“It is the best thing for the staff, for the thousands of local members who frequent the centers, and especially for the most vulnerable - the seniors in our community who depend on USS for meals, rides and care every day,” she said.
Although the centers remain closed, USS will still provide essential services including meals, transportation, grocery delivery and in-home care.
“USS is a major hub of activity in the community, with an average of 1,500 individuals visiting the downtown location each week prior to COVID-19. USS is mindful that many of the activities members love most will not be possible while adhering to health and safety guidelines provided by the CDC,” the release stated.
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USS is not sure as to when they will be able to re-open their centers and resume in-person activities.
“We have been planning for the day our members can come back through our doors since we first closed,” Fagans said. “Along with our loyal members, we will continue to look forward to being together again at USS. As soon as we are confident it is safe to do so, we will reopen to our members.”
Seniors in need of meals, grocery delivery or other essential services should call 937-323-4948. Staff are available by phone from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.