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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING THE SPRING FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM:
The Spring Food Box Distribution Program at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church will still proceed as planned from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, April 4, for those who have pre-registered.
Due to the COVID-19 virus, it will be necessary for residents to remain in their vehicles throughout pick up. You will need to show your ticket against your car window. DO NOT OPEN your window, and please have your trunk empty. All food boxes will be placed in the trunk rather than inside the vehicle. Remember, DO NOT GET OUT of your car. These new procedures are being done for the health and safety of all involved.
The City of North Royalton makes available services for its elderly and handicapped citizens. The city has contracted with Senior Transportation Connection for senior citizens and disabled residents who cannot drive to schedule a ride for set shopping days or medical appointments within the community and surrounding area. You must call 216-265-1489 to schedule transportation a minimum of three business days in advance. Cancellations are required no later than 7:00 a.m. day of trip.
The Office on Aging is open Monday through Friday (8:00 am - 4:00 pm) for socialization, education, crafts, card playing, health care screening, free blood pressure screenings, senior exercises and other activities. All dates of screenings and special activities are announced in the ROYALTON RECORDER column SENIOR SCENE. The Office on Aging and Senior Center is located in the Deaconess Center Perry Senior Apartments, 13500 Ridge Road. They are accessible by using the center door on the south side of the building.
The Office on Aging provides free assistance with Medicare, medical paperwork, social services, information on Medicaid, nursing homes, Nursing Home Ombudsman, food bank, Salvation Army Service Unit and other programs. They also provide assistance with all government programs, including Golden Buckeye, HEAP, disability programs, Homestead programs, subsidized housing, community development, etc. The Office also assists younger, disabled, or disadvantaged residents. We partner with Royal Redeemer Church for the North Royalton Food Pantry Partnership. Those in need of food assistance should call Royal Redeemer at 440-237-7958 ext.133.
If you don’t know where to look for help, call the Office on Aging at 440-582-6333. They offer information and referral for senior citizens, handicapped and all other residents.