May 2021 News

May 2021

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.

April 2021 News

April 2021

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.

March 2021 News

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.

February 2021 News

February 2021

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).

COVID-19 Vaccine Info: 1/27/2021

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.

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.