Congregate Sites Remain Closed, Transportation is Running and Options Counselors are Ready to Help!

Recently, we noted that all congregate sites remained closed, but plans were being considered for possible reopening later this summer. However, at this time our sites remain closed. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration/Division of Aging has provided guidance on considerations to be addressed in order to plan for any potential reopening.  The considerations include health screenings, temperature checks, documented PPE stock, masks for participants and staff, social distancing in the centers, possible staggered lunch times, scheduled air ventilation checks and other considerations. Many area agencies and senior centers across the state are weighing these substantial considerations with the continued increase in Covid-19 cases. Most area agencies are taking a “wait and see” attitude for the time being.

In the meantime, LifeSpan Resources continues to provide all congregate clients with weekly deliveries of nutritious meals, packets of health and wellness information, socialization activities, fun and games and our weekly “Friendly Caller” check in program.

Transportation continues to provide medical and social trips. Social distancing on board vehicles, temperature checks and masks are required for all passengers. Drivers wear masks and gloves and sanitize after each trip.

Our Options Counselors continue to work remotely but they stand ready to help. They continue to provide information and referrals for services via phone. Please call 812-948-8330 for questions, assistance, guidance or referrals.