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ALZHEIMER’S CONFERENCE: The 2020 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, a global forum to advance dementia science, is going virtual this year July 27-31. Not only is the conference free and open to the research community, but the public. To register, go to www.alz.org/aaic.

The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the fight to find a cure and to help families impacted by the disease. There is a 24/7 Helpline available 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 — Orange glazed pork loin over rice, wheat dinner roll, broccoli, cauliflower, pineapple tidbits, pudding;

• Monday — Salisbury steak with gravy, wheat bread, cheddar whipped potatoes, corn and pimentos, pears, sherbet;

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

• Wednesday — Omelet on English muffin, breakfast potatoes, cinnamon apples, orange juice, mini muffin;

• Thursday — Sweet and sour meatballs over brown rice, wheat dinner roll, island blend, carrots, applesauce, pudding;

• July 31 — Garlic butter flounder fillet, wheat bread, mac and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, peaches, ice cream.

SCOPE SERVICES: While all SCOPE Senior Services centers remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the largest organization of seniors in Trumbull County is streaming fitness classes through Zoom Meetings technology.

Karen Rutan Fitness, SCOPE’s SilverSneakers FLEX instructor, conducts classes daily. Call or text Rutan at 330-647-8124 to sign up for her online classes 11 a.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 11 a.m. Fridays.

Rich Schlue of Total Lifetime Care as well as The Trumbull County Senior Levy and SCOPE Senior Services are sponsoring the online fitness classes.

SCOPE is also a partner with Steve Pelton of HChoices’ ‘We Thrive Together’ social isolation and loneliness initiative, which for the past six months have been providing online educational and health classes to seniors in the Mahoning Valley.

Visit WeThriveTogether.org for additional details and class schedule listings. All of the programming is free and can be accessed by computer, smart phone or even traditional telephone. Call Alyssa for more information at 330-727-9452.

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.

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.

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

Call Christine Sanford at Trumbull Mobile Meals at 330-394-2538.

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 — Easter Seals, 330-884-2513, or Jewish Family Services, 330-746-7929;

Columbiana — Easter Seals, 330-884-2513;

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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