St. Clair County Council on Aging has the privilege of caring for the needs of our area’s senior citizens. Under the leadership of Scott Crawford and his team, the COA continues to see that our local seniors have the meals and the home care that they so desperately need.
WGRT spoke with Scott Crawford on Wednesday, and he said the need in the community is growing. One hundred fifty new seniors have recently been added to the meal program, and more calls are coming in daily. In an effort to protect the Council’s volunteers, the work is primarily being carried out by paid staff.
Mr. Crawford would like the public to know that appropriate protocols are in place to protect the health of both the seniors and the Council on Aging staff. At this time, hot meals are being delivered to seniors Monday through Thursday with freezer meals being provided for Friday through Sunday. While all the center facilities remain closed to the public, the St. Clair County Council on Aging continues to make home visits to seniors who depend on them, and they are also making phone calls to seniors to check on their wellbeing.
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn