The Anne M. Scully Senior Center will pause all in-person programming through Jan. 17. The decision was made with the health and safety of center members, staff, and volunteers as the top priority.
The center’s van is not operating this week. There will be an evaluation at the end of the week to determine if the van can safely restart grocery shopping trips, with a reduced number of riders, beginning on Jan 12. Meals on Wheels will continue to operate as usual.
(For those who want to tune in to Kathy Dunn, the senior center’s chair yoga class can be seen on Hull TV daily at 10 a.m.)
The center’s decision to suspend in-person programs was prompted by the rapid rise in coronavirus cases locally, the growing presence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, as well as temporary staffing issues from COVID-19 exposure. It is reinforced by the guidance of the Hull Board of Health and Massachusetts public health experts, who have advised the center staff throughout the pandemic.
Those who may be in need of transportation for groceries or to the pharmacy in the next two weeks, or who have any other concerns, can contact the center for assistance. The center doors will be locked, with limited staff available by phone and email.
If needed, Seaside Transport continues to be a resource for transportation to local grocery stores, a pharmacy, or medical appointments. Call the center to request a ride with Seaside Transport. Volunteers who can shop and deliver groceries are available as well.
Call Jo Ann Rose at 781-925-1239, ext. 5, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with requests. Rachel Gerold can be reached at email@example.com. Lisa Thornton can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.