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MEMORY SCREENINGS VIRTUAL: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering a free virtual memory screening. Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484 or by visiting www.alzfdn.org. Screenings are conducted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through secure video conference. There are no minimum age or insurance prerequisites.

To schedule a screening or for more information about brain health and lifestyle choices that can help promote healthy aging, visit AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, has reopened. 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org.

The schedule for next week:

• Today: Video: “Tour of Scotland, England and Wales,” 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; senior sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; 500 bid (cards), 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; fencing, 10 a.m.

•Monday: Video, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; total body fitness, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon;

• Tuesday: Video, “African Safari,” 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; walking club, 10 a.m.; drum your way fit, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; mahjong, 1 p.m.;

• Wednesday: Video, “Winston Churchill,” 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; dominos, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; beginner’s ukulele, 11:30 a.m.; pizza party, noon; ukulele class, 12:30 p.m.; afternoon movie, 12:30 p.m.;

•Thursday: Video, “State Parks,” 9 a.m.; wood carving, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bingo, 1 p.m.;

• Friday: Video: Tour of Scotland, England, and Wales”, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; senior sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; 500 bid (cards), 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; fencing, 10 a.m.

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.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older.

Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, are presenting Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older.

Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, game time, community awareness, movies and television, healthy cooking, chit-chat and humor, among other things. Once a week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in either game time, television, movies or guest speakers.

Pre-registration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.

SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of the Mahoning Valley is looking for volunteers. For information, contact Leah at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

RSVP is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These volunteers will also assist with community events.

The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to assist seniors in the valley with access to food, transportation to medical appointments and companionship through the Phone Pals program.

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is looking for volunteers to join the Ombudsman Program to advocate for excellence for those living in long-term care facilities.

Ombudsman help ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive quality care and treatment. Volunteers will make phone calls and virtual visits to residents.

The training to become a certified volunteer will be provided virtually. Call 330-505-2338 for more information.

FALL PREVENTION GUIDE: The Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS joined with the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership and released an updated “Elderly Fall Prevention Resource Guide” for EMS providers and the general public.

Download a copy of the guide at www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS5934.pdf.

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FALLS CENTER OFFERS LUNCH: SCOPE relocated a senior center to the recently purchased Newton Falls village building, 612 W. Broad St. Hot lunches now are being offered to senior citizens in the city hall.

To eat, people need to call the center two days in advance at 330-306-9577. There is no charge for the meals, but participants are asked to provide a donation. Meals are served 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Due to limits on indoor seating, reserved meals also may be packaged up for carryout.

The center is open for a wide variety of activities 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Masking and social-distancing rules are followed.

NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at seven locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who are homebound, unable to cook for themselves and not living with someone who can cook for them. Client donations are accepted. For information, call 330-675-2486. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. two working days in advance.

• Cortland SCOPE, 153 Grove Drive, noon Monday through Friday. Call 330-637-3010.

• Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-545-5350.

• Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-534-3812, Ext. 2200.

• Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, noon Monday through Friday. Call 330-924-0412.

• Newton Falls Senior Center, 612 Broad St., Newton Falls, 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-306-9577.

• Warren SCOPE, 375 N. Park Ave., 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-399-8846.

The menu is:

• Today — Homemade chicken salad, potato salad, diced cucumbers with Italian dressing, sandwich bun, Mandarin oranges, ice cream;

• Monday — Double burger patty, barbecue butter beans, warm cinnamon pears, bun with American cheese and mustard, macaroni salad, juice, sherbet;

• Tuesday — Parmesan chicken breast, lemon asparagus penne, carrots, tossed salad with ranch dressing, wheat bread, applesauce, angel food cake;

• Wednesday — Sliced pot roast with gravy, parsley buttered whole potatoes, mixed vegetables, biscuit, mixed fruit, pudding;

• Thursday — Chicken cobb salad with ranch dressing, drive cranberries, peaches, dinner roll, mini muffin;

• June 18 — Barbecue pulled pork on sandwich bun, ranch potatoes, succotash, fresh orange, cookie.

VOLUNTEER PACKERS / DRIVERS NEEDED: Trumbull Mobile Meals delivers meals five days per week to Trumbull County residents who are homebound. The agency needs volunteer packers and volunteer drivers.

Volunteer cold packers help pack cold meals, 8:15 to 11 a.m., and volunteer hot packers pack meals from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Drivers deliver between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Anyone who can spare an hour or two once per week or even just once per month is invited to help.

For further information, call Christine Sanford at 330-394-2538, Ext. 101, or email tmmvolunteer@aol.com.

OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is looking for volunteers to join the Ombudsman Program to advocate for excellence for those living in long-term care facilities.

The training to become a certified volunteer will be provided virtually. Call 330-505-2338 for more information.

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MEMORY SCREENINGS VIRTUAL: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering a free virtual memory screening. Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484 or by visiting www.alzfdn.org. Screenings are conducted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through secure videoconference. There are no minimum age or insurance prerequisites. A memory screening can suggest if someone should see a physician for a full evaluation.

To schedule a screening or for more information, visit AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, has reopened. 330-953-1416; austintownseniorcenter.org.

The schedule for next week:

• Monday: Video, “Tour of Scotland, England and Wales,” 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; total body fitness, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; advisory council meeting, 1 p.m.;

• Tuesday: Video, “African Safari,” 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; walking club, 10 a.m.; drum your way fit, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m.; mahjong, 1 p.m.;

• Wednesday: Video, “Winston Churchill,” 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; dominos, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; beginner’s ukulele, 11:30 a.m.; pizza party, noon; ukulele class, 12:30 p.m.; afternoon movie, 12:30 p.m.;

• Thursday: Video, “State Parks,” 9 a.m.; wood carving, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch / grocery bingo sponsored by Woodlands, noon;

• June 11: Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; senior sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; 500 bid (cards), 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; fencing, 10 a.m.

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.

NARFE CANCELS MEETINGS: National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 14 is canceling its spring meetings through June due to COVID-19 concerns.

Refer questions to Nancy at 330-953-0077.

TEACHERS SUSPEND LUNCHEONS: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association has suspended luncheon meetings for June due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A determination will be made at a later date as to the luncheon meetings for September, November and December.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older.

Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include Easterseals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24 / 7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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