The Detroit Area Agency on Aging, is working with all stakeholders to deliver services and care to our constituents as we continue to monitor the CDC recommendations regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). As we monitor and evaluate what it takes to continue the delivery of our services, we will also explore additional actions to deliver the services people expect.
There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often.
Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Dry well with a clean or disposable towel from the fingers up to the wrists and forearms. Drying from the cleanest area (fingertips) to the least clean (forearms) is necessary to avoid contamination.
Use Hand Sanitizer When You Can’t Use Soap and Water
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to get rid of germs in most situations. If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. You can tell if the sanitizer contains at least 60% alcohol by looking at the product label.
Caution! Swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers can cause alcohol poisoning if more than a couple of mouthfuls are swallowed. Keep it out of reach of young children or those with dementia and supervise their use.
We provide care for thousands of older people and adults with disabilities
We stay connected to our providers:
We support a network of five Community Wellness Service Centers. These are community-based organizations with years of experience serving older adults. Community Wellness Service Centers determine their own programs and hours of operation. They all have robust healthy aging programming, supported by DAAA. Four serve community meals provided by DAAA.
We provide meals to a total of 23 congregate sites that determine their own programs and hours of operation. The sites include recreation centers and churches. Collectively, they serve some 400-500 people who are their members or service recipients.
We are all in this together.
At the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, our vision is to create a community that cares for the vulnerable and advocates for the well-being of our constituents.
We all need to care about one another.
Ronald S. Taylor, President & CEO