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STEELWORKERS RETIREES TO MEET: SOAR 27-2 and 27-6, Local Union 1330 and 1331, will meet 1 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Corner United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Niles Canfield Road, Austintown.

Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.

GATHERING PLACE EVENT: The Gathering Place, a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens, will present speaker Sassy Pickard, owner / director of the F5RS animal rescue and sanctuary organization, 11 a.m. April 10 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 North Broad St., Canfield.

Bunnies in Baskets are trained visiting therapy bunnies. The group visits nursing homes, assisted living, adult special needs workshops, children with autism and the Ronald McDonald House.

A box lunch will be provided.

This social program is offered to all senior citizens on the second Monday of the month every month. No reservations are required.

CENTER ACTIVITIES: Ohio Living Vivo Center, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the center, call 234-232-7221, fax 234-413-2289 or visit ohioliving.org. Call in advance to sign up or make reservations for all programs and events. Events are subject to change.

April events:

• April 3 — Wellness Walking, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Southern Park Mall;

• April 4 — Tech Corner, 10 a.m.; scrabble, 11 a.m.; hand and foot, 1 p.m.; party bridge, 1 p.m.;

• April 5 — Woodcarvers, 9 a.m.; music at the Butler, noon;

• April 6 — Walk With a Doc, 9:30 a.m., Southern Park Mall; line dancing, 1 p.m.;

• April 7 — Income tax, 9:30 a.m.; YSU fitness, 1:30 p.m.;

PERI TO MEET: The Public Employee Retirees of Mahoning County, Chapter 18, will meet noon Tuesday at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Lunch is $15 a person. Reservations are required by calling Carol at 330-758-5239, Diane at 330-547-9612, Mary Grace at 330-507-9718 or Janice at 330-270-8611.

Guest speaker will be Christopher Mediate, president of Mediate Financial Services.

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

TAXAIDE OFFERS FREE PREPARATION: AARP TaxAide is providing free federal and state tax preparation this year for low- to moderate-income seniors and individuals. Appointments are in-person only.

• Tuesdays and Thursdays — Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard. 330-545-6596;

• Mondays and Wednesdays — Liberty Township Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty. Appointments for Liberty are made at the Hubbard Library, 436 West Liberty St., Hubbard (no phone calls);

• Fridays — Niles SCOPE, 14 E. State St., Niles. 330-399-8846.

IN-HOME PRIMARY CARE: Heyday Health provides in-home and telehealth primary care for Medicare and Medicare / Medicaid dual eligible patients. The patient does not need to be homebound to receive a home visit. Personal care team includes a physician, certified nurse practitioner and health ally.

For more information, call 330-223-7001 or www.heydayhealth.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.

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.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, host Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older. Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, games, community awareness, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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PERI TO MEET: The Public Employee Retirees of Mahoning County, Chapter 18, will meet at noon April 4 at the Avion on the Water Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield. Lunch is $15 a person. Reservations are required by Monday by calling Carol at 330-758-5239, Diane at 330-547-9612, Mary Grace at 330-507-9718 or Janice at 330-270-8611.

Guest speaker will be Christopher Mediate, president of Mediate Financial Services.

Chapter 18 welcomes ALL OPERS retirees or soon to be retirees in the TRI-County area to attend. Information for membership can be obtained by calling Marilyn at 330-565-6913.

TAXAIDE OFFERS FREE PREPARATION: AARP TaxAide is providing free federal and state tax preparation this year for low- to moderate-income seniors and individuals. Appointments are in-person only.

• Tuesday and Thursday — Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard. 330-545-6596;

• Monday and Wednesday — Liberty Township Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty. Appointments for Liberty are made at the Hubbard Library, 436 West Liberty St., Hubbard (no phone calls);

• Friday — Niles SCOPE, 14 E. State St., Niles. 330-399-8846.

CENTER ACTIVITIES: Ohio Living Vivo Center, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about the center, call 234-232-7221, fax 234-413-2289 or visit ohioliving.org. Call in advance to sign up or make reservations for all programs and events. Events are subject to change.

April events:

• April 3 — Wellness Walking, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Southern Park Mall;

• April 4 — Tech Corner, 10 a.m.; scrabble, 11 a.m.; hand and foot, 1 p.m.; party bridge, 1 p.m.;

• April 5 — Woodcarvers, 9 a.m.; music at the Butler, noon;

• April 6 — Walk With a Doc, 9:30 a.m., Southern Park Mall; line dancing, 1 p.m.;

• April 7 — Income tax, 9:30 a.m.; YSU fitness, 1:30 p.m.

