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AUSTINTOWN SENIOR CENTER: The schedule for Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, 330-953-1416, austintown seniorcenter.org, is:
• Today: Bible study, 9 am; painting video, 9:30 am; sculpture on the ground, 9:30 am; card game, 10am; sewing and needlework, 10am; bingo, 10 a.m. painting class, 10h; senior spinning, 10:30 am; chair volleyball, 11:30 am; bridge group, noon; lunch at Belleria, noon;
• Monday: Paint video, 9:30 am; Bible study, 9 am; sculpture on the ground, 9:30 am; cards, 10am; sewing and needlework, 10am; bingo, 10 a.m. painting class, 10h; senior spinning, 10:30 am; chair volleyball, 11:30 am; bridge group, noon; lunch at Belleria, noon;
• Tuesday: Video course, 9 am; auditory projections, 9h; cards, 10am; sewing and needlework, 10am; bingo, 10 a.m. drum your way, 10 a.m. video chair yoga, 11 a.m. picnic, 11:30 am; social dance for the elderly, noon; lunch at Falcon Grille, noon; self-management course for chronic pain, 12:30 p.m .;
• Wednesday: Video course, 9 am; blood pressure test, 9:00 a.m. Medicare Overview, 9 am; bingo, 10 a.m. cards, 10am; dominoes, 10am; sewing and needlework, 10am; beginner ukulele, 11:30 am; lunch and trivia sponsored by Woodlands, noon; ukulele lessons, 12:30 p.m .; chair volleyball, 1 p.m.
• Thursday: Video course, 9 am; woodcarving, 9 am; Bible study, 9 am; bingo, 10 a.m. cards, 10am; sewing and needlework, 10am; senior spinning, 10am; Walking club, 10am; chair yoga, 10:30 am; chair volleyball, 11:30 am; lunch at Charly’s, noon; bingo, 1 p.m.
SENIOR MONITORING PROGRAM: Liberty residents aged 60 and over can enroll in the Liberty Township Elderly Life Monitor. Contact Marcy Orlando, Secretary of Police, at 330-759-1315, or Joy, Secretary of Fire, at 330-759-0363, ext. 102.
FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies to fund the Family First Coronavirus Response Act for contactless food deliveries to people aged 60 and over.
Agencies for Mahoning and Columbiana counties include Easterseals, 330-884-2513, and Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929.
THE GIRARD MULTI-GENERATION CENTER: The Girard Multigenerational Center, 433 avenue Trumbull, Girard, is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Stretching classes, a cafe and snack bar, puzzles, mind games, computer cafe, newspapers and a fitness center are offered. Yoga / Pilates is offered; call for class times.
A tai chi class is offered on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. for $ 5 per person.
For more information and reservations for lunch (two days in advance), call 330-675-2486.
• Nutritional Meal Program, 1:45 PM Monday to Friday, Trumbull County Seniors’ Affairs Office. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.
• Fall food drive for the benefit of the Center Emmanuel until October 31.
• Open Medicare enrollment begins today. Call to make an appointment with Christine, Senior Advisor for the Ohio Medicare Information Program.
• Walk with Ease classes will be offered from 10:30 am to noon Monday to December 1st. The Arthritis Foundation’s six-week structured course meets three times a week. Walking is the core activity but also includes information on health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational tips and tools. No classes will be held on October 29 and November 26.
• On October 20, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, Windsor House will have a bingo in the dining room.
CARE PROGRAM: The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter has a new caregiver assistance program called The Jan & Josephine Castora Family Caregiver Relief Program, which pays informal caregivers to help families in need of care. caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
For more information, people can go to alz.org/eastohio/carerelief.
Visit www.alz.org or call our 24/7 helpdesk at 800-272-3900.
PERI WELCOMES RETIREES / EMPLOYEES: Ohio public employees, retired or active, are eligible to join the state organization and local chapter by calling Marilyn at 330-565 6913 or visiting the chapter website 18 at www.mahoningperi.com.
VIRTUAL MEMORY SCREENING: The Alzheimer Foundation of America offers free virtual memory screening. Appointments can be made by calling the AFA at 866-232-8484 or by visiting www.alzfdn.org. The screenings take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday by secure videoconference. There is no minimum age or insurance conditions.
To schedule screening or for more information on brain health and lifestyle choices that can help promote healthy aging, visit the AFA website at www.alzfdn.org or call the AFA helpline at 866-232-8484.
ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online community resource finder at alz.org/crf provides postcode area-specific information on topics such as home care, community services and housing options.
The Alzheimer’s Association virtually offers many support groups for caregivers. A number of hotline groups have been added for additional assistance.
To learn more about support groups and community education programs, visit the site or call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 hotline at 800-272-3900.
SCAMS TARGETING SENIORS: Dave Long answers questions in a monthly lecture series about the latest scams, why scammers target seniors, and how to protect personal information at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month at the Government Center of the Canton of Poland, 3339 Dobbins Road, Poland.
Long, from Poland, is a retired United States Customs and Border Protection public affairs officer in Buffalo.
SENIORS PROGRAM: ACTION and MYCAP, as well as Christ Centered Church, feature senior services offering services to men and women 65 and over.
Three days a week, seniors participate in virtual programs for exercise, classes, play time, community outreach, movies and TV, healthy cooking, chat and humor, among others. Once a week, lunch will be delivered while they participate in game time, TV, movies or guest speakers.
Pre-registration is required. Call Elisa Hosey at 234-232-9043 or Micki Coylar at 330-788-7530.
SENIOR VOLUNTEERS: The Mahoning Valley Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers. For more information, contact Léa at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.
RSVP is a national service program for people 55 and older who wish to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These volunteers will also participate in community events.
The Senior Support Action Group is a coalition of community partners working together to help the valley’s seniors access food, transportation to medical appointments, and companionship through the Phone Pals program. .
OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is seeking volunteers to join the Ombudsman Program to advocate for excellence for people living in long-term care facilities.
The ombudsman helps ensure that residents of long-term care facilities receive quality care and treatment. Volunteers will make phone calls and virtual tours to residents.
Training to become a certified volunteer will be offered virtually. Call 330-505-2338 for more information.
FALL PREVENTION GUIDE: The EMS division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety has joined the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership and released an update to the “FALL Prevention Resource Guide.” Falls in the Elderly ”for EMS service providers and the general public.
Download a copy of the guide from www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS5934.pdf.