I hope this finds you healthy. As our staff continues to work from home know that we are looking at new and interactive ways to connect with the seniors of Shelby County. We are feeling the uneasiness of being away from everyone and not being able to socialize in the ways we were used to everyday. It makes it harder to communicate in day to day life. It is important that we use different modes of communication whether that be by phone, text, zoom calls or on Facebook. We are trying to stay as connected, as we are able to, with these communication tools. We as staff have had some growing pains along the way with trial and error with these new types of communication. Please bear with us while we are trying to get the kinks worked out.
The staff is working hard to keep the communication between the seniors and themselves as open as possible. We are continuing to call people just to check in during this time. Always remember to check on your neighbor and loved ones especially in this time where seniors are encouraged to stay and home. We are trying to find new and more creative programs for our seniors. We are listening to what the Governor is saying to try to keep the staff and seniors safe. Due to this we have had lots of conversations and have decided to cancel the Strawberry Festival for June of 2020 to try to keep everyone at a safe distance. We are so grateful for all of the help we have received in the past with the Strawberry Fest and every endeavor that we have tried to do. We could not accomplish what we do without our volunteers and donations. We would like to thank everyone that has been thinking of us during this time with donations that are helping to feed seniors and keep our services going.
We do know that everyone is getting anxious to get out and to be around their friends and family. Just know that Shelby Senior Services is moving cautiously toward getting staff back into the office and eventually getting limited number of seniors in the building for programs and classes. Please notice schedule for programs for this month are for virtual activities. Please don’t hesitate to call or reach out through Facebook or our website if there is anything that we can try to help with at this time. Please contact Shelby Senior Services at 317-398-0127 or our website is Shelbyseniorservices.org . Look forward to talking with you and seeing you on Zoom.