West Virginia Directors of Senior & Community Services statement and information regarding meals and services during the Covid-19 National State of Emergency

The West Virginia Directors of Senior and Community Services, providers of senior services, are monitoring the ever-changing Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, and its effect on the state’s senior population. In the days and months ahead, the WVDSCS will continue to collaborate with state and federal agencies in order to continue to provide senior citizens in the state meals and in-home services as needed.

At the present time, providers are continuing to offer services on a normal basis until the situation warrants otherwise. Many of the county meal providers throughout West Virginia have or are in the process of purchasing additional shelf stable meals to offer seniors in the event it would become necessary to close senior centers. Providers are also contacting in-home patients in order to update them on the current situation.

If any senior citizen in West Virginia should have questions regarding meals or in-home services, they can call their local provider for assistance. Below is a list of links to various local, state and federal agencies.

The Provider members of the West Virginia Directors of Senior & Community Services are the group working to improve the quality of life, health, honor, and dignity for the aging population of West Virginia. For more information on services: www.wvdscs.org

WV Department of Health and Human Services:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
https://dhhr.wv.gov/Coronavirus%20Disease-COVID-19/Pages/default.aspx

Food and Drug Administration:
https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/mcm-issues/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

U.S. Department of State:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-information.html

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/02/coronavirus-scammers-follow-headlines

Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities (CDC):
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html

World Health Organization – Covid-19 Information:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US Senator Joe Manchin:
https://www.manchin.senate.gov/coronavirus

List of Senior Providers by Counties in our area:

Fayette County Office (administered by Putnam Aging Services)
PO Box 770 (108 Lewis Street)
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Telephone: 304-465-8484
Fax: 304-465-8607
Email: jzamiela@putnamaging.com
Janet Zamiela, Director

Greenbrier County Committee on Aging
PO Box 556 (1003 Greenbrier Street)
Rupert, WV 25984
Telephone: 304-392-5138
Fax: 304-392-5969
Email: gcca@suddenlinkmail.com
Barbara Burdette, Director

McDowell County Commission on Aging
725 Stewart Street
Welch, WV 24801
Telephone: 304-436-6588
Fax: 304-436-2006
Email: donald@mcdowellcoa.org
Website: www.mcdowellcoa.org
Donald Reed, Executive Director

CASE WV Aging Program (Mercer County)
PO Box 1507
(Main Office – 600 Trent Street)
Princeton, WV 24740
Telephone: 304-425-7111
Fax: 304-487-8801
Email: mturner@casewv.orgamckinney@casewv.org
Website: www.casewvprograms.org/CommissionOnAging.html
Mary Turner and Amy McKinney, Co-Directors
Executive Offices:
355 Bluefield Avenue
Bluefield, WV 24701
Email: jvaleyko@casewv.org
Jay Valeyko, Acting Executive Director, CASE WV

Monroe County Council on Aging
PO Box 149 (Route 219)
Lindside, WV 24951
Telephone: 304-753-4384
Fax: 866-247-7077
Mary Najar, Appalachian AAA, Contact Person
Telephone: 304-425-1147
Email: marynajar@citlink.net
Website: www.mccoawv.org

Nicholas Community Action Partnership, Inc.
1205 Broad Street
Summersville, WV 26651
Telephone: 304-872-1162
Fax: 304-872-5796
Email: awilliams@ncapwv.org
Website: www.ncapwv.org
Angela Williams, Executive Director

Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc.
20626 Seneca Trail
Marlinton, WV 24954
Telephone: 304-799-6337
Fax: 304-799-4972
Email: pocahontascoseniors@gmail.com
John R. Simmons, Director

Raleigh County Commission on Aging
1614 S. Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801-5917
Telephone: 304-255-1397
Fax: 304-252-9360; 304-255-2881
Email: rccoa@raleighseniors.orgtammy_trent@raleighseniors.org
Website: www.raleighseniors.org
Jack Tanner, Director
Tammy Trent, Interim Director

Summers County Council on Aging
120 2nd Avenue
Hinton, WV 25951
Telephone: 304-466-4019
Fax: 304-466-1890
Email: lin.goins@summersseniors.com
Website: www.summersseniors.com
Mr. Lin Goins, Director

Council on Aging (Wyoming County)
PO Box 458 (695 Mountaineer Highway)
Mullens, WV 25882
Telephone: 304-294-8800; 800-499-4080
Fax: 304-294-8803
Email: gibsonj@wccoa.com
Website: www.wccoa.com
Jennifer Gibson, Director

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