COVID-19 Emergency Plan

Covid-19 Emergency Plan
Effective March 27th, 2020

As a matter of public safety to assist in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 Virus, effective Thursday, March 19th, Somervell County Senior Center will suspend congregate meals, group activities and classes until further notice. Our MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM WILL NOT be discontinued; however, the Center will be closed to the public.

For those who require congregate (in house) meals, while the dining room is closed, SCCOA will continue to offer meals for curbside pickup as a CARRY OUT MEALS ONLY, based on availability. Currently funding is limited for Curb Side Meals, therefore we would appreciate a donation of $4.00 per meal.

If you need a meal, please call 254-897-2139 before 9:30. Meals will be waiting in the front of the building at 12 Noon Monday thru Friday.  Please remain in your vehicle and we will give you your meal. Please bring exact change if possible.

Glen Rose is a community and now is the time we all need to work together.  If you can afford an additional donation to help continue funding our necessary services, it will be greatly appreciated.

If you need additional help, please do not hesitate to call.  We will do what we can within the strict guidelines set forth in this state of emergency.  If we are unable to assist you, we will do our best to direct you to the service provider you need.

Somervell County Committee on Aging

 

Somervell County Committee on Aging coordinates services for persons who are 60+ and their spouses, with emphasis on frail, minority and low income citizens from Somervell County.
209 SW Barnard P O Box 1397 Glen Rose TX 76043 US (254) 897-2139

The Center is also a resource for the entire Community, regardless of age, providing services and information on aging, and assisting family and friends who care for older adults. The programs provided give the opportunity for older individuals to maintain independence in their own homes through involvement in Senior Center activities and a variety of services provided by the SCCOA.

Services provided include meals on wheels, transportation services, fresh cooked,hot nutritional meals Monday thru Friday served at noon in our Dining Room. Call before 10 AM to reserve your meal, (Click Here for Pricing). We also offer emergency response service, health screenings, and educational programs.

Activities scheduled at the Center include weekly grocery shopping, Dollar General, Bingo MondayWednesday and Friday, “42” daily and tournaments twice a month. Once each month they host Bluegrass, Gospel Music, Birthday Celebration, and a trip to Wal-Mart. Other activities include craft/art classes, exercise room/classes, library, chess, and puzzles, call or click links below for schedules and details.

There are other numerous programs scheduled throughout the year such as Flu Shots, Older Texan Day, Volunteer Appreciation Day, majority of holidays have activities planned. We would love to visit with you and answer any questions you might have.

Click here to download our events calendar

Click here to download our menu

HIGHLIGHTED EVENTS

First Monday 6:00 PM Come join us or some good time old Bluegrass and Gospel Music. Featuring Ceta Moore and friends. Bring an instrument to join in or just sing a song. Also bring you favorite dish to join in the pot luck dinner break at 7 pm.

Third Monday at 6:00 PM Come join Jack Johnson and friends for some good old timey Gospel Music and home cookin’ Guests are welcome to bring instruments or a song to sing and a dish to share.

Fourth Tuesday at 6:30 PM Come join the Somervell Songwriters Group hosted by Jack Johnson.  Bring an instrument or an idea for a song to share with the group.

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Somervell County Committee On Aging
Somervell County Committee On Aging
Somervell County Committee On Aging
Texas has received a $16.2 million grant from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living to help communities provide meals for older adults.

This grant is part of a $250 million outlay authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed by President Trump on March 18th.

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Governor Abbott Announces Federal Grant for Senior Citizen Meals

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas has received a $16.2 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Administration for Community Living (ACL) to help communities provide meals for older adults.

The grant was part of a $250 million dollar outlay authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. Originally created by the Older Americans Act (OAA) of 1965, these programs provide meals to more than 2.4 million older adults nationwide each year, both through home delivery and in places like community centers.

“This grant is especially timely given the disproportionately high toll that COVID-19 has been taking on seniors around the world,” said Governor Abbott. “As social distancing measures increasingly and appropriately limit people’s social mobility, it is imperative that alternate means for feeding our state’s elderly like Meals on Wheels receive additional resources to handle the growing need.”

Texas will receive its proportional grant, $16,205,796, second only to California ($25 million) and Florida ($18 million) this week for further distribution to local meal providers.
Older adults who need assistance can contact the Eldercare Locator to find services available in their community. The Eldercare Locator can be reached at 1-800-677-1116 or https://eldercare.acl.gov/.

For more information about the Texas response to COVID-19, please visit #covid19/" target="_blank">https://texas.gov/#covid19/.

For more information about the Older Americans Act nutrition programs, please visit https://ACL.gov.

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Somervell County Committee On Aging
Somervell County Committee On Aging
The City of Glen Rose Offices and Departments remain open for business via phone or email. For the health, safety, and well-being of our staff and community, access to the offices is by appointment only.

The Mayor has issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency (Local State of Disaster) effective Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

At this time the Mayor and Council will meet at least every 7 days to re-evaluate the situation.

There have been many questions regarding the closure of businesses in our community. The City has NOT made a declaration to force any closures.

The Governor of Texas has issued several proclamations regarding closures. https://gov.texas.gov

Somervell County has issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency (Local State of Disaster). Please go to the Somervell County website our call 254-897-2322 for more information. http://www.somervell.co/

Glen Rose ISD is in full compliance with Governor Abbott's school closure. Please see the ISD website for up to date information. http://www.grisd.net/

Please visit the City of Glen Rose website for the most up to date information. www.glenrosetexas.org
Somervell County Committee On Aging
Somervell County Committee On Aging
Hey Somervell County! Do we have any seamstresses in the area?

We could use some masks...we’ve had several people ask if there’s anything they can do to help, this would be a blessing for our staff.

There’s a YouTube video that has a “pattern” to use, the type that can have filters placed in the fabric would be the most beneficial.

Thank you. Please message me if you can help.

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