SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — The deadline is 3p.m. July 7 for seniors who wish to be entered into the Community Partnership on Aging’s drawing to have the ability to take part in its Senior Farmers Market Vitamin Program.
One utility per family could be entered into the lottery by which winners will obtain 10 $5 coupons for use at taking part native farmers markets. To be eligible, entrants have to be no less than 60 years of age on the date of the applying and stay inside one of many following zip codes: 44040, 44121, 44122, 44124, 44143 and 44118.
There's additionally an revenue eligibility requirement, which incorporates the whole revenue for all these dwelling inside the home of an applicant. For one individual, the restrict is $26,973 per 12 months, or $2,248 monthly.
For a two-person family, the restrict is $36,482, or $3,040 monthly. For a three-person family, the restrict is $45,991 per 12 months, or $3,833 monthly.
The federally funded coupons are distributed by the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging. Neighborhood Partnership on Growing older Govt Director Wendy Albin Sattin mentioned that the CPA has acquired fewer coupons than it did final 12 months. It acquired 440 units of coupons this 12 months, versus previous years when about 600 units have been made obtainable. Sattin mentioned the distinction in allocation was due to the county’s inhabitants loss.
“Final 12 months we had in all probability 800-850 functions,” Sattin mentioned. “This can be a fashionable program. Very, highly regarded. The winners of the coupons get $50 value of vouchers to spend at taking part farmers markets, so it’s a good way to get wholesome greens and fruits contemporary from the farm.”
“We now have a number of farmers markets right here in our space that take part. The winners can store at any time when they need in $5 increments.”
Winners will likely be picked from a big rolling bingo barrel with every utility getting a corresponding ticket positioned within the barrel. “It’s all completed at random, so everybody has an equal probability,” Sattin mentioned.
Winners will likely be notified by telephone.
Accomplished functions needs to be returned to: Neighborhood Partnership on Growing older, 1370 Victory Drive, South Euclid, OH 44121.
Purposes could be discovered here, and, as soon as accomplished, may also be dropped off on the South Euclid Neighborhood Middle, CPA’s headquarters, at 1370 Victory Drive in South Euclid.
These with questions can name 216-672-5740.
Tech Speak for seniors
CPA will current a Tech Speak session for seniors at 1:30 p.m. July 5 on the South Euclid Neighborhood Middle. This session will deal with utilizing Fb.
“We’re nonetheless seeing loads of curiosity in tech courses,” Sattin mentioned. “We’ll have a (tech) program beginning in September, however folks can join it now.
“In case you’re revenue certified, you go to the (September) class for eight weeks (one time per week). It’s for individuals who don’t have (an digital) gadget, and on the finish of the eight weeks they’ll go house with a pill and a 12 months’s value of web entry. We’ll train them how you can use the pill (through the courses).
“This specific class (in September) is funded by the Cleveland Clinic. It begins Sept. 8, but when persons are they'll name now and get registered for the category.”
The entire tech courses are freed from value. To register for the July 5 or September collection of courses, name 216-678-1955.
Victory Park and senior actions
Though the town of South Euclid has not formally opened its new Victory Park, positioned to the rear of the town’s neighborhood middle, trendy outside train tools, an actions space, raised neighborhood backyard beds, bocce courts, pickleball courts and different facilities have all been put in and are prepared to be used.
“We plan to do a few issues (on the park),” Sattin mentioned. ”We might like to have some scheduled (senior program) train time on the market. There’s inexperienced house the place we may deliver our train courses outdoors. There’s additionally the chance to perhaps deliver our lunches outdoors if there’s good climate.
“And we might encourage all our contributors to make use of the pickleball and bocce courts and the opposite facilities which can be on the market. It’s actually stunning. We’ll have conferences on the market. I do assume we’re going to do some form of programming with the train tools.”
That train tools, she mentioned, was particularly chosen due to its ease of use by seniors. “And,” she mentioned, “there may be the raised-bed backyard, so I've to seek out individuals who wish to backyard.”
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