Northshore Senior Center responds to COVID-19

Facilities will be closed but emergency services are still available.

  • Friday, March 13, 2020 3:30pm
  • Life

Northshore Senior Center (NSC) facilities will be closed through April 24.

“At which time we assume we’ll have more information on the risks associated with COVID-19 in our local community so that we can determine how to best move forward,” an NSC press release reads.

In the meantime, staff have been working hard to ensure they can bring some of the center’s programs and services to seniors in a way that doesn’t require people to congregate in large groups.

According to the release, NSC is offering the following services:

Door-to-door transportation for seniors and people with disabilities for medical appointment. This service will not be available to people exhibiting any respiratory symptoms.

Meals on Wheels (continuation of existing program).

Community dining (i.e.—prepared meals) will be offered either for pick up (in the parking lot of the Bothell Senior Center) or delivery.

Non-perishable food will be available from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays in the parking lot of the Bothell Senior Center.

Limited support will be available to help seniors and people with disabilities get prescriptions, access other food resources, etc.

Continued social services support for people engaged in caregiver support groups, depression management programs, etc. offered via telephone versus in person.

Telephonic support for individuals experiencing depression, loneliness or anxiety, those needing information or resources and those just needing to talk.

People needing support can call the senior center between 9 a.m. and noon to arrange for services at 425-487-2441.

For anyone who would like to support these crisis response services and continued nutrition for seniors and disabled visit www.tinyurl.com/northshorecrisis.


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