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SENIORS SCHEDULE: Holy Family Seniors Group will not meet in June. Their next meeting and luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. July 18 at Holy Family Parish Hall, 2729 Center Road, Poland. The future of the group will be discussed at the meeting.

After the meeting, current members will enjoy lunch and social time playing cards and bingo.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER

• 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.; Lunch and Learn, noon.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place Senior Center at Lord of Life, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens.

For more information, contact Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.

NO PICNIC: The Police and Fire Retirees and Widows of Ohio, District 2, Chapter 10, will be holding a meeting and not a picnic at 5:30 p.m. July 14, at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown. Those planning to attend are asked to call Carol at 330-758-8275 or Rosemarie at 330-727-0851.

SENIOR ATHLETES: The Senior Olympics began in Ohio in 1979 to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity for Ohioans 50 and older, and to provide top-quality athletic competition. Locally, the Senior Olympics have been led by Direction Home of Eastern Ohio for close to 40 years.

Athletes from Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties compete in a multitude of sports over the summer. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the games are back and free to anyone older than 50.

The games will start with golf this month at Kennsington Golf Course and Mill Creek Short Holes. Bowling will take place at Camelot Lanes, and track and field events will be at Girard Arrowhead Stadium. In July will be a tennis competition at Avalon, and pickleball will play in July at the Salem Community Center.

A closing ceremony is set for Aug. 26 at Boardman Park, along with bocce, disc golf and cornhole.

For a full list of events and how to register, visit www.dheo.org or contact 330-505-2340.

PERI WELCOMES OPERS RETIREES: Ohio Public Employees retired or soon to be retired are eligible to join the state retirees organization and local Chapter 18 of Mahoning County by calling Marilyn at 330-565-6913 or visiting the website at www.mahoningperi.com.

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.

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.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver relief program called The Jan and 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 information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

THE GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 433 Trumbull Ave., Girard, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Offered are stretching classes, a coffee and snack bar, puzzles, mind games, computer cafe, newspapers and fitness center. Yoga / Pilates is offered; call for class times. For more information and lunch reservations (two days ahead), call 330-675-2486.

• A tai chi class is offered noon to 1 p.m. Fridays for $5 per person;

• Nutrition Meal Program, 1:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

Senior news

SENIOR ATHLETES: The Senior Olympics began in Ohio in 1979 to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity for Ohioans 50 and older, and to provide top quality athletic competition.

Locally, the Senior Olympics have been led by Direction Home of Eastern Ohio for close to 40 years. Athletes from Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties compete in a multitude of sports over the summer. After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the games are back and free to anyone older than 50.

The games will start with golf this month at Kennsington Golf Course and Mill Creek Park Short Holes. Bowling will take place at Camelot Lanes, and track and field events will be at Girard Arrowhead Stadium. In July will be a tennis competition at Avalon, and pickleball will play in July at the Salem Community Center.

A closing ceremony is set for Aug. 26 at Boardman Park, along with bocce, disc golf and cornhole.

For a full list of events and how to register, visit www.dheo.org or contact 330-505-2340.

PERI WELCOMES OPERS RETIREES: Ohio Public Employees retired or soon to be retired are eligible to join the state retirees organization and local Chapter 18 of Mahoning County by calling Marilyn at 330-565-6913 or visiting the website at www.mahoningperi.com.

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.

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.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver relief program called The Jan and 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 information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

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

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 also will 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER:

• Monday — Bible study, 9 a.m.; floor sculpt, 9:30 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting class, 10:30 a.m.; senior spinning, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; bridge group, noon; lunch from Bruno Bros, noon; “Learn to Crochet,” 12:30 p.m.

• Tuesday — Tai ji quan, 9 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing, 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.; social dancing for seniors, noon; lunch from Bamboo Garden, noon; games galore, 12:30.

• Wednesday — Blood pressure check sponsored by Woodlands, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; dominos, 10 a.m.; sewing, 10 a.m.; beginner’s ukulele, 11:30 a.m.; lunch from Chick-fil-A, noon; ukulele class, 12:30 p.m.; beginner’s sign language class, 12:30 p.m.; bunco, 12:30 p.m.

• Thursday — Wood carving, 9 a.m.; tai ji quan, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing, 10 a.m.; walking club, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch from Charly’s, noon; 500 bid, 12:30 p.m.; bingo, 1 p.m.

• June 24 –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.; Lunch and Learn, noon.

THE GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 433 Trumbull Ave., Girard, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Offered are stretching classes, a coffee and snack bar, puzzles, mind games, computer cafe, newspapers and fitness center. Yoga / Pilates is offered; call for class times. For more information and lunch reservations (two days ahead), call 330-675-2486.

• A tai chi class is offered noon to 1 p.m. Fridays for $5 per person;

• Nutrition Meal Program, 1:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

JCC EXPANDS MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services are expanding their successful mobile meals program to include a private pay option.

