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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.

• Newton Falls Senior Center, 612 Broad St, Newton Falls.

• 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 — Breaded fish square with tartar sauce, wheat bread, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, sweet-and-sour coleslaw, fresh fruit, mini loaf;

• Monday — Beef Burgundy over egg noodles, wheat bread, peas, carots, fresh orange, cookie;

• Tuesday — Chili cheese hot dog with bun, tater tots, baked beans, applesauce and ice cream;

• Wednesday — Grilled chicken Caesar salad with croutons, wheat roll, mixed greens and Parmesan with ranch dressing, tomatoes and cucumbers, mixed fruit, mini loaf;

• Thursday — Penne bolognese (meatsauce over penne), wheat bread, green beans, warm peaches, tossed salad with Italian dressing, angel food cake;

• Sept. 18 — Orange-glazed chicken over rice, wheat dinner roll, broccoli cauliflower, pineapple tidbits, pudding.

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.

SENIOR RIDES: Applications to use the senior rides services are available by calling Diane Siskowic-Jurkovic, Trumbull County senior levy administrator, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 330-675-7846, by emailing her at SLJurkov@co.trumbull.oh.us, or online at http://seniorlevyservice.co.trumbull.oh.us. They also can be picked up at Trumbull County SCOPE Centers in Warren, Howland, Champion, Cortland, Lordstown and Niles.

For rides, seniors can call:

• Comfort Care-A-Van, 330-744-4145, for wheelchair trips or any other trip over 10 miles;

• All American USA Taxi, 330-395-3226, for non-wheelchair rides 10 miles or less;

• Country Neighbor, 440-437-6311, for any trip originating in the northern tier of the county;

• Garwin Inc., 330-534-1335, for non-wheelchair rides 10 miles or less.

RSVP IN THE VALLEY: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Mahoning Valley is a national service program for individuals 55 and older who want to volunteer in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.

For more information, contact program coordinator Leah Sakacs at lsakacs@fcsohio.org or at 330-480-0352, Ext. 3.

NEW SITE: The Lordstown SCOPE Center previously located at the Lordstown Elementary School has relocated and become the Newton Falls SCOPE, 612 Broad St., Newton Falls. Once the site opens back up after COVID-19, lunch will be served at 12:15.

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 SilverSneakers 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 provides online educational and health classes to seniors in the Mahoning Valley. Visit WeThriveTogether.org for additional details and class schedule listings. Call Alyssa for more information at 330-727-9452.

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.

OMBUDSMEN 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.

Volunteer ombudsmen will receive free training and become a certified ombudsman associate. Contact volunteer coordinator Lauren Hughes at 330-505-2338 or at lhughes@dheo.org.

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