SCV Senior Center Plan for Response to COVID-19 Effective Immediately

by | Mar 25, 2020 | Community

The SCV Senior Center is moving forward with the following actions to minimize the risk of COVID-19 for our older adults but, also provide supports to seniors in need and continue ensuring fresh meals for hundreds of individuals every day.
“We want our Senior Community, as well as the entire Santa Clarita Valley, to know that we are here for you! We are here for our Seniors and are working our best to service needs as we work through this pandemic crisis. Our Meals on Wheels program will continue to deliver to the seniors in our programs, which do require registration, but we can walk you through all of that over the phone, so call us because we are here to help,” shared Kevin MacDonald, SCV Senior Center Executive Director.

Lunch Meals at Bella Vida Effective Immediately: The SCV Senior Center will now provide fresh boxed lunches at our Bella Vida Drive Thru service for Seniors to pick up their meals Monday-Friday open 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. via pick up and go. This will be located in the Bella Vida Parking lot for all individuals who have filled out a Universal Intake Form. For those whose only mode of transportation is the City Bus or Dial A Ride/Access – They will be offered an option for home delivered meals on a temporary basis. Please call the center for additional information.

Congregate site at BCS Apartments: We will provide fresh boxed lunch daily and instead of eating in the Activity Room as normal – they can pick up their meal outside the Activity Room

Congregate site at Friendly Valley: We will provide fresh boxed lunch daily and instead of eating in the Church Hall, they can take the meal back to their homes.

Santa Clarita Valley – Home Delivered Meals: All home delivered meals will continue as is – there will be some minor adjustments to protocol. 

Support Services: All Support Services will continue with our Care Managers including Individual Supports, Family Supports and Support Groups via conference call – all services at Bella Vida.

Adult Day Program: The Adult Day Program will close until further notice. Additional in-home respite services will be made available to families.

Activities and Classes:
• All activities and classes will be closed until May 1, 2020
• Apartment Transportation Service Cancelled until further notice
• AARP Tax Service will be postponed • Trips and Tours will be postponed until May
• Bingo will be postponed until May • Volunteer activities will be limited
• Handyworker Program • No disruption in service

SCV Senior Center: The Center will remain open for those that need assistance through our Supported Services, Handyworker Program, or need to sign up for meal services. Receptionist and phone service remain fully operational. We remain flexible to the needs of the older adult community, but also want to protect and assist where we can.
We appreciate your patience and understanding. We will re-assess all areas as we get closer to May 1st and will follow state, county and city protocol at that time.
For any questions, call the SCV Senior Center at 661-259-9444.

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