Rochester Senior Center closed until Jan. 18

Jan 2, 2022

The Rochester Senior Center will be closed through Tuesday, Jan. 18 as a precaution in the wake of increasing numbers of Covid cases in the area, senior center director Eric Poulin said.

He said the center will be closed in anticipation of “higher number of cases due to the Omicron’’ variant of Covid 19, he said. 

He said he is “hopeful this will be a brief two-week pause.’’ Board members will meet about a week before the tentative reopening date to make a decision, he said. 

Although the center doors are closed to the public, staff members are still working and services remain available to seniors, Poulin said.

Transportation to medical appointments is still available, he said, and meals can be delivered through the center’s outreach coordinator. Food is available through the Greater Boston Food Bank, he said.

Meals on Wheels home meal deliveries remain in place, and seniors who might want to be added to the delivery list since the center is closed are encouraged to reach out to the center, Poulin said.

Seniors who need services or have questions should call the center at (508) 763-8723 during business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The center has had no health issues since reopening in June, he said, but being cautious can help protect people’s health. 

“We’ll get through this,’’ he said. He urged center visitors to “sit tight for a short period of time. This too shall pass, as I think the expression goes.’’