Senior services continue despite pandemic

During the Senior Advisory Committee’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Senior Coordinator Gloria Redlich updated the committee on the current programs and services available for the senior population on the island. Similar to many other organizations and groups that have had to adjust their programs and schedules to follow Covid-19 health regulations and protocols, SAC has had to make some adjustments.
“We, at SAC, and island seniors in general, have continued to navigate life under Covid-19 and on the whole we have done so patiently. By and large, we have followed state guidelines – masking, distancing and for the most part keeping a low profile,” said Redlich.
In her report, Redlich listed the ongoing programs and possible future activities: the monthly delivery of a luncheon to at least 60 senior households; virtual programs being offered through Zoom, such as Tai Chi with Physical Therapist Tom Hobin, and possible future virtual classes such as a seated strengthening exercise class with Robin Lewis; a virtual program with the Contemporary Theatre Co. of Wakefield, RI; a virtual workshop with the Alzheimer’s Association; the continuation of a Book Group series and a Memoir Writing Group; a new and popular program called “Wednesdays

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