As reports of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 continue to make headlines, we want to make sure you have access to the latest information regarding the steps The Senior Source is taking to help prevent illness.   We want to keep our clients, volunteers, and staff safe!

The situation is ever evolving and much remains unknown about the virus itself but we want to ensure you that we are taking the proper precautions to protect the older adults we serve and our community. 

We are actively monitoring recommendations and alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and the Dallas County Health Department and recommend them for information and ongoing updates.

We have been privleged to address the needs of older adults for nearly 60 years, the recent outbreak has deeply concerned us as we understand seniors are the most vulnerable to the virus.

The National Council on Aging has some basic tips for helping older people during this time, including making sure they have plenty of food and medical supplies on hand, including anything needed for dialysis or wound care. If you are caring for older relatives, health officials also recommend identifying a backup caregiver who can step in if you get sick.

The CDC has recommended that people over 60 stay home if possible and avoid crowds, and officials say if you are sick, you should not visit an older adult or someone with a chronic condition that puts them at risk. However, you can always check in on loved ones and community members with a call or FaceTime.

What The Senior Source Will Do

  • We will keep abreast of the latest information from the afore mentioned health officials

  • Although our office will be closed, as required by Dallas County’s new “shelter in place” directives, we will still serve our older adults and their loved ones via phone (214) 823-5700 and through our website and email. 

What You Can Do

  • Stay home if you feel ill or are exhibiting symptoms; if you are exhibiting a cough or fever, we may ask you to leave our building.  We will be happy to support you via phone or email.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing

  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue away

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

The most common symptoms of the Coronavirus can include the following
  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

Please allow us to serve you via phone or email if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of respiratory illness
  • Cough

  • Fever

  • Sore throat

  • Runny nose

  • Shortness of breath

Additional resources, articles, and helpful information regarding COVID-19