Schedule of events, menu released for area’s senior centers
Christy Elicker will teach a crafting class starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 20, with a focus on making fun decorations for a spooky Halloween. Registration is available for the session.
Also coming up is tax season, where the Allegheny Community Center will again be providing free tax services. Free tax preparation is available to anyone in the community that makes less than $65,000 per year. Tax services will be completed virtually due to COVID.
Those who have an interest in becoming a VITA tax volunteer are welcome to volunteer. For more information, visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX8ZYt9C8jU.
Lastly, free blood pressure screenings will be held at three of the area senior centers — 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month at Tidioute, 10:30 a.m. the last Thursday of the month in Sheffield and 11 a.m. the last Monday of the month at the Allegheny Community Center.
SCAM PROTECTION WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
State Trooper Heather Kittle will give a presentation on scamming, including discussion of the newest scams out there, how to protect oneself from being scammed and what do you do if someone is scammed.
Sessions will be held at a time to be announced at the Marienville MACA Center (927-6607) and at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Allegheny Community Center (723-4180). Sessions will also be held at the Tidioute Center at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 25 (814-484-3020) and at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 28 at the Sheffield Hospitality Center (814-968-5667). Call the appropriate center for reservations.
LOOKING FOR KNITTERS, CROCHETERS
The Allegheny Community Center has received many gifts of yarn.
Last year the center gave away many handmade items created by senior citizens to local organizations that were very appreciative of the donation, time and effort. Those interested in knitting and crocheting items from some of the donated yarn can come in and pick out some yarn, work on it at the center or take it home.
Community center officials will make sure donations are received by the recipient organization. For more information, call the Allegheny Community Center at 814-723-4180.
RECIPE SHARING HAS BEGUN, GENEALOGY VOLUNTEER SOUGHT
The “make it and take it” class is a way to enjoy each other’s company and make something with a favorite recipe. Organizers ask seniors to bring a recipe that the group can prepare and share.
Among recipes organizers hope will be shared are baked goodies, entrees for two and recipes that everyone always ask to be made. The food will be enjoyed and may be turned into an Allegheny Community Center calendar.
Those who plan to attend are asked to call 814-723-4180.
The Allegheny Community Center is looking for a volunteer to share their genealogy knowledge during one class per week. Those interested are asked to call the center at 814-723-4180.
Also, the Allegheny Community Center has children’s books that can be borrowed and shared with grandchildren. All books wil be sanitized for 72 hours before they are circulated again.
NORMAL HOURS AT SENIOR CENTERS
Meals must be ordered two weeks in advance. Call the open center to order meals. Those who need to cancel their lunch can call the center and let staff know. For the protection of seniors and staff, those attending any of the senior centers must wear a mask.
¯ Allegheny Community Center (814-723-4180) is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
¯ Endeavor — Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 814-463-7774.
¯ Marienville Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For more information, call 814-927-6607.
¯ Tidioute — Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 814-484-3020.
¯ Sheffield — Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 814-968-5667.
All centers are closed Monday, 31, in observance of Memorial Day.
The upcoming October meal menu includes:
¯ Oct. 21 — crab cake slider, parmesan noodles, baked beans, dinner roll, and mandarin oranges
¯ Oct. 22 — baked ham with sweet potatoes, carrots, bread and sliced pears
¯ Oct. 25 — taco salad with rice, corn, black beans and lettuce, nacho chips and pineapple delight
¯ Oct. 26 — stuffed peppers with garlic whipped potatoes, carrots, bread and fruit
¯ Oct. 27 — orange glazed pork loin, vegetable rice pilaf, cauliflower, and sliced apples
¯ Oct. 28 — crispy chicken salad, vegetable soup, bread, and warm peach crisp
¯ Oct. 29 — turkey club sandwich, broccoli soup, roll, and cherry chip cake.
Several Experience Inc. events that were canceled last year are returning in 2021.
The 2021 Senior Expo will be held Oct. 29 at the TAWC bus terminal to give out information on local non-profit agencies. Seniors attending should bring a bag for giveaway items.
On Nov. 11, Experience Inc. will host its dinner and Chinese auction.
EXERCISE AT THE CENTER
The Allegheny Community Center is offering health and wellness exercise classes Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 11 a.m. To sign up call the center at 814-723-4180.
FARMERS MARKET VOUCHER APPLICATIONS
Applications for farmers market vouchers are in the Experience Inc, May newsletter. They are also available on at www.alleghenycommunitycenter.com. Those who fill out the form online can save the form on their computer and send it back using either of the two emails at the bottom of the application.
Applications are also available at the back lobby of the Allegheny Community Center and can be mailed to Allegheny Community Center, 42 Clark St., Warren, PA 16365.
Vouchers will be mailed June 1 as mandated by the state and cannot be redeemed until June 1.