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SENIOR WATCH: The Liberty Township Senior Watch Program is inviting any Liberty resident 60 and older to an open house 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Township Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road. A light lunch will be provided.

A variety of agencies specific to the needs of older adults, as well as safety forces and staff, will be on hand. Services offered include wellness checks, daily phone calls, lock box installation, CO and smoke detectors and address marker signs.

For more information about the Senior Watch Program, call 330-759-1315, Ext. 1018.

RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The reservation deadline is Sept. 6 for the Mahoning Retired Teachers Association meeting, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Drakes Landing Banquet Center in Canfield.

The featured speaker will be Joyce Mistovich, educational director at the Butler Institute of American Art. Community Service donations will be accepted for YWCA’s Bright Women with Bright Futures.

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

AARP BOAT CRUISE: Canfield AARP 3104 is hosting a round trip on the Gateway Clipper Boat Cruise, a 2 1/2 hour narrated Autumn Serenade luncheon cruise with entertainment, on Oct. 11. Included is a visit to the Phipps Conservatory.

Cost is $140 and includes all taxes and gratuities. The tour departs at 9 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. to the Canfield Presbyterian Church on Main Street. A $50 nonrefundable deposit is required, with the balance due Sept. 1.

For reservations, send the deposit to Barb Sierp, coordinator, 1777 Alverne Drive, Poland 44414, or call her at 330-757-0780.

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.

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 a cost.

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 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.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place is a free community outreach social program at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, and offered to all senior citizens on the second Monday of every month. A box lunch will be provided. No reservations are required.

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

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, dominoes, 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 Family Restaurant; 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.

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.

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.

SCSEP OFFERS JOBS: The Vantage Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program offers paid job training and placement to low-income adults. The requirements are to be at least 55, unemployed and on Social Security or SS Disability. Participants can be assigned to nonprofit community-based or government agencies.

For information, call Vantage Aging at 330-782-0978 or SCOPE Senior Services at 330-399-8846, or visit SCOPE at 375 N. Park Ave., Warren.

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.

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SOS HOLDS WELLNESS FAIR: Saving Our Seniors Mahoning Valley is sponsoring the second annual Older Adults Day Out with a free Senior Health and Wellness Fair, open to all 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown.

More than 60 vendors will attend. There also will be raffle baskets and lunch. Entertainment will be by Stick It To Fitness, Staying Alive Drummers, The Senior Showcase and Elvis.

SENIOR WATCH: Liberty Township Senior Watch Program (established in 2008) is inviting any Liberty resident 60 and older to an open house 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at the Township Administration Building, 1315 Churchill Hubbard Road. A light lunch will be provided.

A variety of agencies specific to the needs of older adults, as well as safety forces and staff, also will be on hand. Services offered include wellness checks, daily phone calls, lock box installation, CO and smoke detectors and address marker signs.

For more information about the Senior Watch Program, call 330-759-1315, Ext. 1018.

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.

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 a cost.

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 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. Visit austintown

seniorcenter.org for a schedule.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place is a free community outreach social program at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, and offered to all senior citizens on the second Monday of every month. A box lunch will be provided. No reservations are required.

The contact person for these events is 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.

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.

SCSEP OFFERS JOBS: The Vantage Aging Senior Community Service Employment Program offers paid job training and placement to low-income adults. The requirements are to be at least 55, unemployed and on Social Security or SS Disability. Participants can be assigned to nonprofit community-based or government agencies.

For information, call Vantage Aging at 330-782-0978 or SCOPE Senior Services at 330-399-8846, or visit SCOPE at 375 N. Park Ave., Warren.

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.

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MANNING TO SPEAK TO TRTA: Members of the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association will meet noon Tuesday for a luncheon at Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles. Tracy Manning of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will be the featured speaker.

Cost of the meal is $16 with reservations required and sent to Dave Ambrose.

TRTA is planning a pre-retirement seminar for Oct. 25; a bake sale on Oct. 10; and now are selling Boscov coupons for $5, good for 25 percent off on Oct. 18. The group will collect school supplies, canceled stamps, cellphones, eyeglasses, hearing aids and yarn.

ECHO DOTS INSTALLED FOR SENIORS: The Senior Support Action Group and Family Tech Connect have now installed 250 Echo Dots with 250 left to install in the homes of seniors in the valley. Seniors use Echo Dots to listen to music, ask for the weather and for jokes, assist with home tasks such as recipes and reminder alarms, listening to the news,and fact-checking among other uses.

To complete an intake form and get on the distribution list, call 330-424-7877, Ext 2. Call back if there’s no reply within a week.

The Senior Support Action Group is a volunteer-based program that provides services to homebound seniors in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana County. The group provides monthly food boxes, transportation to medical appointments and a phone pals companionship program. Call the number above for information or services.

GATHERING PLACE: The Gathering Place is a free community outreach social program held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield, and offered to all senior citizens on the second Monday of every month. A box lunch will be provided. No reservations are required.

Brittany Kennedy from Direction Home, will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Aug. 14. Her topic will be “Opportunities for Volunteering.”

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

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.

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 a cost.

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.

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.

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