Soprema Senior Center COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Due to the health concerns resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Soprema Senior Center and Cafe building and grounds are closed until further notice. During the time that the Center is closed, we are pleased to offer our members virtual programming for July, August and September. More information can be found under the "Current Newsletter," "Virtual Programming," and "Center Calendar" links. 

Staff are working remotely from home and are available to answer questions and provide support and information. Please contact us by phone at 330-335-1513 or via email to ssc@wadsworthcity.org. Center staff will be in touch as soon as possible. 

Current information about the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic can be found at these websites: 

City of Wadsworth COVID-19 Pandemic Updates

Medina County Health Department

Ohio Department of Health

Community Shredding Event

The Wadsworth Rotary Club, in conjunction with the City of Wadsworth, is hosting a Community Shredding Event on Saturday, July 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Soprema Senior Center parking lot, located at 617 School Drive.
Many thanks to the Wadsworth Rotary Club for generously donating this service to our residents!

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Tax Deadline Extended through July 15

The filing deadline for federal, state, and municipal taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020.

Municipal Taxes:
Wadsworth municipal income returns and payments for the tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020, have been extended to July 15, 2020. Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of the tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020. For more information about RITA, please visit www.ritaohio.com or call at (330) 335-2745. 

State Taxes:
Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain announced that Ohio will be following the federal government and IRS in extending the deadline to file and pay the state income tax. The new deadline is July 15, an extension of approximately three months from the original deadline of April 15. The website for the Ohio Department of Taxation is tax.ohio.gov.

Ohio Extending Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Press Release

Federal Taxes:
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.

Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief. Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline, can request a filing extension by filing Form 4868 through their tax professional, tax software or using the Free File link on IRS.gov. Businesses who need additional time must file Form 7004.

More information can be found at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments.

Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)

The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) provides Medicare beneficiaries with free, objective health insurance information, one-on-one counseling, and educates consumers about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), Medicare Advantage options, Medicare supplement insurance. Though closed until further notice, the Soprema Senior Center staff is able to continue to connect seniors with trained OSHIIP volunteers.

The website for the Ohio Department of Insurance is https://insurance.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odi/home.
OSHIIP-specific information can be found at here.

Additionally, you can reach an OSHIIP representative toll-free at 800-686-1578 or through email at oshiipmail@insurance.ohio.gov.

Food Resources for Seniors

Medina County Office for Older Adults

The Soprema Senior Center staff is able to complete referrals for a number of Medina County Office for Older Adults programs.

Any adult over the age of 60 can now contact Medina County Office for Older Adults at 330-723-9514 to be connected with a volunteer shopper. The volunteer will contact the senior and take their grocery order. They will then shop at any Medina County Beuhler’s location (Medina River Styx, Medina Forest Meadows, or Wadsworth) and the customer service desk will facilitate payment with the senior. The financial transaction is between Buehler’s and the senior customer ONLY and the volunteers will complete the shopping and deliver it to the senior’s residence.

MCOOA reached out to Buehler’s Fresh Foods and they responded by adapting their business practice to accommodate seniors who may be somewhat technologically challenged or unable to utilize an online shopping system.

MCOOA also continue to offer meal delivery service and delivery of shelf stable foods from local pantries and Feeding Medina County. The MCOOA website is http://www.mcooa.org/.

OOA Buehlers Flyer cropped

Food Resources/Financial Assistance

Feeding Medina County
FMC’s next food distribution dates are June 25, July 9, and July 23 from 7:30 am - 9:00 am at the Medina County Fairgrounds. People in need of assistance should "bring a picture ID and empty trunk" and "stay in your car." For more information, call FMC at (330) 421-4816, or visit their website: http://www.feedingmedinacounty.org/ or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FeedingMedinaCounty/.

Wadsworth FISH 
Wadsworth FISH is providing assistance with groceries. Families with 1-4 individuals can receive $50 every 90 days for groceries. Call (330) 336-4300 or visit https://wadsworthfish.org/.

Wadsworth Salvation Army
The Wadsworth Salvation Army is located at 527 College St. They are distributing boxes of fresh produce and dairy boxes weekly (Thursday or Friday afternoons - call ahead or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WadsworthSalvationArmy to confirm that week’s delivery date!). Their Soup Kitchen has resumed drive-through service, and they may be able to provide financial assistance for rent, utilities, and medical bills. For more information, call (330) 335-2327 or visit https://neo.salvationarmy.org/northeastohio/wadsworth.

Sacred Heart Of Jesus St. Vincent dePaul Society Applications for assistance are accepted on Mondays and Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. for food and financial assistance. Applicants are required to come to the SHOJ parish center and provide a photo identification. Please be informed clients can only receive financial assistance once every six months, food from the food pantry is provided twice monthly. To leave a message for the St. Vincent de Paul Society, call (330) 336-3049 ext. 2011. SHOJ "Serving Neighbors In Need" Brochure

Akron Canton Regional Foodbank
The Akron Canton Regional Foodbank is located at 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307. Their phone number is (330) 535-6900 and email address is info@acrfb.org. More information can be found at https://www.akroncantonfoodbank.org/need-food.

Medina County Job and Family Services
Medina County Job and Family Services is located at 232 Northland Drive, Medina, OH 44256. They can be reached at (330) 722-9300 or toll free at 1-800-783-5070. More information can be found at https://www.mcjfs.us/assistance/.

Senior Shopping Hours at Medina County Grocery Stores

Senior Citizen - Grocery Store Dedicated Shopping Hours