Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave. will offer the following opportunities: Monday, Flu shot clinic hosted by The Pharmacy Rite Aid from 10 a.m. to noon, and pneumonia shots also will be available, mind games at 9 a.m., stretch plus classes at 9:30 and knit and crochet classes at 10:15; Tuesday, craft class at 9:30; yoga ($5) at 10:30 and stretch plus at 1 :15 p.m.; Wednesday, mind games at 9 a.m., stretch plus at 9:30 a.m. and Fourth Ward Block Watch meeting at 5 p.m.; Thursday, mind games at 9 a.m., movies with popcorn at 9:30, yoga ($5) at 10:30 and stretch plus at 1:15 p.m.; and Friday, mind games at 9 a.m. and morning stretch plus at 9:30 and Tai Chi ($5) at noon. Coffee bar every morning, 8:30 to 11 a.m.; fitness rooms open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wii gaming system and air hockey or table tennis every day from 8:30 to 2; and 5 p.m. the second Wednesday of every month, Fourth Ward Block Watch meetings. One-on-one computer or tech tutoring available by appointment. Assistance with Medicare, prescription assistance and many other senior citizen issues are offered by appointment with the center’s licensed social worker, Christine Bridgens. The center is a meal program site offering daily meals Monday through Friday through the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Stop by or call for a menu and details. For information or registration, call the center at 330-545-6596.
Ohio Living Park Vista Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, has scheduled the following activities: Monday, Diabetic Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) at 1 p.m.; Tuesday, computer class and brush, knife and needle club at 10 a.m., computer class and beginner, intermediate and party bridge at noon, caregiver support group at 1 p.m.; and R.O.M. and balance exercise at 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, watercolors and Smart phone education at 10, needle club at 11 a.m., tap class at noon, 500 bid card club at 1 p.m. and line dancing at 1:30 p.m.; Thursday, woodcarvers at 9 a.m., memory screening at 10, Diabetic support group at 11 a.m., multi-media art and socialization at noon, Wellness Club at 2:30 p.m.; and Friday, basic computer at 10 a.m., eliminating clutter at 10:30, intermediate and advanced computer at noon and chair yoga ($7 or $5) at 1 p.m. Call 330-744-5071 in advance for reservations for all classes and events. Silver Sneakers classes are available Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Gathering Room. To find out more about Silver Sneakers, or to verify whether your health plan covers the program, visit silversneakers.com. If your health plan does not cover the program, there will be a small fee for each class. For information, call 330-746-2944, ext. 1214.
Senior Corps Retired Senior Volunteer Program, located in First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 201 Wick Ave., is under the Corp. for National and Community Service. It is a volunteer program with the mission of linking volunteers, age 55 and over, with a variety of volunteer opportunities within their community. There are sites throughout Mahoning and Trumbull counties with opportunities such as senior companionship, transportation to museums, meal delivery for homebound seniors and construction. There is no maximum requirement of volunteer hours. There is a short application, and the program coordinator will meet with volunteers to match them with their preferred site based on their interests, skills and location. Volunteers can contact Deborah Cunningham, program coordinator, at 330-480-0352 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, a volunteer program that advocates for people who use long-term care services, such as nursing homes or assisted living facilities, to resolve resident concerns or complaints, is looking for volunteers. Volunteer Ombudsman receive free training and are certified as an Ombudsman associate before beginning volunteer work. There are no experience requirements but there is a short application. Background checks are done at no cost to the applicant. Contact Max Bumgardner, volunteer coordinator, at 330-505-2375 for information and an application. Applications are available online at www.aaa11.org/volunteer.html.