Senior news

SCOPE CONSULTATIONS: SCOPE Senior Services offers free consultations during the COVID-19 crisis on reviewing changes to retirement health insurance.

For issues or questions dealing with Medicare, prescriptions and hospitalization benefits, call Marge Haley at the Warren Senior Center at 330-399-8846, Ext. 208.

SCOPE LONELINESS INITIATIVE: SCOPE Senior Services is partnering with the We Thrive Together Isolation and Loneliness Initiative to bring educational and health classes as video classes to the seniors facing social isolation and loneliness.

For a complete list of weekly activities, visit WeThriveTo gether.org or call 330-727-9452.

SCOPE OFFERS ONLINE FITNESS: SCOPE Senior Services is offering online fitness programs to provide recreational, educational and socialization opportunities to seniors while the centers are closed due to the COVID-19. Programs are available by Zoom videoconferencing.

Karen Rutan of Karen Rutan Fitness, who is SCOPE’s Silver Sneakers Flex instructor, is conducting classes each day. Classes are offered online at 11 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. Thursdays.

To take part in the classes, call 330-647-8124.

DHEO INCREASES FUNDING: The Ohio Department of Aging has received $606,073 supplemental funding through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act for Congregate and Home Delivered Meals.

Each county has at least one contracted provider who will deliver meals to seniors 60 and older. This will be a no-contact delivery.

Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for the deliveries:

Trumbull — Trumbull Office of Elderly Affairs, 330-675-2486;

Mahoning and northern Columbiana — Easterseals, 330-884-2513, or Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929;

Columbiana — Easterseals, 330-884-2513;

Ashtabula — Ashtabula County Community Action, 440-998-3244, Ext. 334.

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 dprocop io@shepherdofthevalley.com.

Seniors in need of help should call the Help Network of Northeast Ohio at 211.

For more information about Shepherd of the Valley’s response to COVID-19, visit www.shepherdofthevalley.com/covid19/

CENTER CLOSED: The Johnston Senior Center is closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. If someone is in need of services, call the center at 330- 924-0412 and leave a message.

ALZHEIMER HELP ONLINE: The Alzheimer’s Association’s online Community Resource Finder, at alz.org/crf, provides ZIP code-specific information on topics such as care at home, community services, and housing options.

In Ohio, the Alzheimer’s Association offers numerous caregiver support groups, which have shifted to a virtual platform. In addition, a number of dial-in telephone support groups have been added for additional support.

To learn about support groups and community education programs, go to alz.org/crf, or contact the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

NUTRITION SITES AVAILABLE: The Trumbull County Nutrition Program for the Elderly is provided by the Trumbull County Office of Elderly Affairs and operates nutrition sites at seven locations in the county. Meals will be delivered to county residents 60 and older who are homebound, unable to cook for themselves and not living with someone who can cook for them. Client donations are accepted. For information, call 330-675-2486. Reservations must be made by 2 p.m. two working days in advance.

• Cortland SCOPE, 153 Grove Drive, noon Monday through Friday. Call 330-637-3010.

• Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-545-5350.

• Hubbard Senior Center, 220 W. Liberty St., 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-534-3812, Ext. 2200.

• Johnston Senior Center, 5922 Warren Road, noon Monday through Friday. Call 330-924-0412.

• Lordstown SCOPE, 1776 Salt Springs Road, 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-824-2173.

• Warren SCOPE, 375 N. Park Ave., 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Call 330-399-8846.

• West Farmington Senior Center, 151 College St., noon Tuesday through Friday (except third Tuesday of every month). Call 330-889-2733.

The menu is:

• Today — Penne bolognese, meat sauce over penne, wheat bread, green beans, warm peaches, tossed salad with Italian dressing, lemon cupcake;

• Monday — Chicken breast with gravy, wheat bread, cheddar shipped potatoes, corn and pimentos pears, sherbet;

• Tuesday — Barbecue glazed turkey burger with Swiss, sandwich bun, sweet potato wedges, Lima beans, fresh fruit, cookie;

• Wednesday — Western omelet, English muffin with jelly, peppers and onions, breakfast potatoes, orange juice, mini muffin;

• Thursday — Sweet-and-sour meatballs over brown rice, wheat dinner roll, island blend, carrots, fruited gelatin;

• May 22 — Garlic butter flounder fillet, wheat bread, Tuscan mac-and-cheese, green beans, coleslaw, peaches, ice cream.

911 SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY: To be placed on the Trumbull County 911 Special Needs Registry Program to alert first responders in case of emergency, fill out forms at the Trumbull County Commissioners Office, the Trumbull County Recorder’s Office, all Trumbull County SCOPE centers or on the county 911 website at www.trumbull911.co.trumbull.oh.us under the “Special Needs” tab.

For information, contact Mauro DiVieste, special needs coordinator, at erdivies@co.trumbull.oh.us, or at 330-675-7966.

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.

TMM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS: Trumbull Mobile Meals needs volunteers to help deliver meals. All areas of Trumbull County can use help.

Call Terri Dean at Trumbull Mobile Meals at 330-394-2538.

FALL PREVENTION GUIDE: The Ohio Department of Public Safety Division of EMS joined with the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership and released an updated “Elderly Fall Prevention Resource Guide” for EMS providers and the general public.

Download a copy of the guide at www.publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/EMS5934.pdf.


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