Mahoning County senior news
CELEBRATING THE DECADES: Rock The Ages-Celebrating the Decades, a family-friendly, free event for all ages, is noon Sept. 23 at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman to celebrate aging well in the Mahoning Valley. All activities will be located near Steel Valley Brew Works and Double Bogey’s. There will be a community fair, basket raffle, live music, bocce tournament and longest drive contest. All proceeds will benefit the Paisley House and Senior Support Action Group.
MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER EVENTS: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, has eventS scheduled. Contact Christine at 330-545-6596 to make an appointment for events that request registration.
Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice sponsors My Path Through, an eight-session, grief support group that meets weekly at the center to discuss a variety of topics related to grief and healing. Sessions will be 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 2.
To register or for more information Contact Ohio Living at 330-533-4350.
Weekly and daily programs:
• Breakfast club — 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday
• Puzzle pals — 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday through Friday
• Morning fitness — 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday
• Afternoon fitness — 2 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
• Mind games — 8:30 to 9 a.m. daily
• Community gardening — 8 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday
• Tai chi — noon to 1 p.m. Fridays, $5
• Yoga — 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays
• Open gym buddies — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
• Stretch exercises — 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday
• Contact Christine at 330-545-6596 for one-on-one computer and technology tutoring, Medicare information or the HEAP program;
• AFL-CIO Community Services — 6 to 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month
• Pickleball — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the gym
• Board games — 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays in the coffee bar
• Chair massages — 10 a.m. to noon today and Sept. 22, registration required
• Bingo with Windsor House — 9:15 to 10 a.m. Tuesday in the coffee bar
• End of summer potluck breakfast — 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Bring a dish to share, registration required
• Craft class — 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday in the coffee bar
• Cookie decorating — 9 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in the coffee bar;
• Greeting Card Class — 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, register by Monday.
• Health screenings with Mercy Health — 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screenings.
• Staff bingo — 9 to 10 a.m. Sept. 26
• ABC potluck luncheon — noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Bring a dish that starts with the first letter of your first or last name, registration required
• Trivia fun and ice cream bar — 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 in the coffee bar.
The center will collect nonperishable food items through Oct. 17. All proceeds will be given to the Emmanuel Care Center in Girard. There will be a location by the offices of the center to bring food items.
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, sewing; 9:30 a.m., total body fitness; 10 a.m., bingo; 10:30 a.m., drum your way fit; 11 a.m., bocce court open; 11:30 a.m., card playing; noon, bridge group, lunch from Bruno Bros.; 12:30 p.m., learn to crochet; 1 p.m., video chair yoga.
• Tuesdays — 9 a.m., tai chi, sewing; 10 a.m., bingo, senior spinning; 11 a.m., video quick yoga; 11:30 a.m. card playing, spades; noon, bocce court open, social dancing for seniors, lunch from Anna’s Cookin; 12:30 p.m., games galore.
• Wednesdays — 9 a.m., blood pressure check, sewing, watercolor and drawing; 9:30 a.m., senior spinning; 10 a.m., booty exercise, bingo, dominoes; 11:30 a.m., card playing, double deck pinochle; noon, bocce court open, bridge, lunch from Chick-fil-A, coloring group; 12:30 p.m., 500 bid.
• Thursdays — 9 a.m., wood carving, tai chi, sewing; 9:45 a.m., weekly membership meeting; 10 a.m. bingo, Dominos, walking club, 500 bid, instructor’s choice exercise; 10:30 a.m., chair yoga; 11:45 a.m., mindful meditation; noon, lunch from Charly’s Family Restaurant; 12:30 p.m., 500 bid; 1 p.m., bingo, bocce court open;
• Fridays — 9 a.m., Bible study, senior spinning; 10 a.m., bocce court open, ballet barre, bingo; 11:30 a.m., fencing; noon, Lunch and Learn.
Mahoning County senior news
RETIRED TEACHERS TO MEET: The Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet 11:30 a.m. Wednesday 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.
GATHERING PLACE EVENT: Mary Grace Fowler and Bonnie Hood will present “Art of America-Powerhouse works from The Butler’s Collection” at 11 a.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 North Broad St., Canfield.
Featured is a presentation covering the varied works of art at the museum. A box lunch will be provided.
This event is a free. Reservations are not required.
For information, contact Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.
CELEBRATING THE DECADES: Rock The Ages-Celebrating the Decades, a family-friendly, free event for all ages, is noon Sept. 23 at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman to celebrate aging well in the Mahoning Valley.
All activities will be located near Steel Valley Brew Works and Double Bogey’s.
There will be a community fair, basket raffle, live music, bocce tournament and longest drive contest.
All proceeds will benefit the Paisley House and Senior Support Action Group.
SSAG NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: The Senior Support Action Group, a volunteer-based nonprofit program that provides services to homebound seniors 55 and older in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is seeking clients and volunteers.
The program provides monthly food box deliveries, phone pals and transportation to medical appointments.
For more information, contact Paige Fortner, program manager, at 330-424-7877, Ext. 2, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, is open 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.
HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard Seniors are looking for more card players to join its 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.
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.
The group is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. 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 and chit-chat and humor. Lunch will be delivered once per week.
Preregistration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.