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Seniors are scared of COVID and that has drastically reduced the number of people coming out to the DeWitt County Friendship Center.


That is the message from Director Paula Jiles who told Regional Radio News on the WHOW Morning Show Monday she doesn't know what the turning point was but it happened around October when they started to see the crowds scale back.



The Friendship Center continues to operate and make itself available to area seniors. Jiles says they are requiring masks, sanitizing regularly, and have their tables and chairs spaced appropriately.



According to Jiles, daily activities are going on as scheduled. She is hopeful support groups and other free services offered by area groups will also return soon. She is waiting for guidance from the Governor's office on Friday about what things can reopen and return.



Jiles is taking small groups of seniors to Walmart in Lincoln twice a month. They will also be headed to Arthur this week for dining and shopping. 

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