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MVI HOSPICE CARE: Bereavement support groups are free to anyone who has lost a loved one, including a pet. The next session is 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Boardman Park Georgeanna Parker Administration Building, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

Other sessions are 1 to 3 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the administration building. Call 330-759-9487 for information.

PERI RESERVATIONS DUE: Reservations are due by Tuesday for The Public Employee Retirees of Mahoning County Chapter 18 noon luncheon Dec. 6 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Call Carol at 330-758-5239, Diane at 330-547-9612 or Mary Grace at 330-330-507-9718. Lunch will cost $15 per person.

A representative from The Youngstown Blue Coats, a group that volunteers to help with winter clothes for those in need, will speak about the organization. Vocalist Rachell Joy-Tupaj will entertain attendees with Christmas songs.

Chapter 18 welcomes all OPERS retirees or soon-to-be retirees in the tri-county area to attend. Information for PERI membership can be obtained by calling Marilyn at 330-565-6913.

BE A SANTA: Be a Santa to a Senior has begun. Trees are up across the area now through Dec. 9. People choose an ornament that will list a gift request for a senior.

MATTER OF BALANCE: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is funding a “Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” program 1:30 p.m. Monday and Nov. 30, and Dec. 5 and 7, 13 and 14, at the Liberty Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road, Youngstown.

Participants will learn fall prevention strategies along with specific exercises designed to increase their strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. To preregister or for more information on the free program, call the Girard Multi-Generational Center at 330-545-6596.

MRTA LUNCHEON: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association December luncheon will be held 11:45 a.m. Dec. 14 at Drakes Landing, Western Reserve Road. Doors open at 11 a.m.

President Phil Butto will preside over the meeting with entertainment by the Boardman Jazz Band under the direction of Tom Ruggieri. Donations will be accepted for the Salvation Army.

Reservations need to be received by Dec. 7. Contact Butto at 330-727-3471 or website for reservation forms.

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.

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.

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 the 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.

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.

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

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

• Tuesdays — 9 a.m., tai ji quan; 10 a.m., card playing, sewing, bingo, Drum Your Way Fit; 11 a.m., video chair yoga; 11:30 a.m., spades; noon, social dancing for seniors, lunch from Little Hunan; 12:30 p.m., games galore;

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

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

• Fridays — 9 a.m., Bible study, senior spinning; 10 a.m., ballet barre, bingo, card playing; 11 a.m. fencing; noon, Lunch and Learn.

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.

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.

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, 330-424-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

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.

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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PERI RESERVATIONS DUE: Reservations are due by Nov. 29 for the Public Employee Retirees Inc. of Mahoning County Chapter 18 noon luncheon meeting Dec. 6 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield.

Call Carol at 330-758-5239, Diane at 330-547-9612 or Mary Grace at 330-330-507-9718. Lunch is $15 a person.

A representative from The Youngstown Blue Coats, a group that volunteers to help with winter clothes for those in need, will speak. Vocalist Rachell Joy-Tupaj will entertain with Christmas songs.

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

BE A SANTA: Be a Santa to a Senior has begun. Trees are up across the area now through Dec. 9. People choose an ornament that will list a gift request for a senior.

MATTER OF BALANCE: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is funding a “Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” program 1:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Nov. 28 and 30, and Dec. 5 and 7, 13 and 14, at the Liberty Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road, Youngstown.

Participants will learn fall prevention strategies along with specific exercises designed to increase their strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. To preregister or for more information on the free program, call the

Girard Multi-Generational Center at 330-545-6596.

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.

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.

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/care

relief. Visit www.alz.org or call the 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.

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.

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

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

•Tuesdays — 9 a.m., tai ji quan; 10 a.m., card playing, sewing, bingo, Drum Your Way Fit; 11 a.m., video chair yoga; 11:30 a.m., spades; noon, social dancing for seniors, lunch from Little Hunan; 12:30 p.m., games galore;

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

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

• Fridays — 9 a.m., Bible study, senior spinning; 10 a.m., ballet barre, bingo, card playing; 11 a.m. fencing; noon, Lunch and Learn.

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.

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.

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, 330-424-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

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.

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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GATHERING PLACE EVENT: The Gathering Place at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, will welcome Mahoning County Engineer Pat Ginnetti as speaker 11 a.m. Monday. Lunch is sponsored by The Woodlands.

This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens the second Monday of every month. Contact person for these events is Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.

MATTER OF BALANCE: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is funding a “Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” program 1:30 p.m. Nov. 21, 23, 28 and 30, and Dec. 5, 7, 13 and 14 at the Liberty Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road,

Liberty. Participants will learn fall prevention strategies along with specific exercises designed to increase their strength, endurance, flexibility and balance. The program is free.

To pre-register or for more information, call the Girard Multi-Generational Center at 330-545-6596.

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.

Pre-registration 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 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.

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.

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 330-424-7877, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

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RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: All Mahoning Retired Teachers and newly retired teachers are invited to attend the Mahoning Retired Teachers Association’s Tuesday luncheon at Drake’s Landing in Canfield to share stories, enjoy speakers and for lunch. Contact Phil Butto at 330-727-3471 for reservations or visit www.mahoningretiredteachersassociation.com.

PERI MEET INFORMATIVE: Members of the Public Employee Retirees Chapter 18 were updated on the Windfall Elimination Provision and Government Pension Offset status during its last meeting. A significant step was taken on the Social Security Fairness Act of 2021 with the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee moving the legislation to the full House of Representatives.

OPERS members are asked to contact Nancy Pelosi at 202-225-4965 to get resolution on the floor for a vote by the House of Representatives to be repealed.

Chapter President Walter Duzzny said, “To insure that PERI is here to protect pensions and health care for current and future OPERS retirees, now is the time to join local Chapter 18 by contacting Marilyn at 330-565-6913.”

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.

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.

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

Mondays — 9 a.m., Bible study, painting class; 9:30 a.m., total body fitness; 10 a.m., card playing, sewing, bingo; 10:30 a.m., senior spinning; 11:30 a.m., chair volleyball; noon, bridge group, lunch from Bruno Bros., 12:30 p.m., Learn to Crochet;

Tuesdays — 9 a.m., tai ji quan; 10 a.m., card playing, sewing, bingo, Drum Your Way Fit; 11 a.m., video chair yoga; 11:30 a.m., spades; noon, social dancing for seniors, lunch from Little Hunan; 12:30 p.m., games galore;

Wednesdays — 9 a.m., blood pressure check, Bible study; 10 a.m., bingo, card playing, dominos, sewing; 11:30 a.m., beginner’s ukulele; noon, lunch from Chick-fil-A; 12:30 p.m., ukulele class, bunco;

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

Fridays — 9 a.m., Bible study, senior spinning; 10 a.m., ballet barre, bingo, card playing; 11 a.m. fencing; noon, Lunch and Learn.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 330-424-7877 x2, Ext. 2, or pfortner@fcsserves.org.

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 the 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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