Fighting Isolation during Social Distancing

“In an abundance of precaution and to heed the CDC’s call for social distancing, Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels has announced the temporary closure of our 12 Silver Cafe sites as of March 20th,” Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels posted recently on Facebook.

Between now and the 20th, to-go boxes of food will be available for pickup but there will not be an eat-in option.  Meals on Wheels is asking their regular Silver Cafe guests to sign up for home delivery, if needed, when they pick up their to-go boxes. “This is just one of the steps GSC Meals on Wheels is taking to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff.”

We Need Your Help

The loss of their eat-in location has drastically raised the need for more drivers to help cover the 1,800 square miles of Spokane County, which includes at least 500 regular cafe guests in the Spokane area. 

Meals on Wheels says they are desperate for drivers who can dedicate at least 2 hours of time to meal delivery. If you have time, are healthy and able, please contact GSC Meals on Wheels at 509-924-6976, or go to their website gscmealsonwheels.org

The target audience of Meals on Wheels is the same age group that is most at risk for a severe reaction to COVID-19. March 16th kicks off Meals on Wheels Champions Week.  Now more than ever, champions are urgently needed to help with this important service. 

Social Distancing

The painful irony is that one of Meals on Wheels’ primary goals is to fight the isolation of our senior citizens; however, with government mandated social distancing, our community will have to find other ways to combat loneliness.

Call your senior citizen friends and family members.  Share funny videos or find a way to play a game remotely.  Simply because we must be apart does not mean we have to be separated.  

For further coverage on COVID-19, please go to DPGazette.com/covid19

Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!
  • All
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business
  • Community
  • Featured
  • Local News
  • Schools
  • All
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Business
  • Community
  • Featured
  • Local News
  • Schools

Share this article.

Share on facebook
Share on pinterest
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
Featured Sponsor
Thank You For Your Support!

Read more news.

Typewriter with paper reading "Letters to the Editor"

Letter To The Editor – J and J Smith

In response to the two letters in the January 2021 edition “Of Barking Dogs and Circling Planes”. We moved here in 2003, my husband was from the area originally but put many years in the Marine Corp, and worked after that for a time. We live about a mile and half south of the Deer Park Airport. Being a military family we, lived on bases or very close.

Read More »

Northern Roots Salon Opens Refreshing New Roots. Spa

The Northern Roots Hair Salon is opening a new spa! Located at 106 East Crawford Street, Roots is a high end day spa offering a wide range of relaxing services, including facials, massage, nails, pedicures, and eyelash extensions. They will be holding a Grand Opening party on Saturday, March 6th, from 11am to 4pm, to give the community a chance to meet their staff and check out their new space!

Read More »

Subscribe to our emails

Use the form below to sign up to receive news via email at no cost to you.