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Senior Services of Central Illinois

3/12/2020

Due to risks associated with COVID-19, the Area Agency on Aging notified Senior Services of Central Illinois today that the Illinois Department on Aging is requiring Senior Services to temporarily suspend all gathering activities and congregate meals. This includes congregate meals, programs & activities, the Aging Mastery Program, and some transportation services.

All congregate locations will be closed until further notice. This includes Athens, Chatham, Divernon, Greenview, Petersburg, Springfield Senior Center, and Tallula. Individuals that receive meals at any of our congregate sites will be able to pick-up a box lunch, but MUST request a meal 24 hours in advance. Please call Noreen at (217) 503-4621 to request a meal. Those that receive home delivered meals through Daily Bread or Springfield Specialty Meals on Wheels, will continue to receive their meals.

The Springfield Senior Center will not be open to the public. All staff will continue to report to work and be available by appointment only. All casework services such as Benefit Assistance, Tax Preparation, Benefit Access Applications, etc., will be available to individuals who make appointments. No individuals will be permitted to congregate in the building.

All upcoming programs and activities are cancelled until further notice. This includes all special programing as well as all daily activities. No groups will be permitted to utilize the building for their regularly scheduled activities until further notice.

The Aging Mastery Program that is scheduled to be held beginning in March at the MCLI has been cancelled. Senior Services of Central Illinois staff will contact all speakers and registered attendees with additional details.

Senior Transport will provide transportation to and from medical appointments only until further notice.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our central Illinois seniors, but with guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control, and the Illinois Department on Aging, we believe these procedures are necessary in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the seniors we serve.