Lamont McClure and the Division of Area Agency on Aging announce a soft reopening of some of Northampton County’s Senior Centers. Senior Centers provide hot meals, transportation, health & wellness programs, income tax assistance and many other services to older county residents. Guidelines have been put in place and seniors must agree to abide by the guidelines before they can return. Temperature checks will be conducted at the door and everyone is encouraged to practice social distancing. Each center is offering different activities. Some centers will serve a daily hot meal, others are only offering ‘to-go’ meals. Participants are encouraged to contact their center of choice first to see which services are available.
“It goes without saying how difficult this past year has been for everyone and especially for our seniors,” says Lamont McClure. “It’s important that we reopen our centers so our older residents can socialize and access the important services that they need.”
“Area Agency on Aging is thrilled to be able to offer our clients in-person meals and activities again,” says Director Laurie Greco. “We are beginning with a ‘soft’ opening to ensure everyone’s safety. As we move forward, we hope to return to a full slate of programming and events.”
During the pandemic, the County’s senior centers offered drive-through pick-ups and stayed in touch with clients through phone calls and emails.
Information and a calendar of events for each senior center can be accessed at https://www.northamptoncounty.
Information provided to TVL by:
Deputy Director of Administration
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042