Senior Life Midland & Meals on Wheels Respond to COVID-19
(Midland, Texas) - After careful consideration and analysis of the current information made available to us regarding the COVID-19 virus, Senior Life Midland will be postponing all public gatherings, trainings, information sessions etc., including our upcoming March for Meals Senior Awareness event currently set for March 28th at Midland College.
These safety measures include the closing of Southeast Senior Center and Midland Senior Center starting March 16th- March 27th.
Our Foster Grandparents program volunteers will not report for duty at local sites starting Monday, March 16th-March 27th.
As always, the senior citizens we serve, our volunteers, and our entire staff are each a priority at Senior Life Midland. This is in keeping with our Mission “to address challenges related to aging and develop efficient, flexible and compassionate ways to meet the needs of our community”. As for our core program, Meals on Wheels, Senior Life Midland remains committed to working with community partners, staff and volunteers to deliver our over 600 meals per day to home-bound elderly and assess as needed.
We’re encouraging our volunteers to practice social distancing and not enter residences unnecessarily. This will require patience in allowing enough time for the client to get to the door. The advantage of a Meals on Wheels program is the friendly visit that our volunteer drivers provide, and we are able to continue to monitor the safety of our recipients while keeping a safe and healthy distance.
We thank you for volunteering. We will continue to monitor this situation and keep you informed as needs arise.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well. Call the volunteer coordinator as soon as possible so they can find a replacement.
- Wash your hands before delivering meals for at least 20 seconds.
- Carry hand sanitizer that carries at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover your cough by coughing into your elbow. If you can use a tissue, and then throw it in the trash.
- Stay home for at least 24 hours after having a fever.
To make a donation to Meals on Wheels, please visit our secure website at www.seniorlifemidland.org.
For any questions, call Senior Life Midland Administrative office at 432-689-6693.