Serving our Seniors during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to state mandates and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s Area Agency on Aging had to figure out how to transition services normally provided in congregate meal sites to the senior’s homes. Decisions had to be made on how to transport clients to the grocery stores and medical appointments while adhering to the social distancing mandate. These changes presented a host of challenges from the lack of personnel to logistical concerns. The Area Agency on Aging staff along with the local service providers were able to come together to address transportation and delivery of meals typically served at the congregate meal sites. Several meal providers offered the Grab and Go option. Seniors were added to the Home Delivered Meals Program or local service providers delivered meals door to door. A special thanks to our dedicated staff and local service providers, together we adapted, identified solutions, and continued to serve our most vulnerable population. For more information on Aging Programs, contact our office at 601-981-1516.

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