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Aging and Adult Services assists with grocery service, informing community of senior check-ins

 

April 25, 2020



During the Stay-At-Home order the County and Aging and Adult Services will be assisting seniors 65 years of age or older who have no other means of safely obtaining groceries from local stores, with delivery to their residence using the senior’s own funds. Orders placed will be limited to 15 nonperishable items. Please contact (661) 868-1000.

To ensure our vulnerable populations are being protected during the pandemic Stay-At Home order for seniors and immunocompromised, Kern County Aging and Adult Services would like to encourage neighbor check-ins for seniors and immunocompromised adults in accordance with the Office of the Governor.

• Be sure to limit direct contact by calling or texting where possible or have conversations through the door or safe distance of at least 6 feet.

• Don’t be afraid to ask how you can help them with getting groceries, medication and other necessities.

• Utilize state and local services.

• Many stores are offering special times for seniors to perform shopping and/or delivery programs.

Aging and Adult Services can assist you with obtaining information on local resources and programs that can assist seniors and disabled adults by contacting (661) 868-1000.

Aging and Adult Services would like to thank the additional efforts being made by Bakersfield Association of Realtors, Christian Real Estate Fellowship, CityServe and Christmas for Seniors in obtaining and distributing donations to seniors in our community. We would also like to thank Relief Shoppers, AT&T, WSPA, SPOWER, Red Cross and Walmart for their contributions assisting seniors during this challenging time.

 
 

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