March 16, 2020
With the wellbeing of our clients and seniors as the primary focus, Valley Senior Services is following CDC recommendations to decrease large group gatherings amid heightened concerns surrounding the potential risk of COVID-19.
As part of our response to COVID-19, Valley Senior Services is suspended the following programs and services:
Activities at senior centers: All activities are suspended.
Transportation to senior centers: All transportation to senior centers is suspended.
Congregate dining: Congregate dining is discontinued at meal sites with prepackaged meals made available for pick up. Participating seniors must register for daily prepackaged meals. Seniors are asked to call the meal site closest to them and sign up in advance. Those who are unable to get to a meal site to pick up a meal may sign up for Meals on Wheels by calling 701-293-1440.
Meals on Wheels delivery service for registered seniors will continue as scheduled. Given the importance of nutrition for this vulnerable population, during this time of coronavirus concerns, we feel strongly that it is important to continue this service that relies on healthy volunteers. We ask that if you are healthy and able, please sign up to help deliver meals to those in need by calling our volunteer coordinator at 701-356-1431.
These changes are being implemented in all six counties served by Valley Senior Services. They include Cass, Steele, Traill, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties.
Valley Senior Services will continue to monitor the situation, work with state and local health officials and will follow recommended guidance as it becomes available. All programs and services are being evaluated on a case by case basis to ensure the safety of all involved. Any cancellation announcements will be posted at ValleySeniorServices.org.