COVID-19 Response

COVID-19: Get the Facts

During these times, we have to make sure that we follow reliable sources that can be trusted to be accurate on the current situation.

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Facts About Essential

COPING With Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak
(March 24, 2020)

 

By the World Health Organization

 

  • It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis. Talking to people you trust can help. Contact our friends and family.

  • If you must stay at home, maintain a healthy lifestyle – including proper diet, sleep, exercise and social contacts with loved ones at home and by email and phone with other family and friends.

  • Don’t use smoking, alcohol or other drugs to deal with your emotions. If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health worker or counselor. Have a plan, where to go to and how to seek help for physical and mental health needs if required.

  • Get the facts. Gather information that will help you accurately determine your risk so that you can take reasonable precautions. Find a credible source you can trust such as the WHO website, or, a local or state public health agency.

  • Limit worry and agitation by lessening the time you and your family spend waiting or listening to media coverage that you perceive as upsetting.

  • Draw on skills you have used in the past that have helped you to manage previous life’s adversities and use those skills to help you manage your emotions during the challenging time of this outbreak.

 
Senior Nutrition Centers Update
(March 19, 2020)

In the wake of COVID-19, the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging would like to make seniors and their caregivers aware that senior nutrition sites (senior centers) are not “closing.” While there are no congregate meals, the sites, however, are transitioning to alternative ways of providing meals. Depending on the site, the options may be:

  • Curb-side pickup

  • To-go meals for Diners clubs

  • Frozen and shelf stable meals

  • Home delivered meals

Contact your local center to find out the options available to you.

Those sites with the home-delivered meals option will leave the meal at the door to minimize contact. Volunteers will knock on the door to let you know the meal has arrived.

For contact information on your local site, go to: Lutheran Social Services or Nutrition Services Inc.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Senior Linkage Line at 800-333-2433.

109 South Minnesota Street, Warren, MN 56762
Senior LinkAge Line:  (800) 333-2433

© 2019 by the Dancing Sky Area Agency on Aging

A program of the Northwest Regional Development Commission.