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MAY 4, 2020 UPDATE:

Aging Ahead is making every effort to help ensure the safety and well-being of our staff and clients during the COVID 19 pandemic.  We remain committed to supporting our communities by adhering to CDC social distancing guidelines, with a continued emphasis on insuring that our most vulnerable, at risk populations remain safe. For these reasons our senior centers will remain closed until further notice.  Other supportive services continue to be provided.  Please contact us at info@agingahead.org or 636-207-0847 if you have questions or are in need of services. 


GET SUPPORT

Aging Ahead and St. Louis Area Agency on Aging provide support services, programs and resources to older adults. Essential emergency services include Meals, Telephone Assurance, Incontinence Items, Nutritional Supplements, Pharmacy and Grocery Delivery References.

To receive support due to the coronavirus pandemic, including meals, caregiver assistance, regular safety checks, and/or access to critical community resources,  please call 636-207-0847.


GET CONNECTED

Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) hotline is operated by medical professionals to provide guidance regarding COVID-19, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-877-435-8411

United Way 2-1-1 is your 24/7 connection to agencies and resources near you. Resources include Food Pantries, Meals, Utility Assistance, Transportation, Home Health Care, Veteran Services and so much more. 1-800-427-4626

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County (CAASTLC) provides services like rent/mortgage assistance, energy and utility assistance, food pantry and case management. 314-863-0015


RELAXED STAY-AT-HOME RESTRICTIONS

Guidance for COVID-19 High Risk Populations according to DHSS and the CDC

According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), individuals at higher risk for severe illness due to COVID-19 infections need to take extra precautions even as places begin to re-open. Those needing to take extra precautions include: people 65 and older and people with underlying medical conditions.

It is imperative that you take extra precautions as your community re-opens, including:

  • Stay at home as much as possible if you fit into one or more of the high-risk categories or you have a moderate to severe underlying condition or it is not well controlled.
  • Avoid people who are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, including family members.
  • Continue to take your medications as prescribed and work to keep underlying medical conditions controlled.
  • Seek ongoing and emergency care for any underlying medical conditions. Delayed care can result in more acute illness and poor outcomes.
  • Clean your hands often using soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items such as cups, utensils, and towels.
  • Stock up on groceries and medical supplies—including prescription medications—to reduce the need to go out.
  • When you do venture out, maintain six feet of space between yourself and others as much as possible and wear a cloth face covering or surgical mask.

Visit the CDC’s Higher Risk Populations and Extra Precautions webpages to learn more about specific groups and targeted precautions. As we adapt to our “new normal” we all have a personal responsibility to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and to protect ourselves, friends, and families.


Novel Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services