September is almost here! Read the latest SCR news & info in our newest edition of Seniors in Touch Newsletter. We are happy to now be offering lots of fun activities & gatherings, and hope you can join us soon! (Please note: Face masks are required inside our center, regardless of vaccination status. Masks continue to be required while riding our vans.)
You can also check out our September menu here.
Get up-to-date on the latest news and information from SCR in the August 2021 edition of our Seniors in Touch Newsletter. While we still aren't officially fully open, we're so excited to offer some small gatherings & activities (we ask that you are fully vaccinated before returning to our center).You can also check out our August menu here.
After a series of art classes, we hosted a Creative Aging Art Show to celebrate our talented artists. The art highlights these seniors' life journeys using various collaging techniques, as well as offering a platform for them to share their stories & words of wisdom. You can watch the TV20 News coverage of our art show here (starts at 10:11): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX09KdOA6UE
Get SCR's latest info & news in the July 2021 edition of our Seniors in Touch Newsletter. We're so excited to offer some small summer gatherings & activities (we ask that you are fully vaccinated before returning to our center, and pre-registration is required).
Summer is here! Get the latest information & news in our June edition of Seniors in Touch Newsletter. While SCR still isn't officially open, we're excited to offer some small gatherings & activities (we ask that you are fully vaccinated; masks, social distancing, and pre-registration are required).You can also check the June Menu to see what's coming up.
Happy Spring! Get the latest news, including information on some limited activities at our center next month, in our May 2021 Newsletter. While SCR still isn't officially open, we are so excited to welcome you back with a few small gatherings & activities (we ask that you are fully vaccinated, masks & social distancing are required, windows will be open if at all possible, and pre-registration is required).You can also check the May Menu for the latest options.
We will not be offering food or transportation service on Friday April 2, but our next FREE produce pickup is Monday April 5 at 10:30 a.m. in the SCR entryway. As always, face masks & social distancing required.
Get more info, including information on vaccines and some limited activities at our center next month in our April Newsletter. While SCR still isn't officially open, we are so excited to welcome you back with a few small spring gatherings!
Reminder - We offer a "takeout" lunch each weekday between 11 a.m. - 12 noon - check the April Menu for the latest options.
Spring is on it's way! A few notes as we move into March:
- Reminder: our next FREE produce pickup is Monday March 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the SCR entryway (the first floor of the Deaconess-Krafft Center). As always, face masks & social distancing required. Bring a bag, cart, walker, or wagon if you can!
- Join other local seniors from the comfort of your home to learn new skills while meeting new people and having fun! Broadway School of Music & the Arts is offering a FREE weekly collage class, and a FREE weekly community choir group. All supplies are provided. Registration deadline is March 8 and classes start March 15 - read here for more info! We would love to have you join us.
- All Ohioans 65 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Call SCR at 216-749-5367 (weekdays between 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.), and we can help schedule vaccine, and/or a ride to & from your appointment. The vaccine is one important tool that can help slow the spread of the coronavirus - talk to your doctor about the safety, effectiveness, benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccine.
- We offer a "takeout" lunch each weekday between 11 a.m. - 12 noon - check the March Menu for the latest options.
Our next FREE produce pickup is Monday Feb 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the SCR entryway. Face masks & social distancing required. This month's box should include fruits & vegetables, plus chicken, cheese, and yogurt. Get the latest info from SCR, including this month's menu, in our February 2021 Newsletter.
SCR can help you navigate the COVID-19 vaccine process - call us at 216-749-5367. We can help schedule a vaccine, and/or schedule a ride to & from your appointment (see below for more vaccine info).
The Ohio COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan is still a work in progress, and initial supplies are still very limited, but starting Feb. 1, Ohioans 70 and older are eligible to receive the vaccine, and those 65+ are eligible Feb 8.
You will need an appointment to get a vaccine. You can use the state’s online vaccine location tool (Vaccine.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov/) to find a vaccine provider, then contact a provider to schedule an appointment. Please note, the provider list is subject to change and vaccine supply is still limited.
We are happy to help with this process! Please call SCR at 216-749-5367, and we will try to get you added to a list, schedule an appointment, and/or schedule a ride to & from your vaccine appointment (Note: 211 Lyft service is no longer available).
The COVID-19 vaccine is free for people with Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, and for those with no insurance. Vaccine providers can bill insurance companies for the cost, so bring your Medicare / insurance card with you when you get vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccines that are currently available require two doses. You’ll need a follow-up dose a few weeks after the first dose. You should receive a card at your first visit that includes where and when you were first vaccinated and which vaccination you received; providers should schedule your second dose at your first appointment.
The vaccine is just one tool that can help slow the spread of the coronavirus. It will take your body a few weeks to build up immunity after the second vaccine dose, and the CDC continues to recommend preventive measures such as face masks and social distancing for at least several more months.
Talk to your doctor about the safety, effectiveness, benefits and risks of the COVID-19 vaccine. Older adults, especially those with underlying medical conditions, are at increased risk for hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
This info is all subject to change as this plan continues to be a work in progress! We will try to keep you up to date as details change.