March 27, 2020
The situation around the current Coronavirus changes daily, and we have developed new procedures for delivering home delivered meals that involves no contact between staff members and no contact with the recipients in their homes. We are doing our best to keep everyone safe while providing this essential service to seniors in need.
In the meantime, if you have a critical need, call us, and we can try to provide a solution.
All of our calls are going through one number, and we will check it daily. Please call 781-934-5774, ext. 5700 and a staff person will return the call in 24 hours. (Once you hear the message, there will be a pause while the system transfers your call to the voice mail box. Don't hang up, you're still connected.)
If you are in need of food or medicine and cannot wait for us to respond to your request, please call the Duxbury emergency management teams at 781-934-7159.
Stay healthy and safe everyone. We will continue to do whatever we can for you during this crisis.
As a result of increased concerns with respect to the Covid-19, the Duxbury Senior Center will be closed for at least 3 weeks beginning today, Monday, March 16, 2020. All programs and evening meetings are canceled until further notice.
Please be sure to check the Town of Duxbury website for further information and any other public health announcements.
If you need to reach someone at the Center, call 781-934-5774, extension 5700 and leave a message. We will check messages daily.
Stay healthy and safe.
March 9, 2020
Your safety is our first priority.
The good news is that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that the health risk of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is considered low. However, like with the seasonal flu, older adults and those with chronic health conditions are at a higher risk of being impacted if the illness does spread. While we want to remain calm and not panic, our best course of action is to work together to help stop the spread of germs.
Hand Washing – We will continue to encourage regular hand washing for all of our staff and urge all of our participants to do the same. We keep hand sanitizer in several locations throughout the Center to use whenever you need to.
Cleaning – Our staff has been busy disinfecting surfaces and will continue to keep the Center thoroughly clean. We will be wiping down doors and handles and other surfaces several times a day.
Staying Home – We are encouraging staff and participants to stay home if you don’t feel well. (If you have a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention.)
Self-Quarantine – As recommended by the public health offices, if you or a family member has traveled abroad (specifically to Italy, South Korea, China or Iran) please self-quarantine for a 14-day period. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and watch for symptoms.
If you need assistance with any of these precautions, please let us know. We are happy to provide refunds to any events that you may miss as a result of taking time off to self-quarantine.
We care deeply about the welfare of our employees, our volunteers, and our participants. Working together is the best way to protect ourselves and those around us. For the most up-to-date information on the COVID 19 virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with updates as needed. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 781-934-5774.