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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Shepherd of the Valley wants to ensure seniors have access to food, medications and health care during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Working with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and League of Women’s Voters, Shepherd of the Valley is recruiting volunteers to help meet seniors’ needs. Anyone interested in volunteering should visit www.shepherdofthevalley.com/covid19. Click the box for volunteers under additional resources.

Individuals or organizations willing to partner 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.

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: Family members caring for their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can continue to gain the support and education they need through digital resources the Alzheimer’s Association now offers.

All regular services, including educational programs, support groups and care consultations, are being offered through phone and video conferencing to continue to support families during this time.

Clinical experts are available to create personalized care plans for families seeking help via phone or email through our Care Consultation program. 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. Telephone support groups provide emotional, educational and social support for caregivers through regularly scheduled meetings.

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: Garlic butter flounder filet, wheat bread, Tuscan macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, peaches, ice cream;

• Monday: Cheeseburger on bun, butter beans, carrots, macaroni salad, fruit juice box, sherbet;

• Tuesday: Roasted pork loin with gravy, stuffing, wheat bread, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, Mandarin oranges, pudding;

• Wednesday: Mild buffalo chicken salad with shredded lettuce, bun, potato salad, cucumber salad, fresh melon, cupcake;

• Thursday: Gnocchi gratin with ham, wheat dinner roll, peas, chilled beets, cinnamon apples, vanilla dots;

• April 17: Southwest meatloaf, wheat bread, au gratin potatoes, creamed corn, pineapple tidbits, cookie.

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 more information, contact Mauro DiVieste at erdivies@co.trumbull.oh.us, or at 330-675-7966.


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