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LCO Elder Center Going to Limited Services During Covid-19 Crisis

By Terrance Manuelito

LCO Tribal Aging Director

For the health & safety of all LCO Elder Center Clients and Staff, we are not currently open for congregate and socializing events.

Meals can be picked up in a take-out container. Today, March 16, 2020 & Tomorrow, Tuesday 17, 2020) Frozen meals for the remainder of week will also be available tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 between 11:00am – 12noon.

Home Delivered Meals will continue with possible additional meals in advance.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you! Please contact LCO Elder Center staff for any questions. Terrance (715) 957-0077/76, Alberta (715) 865-3379, Doreen (715)957-0027.

The following is a letter distributed to the Elders

by Terrance Manuelito,

Tribal Aging Director

In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19 Corona Virus the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Elder & Disabled Services/Nutrition program will institute the following plan to slow the progression of the virus and protect our Aging & Disabled community members.

1. The Congregate meal site will be closed until further notice, clients may come in, sign-in, and pick up a take-out container.

2. Home Delivered meals will still continue with the hopes of providing up to a week’s worth and/or frozen meals for clients, Staff is working hard to provide the daily meal and other meals for our Volunteers to deliver, which may include more than one visit, this is still a work in progress.

3. We encourage all clients to contact our department if they are experiencing any issues relating to the services we provide, we will attempt to address the needs of community members as we receive up to date information from our Leadership.

4. In regards to providing elders with “care packages”, that would contain essential daily cleaning supplies, we have contacted all available vendors that are either out of stock or on back order, we are currently looking into other options at this time.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this pandemic has caused and we will continue to provide our services until further notice, your patience and understanding during this time is very much appreciated, Thank you.

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