Prime Times Briefs: Ottawa County Senior Resources presenting Prize Car Bingo

Press Staff Writer

        Ottawa County Senior Resources, in conjunction with Stein Hospice, will present Social Distancing Prize Car Bingo at the Elmore and Genoa senior centers.
        Participants can play bingo from the comfort of their vehicles. A packet of paper cards will be provided. Participants will need to bring a marker and a magazine or book to use as a writing surface.
        Participants are asked to wear a mask when volunteers approach cars to pass out cards and prizes.
        The Elmore Senior Center will host Prize Car Bingo on Thursday, July 23 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Grace Lutheran Church, 19225 W. Witty Rd. RSVP to 419-862-3874. Grab-and-go meals will be available at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required the day prior. The menu includes baked pork chop, parmesan noodles, buttered peas, sauerkraut, cantaloupe and wheat bread.
        Bingo will be hosted by the Genoa Senior Center Wednesday, July 29 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Town Hall parking lot. RSVP by calling 419-855-4491. Reserve a grab-and-go-meal for 11:30 a.m. by calling the center the day prior. The suggested donation is $3. The menu includes Tahitian chicken over brown rice, broccoli, tomato-cucumber salad, pears, white bread and a birthday treat.
Pop-Up Farmers’ Markets
        The Creating Healthy Communities program at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department encourages community members to purchase and eat fresh fruits and vegetables, while in season.
        Beginning next week, pop- up Farmers’ Markets will be held the third Tuesday of the month at various locations throughout the city of Toledo. All social distancing procedures will be followed in accordance with ODH and CDC recommendations.
        Locations include:
        • July 21, Eleanor Kahle Senior Center, 1315 Hillcrest Ave., Toledo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  
        • Aug. 18, Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, 635 N. Erie, Toledo, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
        • Sept. 15, location to be determined, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.    
        • Oct. 20, East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Ave. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
        The Toledo Farmers’ Market staff will be on-site to assist with those individuals using SNAP, P-EBT, and TANF benefits. WIC Farmer’s Market coupons and Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program coupons will be accepted, in addition to those paying with cash.
        Resource tables and vendors will be present at the Farmers’ Market including: OSU Extension, Getting to 1, Lucas CountyWIC/Breastfeeding, Buckeye Health, and others.
        Questions regarding the Farmers’ Market can be directed to Amy Abodeely at 419-213-4116 or For additional information, visit
Alzheimer’s programs
        The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter will present several virtual programs to help the community and families impacted by the disease.
        The free videoconferences cover a variety of topics, including safety issues in the home, communication, COVID-19 challenges, long-distance caregiving and information on the disease. The programs run about an hour and are aimed at helping anyone experiencing signs of memory loss or their family members who may be concerned.
        Registration is required by calling 800-272-3900.
        The program schedule includes:
        • July 20: Activities at Home, 1 p.m.
        • July 21: Caregiving from Afar, 10 a.m.
        • July 21: Dementia Discussions, Dr. Sara Hunter, 4:30 p.m.
        • July 22: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 10 a.m.
        • July 22: Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior, 2 p.m.
        • July 23: Dementia Conversations, 10 a.m.
        • July 23: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, 3 p.m.
        • July 27: Safety at Home, 10 a.m.
        • July 27: Caregiving from Afar, 5 p.m.
        • July 28: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s, 2 p.m.
        • July 28: Simple Communication Tips for Caregivers, 4 p.m.
        • July 29: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 10 a.m.
        • July 30: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research, 9:30 a.m.
        • July 31: Activities at Home, 10 a.m.
Staying Healthy program
        The Ohio Department of Aging announced a new partnership with local Area Agencies on Aging and restaurants throughout Ohio to provide free meals to older Ohioans who are unable to prepare meals and lack meal support at home or in their communities.
        The department developed the Staying Healthy program with funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Local restaurants participating in the program receive reimbursement from these funds for the meals they provide to eligible participants.
        “This program serves three purposes,” said ODA Director Ursel McElroy. “It spurs local investment in an economic sector significantly impacted by COVID-19; it increases small-business restaurant investment; and it meets the increased demand of older adults needing nutrition services.”
        The short-term program is designed to serve older adults with the greatest economic and social need. It places special emphasis on low-income older adults and those older Ohioans living in rural areas; those with severe disabilities; those with limited English-speaking ability; and those with Alzheimer’s disease or related disorders.
        Participating restaurants must have 50 or fewer employees, be able to produce meals that meet industry-standard nutritional guidelines, and deliver meals to participants, either directly or through community partners. Meals may be hot, cold, or frozen entrees and are available for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
        For more information about the Staying Healthy program or nutrition services for older adults, contact your Area Agency on Aging. Call 1-866-243-5678 to be connected to the agency serving your community or visit to look up agency contact information.
        Staying Healthy is a companion initiative to the Staying Connected daily phone check-in service the department launched in May.
        For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
Zoom Trivia
        Perrysburg Commons Retirement Center will present Zoom Trivia: U.S. History at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 22.     To participate, contact Susan Snoddy, community coordinator, at 419-874-1931 or email and provide your email address. Snoddy will send a link to join Zoom.
        The contestant with the most correct answers will win a prize delivered to their home, or available for pick-up at Perrysburg Commons, 10542 Fremont Pike.
Hospice offers online resources
        Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hospice of Northwest Ohio is now offering the following virtual and online resources, which are free and open to anyone in the community.
        Caregiver support seriesAn educational, easy-to-access series for caregivers who aren’t able to follow a schedule or leave home. Each video is less than 10 minutes. The program is appropriate for professional and family caregivers. Topics include stress management, advance care planning, busting the myths of hospice, and opioids for shortness of breath. Request additional topics by emailing
        Access videos at:
        Advance care planning – A certified facilitator (certification from Respecting Choices©) will assist with completing advance care directives through a series of questions that consider cultural, spiritual, and religious beliefs.
        Questions are completed over the phone or by video chat, by appointment only. Make an appointment by calling 419-931-5423 or email
        Bereavement services – Virtual bereavement group and private counseling sessions are available to anyone in the community who is grieving the loss of a loved one. Call the hospice bereavement team at 419-661-4001 to schedule a time for a virtual assessment, which will help determine which group would be most beneficial. This will be a time for you to share your story and hear about the bereavement services available at this time.
        To learn more about Hospice of Northwest Ohio, visit


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