The leader of the DeWitt County Friendship Center is encouraging local seniors to stay in as much as possible.
The more we learn about the coronavirus the more it becomes apparent the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are the primary victims of this disease. That is why Paula Jiles is encouraging seniors to stay in and ask for assistance if they need anything.
Diane Cusey with Community Care Systems says now could be a good time to get to know that electronic device you have and stay in touch with your kids and grandkids at their level.
Last week, the Friendship Center received a $10,000 donation of Save A Lot grocery gift cards and Jiles indicates they are hoping seniors will contact them to go grocery shopping for them and keep them out of one of the busiest destinations the country has right now.
During the stay at home order, Cusey and Jiles are staying busy at the Friendship Center doing a little remodeling. Jiles indicates she is working on stripping the walls of the wallpaper and they are doing some painting with seniors out of the building.
In the meantime, if seniors want to inquire about the donation of Save A Lot grocery gift cards or to have someone run a few errands for them, contact Jiles at the Friendship Center at 217-935-9411.