BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – The Raleigh County Commission on Aging is opening its doors to the public after being closed for more than 14 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raleigh County Commission on Aging Assistant Executive Director Tammy Trent says the reopening will occur in four phases.
PHASE 1: Monday, June 7, 2021
- The commission will undergo a limited reopening.
- The dining room will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by reservation only.
- Grab-N-Go services will change from curbside to inside pickup.
- On Tuesday, June 8, adult day care will reopen from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PHASE 2: Monday, June 21, 2021
- The dining room will open to full capacity, and no reservations will be required.
- The computer room and exercise rooms will open under limited hours Monday through Friday to provide for cleaning.
PHASE 3: Tuesday, July 6, 2021
- History and Bible classes will resume.
- Line dancing and exercises classes will resume.
PHASE 4: Monday, July 19, 2021
- Buses will resume transporting to and from the center, as well as taking seniors to the grocery store.
- Satellite centers in Glen Daniel and Coal City will reopen.
Trent says the center prefers for senior citizens to be vaccinated, but it is not required to utilize any aspect of the center or participate in any classes.
According to Trent, employees are looking forward to seeing things return to normal.
“We are so excited. We cant wait to see our seniors even though we have kept close contact with them…it will be nice to see them in here and see their smiling faces. It’s something that is needed.”
More information on the Raleigh County Commission on Aging’s reopening can be found by visiting raleighseniors.org or by calling the center at 304-255-1397.