December 2020 News

December 2020

Seasons Greetings! Get the latest info, including the menu, in our December 2020 Newsletter (please note, we will NOT be hosting produce giveaway this month, and we will NOT be offering meal or transportation services on Dec 24 or Dec 25).

SCR will unfortunately remain closed for the immediate future. As we have been doing since March, we will continue to offer limited transportation, home-delivered meals, and still offer a takeout meal each weekday between 11 a.m. - 12 noon. Call for more info: 216-749-5367.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you enjoy a safe holiday. December 1 is Giving Tuesday, and we hope you will consider donating to Senior Citizen Resources. Especially in this difficult year, we are asking for your support to keep our community’s seniors safe, healthy, and thriving. Your donation is what makes this work possible. Contributions can be made via Pay Pal here on our website (yellow "Donate" button). Your support is truly appreciated!

SCR PROGRAMMING UPDATE: 10/26/20

While we had hoped to re-open our center this month, due to the trend of increased COVID-19 cases in our county, we will unfortunately remain closed for the immediate future. We hope to host more outdoor social activities, weather permitting, in the coming weeks. As we have been doing since March, we will continue to offer limited transportation, home-delivered meals, and still offer a takeout meal each weekday between 11 a.m. - 12 noon.

Check the updated November menu here (please note: we will be closed Nov 11, Nov 26, and Nov 27.)

Don't forget: our next Free Produce / Dairy Giveway is Monday November 2 @ 10 a.m. at the SCR front entrance. Bring a cart, walker, or wagon! Face masks & social distancing required.

SCR Update: 10/19/20

November 2020

If you haven't voted yet, we can: help you request an absentee ballot, help you mail in / turn in your absentee ballot, or provide a ride so you can vote in person. Please call for assistance with any of these options - your voice matters!

SCR Programming Update: 9/18/2020

October 2020

SCR is excited to welcome you back, and we are working closely with the Department of Aging & the health departments to get new procedures into place. We will communicate a re-opening date as soon as we are able to meet all new requirements. Please note, we will NOT be offering take-out meals or meal home delivery on Friday Oct. 9 or Monday Oct 12. Read more details, and check the October menu, in this mini newsletter: Sept - Oct 2020 Newsletter

Also, Sept. 21-25 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week in Ohio. To celebrate, the Ohio Department of Aging challenges you to take 10 BIG steps to prevent falls.

September 2020 News

  • Since closing our center in March, we have still been distributing over 200 meals per day throughout our community, along with monthly fresh produce boxes, emergency shelf-stable food boxes, hygiene supplies and activity bags to help combat boredom. We have also still been providing rides to important medical appointments and shopping trips. But we miss seeing our clients every day! We hope to re-open -- in a very limited capacity -- sometime in October. Please stay tuned for more information!
  • While we will not always be following this schedule, you can see the most recent menu here: September 2020 Menu

SCR Programming Update: 4/27/2020

April 27, 2020

We continue to follow the recommendations of state public health officials to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Our center is still closed, and we have adjusted our programming as follows:

All activities and daily congregate meal service at SCR are suspended. A hot meal, box lunch, or frozen meal is available for all congregate meal participants for pickup at SCR between 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Monday through Friday. Home-delivered meal service will continue. While we will NOT always be following this schedule, you can see the most recent menu here: May 2020 Menu
 
Limited SCR transportation is available.  Shopping trips will continue;  rides to & from medical appointments will be referred to Lyft for no-cost transportation - contact us for information about how to access this service. Call SCR for more info: 216-749-5367.

We miss you and look forward to when we can all be together again! Stay safe.

SCR Programming Update: 3/31/2020

  • We are sad to announce that our planned 35th Annual Senior Olympics will unfortunately be cancelled. In addition, all regular activities are also cancelled.
  • Throughout the month of April, a daily lunch (hot meal, box lunch, or frozen meal) will be available for our congregate meal participants for pickup at SCR, Monday – Friday between 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon. SCR does NOT provide transportation into the center for this pickup.
  • Home-delivered meal service will continue without disruption. We will continue to be in communication with our volunteers about safety procedures.
  • Very limited SCR transportation is available. Shopping trips will continue (normal shopping schedules are adjusted). Rides to & from medical appointments will be referred to Lyft for no-cost transportation; contact us if you need information about how to access this service (which is free for SCR clients). Call SCR for more info: 216-749-5367.

Information is continually evolving and we will be watching carefully for updated guidelines from health officials. We hope that these changes will cause the least amount of disruption while being mindful of everyone’s safety. We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding these decisions. Thank you, and stay safe!

SCR Programming Changes: 3/13/2020

We continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of local and state public health partners to limit public gatherings and safeguard people over 60 to exposure to COVID-19. After careful consideration regarding virus concerns, we have made decisions to adjust our programming starting Monday March 16 as follows:

  • All activities both at SCR and out of the center are cancelled until Monday April 13 (dates subject to change).
  • We will be suspending daily congregate meal service at SCR until Monday April 13 (dates subject to change). A box lunch or frozen meal will be available for all congregate meal participants for pickup at SCR between 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon, Monday through Friday. SCR will not be providing transportation into the center for this pickup.
  • Home-delivered meal service will continue without disruption. We will continue to be in communication with our volunteers about safety procedures.
  • Limited SCR transportation will be available. Shopping trips will continue (normal shopping schedule may be adjusted). Rides to & from medical appointments will be referred to Lyft for no-cost transportation; contact us if you need information about how to access this service (free for SCR clients). No new medical appointment transportation will be scheduled until Monday April 13 (dates subject to change). Call SCR for more info: 216-749-5367.

These changes will be re-evaluated as more information becomes available. As we have all experienced, information is continually evolving and we will be watching carefully for updated guidelines from health officials.

We know these decisions impact many people in a variety of ways. We hope that these changes will cause the least amount of disruption while being mindful of everyone’s safety. We appreciate your patience and understanding regarding these decisions.

As always, we are urging both clients and staff:

  • If you feel ill, please stay home. Contact your health provider by phone for instructions before seeking in-person care for flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
  • Clean your hands regularly: Wash your hands with soap & water, and dry thoroughly.
  • Use alcohol-based handrub if you don’t have immediate access to soap and water.
Thank you, and stay safe!