Maureen McIntyre, Chief Executive Officer, North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA), in regard to the elderly:
1. Our agency is launching a new service designed to address food insecurity for folks who are able to prepare meals, unable to shop for groceries due to the pandemic, and who may be unable to pay for groceries as costs have significantly increased. We are providing a Grocery Shopping and Delivery service whereby we will cover the delivery charges, any shopping fees, and the cost of groceries at +/- $100.00 per shopping trip. We are partnering with Geissler’s Supermarkets and with a local non-profit called UR Community Cares to do much of the delivery. (We will be adding to our grocery network shortly). Referrals can be directed here: (860)724-6443 x 268 “CHOICES”.
2. It looks as though many of our older adults may need to shelter-in-place throughout the summer and we’re very concerned about their comfort and safety as they do so. We have funding at our disposal for items such as fans, air conditioners, lift-chairs, incontinence supplies, and emergency response systems for individuals who may be home-confined with our without the assistance of a caregiver or family member’s support. Please contact us at (860)724-6443 x 230 “Caregiver Team”