Stay Engaged - Online Resources / Information
SASC is closed currently due to COVID-19 but WE ARE STILL HERE FOR YOU! See the listings below for resources to stay engaged while quarantined. We are working with instructors to develop and post videos of their programs so you can still "connect" with them and stay active at home. More resources will be added as we have them. Keep checking back and visiting our Facebook Page too for further updates.
SASC Recreation Resources
*Nearly every card game imaginable https://games.aarp.org/category/card
*There are many resources available such as how to download ebooks, magazines, and more! If you do not have wifi at home to do this, park at the Senior Center and use ours, password sasc7190. https://www.salinelibrary.org/elibrary/
*Free wifi is available on Saline Area Schools property in the parking lots.
Fresh air, the outdoors and exercise are good for the body and soul. Practice social distancing while out, but do enjoy nature at this time. Take a walk each day if you can.
Saline Social Services http://salinesocialservice.com/covid-19/
Grocery Pick Up
*Kroger FAQs: https://www.kroger.com/topic/clicklist
Specific to Washtenaw County:
*If You Need Help
For a medical or crime related emergency call 9-1-1. For help with social service needs contact 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 line is a 24/7 hotline that can connect you to social services and resources throughout Washtenaw County.
*If You Want to Know More About the Virus
Washtenaw County Health Department is the designated source for information on the Coronavirus. As new information becomes available you can find it here Washtenaw.org/COVID19.
*If You Need Food
For a full list of food distribution options, please visit foodgatherers.org/needfood.
*If You Need Food and You Have School Aged Children
There are several school districts and youth serving organizations working together to ensure that our community is provided support and resources during this current pandemic. For a full list of school district food distribution sites visit Washtenawisd.org/covid-19.
*If You Need Internet Access
With school canceled many families will need internet access for students to maintain their coursework. A list of free/low cost options is available here.
*If You Need Housing
Call Housing Access of Washtenaw County (HAWC) at (734) 961-1999.
*If You Want to Give
Visit uwgive.org to donate to the Community COVID-19 Relief Fund. 100% of your gift will be used in our community to meet the emerging and critical needs in Washtenaw county by our non-profit partners.
*If You Want to Volunteer
Visit volunteerwashtenaw.org. Help is needed in the community and there is a special Washtenaw County Coronavirus Volunteer response team – Medical and Non-medical people are needed.
If You Want to Give to Food Specific Resources in Our Community
Donate funds, food, or your time to Food Gatherers.
Funds: Food Gatherers will continuously assess the emergency food needs in our community. In this unprecedented situation, financial donations provide Food Gatherers the most flexibility to best respond to these emerging needs. Donate now: www.foodgatherers.org/donate or 734-761-2796.
Donate Food: We are accepting food donations during our regularly scheduled hours. For more information visit www.foodgatherers.org/givefood
Donate Lunches with Love: These pre-packed meal bags are a great way to provide ready-to-eat food to our community. Learn more: www.foodgatherers.org/lunches
Volunteer: Food Gatherers relies on volunteers to support our operations. For the safety of staff and volunteers, we are implementing additional food safety and sanitary measures in our warehouse and Community Kitchen. Learn more: www.foodgatherers.org/volunteer.
The situation around Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease is changing rapidly. We continue to follow the lead of Saline Area Schools, while referencing the Washtenaw County Public Health Department and CDC for updates.
The CDC has identified older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart and lung disease, along with diabetes, as a high risk populations in regards to COVID-19. This is likely because as people age, their immune systems change, making it harder for their body to fight off diseases and infection, and because many older adults are also more likely to have underlying health conditions that make it harder to cope with and recover from illness. Age increases the risk that the respiratory system or lungs will shut down when an older person has COVID-19 disease.
The CDC is recommending that people at higher risk take the following actions:
Stock up on supplies.
Take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others.
When you go out in public, keep away from others who are sick, limit close contact, and wash your hands often.
Avoid crowds as much as possible.
Avoid cruise travel and non-essential air travel.
During a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, stay home as much as possible to further reduce your risk of being exposed.
The CDC is urging individuals to stay calm and Share Facts, Not Fear. Among the CDC’s advice to steps to prevent illness are these common-sense tips:
Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
Staying home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Covering your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and discarding the tissue in the trash.
Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water when hands are visibly dirty.
Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects
(e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).
Current additional efforts in place at Saline Area Senior Center:
We have increased cleaning efforts in the center, routinely disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as doorknobs, handrails, tables, countertops, chairs, etc.
We are sanitizing equipment such as NuSteps, hand weights, and pool cues before AND after use.
We are encouraging staff and members / visitors who are ill to stay at home.
We have posted CDC handwashing guildelines and signs throughout the center, along with informational signs regarding COVID-19.
We have switched from our usual cleaning and sanitizing products to bleach based products where possible.
We are communicating with our users on our website, on our Facebook page, and in our center regarding updates on the situation.
We will continue to follow the situation and provide updates as things change. The safety and health of of seniors, members and the community at large are of the utmost importance to us.