Information for Seniors

June 1, 2020

Dear Members and Friends of ASAC,

We want you to know you are in our thoughts each day as we work to plan for reopening. We are working with city and state officials in order to ensure we are addressing all levels of concern and consideration for our patrons, staff and our ongoing operations.

Our Facility Operations Team of Milton and Steve under Don Heflin continue to clean the center and prepare for our ability to offer services. We understand that this may not look as it did before, but will have all the same hallmarks of our efforts to provide a hub where life enrichment can continue to thrive. As we do this we patiently await our opportunity to welcome your return.

Our management team is working on protocols and policies for reopening and we have enlisted the

support of a risk/safety consultant who will assist us address and adhere to guidelines for keeping everyone as safe as possible.

Once we have our safety measures firmly in place, we will offer training for our returning employees, volunteers and board members. We will also provide orientation for our members and others wishing to enter the center.

The steps we must take to accommodate our operations are many but we want to reassure our friends we are assessing and addressing our needs daily and making necessary adjustments.

Some of these will be:

  • New procedures for signing in at the Center entrance and in various areas
  • Encouraging payments using debit and credit cards versus handling cash
  • Floor mapping based on a combination of current social distancing guidelines and Senior Center Policy.
  • One person per table in the restaurant unless you are from the same household
  • Additional hand sanitation stands in place throughout the Center
  • Each program area will have new protocols in place.

/n the meantime, we answer phones; continue to offer Zoom classes in fitness, nutrition education, and hosting a new teleconference Bible Study class on Tuesday evenings.

Our staff are taking webinars offered by the National Council on Aging and Institute of Senior Centers on what to consider in reopening a Senior Center. We are learning a lot about the "new normal". Most of all, we look forward to the day when we can give you a warm welcome "home" to your friendly Senior Center.

Rebecca Parker
Executive Director