Updates & Resources

Food Resources & Financial Assistance

Medina County Office for Older Adults

MCOOA Home Delivered Meals & Shopping Referrals

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 Buehler’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.

The Medina County Office for Older Adults also delivers meals and shelf stable foods. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.mcooa.org or call the MCOOA at 330-723-9514. 

OOA Buehlers Flyer cropped

Additional Food/Financial Assistance Resources

Feeding Medina County

2023 Feeding Medina County Schedule

FMC’s Wadsworth food distribution dates are the Fourth Thursday each month from 10:30am to Noon at Art Wright Stadium in Memorial Park (280 Grandview Avenue, Wadsworth).  People in need of assistance should bring a picture ID and empty trunk and stay in your car. For more information, call Feeding Medina County 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 Street. 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 their website https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/wadsworth/ or Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WadsworthSalvationArmy.

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 go 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  St. Vincent dePaul Society website

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/.

Legal Assistance

Legal Aid

Community Legal Aid provides free assistance to qualifying seniors in Medina County. They may be able to help if you have a civil legal matter. Call their helpline at 800-998-9454 on Mondays & Wednesdays from 9 am to 12 pm or Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1 to 4 pm. You can also apply online at www.communitylegalaid.org/apply.

COVID-19 Updates

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

City of Wadsworth COVID-19 Pandemic Updates

Medina County Health Department COVID-19 Information

Ohio Department of Health

Medina County COVID-19 Vaccination Sign-Up Demo

We recently hosted a Zoom demonstration for seniors between the ages of 65-79 on how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine with the ArmorVax system. This joint program was co-sponsored with the Medina County Health Department and the Medina County Office for Older Adults. Kristen Hildreth from the Medina County Health Department presented step-by-step instructions for using the ArmorVax website/application. You can stream the recorded program on WCTV here: https://my.viebit.com/player.php?hash=MJTuFSbOApm8.

The Medina County Health Department also compiled a FAQ sheet based on questions asked during our Zoom program. You can view and download the FAQ sheet here: ArmorVax Q&A Follow Up.

More information about the Medina County COVID-19 vaccine process and the ArmorVax app can be found at the Medina County Health Department's Current Outbreaks page, located here: https://medinahealth.org/community/current-outbreaks/.

COVID-19 vaccination questions can be sent to the Medina County Health Department at vaccine@medinahealth.org.

Other Resources

Medina County Public Transit

MCPT is offering a new pilot program called MC Flex!  This is an on-demand service that will pick up riders at their residence and transport them to any location within Wadsworth!  Please view this program video from January 18, 2023 discussing the details!

MCFlex Program January 18 2023

Grief Support

There are no rules about how you should feel after losing a loved one. Laura from Crossroads Hospice understands and will help you get through the grief you are experiencing. Feel free to reach out and call Laura at 330-899-9100. Be sure to tell her you were referred by the Soprema Senior Center. Grief Support Flyer

Friendly Visitor Calls

Does this pandemic have you feeling alone and isolated? The Soprema Senior Center is working with the Medina County Office for Older Adults to  provide “friendly visitor” calls to seniors who would like to have a check in call or someone to talk to. If you are interested in having one of our wonderful SSC volunteers call you on a regular basis to chat and connect, contact us at ssc@wadsworthcity.org or 330-335-1513 and we’ll set it up!  

Puzzle Library

Do you need a puzzle to work on?  Windfall has an extensive library of  puzzles, ranging from 100-1,000 piece puzzles. If you live in the Wadsworth City School District and would like to borrow a puzzle (and have it dropped off at your door), please contact Erin at Windfall at 330-334-4491 or by email to emaurer@windfallindustries.org! Show off your work at our Puzzling Social Hour Zoom program on 3rd Wednesdays at 10:00 am.

Wadsworth Library Home Delivery Service

Wadsworth Public Library is temporarily offering home delivery services to patrons residing within the Wadsworth City School District. Contact the library by calling 330-334-5761 or sending an email to reference@wadsworthlibrary.com with your item requests and let their staff know you would like to have your items delivered to you.  

Patrons can also visit www.wadsworthlibrary.com to browse and request items through their online catalog, then select Home Delivery as the pick-up location. The library will call you when your items are ready, and a member of their outreach team will deliver your items three to five days after the hold date. Your items will be loaned to you for an extended period of one month, fine-free, and delivered right to your door, no contact required.