Senior NewsDec 31, 2020 01:49PM ● By Chuck Tashjian
The dedicated staff at the Norwood Senior Center have worked hard throughout the year to service and accommodate Norwood seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Center is open with limited programs but there are still activities and assistance available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. The Norwood Senior Center is located at 275 Prospect St. For more information, call 781-762-1201 or visit www.norwoodma.gov/departments/council_on_aging.
COVID-19 Procedures for the Norwood Senior Center
As we continue to open our doors , it is with great caution and guidance.
• Masks must be worn while indoors, we have plenty if you need one
• Social Distance while walking around the center
• All socializing needs to be done outdoors at this time
• The Cafe will remain closed, we will provide coffee outdoors when weather allows
• No card games indoors at this time
• No Bingo, line dance or dances allowed at this time :(
• Pre-register for all classes and outdoor programs
• Exercise classes will resume very slowly (see schedule) Max participants 15
• There will be 14 foot spaces marked for individuals to exercise
• The fitness room will be available for one person at a time-please sign up
• The computers will be available for use- 2 people at a time
• Stylus key chains will be provided to use for the My Senior Center Kiosk
• Please call and make an appointment with Trish, walk-ins are not allowed
• Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized daily
• Extra hand sanitizers have been placed around the center for your use
• If you do not feel well, please stay home and take care of yourself
• At any time, the center could close again so please keep in touch
I know this seems cold and uninviting but believe me it is for your safety. We have worked closely with the Department of Public Health to go over what we can and cannot do. I be- lieve if we practice all the suggested guidelines (wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands and stay home when sick) it will be safe to open our doors. We will do this very slowly and hope that we will be able to move forward at some point.
"ARE YOU OK?"
The Norfolk County Sherriff's Office would like to introduce you to the "Are You Okay?" program. It is a free daily telephone program that checks on the well being of senior citizens or people with disabilities. You will receive a daily call to ask, "Are You Ok?" This pro- gram allows you the comfort and secu- rity needed to maintain independence and give you peace of mind.
Call now to register 1-866-900-7865
Town Meeting has approved an additional vehicle and part-time driver for the Council on Aging for medical appointments that are located in one of our neighboring towns. This service is planned to be up and running in January.