Located in PENNSYLVANIA 
 

Updated 3/31/20

OXFORD AREA SENIOR CENTER
will be closed
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

At this time we hope to return on Monday, May 4, 2020

Due to the COVID 19 Coronavirus concerns,
federal, state and county declarations,
and concerns for our senior residents,
ALL congregate lunches, programs, AARP tax appointments,
exercise classes, and evening community group meetings
have been cancelled until further notice.

For updates visit our website at
www.oxfordseniors.org,
Facebook page
or call (610) 932-5244

Please Be Safe!!


Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for more information

Click Here

 

DIRECTOR'S CORNER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2020

 
 

Over the years I have opened my April article by stating,

“I just heard someone say Play Ball, so I guess it’s springtime”. Well, it’s springtime but no one is playing ball, or anything else for that matter. Being an avid boater I can state that we are certainly going thru “unchartered waters” as we attempt to navigate through this invisible, unknown, and very dangerous Coronavirus pandemic.

I’m sure some of you are wondering about pandemic versus epidemic and the difference between them. Let me tell you how Merriam-Webster, the dictionary people, explain the difference:
“A disease can be declared an epidemic when it spreads over a wide area and many individuals are taken ill at the same time. If the spread escalates further, an epidemic can become a pandemic , which affects an even wider geographic area and a significant portion of the population becomes affected.” And that’s what we’re experiencing.

Stay at home and be safe!!

Chester County Seniors for food, supplies and prescriptions (also pet food)

      Shelf-stable meals are available from our lunch provider for those who need food. They would be delivered to our center for distribution. Each box includes 5 shelf-stable meals. If you need food, please call me at the center and leave a message. Messages are checked daily.
       If you cannot shop for food, supplies or pickup your prescriptions during this COVID 19 stay at home mandate, please call the Chester County Department of Aging (CCDAS) at 610‐344‐6350, or call me at the Senior Center. We can also help with food delivery and prescription pick up.

ROVER RIDERS:

Just to remind you that Rover continues to run grocery, pharmacy and medical trips if you need transportation. They have expanded hours (pickups as early as 5:00am for 6:00am arrival at a participating grocery store) and eliminating the increased Same Day Ride fees. 

  • If a senior calls requesting a ride for Grocery or Pharmacy trip, they are waving the increased fees and will transport the same day for the normal $1 Co-Pay to the Senior.
  • Their Call Center will be active at 5:00am every weekday taking reservations for Grocery/Pharmacy trips.

Here is the latest on Senior Center Activities:

Gov. Wolf has expanded the closing of all Non-Essential business/organizations until April 30th

AARP Tax Preparation
All appointments are postponed.
We will contact you to reschedule when we have more information.


AARP Safe Driving Class
The class scheduled for Friday, April 24th has been CANCELLED

ALL afternoon and evening classes/workshops
CANCELLED

Our staff continues to work safely from home putting together contingency plans for re-opening, hopefully
Monday,May 4th, to offer you the activities and programs you all have been missing.
Check our telephone messages, website, and Facebook page to find out any changes in our opening status.

Please be SMART & SAFE!
Hope to see you at the Center SOON!


Jim McLeod
Executive Director

 


Annual Support Fund Drive

We have listed everyone who donated to our Annual Appeal Campaign, please visit our Donate Page.

Thank You for your continued and generous support.
Oxford Area Senior Center Board of Directors


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Thank You for your continued and generous support.
Oxford Area Senior Center Board of Directors

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MEMBERSHIP

Want to become a Member and support your center? Visit our About Us page and download our Information Form. application. We need to obtain all participant’s last four digits of social security number, date of birth and minimum income levels. This information drastically affects our funding availability so please, completely fill out the form.

Our Center operates on a fiscal year basis which begins July 1 and ends June 30. We encourage you to pay your membership donation in the same month each year. The date that you last paid your dues is located above your name and address on the outside cover.

Thanks for keeping your dues current. It helps us to maintain the Center’s programs and services. If You need help completing this form, please ask for assistance. We’ll be glad to help.

Click here to visit our About Us page and download our Information Form

 



 

 
     

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