Rochester Senior Center closing date extended to February
The Rochester Senior Center will now be closed through the month of January because of Covid concerns, senior center director Eric Poulin has announced.
The center will not reopen until Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the earliest. The Council on Aging Board will meet Jan. 26 to decide the center’s February plans.
“We apologize for the inconvenience but thank everyone for their patience at this time,’’ Poulin said. “We will continue to do our best to navigate through the pandemic with an eye toward keeping people healthy.’’
The original decision to close for much of January was done in anticipation of “higher number of cases due to the Omicron’’ variant of Covid 19, 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.