COVID-19: IMPORTANT RESOURCES FOR SENIORS
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TUCKAHOE and BRONXVILLE SENIOR CITIZENS
Our centers are closed until further notice.
We will continue to be in touch and keep them notified of any important developments via email, this website and the center websites.
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HOW TO HELP SENIORS DURING COVID-19
Please check in on your elderly neighbors who live alone
Checking on your elderly neighbors is a good Samaritan act in the wake of a coronavirus outbreak, said Bill Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The CDC advised at-risk populations to stay home as much as possible and to keep in touch with others if Covid-19 becomes an issue in their community or if they become infected with the virus.
Delivering groceries and making sure older, susceptible adults have items they need to survive a quarantine or isolation period could prove invaluable.
Healthy adults can do their part to mitigate the loneliness of the older population by introducing them to technology such as FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype, and practicing good hand hygiene habits when they visit elderly neighbors, Hanage said.
Older neighbors and churchgoers can also remain healthy if community members properly wash their hands with warm water and soap for 20 seconds during home visits and practice caution about exposing them to any respiratory symptoms they might have, he said.
Social distancing and changing how people greet one another can also be helpful the more people practice the habits, he said. He has started practicing the ebola handshake, which involves touching elbows, and a colleague of his has taken to a Vulcan salute out of precaution.
A MESSAGE FROM WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER
Given the ever-evolving landscape and challenges we face together
navigating the Covid-19 pandemic, we have postponed our Cheers to 50 Years benefit
until 2021. We appreciate your understanding and we do hope you will attend!
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generous support of Senior Citizens Council and Cheers to 50 Years
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The Senior Citizens Council
has been a grassroots organization
within the communities of
Tuckahoe and Bronxville,
in Westchester County, New York
for 50 years.
Our philosophy is based on the premise that aging is a normal developmental process and that seniors need peers with whom they can interact to avoid isolation and loneliness.
The Senior Citizens Council is the parent organization of Tuckahoe Senior Citizens, established in 1970, and Bronxville Senior Citizens, established in 1974.
Our work is effective and far-reaching: we provide important support and community for seniors who may not have contact or connection beyond their homes.
Senior Citizens Council is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization led by volunteers.
We are funded by grants,
annual events and fundraisers.
Due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the community and our desire to keep our senior community safe the Tuckahoe and Bronxville Senior Citizens Centers will be closed through April 3, 2020. All activities and programming, including trips are cancelled.
Members, please continue to check your email and our websites for updates.
This decision has been made with
our sincere interest in keeping
our members safe and healthy.
COMMUNITY IS AGELESS
Senior Citizens Council is a member of
The Community Fund,
which supports activities
and programs at Tuckahoe Senior Citizens
and Bronxville Senior Citizens.
SCC committee members at Tuckahoe Seniors center, February 2020. Serving Valentine's Day Lunch to center members.