Happy New Year! I hope the holiday season was enjoyable, heartfelt, and stress free.
We are starting off the year in full force—you will find many wonderful things coming up over the next few months.
Special thanks to Mayor Jensen and all the Leaf Rake-Up volunteers! The weather did not want to cooperate for us to get everything done in one day, but we managed to get all yards raked over the course of several weekends.
A few changes happening that we would like to pass along:
¨ First, we no longer have our big 22-passenger bus. After dealing with supply chain issues and a 35% increase in price, we decided not to purchase a new bus. We have contracted with Safe & Reliable Transportation for our bus trips. This will give us a little more flexibility, and in some cases allow for larger groups for our trips.
¨ Second, the Meals on Wheels program will no longer be offered through the Lorain County Office on Aging. Neighborhood Alliance has taken over home food delivery services for Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake. For more information, call 440-233-8768.
¨ With this change in the meal program, there will no longer be food collection at the Senior Center. Unexpired, unopened food items can be donated to Blessings Boxes located behind the senior center, and at the police/fire department.
Lastly, we would like to extend our sincere condolences to the Jensen family in the passing of Sally Jensen. Sally had an infectious smile, non-stop energy, and was always doing something. She would attend our Silver Sneakers exercise class, then stop in my office for a quick chat before she rushed off to Pinehaven Greenhouse. “I better get moving or I’ll get fired!” she would joke. Sally is now reunited with her husband and love of her life, Niels Jensen. She will be missed.
Be well. See you soon.