The Springfield Cardinals have named SeniorAge Area Agency on Aging their third Non-Profit Heroes of the Week.
The agency has stepped up during the COVID-19 outbreak to make sure that seniors across the Ozarks who have been unable to have contact with family members or daily help would have meals and necessary items.
“From the beginning of the COVID interruption in mid-March when many organizations were forced to close their operations to the public, SeniorAge worked diligently to ensure seniors in our 17-county service area continued to receive meals and services that kept them safe in their homes,” SeniorAge Marketing Director Juli Jordan said in a statement.
Since the shutdown began in March, SeniorAge has provided over 750,000 meals to seniors at no cost, all while providing home delivery in a non-contact, drive-through format.
“Our home-delivered meal program nearly doubled in volume to serve vulnerable seniors who could not get out for groceries and food,” Jordan said. “And our telephone reassurance program saw an increase in customers who wanted a friendly phone call and wellness check. Seniors have come to trust us for guidance, information, and direction.”
SeniorAge is the fourth Non-Profit Hero named by the team; they join Community Partnership of the Ozarks, the Discovery Center, and Harmony House.