By Carolyn Johnson
In a world that seems to be changing and possibly even dissolving, there are many of us who don’t understand. We see life as a series of problems. Maybe that’s because life is a series of problems. I would even go so far as to say that life is difficult. What makes it so difficult is having to solve its’ many painful problems. Yet, it is in the whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its’ meaning. It is only because of problems that we grow mentally and spiritually. It is through the pain of solving these problems that we learn. The Coronavirus or Covid-19 had definitely rocked our society. We are all feeling a bit anxious right now and that is most understandable.
At our Bailey County Senior Center, we have worked hard this past year to provide activities and great meals for our seniors. Our mission is to create and/or improve the well-being of our senior population in the areas of physical, mental, and spiritual health. By daily providing social and behavioral support, we cancel out loneliness and isolation and enhance the well-being of the senior participants in our community.
Unfortunately, the people who come and participate daily are among the most vulnerable to the virus. There is no easy answer to this problem and it’s hard to know what to do. After many meetings, discussions, and inquiries, our Board of Directors met last week and unanimously agreed upon the following plan of action to do all we can to lessen the spread of the coronavirus and keep our senior healthy and happy.
Starting Monday, March 23rd, we will lock our doors and cancel all activities. We will continue to serve lunch by providing a drive-thru service at the kitchen back door. We will also provide home delivery. The head cook and assistant cook will be in charge of all food preparation and packaging. Other staff and volunteers will work together, assisting with the drive-thru service and home deliveries. All staff and volunteers will be checked for temperatures and evaluated before working. Anyone with a temperature above 99.5 or is obviously ill will not be allowed to work. We hope by taking control of our destiny, we are doing the right thing. We feel the more we can do to lessen the spreading of this virus, the sooner we can get back to normalcy for our Center.
Please call us at the following numbers to daily order your meals or if you have any questions:
Carolyn’s Cell: 806-315-0730
Royce’s Cell: 806-946-8663
Kaci’s Cell: 806-654-5397
Just remember “God doesn’t give us a hill to climb without giving us strength for the climbing!”
We know our seniors quite well. We know they will climb that hill!