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Aug 5, 2022
GATHERING PLACE EVENT: Melissa Ames, president of the Better Business Bureau, Youngstown, will focus on various scams directed at seniors in the community during a Gathering Place presentation at 11 a.m. Monday at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 550 N. Broad St., Canfield.
A box lunch will be provided. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens on the second Monday of every month.
Contact person for these events is Woody Gingery at 330-360-0419 or the church at 330-533-3531.
1418 SENIORS TO MEET: 1418 Auxiliary Seniors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bedford Trails Golf Course and Restaurant in Lowellville.
Call John Texter at 330-755-6936 for more information.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO MEET: NARFE 2122, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Chapter 2122 meeting will take place at 1 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the Samuel Lanza Trumbull County Veterans Services building, 253 E. Market St., Warren. For more information, contact Jean at 330-652-7281.
ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder at alz.org/crf provides ZIP code area-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services and housing options.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups virtually. A number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.
To learn about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
SENIOR ATHLETES: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is hosting athletes from Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana in a multitude of sports over the summer for the local version of the Senior Olympics. They are free to anyone older than 50.
This month will be a tennis competition at Avalon Inn in Howland, and pickleball will be at the Salem Community Center. A closing ceremony is set for Aug. 26 at Boardman Park, along with bocce, disc golf and cornhole.
For a full list of events and how to register, visit www.dheo.org or contact 330-505-2340.
MEMORY SCREENINGS VIRTUAL: The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is offering a free virtual memory screening. Appointments can be scheduled by calling AFA at 866-232-8484 or by visiting www.alzfdn.org. Screenings are conducted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through secure videoconference. There are no minimum age or insurance prerequisites.
To schedule a screening or for more information about brain health and lifestyle choices that can help promote healthy aging, visit AFA’s website at www.alzfdn.org or call AFA’s Helpline at 866-232-8484.
JCC EXPANDED MEAL PROGRAM: The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown and Jewish Family and Community Services expanded their mobile meals program to include a private pay option.
The fully prepared, frozen meals are available 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. Payment may be made by check or credit card.
For information or to join the meal program, call 330-746-7929.
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, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief. Visit www.alz.org or call our 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.
The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to assist seniors in the Mahoning Valley with access to food, transportation to medical appointments and companionship through the Phone Pals program.
FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older.
Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include EasterSeals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Individuals or organizations willing to partner with Shepherd of the Valley to provide goods or services to homebound seniors may contact Danielle Procopio at 330-530-4038, Ext. 2057, or email her at dprocopio@shepherdofthevalley.com.
HUBBARD SENIORS: Members of 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.
PROGRAM FOR SENIORS: ACTION and MYCAP, along with Christ Centered Church, are presenting Seniors Offering Services for men and women ages 65 and older.
Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs of exercise, classes, game time, community awareness, movies and television, healthy cooking, chit-chat and humor, among other things. Once per week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in either game time, television, movies or guest speakers.
Preregistration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.
THE GIRARD MULTI-GENERATIONAL CENTER: The Girard Multi-Generational Center, 433 Trumbull Ave., Girard, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Offered are stretching classes, a coffee and snack bar, puzzles, mind games, computer cafe, newspapers and fitness center. Yoga / pilates is offered; call for class times. For more information and lunch reservations (two days ahead), call 330-675-2486.
• A tai chi class is offered noon to 1 p.m. Fridays for $5 per person;
• Nutrition Meal Program, 1:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.
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