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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 anothear dementia.

For information, visit alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.

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.

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.

CALENDARS FOR SENIORS: Prosecutor Gina DeGenova and Sheriff Jerry Greene are providing free calendars to seniors that contain helpful resources and information. The calendar provides tips on crime prevention, the Mahoning County Special Needs Registry, the Sheriff’s Office Senior Watch Program and other information.

For a calendar, call the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office, 330-740-2330, Ext. 7396, or email prosecutor@mahoningcountyoh.gov, or call the Mahoning County Senior Services Unit, 330-480-5078, or email bschaeffer@mahoning

countyoh.gov. Calendars will also be available throughout Mahoning County at various local government offices.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, host seniors offering services for men and women 65 and older. Three days per 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.

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

seniorcenter.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, dominoes, 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.

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CALENDARS FOR SENIORS: Mahoning County Prosecutor Gina DeGenova and Sheriff Jerry Greene are raising awareness about senior citizen safety and wellness by providing free calendars containing helpful resources and information. The calendar provides tips on crime prevention, the Mahoning County Special Needs Registry, the Sheriff’s Office Senior Watch Program and other information.

To get a calendar, reach out to the Mahoning County Prosecutor’s Office at 330-740-2330, ext. 7396, by email at prosecutor@mahoningcountyoh.gov, or through the Mahoning County Senior Services Unit by phone, 330-480-5078, or email, bschaeffer@mahoningcountyoh.gov. Calendars also will be available at various government offices.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER EVENTS: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Christine at 330-545-6596 to make an appointment for events that request registration.

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.

• Board games: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

• Morning fitness — 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

• Pickleball: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays.

• 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 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.

• Happy New Year Potluck Breakfast — 9 to 10 a.m. Dec. 29. Sign up and bring a dish to share.

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, dominoes, 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.

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 330-399-8846, Ext. 204. A nontaxable stipend is available.

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 pfortner@fcsserves.org.

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.

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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard Seniors are looking for more card players to join the group. Members meet 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.

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.

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.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, host seniors offering services for men and women 65 and older. Three days per 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.

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.

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SANTA TO A SENIOR: Home Instead celebrates 20 years of hosting the Be a Santa to a Senior, a gift-giving program for older adults who may be overlooked, isolated or alone during the holiday season.

Since the program’s nationwide inception in 2003, Be a Santa to a Senior has engaged more than 65,000 volunteers, provided more than 2.2 million gifts, and shared the holiday spirit with about 800,000 older adults.

This year, program coordinators hope to collect gifts for 750 older adults.

To participate, shoppers can look for Be a Santa to a Senior trees or displays at locations around the area.

Ornaments featuring the name and desired gift of an older adult will be on display, and shoppers can buy the requested gift and return it unwrapped to the location with the ornament attached.

Members of the community also can visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com and enter their ZIP code to view Amazon Wish Lists for local seniors.

Shoppers can buy a requested gift and return it unwrapped to the Home Instead office.

The gifts will be delivered to local older adults in time for the holidays.

Be a Santa to a Senior trees can be found at the following locations: Allure Spa & Salon, 1111 Boardman-Canfield Road, Youngstown; Austintown Home Instead, 5329 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; Austintown Walmart, 6001 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; Disilvio’s Family Grill, 517 N Main St., Hubbard; FORTY 10 Bar & Grille, 4010 Boardman-Canfield Road #5, Canfield; Karey’s Vintage Store, 6655 Stutz Drive, Canfield; The Daily Grind, 824 N State St., Girard.

The Austintown Home Instead office has partnered with local businesses, nonprofit organizations, volunteers and members of the community to help with gift collection and distribution.

For more information, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com or call 330-657-8509.

To learn more about helping older adults in the Austintown area, visit imreadytocare.com.

GATHERING PLACE EVENT: The Gathering Place, a free community outreach social program offered to all seniors, will welcome the Kathy Butch Trio with Christmas music, at 11 a.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 North Broad St., Canfield.

A box lunch will be provided.

The Gathering Place offers programs for seniors on the second Monday every month.

No reservations are required.

Contact person for these events is Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or thechurch at 330-533-3531 or mail the Gathering Place at gpcanfield@gmail.com.

RETIRED TEACHERS MEET: Mahoning Retired Teachers Association will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Drake’s Landing Banquet Center, Western Reserve Road.

Lunch will be followed by holiday entertainment by Tom Ruggieri and the Boardman Jazz Band. Donations will be accepted for the Salvation Army.

Reservation forms can be found on the MRTA website.

CHRISTMAS MEETING: The Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio Chapter 10 District 2 will host their Christmas meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown.

Those attending are asked to bring a casserole to share and an unwrapped gift for a child to be donated to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.

Reservations can be made by calling Carol at 330-758-8275 by end of day today.

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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, dominoes, 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.

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 330-399-8846, Ext. 204. A nontaxable stipend is available.

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 pfortner@fcsserves.org.

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.

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.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER EVENTS: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Christine at 330-545-6596 to make an appointment for events that request registration.

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.

• Board games: 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

• Morning fitness — 8:30 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday.

• Pickleball: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays.

• 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 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.

HUBBARD SENIORS: The Hubbard Seniors are looking for more card players to join the group. Members meet 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.

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.

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.

PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, host seniors offering services for men and women 65 and older. Three days per 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.

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.

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