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RETIREES MEETING CANCELED: Howland Schools Retirees will not meet in September. Watch for an announcement about a possible meeting in October. The decision will be based on the status of pandemic in the fall.

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 — Cabbage casserole, wheat bread, whipped potatoes, corn, pineapple tidbits, pudding;

• Monday — Sweet sausage link, minestrone over bowties, wheat dinner roll, carrots, applesauce, tossed salad with French dressing, cookie;

• Tuesday — Tuna salad, sandwich bun, three bean salad, coleslaw, fresh orange, sherbet;

• Wednesday — Meatloaf with gravy, wheat bread, whipped potatoes, wax beans, peaches, mini loaf;

• Thursday — Baked breaded pork, wheat dinner roll, wild rice, California blend, diced cucumbers with Italian dressing, pineapple tidbits, pudding;

• Friday — Breaded chicken cutlet, bun, cheese slice, scalloped potatoes, peas, pears, ice cream.

FOOD DELIVERY: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio is partnering with various agencies for Families First Coronavirus Response Act funding for no-contact food deliveries to seniors 60 and older:

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.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Direction Home of Eastern Ohio, formerly Area Agency on Aging 11, is looking for ombudsman volunteers who are willing to advocate for residents and families during this time of isolation and separation that has been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers will reach out to families and residents to ensure excellence and person-centered care. Volunteer ombudsmen will receive free training and become a certified ombudsman associate. There are no experience requirements to become an ombudsman volunteer.

Contact volunteer coordinator Lauren Hughes at 330-505-2338 or at lhughes@dheo.org.

SCOPE SERVICES: While all SCOPE Senior Services centers remain closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fitness classes continue via Zoom teleconference.

Call or text Karen Rutan Fitness, SCOPE’s Silver Sneakers FLEX instructor, at 330-647-8124 to sign up for 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 ha 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. You can 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.

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