Covid-19 Update – 6/23/2020

As of today, Tuesday June 23rd 2020, the Harrison County Senior Citizens’ Center is still CLOSED to members and the general public.

In-Home care and Transportation services are still available. The center’s staff is still working to keep those programs and the normal day-to-day operations going.

The Mountaineer Food Bank programs are still operating as well.

A definative re-open date has of yet, not been established.

Please check this site, and our Facebook page for updates and current status of the center.

Link to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HarrisonCountySeniorCitizensCenter

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WV Center for End-of-Life Care

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Happy 4th of July!!!

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West Virginia Strong Summer Food Assistance Programs

The Harrison County Senior Center will be a distribution site for the Senior Summer Feeding Program.  This program includes seniors age 60+, spouses of seniors age 60+, disabled persons living in a household with a senior age 60+, and children living in a household with a senior age 60+.  A box with 5 shelf stable meals will be provided to each qualifying participant.  For example, a household consisting of a senior 60+, spouse, and two grandchildren would qualify for 4 boxes.  Boxes will be available for pickup on a weekly basis. 

For more information on the Senior Summer Feeding Program, please call (304) 623-6795.  A photo id, date of birth, name, address, and phone number will be required.  To avoid any traffic congestion, pick-up times will be scheduled by appointment.  Appointments will be available on Tuesday mornings between 8:30am and 11:30am beginning June 16th.  The program will run through August 31st

Please click the following link for an interactive map (Select the Serving Seniors filter):

https://governor.wv.gov/summerfeeding/Pages/default.aspx

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2020 Census

The 2020 US Census Burearu is in need of applicants in our area to work in the field collecting the 2020 Census data. Do to the COVID virus. It has slowed everything down. And temporally put our field work on hold. The safety of our people is top priority. So I am reaching out to groups in the area. To ask that you help us get the word out about these jobs. Please let any of your contacts or connections know.

   **The jobs are full or part time. Flexible schedules to work around anything else. Weekly pay. Can be applied for on 2020census.gov/jobs. And pay rates for any counties can be found there also. The pay rates for Harrison County is $20.00 per hour plus .575 cents per mile. And Lewis County’s rate is $16.50 per hour plus .575 cents per mile.

http://harrisoncountyseniorcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/D-3282-Flyer.pdf

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COVID-19 Guidance on Stress & Coping

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. In addition, I also attach a couple general national numbers people can call with COVID related questions following:

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 | CDC

Call The National Coronavirus Helpline

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