COVID-19 Updates

May 1, 2020

We were notified by the ND Department of Human Services that, all congregate meal sites will continue to be closed through June 30, 2020. Valley Senior Services will continue to offer pick up meals and home-delivered meals for those that qualify.

While we are sad that we will not be open for meals and activities until after June 30, we know it is in the best interest of all of you that we comply with this new guidance. We truly hope that you are doing well and look forward to the day when we can re-open and get back to normal operations.

Best wishes –The Valley Senior Services Team

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-19Valley 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 upParticipating seniors must register for daily prepackaged meals. Seniors are asked to call the meal site closest to them and sign up in advanceThose 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.