Ottawa Co. - With senior centers closed, Senior Resources offering meal options

        Ottawa County Senior Resources’ six senior are closed through Friday, April 3, at which point the closure status will be reevaluated. Senior centers include Genoa, Elmore, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, Danbury and Put-in-Bay.
        The five meal site senior centers will continue to offer meals through the “Grab and Go” program. In order to have meals available for this program, seniors must place a reservation at their senior center by 10 a.m. the day prior to the day they wish to pick up the meal.
        “Meals will be available for pick up at your designated senior centers on your designated days of operation during normal meal time, from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon,” said Dianne Martin Mortensen, M.Ed., CTRS, Senior Resources director. “All Senior Centers will be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned prior to reopening. At this time, only senior site staff will be allowed in any building housing a senior center.”
        The Home-Delivered Meal Program will continue to operate as scheduled. Due to the need to keep seniors safe, Senior Resources is asking that seniors who receive home-delivered meals prepare a place just inside their doorway or entrance where the home-delivered meal can be placed.
        Meal delivery drivers will be instructed to enter the home only if necessary and to try to maintain the recommended six feet of separation from seniors.
        Meal drivers will continue to monitor the well-being of their senior meal recipients via visualization of the client or at minimum, verbal interaction with the senior through the door.
        “At this time, we will be unable to admit new clients to our current Home-Delivered Meal Program, but encourage involvement in our ‘Grab and Go’ program,” Mortensen said.
        Any Ottawa County Senior, family member or caregiver who has questions regarding Senior Resources programs and services may call 419-898-6459 during normal business hours.


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