SCV Senior Center Serving 300 Meals A Day

by | Apr 30, 2020 | Community

The SCV Senior Center at Bella Vida continues to respond in service to the Seniors of the Santa Clarita Valley during this Covid-19 crisis. We closed our doors on March 16th for activities and gatherings and immediately redirected our focus to meeting the nutrition and counseling needs of our senior community.
The added responsibility during this crisis is that Seniors are a very vulnerable population to the virus. Our number one goal was to find innovative and creative ways to serve Seniors safely and meet their needs. Our first step was to create the ‘Bella Vida Drive Thru” Service. We could not gather in The Grand Ballroom any longer but wanted to continue to serve the hundreds of Seniors who showed up every day. We immediately started the Drive Thru service without missing a lunch. It is now serving over 300 people every day with fresh meals. We offer this service daily from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for Seniors (age 60 and above). Please call for registration information.
The next nutrition challenge was to expand our home delivered meal service or “Meals on Wheels”. We asked our staff and volunteers to step up and help us deliver more meals than ever before in our history in a very short time. We went from one shift delivering 350 meals and added a second shift which delivers over 250 additional meals. The same little white cars that you see in the community are now on double shifts.
In addition to our Nutrition Services, we have a full team of “Care Managers” who provide counseling and support services to Seniors. All of these services are free, and Seniors are encouraged to call us for assistance and support during this time.
It is an amazing process to see staff and volunteers respond to the need to change focus and direction over-night. We are indebted to the volunteers and staff that we affectionally call “Bella Vida Warriors”. A team of people dedicated to service regardless of the environmental circumstances. They cook, package, drive, counsel, support the Drive Thru and so much more.
The SCV Senior Center continues to fight to be there when called upon by the community. We need financial support to continue these services for the months ahead and look to the community who built “Bella Vida” to respond again. Please donate on our website at www.scv-seniorcenter.org
The SCV Senior Center at Bella Vida – services like never before… We can be reached at 661-259-9444

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