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RETIREES TO MEET: The Public Employee Retirees of Mahoning County Chapter 18 will meet Tuesday at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $15. The Mahoning County Health Department will give flu shots 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the meeting.

Guest speaker Mike Ziegler, retiree from Ohio Edison / First Energy, will discuss electric bills and the new Smart Meter program. Attendees may bring their electric bills to follow along.

Information for PERI membership can be obtained by calling Marilyn at 330-565-6913.

RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The Mahoning Retired Teachers Association met for a luncheon Sept. 14 at Drakes Landing. New retirees welcomed were Norene Kenykercz, Geri Freeze and Claudia Freeze.

All Mahoning Retired Teachers and newly retired teachers are invited to attend the Nov. 9 luncheon at Drakes Landing to visit with colleagues, share stories, enjoy speakers and enjoy lunch. Contact Phil Butto at 330-727-3471 for reservations or visit the website at www.mahoningretired

teachersassociation.com.

AMERICORPS SENIORS: Americorps Seniors needs volunteers. Anyone 55 or older who wants to mentor or tutor kids should contact Fran at

fcomstock@fcsohio.org or call her at 330-399-8846, Ext. 204. A nontaxable stipend is available.

SENIORS TO MEET: Lowellville Senior Citizens will meet at noon Oct. 7. Call Paula at 330-718-2856 for location and information. Illnesses should be reported to Sunshine Chairwoman, Martha at 330-360-8030.

SSAG NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Senior Support Action Group, a nonprofit program that provides services to homebound seniors 55 and older in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is seeking both clients and volunteers.

The program provides monthly food box deliveries, phone pals and transportation to medical appointments.

For more information, contact Paige Fortner, Senior Support Action Group Program manager, at 330-24-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place Senior Center at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, is a free community outreach social program offered to all seniors 11 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the church.

Contact person for events is Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.

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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard seniors are looking for more card players to join their group. The group meets 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the community room at the back of city hall on West Liberty Street. Lunch is available at cost.

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.

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

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. For more information about brain health and lifestyle choices, visit AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.

JCC MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services offers fully prepared, frozen meals to anyone in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for home delivery or pick-up. 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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RETIREES TO MEET: The Public Employee Retirees of Mahoning County Chapter 18 will meet Oct. 4 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Lunch will be served at noon. Cost is $15. The menu is chicken francaise parsley potatoes, California vegetables and pumpkin pie.

Reservations are required by Tuesday by calling Carol, 330-758-5239, Diane, 330-547-9612 or Mary Grace, 330-330-507-9718.

Guest speaker will be Mike Ziegler, retiree from Ohio Edison / First Energy, to present what makes up our electric bills, the new Smart Meter program and other related topics regarding First Energy. Attendees may bring their electric bills to follow along.

Information for PERI membership can be obtained by calling Marilyn at 330-565-6913.

AMERICORPS SENIORS: Americorps Seniors needs volunteers. Anyone 55 or older who wants to mentor or tutor kids should contact Fran at fcomstock@fcsohio.org or call her at 330-399-8846, Ext. 204. A nontaxable stipend is available.

MCMHR BOARD SCHEDULE: Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board Ways and Means Committee will meet 5 p.m. Monday and the board will meet 5 p.m. Sept. 26. All meetings are held at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

For information, contact MCMHR Board office at 330-746-2959.

SSAG NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Senior Support Action Group, a nonprofit program that provides services to homebound seniors 55 and older in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is seeking both clients and volunteers.

The program provides monthly food box deliveries, phone pals and transportation to medical appointments.

For more information, contact Paige Fortner, Senior Support Action Group Program manager, at 330-24-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place Senior Center at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, is a free community outreach social program offered to all seniors 11 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the church.

Contact person for events is Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.

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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard seniors are looking for more card players to join their group. The group meets 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the community room at the back of City Hall on West Liberty Street. Lunch is available at cost.

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.

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

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

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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AMERICORPS SENIORS: Americorps Seniors needs volunteers. Anyone 55 or older who wants to mentor or tutor kids should contact Fran at fcomstock@fcsohio.org or call her at 330-399-8846, Ext. 204. A nontaxable stipend is available.

