LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. — Senior centers in Limestone County are preparing to reopen with a few changes to keep visitors safe during COVID-19. The first centers to reopen will be Nutrition Centers at East Limestone, Tanner, Owens, Elkmont, and Athens.
The Limestone County Council on Aging (LCCA) says that the each location will be open for activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., beginning June 1, 2021, with extended hours expected later in the year. The Goodsprings Center and Ardmore Center will open at a later date.
Staff will follow the Alabama Dept. of Senior Services guidelines for reopening, including:
Staff will encourage clients to wear masks, distance, wash hands and sanitize.
NO transportation is to be provided to our seniors at this time.
Seniors will NOT be allowed to eat a meal inside the center. Meals will be sent home with center participants each day. Curbside meal pickup will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays.
The Center may provide individually packaged snacks and drinks, and visitors are welcome to bring their own pre-packaged snacks.
LCCA says that seniors will not be allowed to play games such as cards, dominoes, checkers due to distancing concerns, but they will be allowed to play Bingo, corn hole, shuffleboard, horseshoes, line dancing and games that do not require close contact.
The Silver Sneakers class that held before the pandemic is not returning, but a SAIL class will be offered at the East Limestone Senior Center.
The Center's sewing group will return on Thursdays.