Bay Village Senior Center connects by mail
Seniors are affected in many ways by the Coronavirus, and they remain the most at-risk population. While it’s hard on all of us to stay home and social distance, many seniors live alone, which makes the quarantine even more difficult. To make matters worse, while many of us pass the time and socialize online, research shows that less than half of seniors have a computer, or know how to use one.
With this information, the Bay Village Senior Center staff decided that if the seniors can’t come to the senior center, we will take the senior center to them, and created Senior Center by Mail. This program will start in June and continue monthly, until the center opens back up again.
The content of Senior Center by Mail will mirror what we do at the senior center, where we focus on physical exercise, mental stimulation, socialization and outreach. The June packet includes a booklet of chair exercises, word search and spot the difference puzzles, a listing of multiple resources to help those who are struggling during the pandemic, and a Connections newsletter with senior center updates, and options to connect with us by phone or via a pen pal program for those who like to write or may have hearing difficulty. For those who do go online, there is also a section of online resources with valuable content.
Those on our mailing list will receive their first Senior Center by Mail this first week of June. If you want to be added to our mailing list, please call 440-899-3409, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leslie Selig, Director of Community Services for Bay Village