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  • 1�

    November–December 2020�

    Senior News

    Programs & Services

    for Active Senior Adults

    Parks & Recreation Department

    Program Registration Office: Stow City Hall

    3760 Darrow Road Stow, OH 44224

    Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm�

    330�689�5100 �

    Serving Active Senior Adults

    Program Information:

    Stow Parks & Recreation Department

    Program Registration & Information

    3760 Darrow Road - Stow City Hall

    330-689-5100

    Stow Senior Center

    3968 Darrow Road 330-686-1325

    Senior Adult Programs

    Kathy Lewis, Recreation Supervisor

    klewis@stow.oh.us

    www.FunInStow.com

    Inside This Issue:

    Programs and Special Events 2-3, 5

    Trunk or Treat Fun 4

    Zoom Events 6

    Community Events 7

    Things to Do 8

    Article 10

    Senior Commission Survey 11

    Registra on date for all virtual and drive thru programs �

    begins November 11, 2020. All in person programming has

    been suspended un l further no ce.

    Don’t miss out! In January, we

    will begin updating our

    newsletter membership list.

    Please call us at 330-689-5100

    if you would like to continue to

    receive the newsletter by mail.

    If we do not hear from you by

    the end of December, you will

    no longer receive the Senior

    News. You may call us at

    anytime to be added to the list

    again.

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    Programs and Special Events

    Dear Senior,

    This year has truly been unique, but that has not stopped the City of Stow staff and our

    residents from finding new ways to celebrate as a community. You have�shown such

    resilience, grace, patience, support and care for one another throughout this pandemic,

    and we thank you!�

    I am proud to say that our Stow Senior Center staff has gone above and beyond with

    creativity and innovation to bring programs and events to you this year. Drive In

    Bingo, the Lending Cart, Crafts 2 Go, Music and a Meal, Drive By Grab a Pie and Trunk

    or Treat are a few of the entertaining activities that have taken place this year instead

    of our usual programming.�

    The staff has also been busy behind the scenes at the senior center. When we reopen,

    you will see a �fresh coat of paint and new hardwood flooring in the interior. There have

    also been improvements to the exterior. Take a drive by to see the fresh paint on the

    brick, shutters and front door, and the improved landscaping.�

    We have been steadfast in working on a reopening plan for the Stow Senior Center.�We

    recently conducted a survey to gauge your comfort level with returning to the center.

    Based on those results, coupled with guidance from Summit County Public Health and

    the Ohio Department of Health,�we realize that now is not the time to reopen. �

    Please look for updates in the coming months � our staff is working diligently to create

    new events and adapt existing programs and events.�And, we will continue to �

    re�evaluate the potential for reopening the senior center.� In the meantime, I

    encourage you to remain engaged with the programs that are offered, including the

    Phone a Friend program and new Zoom classes.�

    In addition to senior programs and events, we also welcome you to get in the holiday

    spirit by participating in other safely planned City events. A few examples are�Glow with

    Stow lighting event at City Hall, Santa and Friends Holiday Parade, and new this year,

    Heritage Home for the Holidays, located at the historical homes at Silver Springs Park.

    Details are in this newsletter.�

    As I reflect on 2020, I can say that I am proud to be the mayor of such a

    compassionate and supportive community. We will get through this together, because

    we are Stow Strong!�

    Sincerely, �

    John Pribonic �

    Mayor, City of Stow �

    Phone a Friend

    Program begins the week of November 30th

    As the winter weather settles in, friendships and camaraderie will

    be vital to all of us this year. This new program is for anyone

    looking for help to pass the time with casual conversation and

    new friends this winter. Registered participants will receive a

    phone call every Monday from a staff member who will provide

    the name and number of your friend for the week. Once you

    receive your friend’s contact information, contact them to set up

    a one hour phone call sometime that week. Political, religious

    and other controversial topics are discouraged, as we hope the

    conversations can be used as a positive highlight of your

    day/week. All participants will receive an instructional sheet on

    conversation starters and helpful hints after registration.

    Lending Cart

    New Location: City Hall Lobby

    Beginning the week of November 16

    Hours: 8am-4:00pm Monday– Friday

    The Lending Cart will soon become the Lending

    Shelf inside the lobby at City Hall. Books, puzzles

    and activity books will be available at the self serve

    lending cart. A box will be available beside the

    shelf for returns and book donations. Please

    remember to follow proper safety precautions

    including sanitizing and social distancing.

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    Programs and Special Events

    Health and Wellness

    Reliable Nurse Foot Care

    Nurse Provided Toenail and Foot Care

    December 7 ~ $30.00

    Call 216-956-0293 to schedule an appointment.

    December 15 ~ 1:00p.m. ~ Cost: $4.00

    This Zoom class will include step by step

    instructions and all necessary materials to

    create two homemade cards and three gift tags

    for the holiday season. Supplies can be picked

    up beginning Dec. 10 from the Parks and

    Recreation office. A computer, tablet or smart

    phone, and a valid email address are necessary

    to take this class. Register by December 8.

    Friday, November 20

    12:00-1:00 p.m. ~ Cost: $3.00

    City Hall Parking Lot

    3760 Darrow Rd. Stow, OH 44224

    Like everything else, Thanksgiving is going

    to look a little different at the senior center

    this year. In an effort to keep everyone safe,

    traditional Thanksgiving meals from the

    Café in Stow, including pumpkin pie, will

    be available for pick up in the City Hall

    parking lot. Meals will be

    pre-packaged for convenience and safety.

    Please register by November 16.

    4-D-5-5 For ad info. call 1-800-477-4574 • www.lpiseniors.com 14-1497

    Alzheimer’s, Dementia Care and Short Term Rehab

    2910 L’Ermitage Pl, Stow (330) 688-1188

    www.arborsatstow.com

    12/31/21 12/31/21

  • 4�

    Trunk or Treat

    Thank you to all of our sponsors who donated sweet

    treats and giveaways for our 1st annual Trunk or Treat.

  • 5�

    Programs and Special Events

    4-D-5-5 For ad info. call 1-800-477-4574 • www.lpiseniors.com 14-1497

  • 6�

    Zoom Bingo

    Wednesday, December 16

    10:00am

    Participants are asked to pick up their bingo

    cards at the Parks and Recreation office

    upon registration. Daubers will not be

    provided. We will play six games and winners

    will have their prizes dropped off to their

    homes. Registration required by Dec. 11.

    Have a Laugh for the Health of It

    with Hospice of Western Reserve

    Thursday, December 10 ~ 10:00am

    In this program we will define the history of

    therapeutic humor, identify the benefits of

    humor and distinguish between appropriate

    and inappropriate uses of humor.

    Registration required by Dec. 7.

    Zoom is a video conference

    service used to virtually

    meet with others. To

    participate, you will need

    an email address and one

    of the following: a computer

    with a camera, tablet or smart phone.

    Zoom Silver Sneakers

    10:15am

    Mondays: Cardio

    Wednesdays: Yoga

    Fridays: Resistance Training

    Silver Sneakers members may participate at

    no cost in any of the above classes. If

    interested, please email Kathy at

    klewis@stow.oh.us for the link to the class.

    Brain Games

    with Danbury Senior Living—Hudson

    Thursday, Dec. 3 and Jan. 7~ 1:00pm

    Join Bob from Danbury Senior Liv