Senior center and police partner to assist seniors

The Lebanon Senior Center and Lebanon Police Department are offering a couple of resource options during the COVID-19 health crisis for the senior population and those whose immune systems are compromised.

Dala Johnson, community policing officer, and volunteers through LPD are working with the senior center to provide grocery and prescription pick ups. Interested persons may contact the senior center at (541) 258-4919 to schedule a grocery or prescription pick-up.

A “Friendship Phone Brigade” has been formed to check in on seniors in the community. The senior center has a list compiled, but will add others who wish to receive a phone call once or twice a week from a friendly voice to chat and check in. Call (541) 258-4919 for more information.

Some stores in town have special hours reserved for seniors to do their grocery shopping. The following grocery stores have reserved hours for seniors and those with compromised immune systems:

Dollar Tree: 8 to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Grocery Outlet: 6 to 7 a.m., every day.
Safeway: 7 to 9 a.m., every Tuesday and Thursday.
Walmart: 6 to 7, every Tuesday. Walmart also offers free grocery pick-ups.

For those who need transportation, the LINX Dial-a-Bus continues to be available, at no charge, for essential trips. Bus operations are currently from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. To arrange a ride, call (541) 258-4920.

The Lebanon Senior Center has some interactive classes and information sharing on their Facebook page. They will try to continue with programming that can be performed at home, such as fitness and stretching clips, meal prep ideas, brain games, and more.

For more information, contact the Lebanon Senior Center at (541) 258-4919.