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Home > News > Serving JRC Adult Day Senior Members in a Time of Crisis

Serving JRC Adult Day Senior Members in a Time of Crisis

Date posted: April 30, 2020

Serving JRC Adult Day Senior Members in a Time of Crisis

The coronavirus hasn’t stopped JRC or its mission to engage, inspire and empower the seniors of our community. When Ohio’s stay-at-home order was put into effect, its staff found a creative way to serve the members of its Adult Day Center while maintaining a safe distance.

Because of an emergency COVID-19 grant from Stark Community Foundation’s Immediate Impact Alert Fund and other philanthropic support, JRC has ensured that senior members who regularly attend the JRC Adult Day Center continue to receive healthy food, activities and socialization while the center is closed. This plan came about in March, when JRC staff members were completing phone surveys and safety checks with its members. Feedback from caregivers and the seniors themselves indicated that the lack of nutrition, exercise and socialization was taking a toll on the members’ overall health. Their lives had drastically changed because of the social distancing and stay-at-home order.

Beginning April 1, JRC staff and volunteers decided to bring the Adult Day Center to the homes of the members— while social distancing, of course. A healthy lunch is prepared by JRC staff and delivered to the door of the senior members, along with exercise plans, art projects, supplies and a brain teaser. These home visits allow the JRC staff to talk with each person and determine their needs on a daily basis. Currently, 45 lunches and activity packets are provided each day, Monday through Friday.

The response from the senior members has been positive. One Adult Day Center member lightheartedly said, “now that they are bringing lunch every day, I have to get dressed!”, which JRC described as a mission accomplished.

Overall, caregivers and senior members have been severely impacted by the changes in place due to COVID-19 and its impact on daily life. Without additional support like the Immediate Impact Alert Fund, JRC would not have been able to extend this programming and support its most vulnerable, health-compromised seniors in this “new normal.” An additional benefit for the nonprofit has been the ability to keep staff employed to provide this service. The Immediate Impact Alert Fund and the generosity of the community has made a noticeable difference in the lives of 45 seniors and dozens of caregivers.

To learn more about JRC, visit jrccares.org.

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