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-19. Our 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!
With the gradual re-opening of COVID-19 Phase 2 in Indian River County, beginning Monday, June 1st, our homebound Meal on Wheels deliveries will increase to two deliveries per week. A hot, nutritious 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 conducted with those deliveries and SRA staff will continue to make phone calls throughout the week. Social Dining service will also increase to two deliveries each week. 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 service in Vero Beach remains temporarily suspended. All other dining sites remain operational as per the new schedule.
To meet the immediate demand, and in collaboration with the United Way of Indian River County, Treasure Coast Food Bank, The Salvation Army and United Against Poverty, SRA is making food and essential deliveries to ensure residents with no other means of transportation or ways to safely shop for themselves are receiving essential living supplies and food during the crisis, including those under the age of 60.
- Utilizing Community Coach, our door-to-door transit system, Senior Resource Association will safely deliver food, essential supplies and prescriptions.
- NEW! Grocery Shopping Program for Adults age 60+: Seniors who need grocery shopping services can contact Senior Resource Association at 772.569.0760 (ext 100) to request assistance.
- NEW! For adults age 18+: Pantry items and frozen meals are available for delivery and/or pick up. To request food delivery or pick-up in Indian River County, those in need must contact Senior Resource Association at 772-569-0760 (ext 100).
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 further notice. 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.
Effective April 7th, GoLine Route #15 was TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED due to COVID-19 and reduced ridership.
Effective Thursday, April 9th, GoLine Route #11 was TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. All buses are LIMITED TO 10 RIDERS PER TRIP until further notice. Buses from the suspended routes will be dispatched to service the overflow.
Effective Saturday, April 11th, GoLine will TEMPORARILY SUSPEND SATURDAY SERVICE along all routes.
Our volunteers, clients and staff are at the heart of all we do. Your safety and health are 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.
How Can You Help? See our SRA Frequently Asked Questions for ways you and your neighbors can be of assistance. We are grateful for our compassionate community!
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