MCMHR BOARD SCHEDULE: Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board Ways and Means Committee will meet 5 p.m. Monday, and the board will meet 5 p.m. Sept. 26. All meetings are held at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

For information, contact MCMHR Board office at 330-746-2959.

SSAG NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Senior Support Action Group, a nonprofit program that provides services to homebound seniors 55 and older in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is seeking both clients and volunteers.

The program provides monthly food box deliveries, phone pals and transportation to medical appointments.

For more information, contact Paige Fortner, Senior Support Action Group Program manager, at

330-24-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place Senior Center at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, is a free community outreach social program offered to all seniors 11 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the church.

Contact person for events is Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.

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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard seniors are looking for more card players to join their group. The group meets 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the community room at the back of City Hall on West Liberty Street. Lunch is available at cost.

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.

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

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

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.

ALZHEIMER’S 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.

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. For more information about brain health and lifestyle choices, visit AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.

JCC MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services offer fully prepared, frozen meals to anyone in Mahoning and Trumbull counties for home delivery or pick-up. 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.

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

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

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 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.

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AMERICORPS SENIORS: Americorps Seniors needs volunteers. Anyone 55 or older who wants to mentor or tutor kids should contact Fran at fcomstock@fcsohio.org or call her at 330-399-8846, Ext. 204. A nontaxable stipend is available.

RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Drakes Landing, 2127 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The featured speaker, Dr. Jay Brock of the Cleveland Clinic, will discuss “The Magic of Genetics” in disease and treatment. Lunch will be available.

Community service donations will be accepted for Women with Bright Futures. Reservation forms can be found in the newsletter and on the MRTA website.

MCMHR BOARD SCHEDULE: Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board Ways and Means Committee will meet 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and the board will meet 5 p.m. Sept. 26, both at the CSB Building, 222 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

For more information, call the MCMHR Board office at 330-746-2959.

SSAG NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Senior Support Action Group, a nonprofit program that provides services to homebound seniors 55 and older in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is seeking both clients and volunteers.

The program provides monthly food box deliveries, phone pals and transportation to medical appointments.

For more information, contact Paige Fortner, Senior Support Action Group Program manager, at 330-24-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place Senior Center at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, is a free community outreach social program offered to all seniors 11 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the church.

On Monday, Casey Malone will discuss her show and its relationship with the community. A box lunch will be provided.

The events contact is Woody Gingery, 330-360-0419, or the church at 330-533-3531.

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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard seniors are looking for more card players to join their group. The group meets 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the community room at the back of City Hall on West Liberty Street. Lunch is available at cost.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, are presenting Seniors Offering Services for those 65 and older. Three days a week, seniors participate in a variety of virtual programs. Once per week, lunch will be delivered.

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

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

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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SENIORS TO MEET: Lowellville Seniors will meet noon today at Gianna’s Catering. Reservations for the $8 lunch can be made by calling Paula at 330-718-2856 by Sunday.

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

AMERICORPS SENIORS: Americorps Seniors needs volunteers. Anyone 55 or older who wants to mentor or tutor kids should contact Fran at fcomstock @fcsohio.org or call her at 330-399-8846, Ext. 204. A nontaxable stipend is available.

RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Drakes Landing, 2127 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield. The featured speaker, Dr. Jay Brock of the Cleveland Clinic, will share information on “The Magic of Genetics” as it relates to disease and treatment. Lunch will be available.

Community service donations will be accepted for Women with Bright Futures. Reservation forms can be found in the newsletter and on the MRTA website.

SSAG NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Senior Support Action Group, a nonprofit program that provides services to homebound seniors 55 and older in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is seeking both clients and volunteers.

The program provides monthly food box deliveries, phone pals and transportation to medical appointments.

For more information, contact Paige Fortner, Senior Support Action Group Program manager, at 330-24-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place Senior Center at Lord of Life, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, is a free community outreach social program to all seniors 11 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the church.

Contact person for these events is Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.

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

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.

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.

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. For more information about brain health and lifestyle choices, visit AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.

JCC MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services offers fully prepared, frozen meals 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.

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

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, visit 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.

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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard seniors are looking for more card players to join their group. The group meets 9:30 a.m. Thursdays at the community room at the back of City Hall on West Liberty Street. Lunch is available at cost.

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.

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.

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