A Moment With the Mayor

Oct 12

[ARCHIVED] Moment with the Mayor for October 13, 2017

The original item was published from October 12, 2017 1:19 PM to October 30, 2017 12:08 PM

The Soprema Senior Center invites seniors and their caregivers to the Senior/Caregiver Expo and Medicare Check-up on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  The expo will feature health screenings, information from dozens of local organizations and agencies serving seniors, as well as the latest information on current Medicare benefits.  The event is free to the public and no reservations are necessary. Parking for guests is available in the Soprema Senior Center and Community Center lots.  A $5.50 lunch special will be offered in the Soprema Café.  Exercise demos, give-aways and chances to win prizes will also be featured.  The event is sponsored by the Soprema Senior Center and funded through the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation and a Family Caregiver grant from the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.

Habitat for Humanity
I have talked before about the wonderful Habitat for Humanity organization, and I am happy to share that they are currently working on two new homes in Wadsworth, one on First Street, and one on Maylawn Avenue.  The house on First Street should be completed this month with the help of numerous volunteers, many from First Christian Church in Wadsworth who have been working there for several months. The family is expected to move into their new home in early November, after a dedication ceremony in late October.  A second house, located on Maylawn Avenue, is being built by the Four Cities Compact carpentry students in conjunction with Habitat's construction team.  Work is expected to continue on the house for most, if not all of the school year, with a finish date in late spring or early summer.  At that time, a family that has already been assigned to the house will move in.  By working in conjunction with the Four Cities Compact, Habitat is providing an opportunity for high school students to learn on the job, in addition to providing housing for those that otherwise might not have the chance. As you  might imagine, Habitat for Humanity of Medina County is always looking for volunteers for their build sites and the ReStore, which provides much of the funding for the homes they build.  They also have a special volunteer opportunity for their Thanksgiving morning fundraiser “Pancakes for a Purpose” at Yours Truly Restaurant in Medina.  They need sponsors and volunteers for the event to help serve.  If you are interested in volunteering for this or helping in any other area of the organization, please call Habitat at 330.722.4494 or email them at  volunteer@medinahabitat.org.

Until next week…..