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 Until the existing orders are amended or rescinded, we remain in a holding pattern.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!
You can support SourcePoint’s vital senior services this month and beyond by making a donation at MySourcePoint.org/give.