The fully prepared, frozen meals are available to anyone in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for home delivery or pickup. The kosher-style meals are cooked by JCC staff and include an entree and two sides. The cost per meal is $6, with a five-meal minimum. Payment may be made by check or credit card.

For information or to join the meal program, call 330-746-7929.

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 ATHLETES: The Senior Olympics began in Ohio in 1979. The games have grown over the years, but the purpose remains the same — to promote healthy lifestyles and physical activity for Ohioans ages 50 and older and to provide top quality athletic competition. Locally, the Senior Olympics have been led by Direction Home of Eastern Ohio for close to 40 years. Athletes from the four-county service area of Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana compete in a multitude of sports over the summer.

This year, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the games are back and free to anyone over 50. The Olympics will start with golf, both 18 holes at Kennsington Golf Course and Par-3 at Millcreek Short Holes in June. Awards will be given for least amount of putts and lowest score. Bowling at Camelot Lanes and track and field at Girard Arrowhead Stadium also will occur during June. Individuals who register prior to June 17 will receive free tickets to the Scrappers Wellness Night on June 20.

In July, individuals can compete in a tennis competition at Avalon. In August the games’ most popular event, Pickleball, will occur at the Salem Community Center. The games will have a closing ceremony day on Aug. 26 at Boardman Park packed with bocce, disc golf and cornhole to round out the events.

For a full list of events and how to register, visit www.dheo.org or contact 330-505-2340.

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.

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.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver relief program called The Jan and 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 information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

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

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

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

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

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.

SENIOR WATCH PROGRAM: Liberty residents ages 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.

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.

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

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

• Monday: Video course, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; Floor sculpt, 9:30 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting class, 10:30 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.; tai ji quan, 9 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle art, 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.; social dancing for seniors, noon; lunch from Calaveras, noon;

• Wednesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; blood pressure check by Woodlands, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 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.; beginner’s sign language class, 12:30 p.m.;

• Thursday: Video course, 9 a.m.; woodcarving, 9 a.m.; tai ji quan, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; walking club, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch from Charly’s, noon; bingo, 1 p.m.

JCC EXPANDS MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services are expanding their successful mobile meals program to include a private pay option.

The fully prepared, frozen meals are available to anyone in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for home delivery or pickup. The kosher-style meals are cooked by JCC staff and include an entree and two sides. The cost per meal is $6, with a five-meal minimum. Payment may be made by check or credit card.

For information, call 330-746-7929.

THE GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 433 Trumbull Ave., Girard, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Offered are stretching classes, a coffee and snack bar, puzzles, mind games, computer cafe, newspapers and fitness center. Yoga / Pilates is offered; call for class times. For more information and lunch reservations (two days ahead), call 330-675-2486.

• A tai chi class is offered noon to 1 p.m. Fridays for $5 per person;

• Nutrition Meal Program, 1:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

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

SENIORS TO MEET: Lowellville Senior Citizens will meet noon today at Gianna’s Catering. Guest speaker will be Rich Morgan. Reservations for $8 lunch must be made by Sunday. Call Paula at 330-718-2856.

Illnesses should be reported to Sunshine Chairwoman Martha at 330-360-8030.

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.

PERI MEETING: The next Public Employee Retirees (PERI) Chapter 18 meeting will be June 7 at the Avion Banquet Center. Tri-County OPERS retirees interested in joining Chapter 18 may contact Marilyn at 330-565-6913 or visit the 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

• Monday: Video course, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; Floor Sculpt, 9:30 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; painting class, 10:30 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.; tai ji quan, 9 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle art, 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.; social dancing for seniors, noon; lunch from Calaveras, noon;

• Wednesday: Video course, 9 a.m.; blood pressure check by Woodlands, 9 a.m.; Bible study, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 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.; beginner’s sign language class, 12:30 p.m.;

• Thursday: Video course, 9 a.m.; woodcarving, 9 a.m.; tai ji quan, 9 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; card playing, 10 a.m.; sewing and needle arts, 10 a.m.; walking club, 10 a.m.; chair yoga, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m.; lunch from Charly’s, noon; bingo, 1 p.m.

THE GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 433 Trumbull Ave., Girard, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Offered are stretching classes, a coffee and snack bar, puzzles, mind games, computer cafe, newspapers and fitness center. Yoga / Pilates is offered; call for class times. For more information and lunch reservations (two days ahead), call 330-675-2486.

• A tai chi class is offered noon to 1 p.m. Fridays for $5 per person;

• Nutrition Meal Program, 1:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

JCC EXPANDS MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services are expanding their successful mobile meals program to include a private pay option.

The fully prepared, frozen meals are available to anyone in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for home delivery or pickup. The kosher-style meals are cooked by JCC staff and include an entree and two sides. The cost per meal is $6, with a five-meal minimum. Payment may be made by check or credit card.

For more information or to join the meal program, call 330-746-7929.

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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