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Ways Programs for Older Adults In Need Are Adapting Due to COVID-19

Ways Programs for Older Adults In Need Are Adapting Due to COVID-19
Creativity abounds, from pop-up food pantries to virtual mental health checks
 
By Bob Blancato and Meredith Ponder Whitmire     April 8, 2020
 
Marc Marrone and his team at Graffiti Bao joined Elizabeth Blau at Honey Salt
Marc Marrone and his team at Graffiti Bao joined Elizabeth Blau at Honey Salt
Credit: Delivering with Dignity
 
 

Part of the THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW SPECIAL REPORT

Now that the coronavirus pandemic means at-need older adults can’t leave their homes or have visitors, programs and services assisting them have had to radically adapt. Fortunately, many nonprofits have risen to the challenge, finding new, remarkable, creative and compassionate ways to deliver sustenance and sociability.

In addition, Congress and the Trump administration have provided bipartisan support to address these critical needs.

Absolutely no one, whether in Washington, D.C. or Washington, Mo. had a playbook for what we are experiencing right now. For example, no one predicted that millions of older adults who routinely received their meals together in a social service setting would suddenly be faced with its closure.

And the new world we’re now in has led to rising costs and difficulties for some nonprofits providing assistance, issues that are only likely to worsen.

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