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3.12.20 – Department of Aging and Disabilities Announces Closure of Senior Activity Centers

Last updated: April 18, 2020

Nutrition Program with associated Transportation to run through Monday

Annapolis, MD (March 12, 2020) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities announces that the eight senior activity center buildings will close for an indefinite period of time at the close of business today. The decision was made in consideration of the health of the county’s older adults and possible implications of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in consultation with the Anne Arundel County Administration and Anne Arundel County Health Officer.

Senior activity centers will only remain open for Nutrition Program participants on Friday, March 13, 2020, and Monday, March 16, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Nutrition Program participants should continue to schedule a ride through the Office of Transportation at 410-222-0022.

Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, all Nutrition Program participants will begin receiving meals that can easily be prepared and eaten at home.

The department is working with leadership from Anne Arundel Community College to evaluate current and future programming and more information will be forthcoming. This includes working with AARP officials to identify alternative tax preparation sites.

Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities staff will be routinely monitoring all program participants throughout the department including our senior activity center members and Nutrition Program participants.

“The health and safety of residents, staff, and volunteers is always our priority,” said Pam Jordan, Director of Aging and Disabilities. “The department shares the public’s concern about this issue and will continue to align our policies and procedures with the latest recommended preventative measures.”

The department encouraged residents to consult reputable public health resources available online including:

For updated information about COVID-19, please call 410-222-7256,or visit AAHealth.org/coronavirus.

For more information about the status of the senior activity centers, if you need daily meals, need additional resources, or if you would like to be added to our daily call list, please contact us at 410-222-4257, or by email at info_and_assistance@aacounty.org.

For media inquiries, please contact Brandi Francis at 410-222-0273 or 443-679-6830, or by email at agfran56@aacounty.org.

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