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April 28, 2020

On Monday, Gov. DeWine introduced the first steps in the Responsible RestartOhio plan. The plan gradually reopens certain types of businesses through mid-May.

For SourcePoint, several things have not yet changed—senior centers are to remain closed and the Stay at Home Order is still in place. Until the existing orders are amended or rescinded, we remain in a holding pattern. Therefore, there will be no changes to our operations at this time.

While the enrichment center remains closed until further notice, in-home care services remain available to Delaware County adults ages 55 and older throughout the pandemic, including Meals on Wheels.

In addition to in-home care, SourcePoint provides other resources for older adults and family caregivers to stay connected and healthy, including:

  • Friendly Call at 740-936-3702 is available for older adults who are looking for friendly conversation and social connection, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (These calls are not intended to be a space to provide counseling, in-home services management, or health information.)
  • Online enrichment-center programs, featuring fitness, arts, and education, at MySourcePoint.org/onlineprograms.
  • Phone and video conference support groups for family caregivers, as well as a private Facebook forum. Contact Jessica Adams, caregiver program coordinator, at 740-203-2399 or jadams@MySourcePoint.org for more information.
  • Online Medicare education at MySourcePoint.org/online-insurance-education. Phone appointments are available for those individuals who have previously completed an in-person New to Medicare class or all three digital presentations.

We also are using this time to plan for the “new normal.” We are working hard to prepare a safe environment for our staff, volunteers, and members when we reopen our doors. The governor outlined several requirements and best practices that will help us do so, including:

  • Requiring face coverings for all employees, and recommending them for guests at all times.
  • Conducting daily self-evaluations of employees to determine if they should work.
  • Maintaining good hygiene at all times, such as hand washing and social distancing.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing workplaces throughout the day and at the close of business or between shifts.
  • Limiting capacity to meet social distancing guidelines, and canceling events at which social distancing cannot be maintained.

We’re also completing additional tasks to improve your safety, such as ordering disposable masks for visitors, building protective barriers in key spaces like the front desks, rearranging tables and chairs to help maintain social distancing, marking areas where people might wait or stand 6 feet apart, and optimizing air circulation throughout the building.

We will keep you informed as plans to reopen come together. Thank you all for your patience and support during these unprecedented times. We’re in this together, Delaware County!

Stay well,
Fara Waugh
Executive Director

You can support SourcePoint’s vital senior services this month and beyond by making a donation at MySourcePoint.org/give.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

SourcePoint Connects Older Adults with Services, Resources during COVID-19 Crisis

PRESS RELEASE—SourcePoint has available resources and support for Delaware County residents ages 55 and older throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE >

Friday, April 17, 2020

Over the past few weeks, we’ve received many questions from members and volunteers about staying connected, what’s happening at SourcePoint, and when we can return to some state of normal. READ MORE >

Friday, April 3, 2020

A Message from Executive Director Fara Waugh

SourcePoint’s executive director recorded a special message for our members, clients, volunteers, staff, and others in our community. In the video, she talks about some of the steps SourcePoint has taken during the COVID-19 crisis, and shares some ways to stay connected. Watch the video here.

You can support SourcePoint’s vital senior services this month and beyond by making a donation at MySourcePoint.org/give.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

SourcePoint’s Response to COVID-19
In-Home Care Services and Meals on Wheels

As COVID-19 affects Ohio, SourcePoint remains committed to providing critical in-home care services to our Delaware County seniors for as long as safely possible. We know that seniors are a high-risk population for the coronavirus. We are doing everything we can to maintain key services; however, we recognize that our operations may need to be adjusted in the coming days or weeks. READ MORE >

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The following items have been updated since our announcement about program cancellations on Friday:

  • AARP Foundation Tax-Aide suspended appointments. You can leave a message on the appointment scheduling line at 614-300-0214 or visit 2020Taxes.as.me for updates as they are available.
  • As of the end of business today, Interim HealthCare is suspending the weekly foot care clinic at SourcePoint until further notice. Individuals with diabetic foot care needs should contact their health care provider for assistance.
  • SourcePoint’s insurance specialists, caregiver program coordinator, and information and referral staff are conducting appointments by phone.
  • SourcePoint staff remains available to answer questions and address concerns Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 740-363-6677.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Dear Members,

Thank you for being a loyal member of SourcePoint. The health and well-being of our members, in-home clients, volunteers, staff, and other guests is our top priority. Our leadership team has been monitoring the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19 and consulting with local health officials. Based on what we learn, we will make regular adjustments to our operations. READ MORE >

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Spring Registration Postponed

Registration for spring programs, originally set to begin Monday, March 16, has been postponed.

With the rapidly evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus and the start of community spread in Ohio, SourcePoint feels it is in the best interest of our members to postpone the start date of spring programs. READ MORE >

Monday, March 9, 2020

What Older Adults Need to Know About the Coronavirus

The news about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) frequently changes and, as the most comprehensive provider of senior services in Delaware County, we want our older adult population to stay informed and safe.

The CDC has identified older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, such as heart, lung, or kidney disease, at a higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. According to the CDC, early data suggests older adults are twice as likely to have serious complications. READ MORE >

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