With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting everyday life, seniors in Quincy have found ways to keep in touch.
Seniors from the Quincy Senior Center have been connecting throughout the duration of the pandemic through regular telephone calls and in-person visits while maintaining social distancing, said Stacia Soukup, Director of the Quincy Senior Center.
People 61 years and older currently make up 228 of total cases of COVID-19 in Grant County as of Aug. 24. This age range has the lowest number of infected individuals.
“I have been very impressed with how strong our senior citizens have been throughout the entire ordeal. They continue to set good examples of what it looks like to practice perseverance, hope, community service, love and compassion in the face of rough unchartered waters,” Soukup said.
No decision has been made yet as to when the senior center will open to in-person dining and activities, but Soukup anticipates it will be sometime next year.
The senior center plans to continue to offer take-out and delivery meals even after the center reopens for in-person dining, but Soukup and many other seniors are looking forward to being able to eat, exercise and socialize in person.