A Special Update


To Our Community:

At Senior Resource Association, the health and well-being of our clients, volunteers, riders and employees is our uncompromising priority. We recognize and appreciate the critical role we play in your daily life. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and following all recommendations of the appropriate health officials to protect against the spread of the disease. All necessary precautions are being made throughout our organization. Seniors and those with underlying health conditions are especially vulnerable if they contract COVID-19Our staff, volunteers and clients are receiving regular updates and instructions to ensure their safety, including the following precautions: 

MEALS ON WHEELS

Mandatory temperature screenings are conducted on all Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff. Each day, temperatures are taken with a digital no-touch thermometer. If a volunteer has a temperature above 100.4 F and/or show signs of illness, they will not be permitted to deliver meals. Another volunteer or SRA staff member will deliver their meals that day. We also encourage the social distance rule – maintain at least 6 feet between you and another person, do not shake hands or offer hugs – but big smiles are encouraged! 

Due to positive cases of COVID-19 reported in Indian River County, homebound meal deliveries are temporarily reduced to one delivery per week. A hot lunch will be delivered to each client with enough frozen meals for the remainder of the week and according to each clients’ meal plan. Wellness visits will be temporarily replaced with phone calls, which will be conducted by Senior Resource Association staff. Beginning Monday, March 23rd our Social Dining service will be temporarily reduced to one hot lunch served each Monday. Enough frozen meals will be provided to each client for the remainder of the week and according to each clients’ meal plan. Notes: The Salvation Army dining site in Vero Beach has temporarily suspended service. All other dining sites remain operational as per the new schedule.

DAYAWAY + LIFEWAY PROGRAMS:

For the safety of our clients, caregivers and staff during the pandemic, all DayAway programs and LifeWay activities at our Vero Beach and Sebastian facilities are temporarily suspended. The suspension will remain in place until at least April 15th. SRA will continue to monitor the situation and recommendations by the CDC and health officials. We will continue to post updates about the re-opening of our DayAway facilities. Staff will call caregivers and clients periodically during this time to check in and communicate with them. Phone lines at Senior Resource Association will also remain open during regular business hours.

Clients and caregivers who need respite and other in-home services during the suspension period can contact Senior Resource Association to schedule services in advance at 772-569-0760.

GOLINE MASS TRANSIT & COMMUNITY COACH:

Preventative measures to control the spread of infectious diseases has been implemented on all GoLine buses and Community Coach vehicles. Each night, all GoLine buses and Community Coach vehicles are fogged with a super concentrated disinfectant. Every day, the interiors of the buses and coaches are thoroughly wiped down intermittently with a disinfectant. GoLine and Community Coach drivers have been provided the necessary tools to accomplish this task while also protecting themselves and others from spreading infectious diseases. 

Our volunteers, clients and staff are at the heart of all we do. Your safety and health is paramount. As this global pandemic progresses, other procedures may be implemented. We will keep you informed as often as possible. Thank you for your continued support and compliance as we prepare and respond to the situation.

To stay updated about COVID-19, you can also contact the Florida Department of Health Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 12:00pm at 866-779-6121 or COVID-19@health.gov.