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Tri-County Office on Aging Initiatives

 
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Published: May 13, 2020

MSUFCU Supports Tri-County Office on Aging

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The Tri-County Office on Aging (TCOA) provides vital services to seniors and adults with disabilities. Programs such as Meals on Wheels, Crisis Services for the Elderly, and the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance program help seniors and persons with disabilities live in their own homes for as long as possible.

 

In response to the pandemic, TCOA launched its newest program; grocery shopping services, because many older adults cannot or should not go out to stores. Volunteers have stepped up to help TCOA provide basic grocery and personal hygiene items to help older adults remain safely at home.

 

Through Meals on Wheels, over 1,000 people are being served weekly across 24 different pick-up sites and 10 new routes to accommodate new home-delivery clients. Additionally, TCOA assists with providing crisis services for the elderly to help clients facing nonmedical emergencies. These might include things such as helping to pay for prescriptions or utility bills for those with immediate emergency needs.

 

“The Tri-County Office on Aging remains committed to keeping all clients, volunteers, staff, and program participants safe and healthy during the COVID-19 situation,” said TCOA Volunteer Specialist, Casey Cooper. “Older adults remain a high-risk population for contracting and dying from the disease and TCOA’s priority is to minimize their need to leave home for any reason. We appreciate the community support from MSUFCU and others that has enabled us to provide small scale grocery shopping assistance and distribution of toilet paper and homemade masks in addition to delivery of Meals on Wheels and food pick up options at former Congregate Dining Sites and elsewhere.”

 

For more information or to donate, please visit https://www.tcoa.org/donate/.

 

MSUFCU is proud to support The Tri-County Office on Aging.