Hollywood Senior Center has been actively working to shift onsite activities to remote/virtual programming so that you can continue to participate in the classes and groups that you enjoy and benefit from. We’re looking at creative ways to offer programming to our participants who are at home and crave social, emotional, physical, and intellectual connection. Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation.
We know this is a scary time, especially for seniors in our community. It’s important to stay informed and know what resources are available in the community to support you. Below are some resources for information and local non-profits services.
Please take care of yourselves, and let us know what we can do to help!
Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness. More information on the CDC’s website: People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness
Know How it Spreads
Information from the CDC’s website: How COVID-19 Spreads
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home as much as possible.
- Put distance between yourself and other people.
- Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
- Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
To stay up to date on the latest information in Oregon, the United States, and globally, the following agencies have additional information.
211 Community Information
Speak with a 211 Community Information Specialist in Oregon about the Coronavirus:
- CALL 211 or 1-866-698-6155
- TEXT your zip code to 898211 (TXT211)
- EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website
Hours: 7 days per week, 8:00am–11:00pm
Oregon Health Authority
Sign up for updates about what is going on in Oregon on the Oregon Health Authority website:
Center for Disease Control
Provides information about the virus in the U.S. as well as globally:
Meals on Wheels People
Meals on Wheels People dining centers will be providing take-home meals to its constituents in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties beginning Friday, March 13, 2020 in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Meals on Wheels home-delivery will continue uninterrupted using a non-contact delivery method.
Oregon Food Bank
Oregon Food Bank will be keeping their Find Food page updated as pantries’ emergency hours and operations change. Keep checking the page for up-to-date information about the closest food pantry in your area.
Grocery Shopping- Special Senior Hours
Here’s a list of “senior hours” for grocery stores in the Portland metro area. Stores are listed in alphabetical order.
- Costco: 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Fred Meyer: 7-8 a.m. Monday through Thursday
- New Seasons: 8-9 a.m. Monday through Friday
- Safeway: 7-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Target: First hour on Wednesdays
- Trader Joe’s: 9-10 a.m. Daily
- Walgreens: 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays
- Walmart: One hour before opening on Tuesdays
- Whole Foods: One hour before opening daily
- WinCo Foods: 6-7:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Store to Door: Established in 1989, Store to Door supports independent living for seniors and adults with disabilities by providing an affordable, personal, volunteer-based grocery shopping and delivery service in Portland, Oregon. Call 503-200-3333 or email email@example.com
Grant Park Neighborhood Association
Neighborly Assistance with groceries and other errands.
During this time of social distancing, many elder and high-risk members of our community may need assistance getting critical supplies while refraining from being in large public spaces.
Grant Park Neighborhood Association will help to match healthy volunteers under age 60 with neighbors who self-isolate at home and need help getting groceries, picking up prescriptions, and running errands.
Are you over 60, at high risk for COVID-19, or currently sick and staying at home? It’s okay to ask for help, that’s why we’re neighbors!
If you would like to request help, you can fill out a form at https://tinyurl.com/grant-park-covid and someone will reach out to you by phone within 24 hours, or sooner if you indicate your need is urgent.
Are you under age 60 and healthy? Would you like to help your neighbors and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus?
If you would like to help, you can fill out a form at https://tinyurl.com/grant-park-helpers. We will contact you by phone to verify your identity and provide instructions on how to take requests from your neighbors.
For more coronavirus resources, go to the Covid-19 Resources page of the Grant Park Neighborhood Association.
If you need someone to talk to, here are some options: