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Hot Springs Senior Center to Offer Curbside Meal Service

The CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Senior Center, in partnership with the Area Agency on Aging, will begin offering curbside meal service for its members beginning Monday, July 20. This one-day a week program will allow the center to continue serving Hot Springs’ senior community while maintaining safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Center members can drive-up to the Area Agency on Aging parking lot at 905 West Grand Avenue between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. to receive one hot meal and four frozen meals to go.

“We know that the virus and the social distancing steps necessary to limit its spread and protect the most vulnerable members of our community have simultaneously introduced new challenges for some of those very people, especially our seniors here in Garland County,” said CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs President Dr. Doug Ross. “We’re happy that we can now take this step forward in our healing ministry to continue serving our senior community and help them manage and stay healthy during this difficult time.”

For the safety of our senior community as well as our staff, members will be asked to remain in their vehicles and wait to be greeted by Senior Center staff wearing Personal Protective Equipment. Members arriving by bus or on foot are asked to respect proper social distancing and wear a mask.

“While we still look forward to the day that we can fully reopen our senior centers and provide community for our members, this is an important step forward as we continue to work to serve their needs in the safest way possible,” said CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs Senior Adult Services Director Diane Harry. “We look forward to seeing everyone out there on Monday.”

CHI St. Vincent Senior Center members will need to present their membership card for scanning to receive their meals. A donation box will also be made available. The hot meal menu for July 20 will include chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and pineapple.