Delaware Office for Aging Announces Changes Due to Crisis
Here is an announcement from the Delaware County Office for the Aging:
"In light of our current COVID-19 situation and Delaware County's State of Emergency declaration, it is important for people to know that the Delaware County Office for the Aging will not be closing. The Senior Dining Center's congregate meal program will be suspended and the Senior Bus system will be suspended. The agency has developed a back up plan to provide meals and shopping assistance during this time of suspension. Those who are current congregate meal participants will be able to receive home delivered meals for their hot nutritious noontime meal.
Regular bus riders who depend on the bus system for purchasing their groceries will be offered shopping assistance so that they won't be in danger of not having enough food in their home. Delaware County Office for the Aging and New York Connects staff will assist clients with ordering food and will pick up and deliver the food to the seniors in their homes. Caring for Delaware County's senior citizens is our main priority. We feel that by offering alternatives to these and other services, we are looking out for the health of our seniors, which is the highest priority, as well as providing them needed services during this time.