IN HOME PRIMARY CARE: Heyday Health provides in-home and telehealth primary care for Medicare and Medicare / Medicaid dual eligible patients. The patient does not need to be homebound to receive a home visit. Personal care team includes a physician, certified nurse practitioner and health ally.

For more information, call 330-223-7001 or www.heydayhealth.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.

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.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, host Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older. Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, games, community awareness, 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.

CAREGIVER PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter hosts 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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IN-HOME PRIMARY CARE: Heyday Health provides in-home and telehealth primary care for Medicare and Medicare / Medicaid dual eligible patients. The patient does not need to be homebound to receive a home visit. A personal care team includes a physician, certified nurse practitioner and health ally.

For more information, call 330-223-7001 or www.heydayhealth.com.

TAXAIDE OFFERS FREE PREPARATION: AARP TaxAide is providing free federal and state tax preparation this year for low- to moderate-income seniors and individuals. Appointments are in-person only.

• Tuesday and Thursday — Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard. 330-545-6596;

• Monday and Wednesday — Liberty Township Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty. Appointments for Liberty are made at the Hubbard Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard (no phone calls);

• Friday — Niles SCOPE, 14 E. State St., Niles. 330-399-8846.

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.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, host Seniors Offering Services for men and women 65 and older. Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, games, community awareness, 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.

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.

AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, 330-953-1416, austin townseniorcenter.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.

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.

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.

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GATHERING PLACE EVENT: The Gathering Place, a free community social program for all seniors, welcomes speakers Corban Baker, outreach coordinator for the Mahoning County Veterans Commission, and Moses Murphy, accredited service officer with the Mahoning County Veterans Services Commission, 11 a.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 North Broad St., Canfield.

The speakers will discuss benefits available to veterans through the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission. A box lunch will be provided.

This group meets the second Monday of the month. No reservations are required. Contact Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.

IN HOME PRIMARY CARE: Heyday Health provides in-home and telehealth primary care for Medicare and Medicare / Medicaid dual eligible patients. The patient does not need to be homebound to receive a home visit. Personal care team includes a physician, certified nurse practitioner and health ally.

For more information call 330-223-7001 or www.heydayhealth.com

TAXAIDE OFFERS FREE PREPARATION: AARP TaxAide is providing free federal and state tax preparation this year for low- to moderate-income seniors and individuals. Appointments are in-person only.

¯ Tuesday and Thursday — Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard. 330-545-6596;

¯ Monday and Wednesday — Liberty Township Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty. Appointments for Liberty are made at the Hubbard Library, 436 West Liberty St., Hubbard (no phone calls);

¯ Friday — Niles SCOPE, 14 E. State St., Niles. 330-399-8846.

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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard seniors are looking for more card players to join the 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.

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.

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STEELWORKER RETIREES TO MEET: SOAR 27-2 and 27-6, Local Union 1330 and 1331, will meet 1 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Corner United Methodist Church, 3000 S. Niles Canfield Road. Refreshments will be served. New members are welcome.

MRTA TO MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet Wednesday at Drakes Landing on Western Reserve Road in Canfield. Registration and social hour will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:45 a.m. and then the meeting.

Featured speaker will be Dr. Randy Overbeck, educator, author and speaker, who will focus on “Things That Go Bump in the Night.”

Community service donations will be accepted toward Mina’s Foster Closet.

Reservation forms can be found in the newsletter and on the MRTA website.

IN-HOME PRIMARY CARE: Heyday Health provides in-home and telehealth primary care for Medicare and Medicare / Medicaid dual eligible patients. The patient does not need to be homebound to receive a home visit. Personal care team includes a physician, certified nurse practitioner and health ally.

For more information call 330-223-7001 or www.heydayhealth.com

TAXAIDE OFFERS FREE PREPARATION: AARP TaxAide is providing free federal and state tax preparation this year for low- to moderate-income seniors and individuals. Appointments are in-person only.

• Tuesday and Thursday — Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard. 330-545-6596;

• Monday and Wednesday — Liberty Township Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road, Liberty. Appointments for Liberty are made at the Hubbard Library, 436 West Liberty St., Hubbard (no phone calls);

• Friday — Niles SCOPE, 14 E. State St., Niles. 330-399-8846.

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.

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.

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