Chinook Senior Center reopened on March 11


March 17, 2021

Amy Belle Smith, Marilyn Szopenske, Debbie Munari and Mary Pyette share the first noon meal together after the Chinook Senior Center reopened last week. Closed for several months due to the covid pandemic, the Center is now serving noon meals Monday to Friday and has restarted other programming associated with the Center.

The Chinook Senior Center "reopened" last Thursday, March 11. State health mandates forced the Center to close several months ago over concerns of spreading COVID-19 to seniors, a group considered most vulnerable during the pandemic. After the lifting of some state-wide directives the regional Area Agency on Aging, an advisory group to regional senior centers, issued guidelines that if followed would allow reopening of senior centers in north central Montana. The Center's board of Directors drafted a plan for reopening the center that was reviewed and approved by the Area Agency on Aging an...

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