As you might expect, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented us with growing challenges in meeting the needs of the older adults in our programs. We remain dedicated to doing our best to meet those challenges while keeping participants and staff safe and healthy.
Many of our volunteers and supporters have expressed a desire to help during this difficult period, and we are so grateful for your offers of assistance. Here’s a great new way to help, if you’re able! The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now suggests people should wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
As we continue to provide services to one of the most vulnerable populations in our community through our Home Care program and delivery of weekly frozen meals, we find ourselves in need of face coverings/masks to help protect them and our staff. Please consider donating or making masks to donate to our organization. You will find instructions for constructing appropriate masks here.
For homemade masks – please use clean, cotton fabric that is tightly woven on both sides, and sewn on a clean work surface. Please place face masks in Ziploc-style plastic bags for donation. Here are three potential patterns as reference only:
In addition to masks, we are also in need of hand sanitizer and alcohol prep pads.
Many Senior Services participants are having difficulty getting out to the grocery store. They would greatly appreciate donations of shelf-stable food items such as tuna fish, Vienna sausage, Chef Boyardee products, Pork and Beans, soup, green beans, corn, and peanut butter.
If you are able to help with these requests please drop your donations in the big red box at the Meals-on-Wheels entrance, under the portico at the Senior Services office (2895 Shorefair Drive) on Mondays or Wednesdays between 10:00am and 1:00 pm.
Thank you for your continued and unwavering support of Senior Services and older adults throughout Forsyth County! The love and support that flows through our community is tremendous. We are looking forward to the day when this crisis has passed and we can return to providing care as normal.