Located in PENNSYLVANIA 
 

Updated 6/30/20

OXFORD AREA SENIOR CENTER
will be closed
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Chester County is now in the Green Phase as of June 26, 2020
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At this time we do not know when we will reopen

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

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT THE CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Safety Tips for Seniors

Stay cool over the hot months ahead with some of these summer health tips and safety tips for seniors:

  • Watch the forecast. When the local weather forecast predicts hot and steamy weather, make some indoor plans for those days to stay in an air-conditioned space.
  • Keep your home cool. Use your air conditioning throughout the summer if you have it. If A/C isn’t an option for you, cover windows in direct sunlight during the daytime to keep the house cooler, and open them at night to let in some fresh air. Use ceiling fans or floor fans, too.
  • Dress appropriately. Avoid dark, thicker clothing in the summer and instead choose lighter colors and natural, breathable fabrics like cotton or linen.
  • Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of liquids including water and juices, but limit caffeinated and alcoholic drinks, as these act as diuretics and actually cause you to lose fluids.
  • Avoid sun exposure during peak hours. The hottest hours of the day are generally between 10am and 3pm, so try to stay out of direct sunlight during those times. If you do go outdoors, seek shaded areas and remember to wear sunscreen and a hat or sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.
  • Limit strenuous outdoor activity. If you exercise outdoors, save it for the cooler morning or evening hours, as your body will be working a lot harder during the hottest hours of the day during strenuous physical activities. Take frequent breaks from whatever you’re doing to cool down and allow your body the time it needs to recover.

This article from American Senior Communities. For more information about American Senior Communities, please visit www.ASCSeniorCare.com.


 

 


IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION


Chester County Seniors

For food, supplies and prescriptions (also pet food)
During this COVID-19 stay-at-home mandated time, if you cannot shop for food, supplies or pickup your prescriptions, please call the senior center (610-932-5244) and leave a message. We check our messages daily. We can get someone to help you!

 

CDC COVID Updates

Visit the CDC website for the latest information, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Chester County COVID Updates

Visit this website for the latest information for Chester County: https://www.chesco.org/4376/Coronavirus-COVID-19

     

ROVER

Thanks to Chester County officials, hours for rides in the mornings to grocery stores, doctor’s appointments and pharmacies have been extended, and available on Saturday mornings too! There is a limit of 3 seniors on a bus at one time! There is no additional cost!

 

 PA Dept. of Health Updates

As always, stay directly informed on COVID-19 by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Health's website, which is regularly updated. https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx#

     

Emotional Support

Where people can turn if they need to talk:
Emotional Listening Line at 800-932-4616. http://www.contacthelpline.org/emotional-listening-support

The Chester County Department of Mental Health has compiled information on how to access help and support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit their website and help us to get the word out by sharing this message. https://www.chesco.org/615/Mental-HealthIntellectual-Dev-Disabiliti

Chester County Warm Line: 866-846-2722 or visit chesco.org/mhidd

COVID-19 Statewide Support & Referral Line: 855-284-2494

 

 

Governor’s Websites

Visit the Governor’s websites for important information on the COVID-19 situation.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s website:
https://www.governor.pa.gov/

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s website:
https://governor.maryland.gov/

Delaware Governor John Carney’s website:
https://governor.delaware.gov/

Veterans Affairs

In case you are a veteran or know of one in need, please call 610-344-6375

Oxford Area Senior Center

As always be sure to also check our website or Facebook page for any updates.

 
     

The Oxford Senior Center is a member agency of the

United Way

 

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