Senior Services is monitoring updates related to the spread of the Coronavirus daily. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for some with compromised or already weakened immune systems. Our goal, as always, is to do the best we can to keep the people we serve, our volunteers, and staff safe and healthy.
Program and Service Updates
As we respond to the Coronavirus pandemic, Senior Services is committed to keeping you informed about the latest changes to our services, programs, and operations. Please check here for the latest updates and adjustments.
Operational Updates and Current Status of Programs
December 27, 2021
Senior Services’ Shorefair and Melrose (Williams Center) locations are open daily for staff and participants, but remain closed to the public and visitors without a prior appointment. Please read below for more information about each service area.
Volunteer Recruitment Update
We are currently recruiting volunteers to serve in our Meals-on-Wheels program. Click here for more information about how you can help be a part of getting meals to seniors in need throughout our community.
- Meals-on-Wheels – On Monday, May 3 Meals-on-Wheels returned to its normal operation of delivering a daily (Monday – Friday) hot meal to seniors on the program. Meals are being delivered by volunteers with safety protocols and contactless delivery methods in place for safety. Assessments and re-assessments for participants in this program are currently being conducted by phone.
- Senior Lunch – Each of the Senior Lunch sites are re-opened and welcoming back older adults who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The sites have a variety of safety protocols in place to ensure the safety of each attendee.
- Williams Adult Day Center – The Williams Center re-opened, with limited capacity and safety protocols in place, on Monday, April 19. Our team is in touch with all active participants about their schedule for returning. The Williams Center remains closed to volunteers and visitors. Virtual support groups are available for caregivers. If you are interested in enrolling a loved one at the Williams Center please call 336-724-2155 for more information.
- Home Care – The Home Care program continues to operate as normal. CNAs and nurses entering homes have implemented a variety of safety protocols to keep themselves and the families we serve safe.
- Help Line – Our Aging Resource Specialists remain available to help connect the community to resources and information as needed through telephone or email. Because our office is closed to the public, we are not able to accommodate unscheduled walk-ins for assistance at this time. Please call 336-724-2040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be connected with a staff member.
- Elder Care Choices – The Elder Care Choices benefit remains available to meet the needs of caregivers working at contracting companies. If your company is enrolled in the Elder Care Choices benefit with Senior Services please visit the Elder Care Choices website for information about how to contact a Counselor. If your company has an interest in learning more about how to access this benefit that can be found on the website as well.
- Living-at-Home – Case managers in the Living-at-Home program continue to be available to participants in the program. Visits and check-in’s are being conducted in homes with safety protocols in place.
- Aging with Purpose – In-person volunteer opportunities through the Aging with Purpose initiative have resumed.