On Monday, June 14, the Senior Center will have a “soft” reopening for congregate meals. The congregate meal setting will not include the salad bar, but we will serve salad and soup from noon until 1 p.m. We are recommending people who are not vaccinated to wear a mask and keep social distancing. There will be limited seating of four people to a dining room table. We will continue curbside meals from noon until 1 p.m. as well. Under grant conditions, we will be able to continue curbside meals until the end of next June. Donations for meals of $7 will still be in place. This will be a new and slow reopening, and we ask for your patience. We will work our way through this and get back to the services we had previous to the pandemic in due time. If you have any questions, please call us 486-6181.
Information and referral services will continue as they have for the past months — mainly by telephone or by meeting you at the front door of the center. Call if you need home-delivered meals, but we are now back to grant regulations regarding criteria to qualify for a home-delivered meal, which means in order to get a home-delivered meal, you cannot shop or cook for yourself or complete the activities of daily living. We will work our way through these adjustments and, again, ask for you patience.
Updates on other services from the center: Island Cove is open in a limited capacity, so please call 486-2203 and we will answer your questions. Admissions to this program are mandatory. Lifeline, respite, chore, case management are all back in place. If you or a family member is in need of these services, please call and we can assist you.
Activities at the center are on hold until July 1, when we can assess how all services are being delivered in a safe manner. We will hold an outside picnic on Friday, June 25, which will include a brief annual meeting. And the annual Stan and Nita Nelson BBQ, which is usually held on July 4, will be held on Friday, July 2, at noon. We will keep updates coming forth as things might change.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s patience for the last 15 months, and we are glad and proud that we have kept staff employed and safe, and been able to deliver needed services to Kodiak seniors during this time. And we appreciate the financial support that the city of Kodiak, Kodiak Island Borough, Koniag, state of Alaska and several foundations have given to our agency in order to provide basic services.