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SENIOR CLUB RESUMES MEETINGS: The Lowellville Senior Citizens Club will meet noon Oct. 1 with lunch at Gianna’s Catering in Lowellville.

Fire Protection Month will be recognized. A 50/50 raffle and bingo will follow the business meeting, and birthdays and anniversaries will be acknowledged.

Illnesses and deaths should be reported to Martha Phillips, sunshine chairman, at 330-360-8030.

Members who haven’t signed up for the lunch can make reservations by Sept. 26 with Paula Kacir at 330-718-2856.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver relief program called The Jan & Josephine Castora Family Caregiver Relief Program, which pays for agency caregivers to assist families needing help caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

For more information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

Visit www.alz.org or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

SHEPHERD MAKES 5-STAR RATING: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc. announces the comprehensive CMS Five-Star rating achieved at its Poland community. Reviewed on Health, Staffing and Quality Measures, nursing homes with 5 stars are considered to have “much above average” quality.

Shepherd of the Valley Poland’s Five-Star newest rating will be displayed on the Care Compare website (https://www.medicare.gov/care-compare) on or around Sept. 29. Currently, Shepherd of the Valley’s Poland, Liberty and Howland communities have all received a Five Star rating, which are available for viewing now.

Founded in 1972, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Retirement Services, Inc. has retirement communities in Poland, Liberty and Howland, and its Boardman Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation community also features a pulmonary rehabilitation program.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The schedule for the next week for the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, 330-953-1416, austintownseniorcenter.org, is:

• Today: Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; fencing, 9 a.m.; total body sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m. cards 500 bid, 10 a.m.;

• Monday: Paint 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, noon;

• Tuesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, 11 a.m.; spades, 11:30 a.m.; social dancing for seniors, noon; lunch from Falcon Grille, noon; SNAP Nutrition Class, 12:30 p.m.; triva, 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.; 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 sponsored by Allstate Insurance;

• Friday: Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; fencing, 9 a.m.; total body sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; 500 bid, 10 a.m.; Lunch and Learn sponsored by Allstate Insurance.

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.

PERI WELCOMES RETIREES / EMPLOYEES: Ohio Public Employees, retired or working, are eligible to join the State Organization and the local Chapter by calling Marilyn at 330-565 6913 or visiting the Chapter 18 website at www.mahoningperi.com.

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.

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 per 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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SCAMS TARGETING SENIORS: Dave Long answers questions during a series of monthly talks on the latest scams, why scammers target seniors and how to protect personal information 1 p.m. the fourth Thursday of every month at the Poland Township Government Center, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland.

Long, of Poland, is a retired public affairs officer with U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Buffalo who later worked as an Elder Scam Prevention Outreach specialist with Lifespan in Rochester, N.Y., before moving back to the Mahoning Valley.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver relief program called The Jan & Josephine Castora Family Caregiver Relief Program, which pays for agency caregivers to assist families needing help caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

For more information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

Visit www.alz.org or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The schedule for the next week for the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, 330-953-1416, austintownseniorcenter.org, is:

• Today: Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; fencing, 9 a.m.; total body sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m. cards 500 bid, 10 a.m.;

• Monday: Paint 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, noon;

• Tuesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; video chair yoga, 11 a.m.; spades, 11:30 a.m.; social dancing for seniors, noon; lunch from Falcon Grille, noon; SNAP Nutrition Class, 12:30 p.m.; trivia, 1 p.m.;

• 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 sponsored by Allstate Insurance;

• Friday: Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; fencing, 9 a.m.; total body sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; cards, 10 a.m.; 500 bid, 10 a.m.; Lunch and Learn sponsored by Allstate Insurance.

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.

PERI WELCOMES RETIREES / EMPLOYEES: Ohio Public Employees, retired or working, are eligible to join the State Organization and the local Chapter by calling Marilyn at 330-565 6913 or visiting the Chapter 18 website at www.mahoningperi.com.

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JCC OFFERS AGING WELL: As part of its Aging Well programs, the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, in conjunction with Jewish Family Services, is hosting Tech Tuesdays monthly at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Older adults will learn about email, social media, online banking and other tech topics. The free workshops are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, and Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

Jewish Community Center of Youngstown offers social, cultural, educational and recreational programs in a Jewish environment. All are welcome. For more information, visit jccyoungstown.org.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver relief program called The Jan & Josephine Castora Family Caregiver Relief Program, which pays for agency caregivers to assist families needing help caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

For more information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

Visit www.alz.org or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

SENIOR CLUB STILL ACTIVE: Lowellville Senior Citizens Club officers state that meetings will begin as soon as COVID-19 permits safe gatherings. In the meantime, members 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.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The schedule for the next week for the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, 330-953-1416, austintownseniorcenter.org, is:

• Today: Bible study, 9 a.m.; senior spinning, 9 a.m.; fencing, 9 a.m.; total body sculpt, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m. cards 500 bid, 10 a.m.;

• Monday: Center Closed — Labor Day;

• 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.; spades, 11:30 a.m.; lunch from Falcon Grille, noon; SNAP Nutrition Class, 12:30 p.m.;

• 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 from El Jalapeno II, noon; bingo, 1 p.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.

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday at Drake’s Landing Banquet Center, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield.

Social hour begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch and a meeting presided by president Phil Butto. The featured speaker, Dr. Jay Brock, will speak on “The Coronavirus and You.”

The lunch buffet will include chicken Newport, pasta, potatoes, salad, green beans and lemon dessert.

Reservations are necessary and can be found on the MRTA website.

JCC OFFERS AGING WELL: As part of its Aging Well programs Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, in conjunction with Jewish Family Services, will host Tech Tuesdays monthly at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

In this workshop, older adults will learn about email, social media, online banking and other tech topics.

The workshops will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. They are free and open to the public.

Jewish Community Center of Youngstown offers social, cultural, educational and recreational programs in a Jewish environment. All are welcome. For more information, visit jccyoungstown.org.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver relief program called The Jan & Josephine Castora Family Caregiver Relief Program, which pays for agency caregivers to assist families needing help caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

For more information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

Visit www.alz.org or call our 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The schedule for the next week for the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, 330-953-1416, austintownseniorcenter .org, is:

• Monday: Center Closed — Labor Day;

• 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.; spades, 11:30 a.m.; lunch from Falcon Grille, noon; SNAP Nutrition Class, 12:30 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.; 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 from El Jalapeno II, noon; bingo, 1 p.m.;

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

PERI WELCOMES RETIREES / EMPLOYEES: Ohio Public Employees, retired or working, are eligible to join the State Organization and the local Chapter by calling Marilyn at 330-565 6913 or visiting the Chapter 18 website at www.mahoningperi.com.

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.

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 per 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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