 by March 4. For more information, visit www. mahoningretiredteachersasso ciation.com

AID TO ELDERLY PROGRAM: The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio awarded a $10,000 grant to Protestant Family Service for its “Aid to Elderly in Crisis” and “Pathway to Stability” programs.

The two programs allow heads of household 60 and older and heads of household 59 and younger to be assisted with emergency service from March to October or until funds are depleted.

PFS’s guidelines will be adhered to in order to access and evaluate each case. Clients receiving assistance will be required to attend an educational class on utility conservation and budgeting. Clients must provide eligibility proof during interview.

Individuals who have received assistance in the last two years from the programs are not eligible.

Calls can be made to 330-746-4600 during office hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday to make an appointment. No walk-ins will be accepted.

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 a.m., fencing; 10 a.m., cards, 500 bid; 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo.

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 nonmedical 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, 11 a.m. Wednesdays;

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

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.

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WINTER SOCIAL FOR SENIORS: Community leaders from across the Mahoning Valley are tackling the problem of loneliness with a program called the Mahoning Valley Social Isolation and Loneliness Initiative, We Thrive Together.

SCOPE Senior Centers are partnering with hChoices and Steve Pelton, president of hChoices, a Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio company focused on helping individuals achieve optimal wellness.

We Thrive Together officially starts this month with a Winter Social 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. The goal of the event is to bring together individuals 50 and older and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Youngstown State University’s Gerontology and Long Term Care Administration programs, along with the Gerontology Student Organization are also partnering for this event.

To RSVP for the Winter Social or to learn more about We Thrive Together, contact Alyssa Covert at alyssa@wethrivetogether.org, call 330-727-9452 or visit wethrivetogether.org.

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, “US and the Middle East”; 9 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m. senior spinning; 9 a.m. fencing; 10 a.m. cards: 500 bid; 9:45 a.m. senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m. bingo; noon lunch and trivia sponsored by Woodlands.

• Monday — 9 a.m. video, “Churchill”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., total body fitness; 10 a.m., sewing and needle arts; 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; 12:30 p.m., seminar, “Chronic Disease Self-Management”; 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 a.m., sewing and needle arts; 10:30 a.m., line dancing; 11 a.m., walking club; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; noon, ballroom dancing; 12:30 p.m., lunch; 1 p.m., AARP choir; 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 a.m., sewing and needle arts; 10:30 a.m., resistance band flexibility training; noon, beginner’s ukulele; 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., sewing and needle arts; 10 a.m., walking club; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:45, weekly announcements; noon lunch / grocery bingo sponsored by Woodlands.

• Friday — 9 a.m. video, “U.S. and the Middle East”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., senior spinning; 9 a.m., fencing; 10 a.m., cards, 500 bid; 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo.

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 nonmedical 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, 11 a.m. Wednesdays;

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

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.

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1418 SENIORS TO MEET: 1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, at the Bedford Trails Golf Course and Restaurant. Call John Texter at 330-755-6936.

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 a.m., fencing; 10 a.m., cards, 500 bid; 9:45 a.m., senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m., bingo.

• Monday — 9 a.m. video, “Churchill”; 9 a.m., Bible study; 9 a.m., total body fitness; 10 a.m., sewing and needle arts; 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; 12:30 p.m., seminar, “Chronic Disease Self-Management”; 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 a.m., sewing and needle arts; 10:30 a.m., line dancing; 11 a.m., walking club; 11:30 a.m., chair yoga; noon, ballroom dancing; 12:30 p.m., lunch; 1 p.m., AARP choir; 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 a.m., sewing and needle arts; 10:30 a.m., resistance band flexibility training; 11:30 a.m. we love our seniors lunch noon, beginner’s ukulele; noon, dominoes; 12:30 p.m., ukulele 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., sewing and needle arts; 10 a.m., walking club; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 11 a.m., chair volleyball; 11:45, weekly announcements; noon lunch / grocery bingo sponsored by CommuniCare.

• Friday — 9 a.m. video, US and the Middle East; 9 a.m. Bible study; 9 a.m. senior spinning; 9 a.m. fencing; 10 a.m. cards: 500 bid; 9:45 a.m. senior strength with chairs; 10 a.m. bingo; 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, Extension 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 nonmedical 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, 11 a.m. Wednesdays;

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

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.

WINTER SOCIAL FOR SENIORS: Community leaders from across the Mahoning Valley are tackling the problem of loneliness with a program called the Mahoning Valley Social Isolation and Loneliness Initiative, We Thrive Together.

SCOPE Senior Centers are partnering with hChoices and Steve Pelton, president of hChoices, a Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio company focused on helping individuals achieve optimal wellness.

We Thrive Together officially starts this month with a Winter Social 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University. The goal of the event is to bring together individuals 50 and older and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Youngstown State University’s Gerontology and Long Term Care Administration programs, along with the Gerontology Student Organization are also partnering for this event.

To RSVP for the Winter Social or to learn more about We Thrive Together, contact Alyssa Covert at alyssa@wethrivetogether.org, call 330-727-9452 or visit wethrivetogether.org.