Unfortunately because of COVID-19, all senior centers remain closed. However, we are still providing meals via drive thru services. From July 1 – October 31, 2020, we have served 21,762 meals to 482 participants. We also mailed 330 vouchers to 66 participants in Meade County for November.
We continue to try to come up with ideas to engage with seniors socially during this time. We have passed out nutrition education sheets, word searches, health education sheets, and local resource materials weekly. In Bardstown and Hardinsburg, seniors were offered drive-in BINGO opportunities, which were very successful events. The participants reported that the event was very enjoyable as well. Lisa Bratcher with the Breckinridge Senior Center made caramel apples in October to pass out to all seniors who picked up a meal. We are hoping that with inclement weather approaching, we can continue to do small social activities with the seniors.
We are in the process of updating all current participant assessments. This way, we can stay up to date with any changes and it will be easier to communicate information and special activities with the seniors.
Please remember, all senior centers will be closed and there will be no drive thru meals available on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27, 2020, for the Thanksgiving holiday.