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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.

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. Call 330-953-1416 or visit austintownseniorcenter.org.

The schedule for next week:

• Monday: Painting video, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; floor sculpt, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting class, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; lunch from Belleria Pizza, noon;

• Tuesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; Drum Your Way Fit, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, 11 a.m.; lunch from Falcon Grille, noon; spades, noon.;

• Wednesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; blood pressure check, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; dominoes, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; beginner’s ukulele, 11:30 a.m.; lunch from Bamboo Garden, noon; ukulele class, 12:30 p.m.; chair volleyball, 1 p.m.

• Thursday: Video course, 9 a.m.; wood carving, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10 a.m.; Walking Club, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch / grocery bingo, noon;

•Friday: Video course, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; total body sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m. cards 500 bid, 10 a.m.; fencing, 10 a.m.. lunch and learn, noon

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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PERI LUNCHES RESUME: After a one-year hiatus of suspended meetings due to the coronavirus, the Mahoning County Chapter 18 of Public Employee Retirees Inc. will reconvene noon Aug. 10 at the Avion Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The cost for lunch is $15. There will be a door prize and a raffle.

Reservations for lunch are due by Aug. 2, to Mary Grace at 330-507-9718 or Diane at 330-547-9612. Annual dues are $10. Information for membership can be obtained by calling Marilyn at 330-565-6913.

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.

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 is:

• Today: Video, “Tour of Scotland, England and Wales,” 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; total body fitness, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; 500 bid, 10 a.m.; fencing,10 a.m.;

• Monday: Painting video, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; floor sculpt, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting class, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; lunch, noon;

• Tuesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; Drum Your Way Fit, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, 11 a.m.; lunch, noon; trivia, 1 p.m.;

• Wednesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; blood pressure check, 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; afternoon movie, 12:30 p.m.; ukulele class, 12:30 p.m.;

• Thursday: Video course, 9 a.m.; wood carving, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10 a.m.; Walking Club, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch / grocery bingo, noon;

• July 30: Video course, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; total body, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; 500 bid, 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 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 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.

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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.

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.; card playing, 10 a.m.; fencing, 10 a.m.; lunch and learn, noon.

• Monday: Painting video, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; floor sculpt, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting class, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; lunch, noon.

• Tuesday: Video, “African Safari,” 9 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; Drum Your Way Fit, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, noon; lunch, noon; trivia, 1 p.m.

• Wednesday: Video, “Winston Churchill,” 9 a.m.; blood pressure check, 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; afternoon movie, 12:30 p.m.; ukulele class, 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.; senior spinning, 10 a.m.; Walking Club, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch / grocery bingo, noon.

• Next Friday: Video: “Tour of Scotland, England and Wales,” 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; total body, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; 500 bid, 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 per 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 per week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in either game time, television, movies or guest speakers.

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

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SENIOR CLUB STILL ACTIVE: Lowellville Senior Citizens Club officers state that meetings will begin as soon as city council deems it safe. In the meantime, officers are planning the annual picnic to be held noon Aug. 6. Members will be contacted for reservations.

For more information, contact Brenda Perry, president, at 330-717-6462.

Members are also reminded that the club is still active and if any member is sick or in the hospital, call Jean Rotz at 330-536-8228.

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.

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.; card playing, 10 a.m.; fencing, 10 a.m.; lunch and learn, noon;

• Monday: Painting video, 9:30 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; floor sculpt, 9:30 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting class, 10 a.m.; senior spinning, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; lunch, noon;

•Tuesday: Video, “African Safari,” 9 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; Drum Your Way Fit, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, noon; lunch, noon; trivia, 1 p.m.;

• Wednesday: Video, “Winston Churchill,” 9 a.m.; blood pressure check, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; dominoes, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; beginner’s ukulele, 11:30 a.m.; pizza party, noon; afternoon movie, 12:30 p.m.; ukulele class, 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.; senior spinning, 10 a.m.; Walking Club, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch / grocery bingo, noon;

• July 16: Video: “Tour of Scotland, England and Wales,” 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; total body, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; 500 bid, 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 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.

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.

Senior news

SENIOR CLUB STILL ACTIVE: Lowellville Senior Citizens Club officers state that meetings will begin as soon as city council deems it safe. In the meantime, officers are planning the annual picnic to be held noon Aug. 6. Members will be contacted for reservations. For more information, contact Brenda Perry, president, at 330-717-6462.

Members also are reminded that the club is still active and if any member is sick or in the hospital, call Jean Rotz at 330-536-8228.

RETIREES AND WIDOWS TO MEET: The Police and Fire Retirees and Widows of Ohio District 2, Chapter 10, will meet 5:30 Thursday at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown. An indoor picnic will be catered by A La Carte.

Reservations are required by today by calling Carol at 330-758-8275, Rosemari at 330-533-2606 or Peg at 330-770-7235.

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, 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: Closed for Independence Day;

• Tuesday: Video, “African Safari,” 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; Drum Your Way Fit, 10 a.m.; lunch, noon; video chair yoga, noon;

• Wednesday: Video, “Winston Churchill,” 9 a.m.; blood pressure check, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; dominoes, 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.;

• 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.; senior spinning, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 11 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; Walking Club, noon; lunch, noon; 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.; card playing, 10 a.m.; fencing, 10 a.m.; lunch and learn, noon.

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.

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 public.

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

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