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Resources for seniors at home under "self-isolation"

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 20:33:54-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - With seniors across the state being told to stay “self-isolated,” local governments and non-profits are working to make sure basic needs are taken care of.

Serving Seniors, a non-profit that serves meals to low-income seniors, says it has closed all of its senior centers and congregate meals. Instead, it has ramped up its home meal delivery operation and to-go services.

“We have the capacity but it is causing some significant logistical challenges,” said Paul Downey, CEO of Serving Seniors.
Anyone in San Diego county over the age of 60 is eligible.

To receive meals, you can call 619 235-6572 and select option one. Or you can send an email to meals@servingseniors.org.
For those who would like to help, you can donate on their website.

The County of San Diego is also working to connect isolated seniors with services they may need, including meal deliveries. The easiest way to get help is to call 2-1-1 or visit their website 211sandiego.org.

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Other groups have created outreach programs, like Social Bridge.

They are seeking volunteers who are able to check-in on senior neighbors to make sure their needs are met while staying at home.