COVID-19, Outline for reopening the Senior Center for Meals and Activities
We are excited to announce that Senior Services is open June 22, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 and the high-risk population we serve, we are implementing necessary changes to keep our patrons safe.
The building attendance capacity has been reduced to 30%. All persons entering the building will check-in and out with staff or volunteer through the West doors only. The staff or volunteer will greet you and record you time in and out of the building. Staff will clean all rooms before and after activities. We ask that if you are sick that you do not come to the Center.
We ask that when you are in the building you practice the 6-foot social distancing and wear a mask.
Guidelines for Activities:
- The individual group/activity leader will contact you to set up a schedule for participation. Leaders have been asked to rotate attendance to accommodate the 6-foot social distancing.
- The 3rd floor, Ballroom is undergoing some renovations and will not be open to the public. Exercise classes will be held on the 2nd floor, Board Room.
Dining Room Attendance:
- The dining room will be served by a first-come-first-serve basis. As one person leaves another will be allowed to enter. Families will be allowed to eat together; otherwise we will have spaces marked for eating.
- The serving line will require a 6-foot separation and we ask that you wear a mask until you sit down to eat. When you are finished eating, food trays will be collected by staff.
Staff is excited to welcome everyone back and want to ensure we are protecting our seniors, volunteers and staff members. We appreciate your patience with these necessary changes and look forward to showing off our renovations.
About the Salina Senior Center
The Salina Senior Center, housed in an historic limestone building that once was the Saline County courthouse, is a hub of wide-ranging activities for mature adults — and youngsters, too. The center’s goal is to keep people active and engaged.
On a given day, you might find people singing, sewing, attending classes, playing games, painting, exercising, learning a new skill, attending a meeting, enjoying a meal prepared in our own kitchen, listening to a concert or simply socializing over a cup of coffee.
Behind the scenes, the Senior Center is the base of operations for many community-enriching ventures.
The center is funded through a combination of program fees, a Saline County property tax levy, and private contributions.