Because of COVID-19
has been diagnosed in Michigan and due to the high-risk population we
serve, Milan Seniors for Healthy Living wanted to take a moment
to communicate with you on our agency’s response.
Individuals over 60 years old, immune compromised, and those with underlying
health conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes are at greater risk of
serious health consequences if they are exposed to this virus.
We want to do all
we can to be responsive about this serious health concern and to
slow the potential spread of the virus. Since many of our clients or
their family members fall in these categories, we are following
the recommendations of our state and county health departments for
organizations that serve a high risk community to cancel gatherings of
more than 10 people whenever possible.
MSHL WILL BE SUSPENDING OUR
REGULARLY SCHEDULED SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES FROM MONDAY MARCH 16 UNTIL
APRIL 6. SOME ESSENTIAL SERVICES WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE.
is simply a preventative step to reduce the potential spread of the
virus and not due to any cases of infection in our center or community.
As more information becomes available and recommendations are passed
down, we will evaluate conditions and decide our next steps. Updates
will happen via Facebook, website, and email.
the meantime, MSHL’s office will be answering phone calls, as well as some essential
services. Meals on Wheels clients will continue to receive meals and
our Transportation service will be available.
those seeking Transportation Services, MSHL will screen and
prioritizing all ride requests to be able to meet the demand – life
essential rides, medical rides, and quality of life rides in that order.
In the meantime, please follow the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control (cdc.gov):
an effort to minimize the impact of this disruption of our services,
MSHL staff will be checking in on the welfare of our participants and
will do all that we can to provide assistance with obtaining access to
food, personal hygiene items, and medications. Anyone who is 60+ years
of age who are temporarily homebound due to this virus are encouraged to
signup to receive Meals on Wheels. Community members are welcome to
call us at 734-508-6229 if assistance is needed.
- Wash your hands thoroughly and often for at least 20 seconds (Sing ‘Happy Birthday slowly 2Xs);
- Maintain an increased social distance of 6 feet when possible;
- If you are ill, stay home
- Cough into your elbow
- Disinfect frequently touched surfaces often