Senior Action COVID-19 Response

Update April 7, 2020

The Governor has issued a “work or home” order for South Carolina in effect at 5:00pm on April 7th.  Senior Action, and our meal service, is considered an Essential Service.  We will continue to provide our meal program to seniors through our drive-through and delivery service that we have been providing since March 18.

In addition, we remain concerned not only for the nutritional needs of our participants, but also their physical and mental health needs.   To address those needs in a time when we cannot be together, we will be releasing a variety of programming on our Facebook page (facebook.com/senioractiongreenville) including exercise classes and other opportunities for members to engage.  Please like our page on Facebook to make sure you do not miss out on these programs.

If you are not currently participating in the drive-through meal program and would like to, call (864) 467-3660 to sign up.  You must be 60 years old or older to participate and must be able to drive to pick up your meals or have someone pick them up for you.  If you need home-delivered meals, please contact our program partner Meals on Wheels at (864) 233-6565.

 

March 17, 2020

Senior Action, a non-profit organization devoted to keeping adults over the age of 55 active, healthy, and engaged in meaningful activities, will begin serving lunches for its members at drive-thru stations across the Upstate on Wednesday, March 18.

All eight Senior Action locations in Greenville County are closed until further notice, as a precaution amid Coronavirus concerns, since seniors are considered one of the highest risk groups for catching the virus. “The safety and well-being of our seniors is our number one priority,” says Andrea Smith, CEO and Executive Director of Senior Action. “We are dedicated to making sure our members continue to receive the services they rely on us for, day in and day out, while still practicing social distancing and adhering to all the recommendations of state and local health officials.”

Drive-thru lanes will be set up at six Senior Action centers across the Upstate, including: Slater-Marietta, Berea Community Center, Sterling Community Center, Pleasant Valley Connection, Main Office on Directors Drive, and Greer Needmore Center. Meals will be handed out on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between 11:30am-12:00pm, to Senior Action members who usually receive lunch at one of their centers. Two designated staff members will be carefully handing out meals at each location, so seniors won’t have to get out of their cars.

“It’s so important for us to be here for our seniors during these uncertain times,” says Smith. “They are the highest risk population right now, and we take our responsibility to protect and provide for them very seriously.” In an effort to limit interaction and potential exposure, Senior Action will not be utilizing volunteers at this time. The best way to help is through monetary donations to help cover food costs. Senior Action will be delivering meals to the homes of members who rely on the organization for transportation. If you or someone you know could use meal assistance, please call 864-467-3660 to get pre-qualified for services.