Limited COVID-19 Test Kits available for Older Adults
As highlighted on the City's press release, the Meals on Wheels program have received an allotment of test kits earmarked for our homebound clients. Each MOW client will receive one test kit.
The Center has received a limited number of COVID-19 tests kits, each containing two tests. Tests will be available to older adults residing in Milford only. They will not need to be a member of the Center to receive a test kit. Older adults who may be experiencing symptoms and/or had a recent exposure to an individual who is positive for COVID-19 can call the Center to schedule a time for curbside pick-up at the Center during our regular hours.
"I am impressed with Milford’s Health Department Director, Deepa Joseph’s mindfulness in ensuring key agencies who serve vulnerable populations were included in the distribution of tests kits." said Milford Senior Center Executive Director, Leonora Rodriguez. "This will make a difference to many older adults who may not have means to secure a test kit due to financial or physical reasons. Additionally, ensuring those residing in senior housing are able to access a test kit where they live is also key in helping mitigate COVID-19 and provides some peace of mind for many in this population".
It is very important that City agencies work with community organizations and groups. The City of Milford as a whole, serves best when its agencies work together and are focused on the safety, access and support of community members. It is one of the many highlights this community-minded City has.
Although the decision was made late December to reduce or pause larger activities and programs, the senior center is still open and continues to provide many social and food-based services to members. If you or an older adult in your life needs supportive services or is interested in learning more of what the Center has to offer, please reach out to the Center at (203) 877-5131.