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Oswego County Office for the Aging director navigates area seniors through the uncertainty of global pandemic By Lou Sorendo Q.: Among the many services that the Oswego County Office for the Aging provides for seniors, which ones have become more in demand as a result of COVID-19? A.: Food and home-delivered meals are the most demanded service. Seniors are one of the most vulnerable populations that COVID-19 strikes. Seniors have been told to remain socially distanced and they are scared. They do not want to go into stores and potentially expose themselves. In addition to the meals, many people have found it hard to locate toilet paper to purchase. As a measure to keep our participants safe, and help provide needed items, Office for the Aging secured cases of toilet paper and all home-delivered meal participants were provided with rolls of toilet paper. We were also able to secure hand sanitizer and face masks to provide to all participants. Q.: We know the Office for the Aging offers a “friendly call” service, providing telephone reassurance to seniors who live alone or who may feel isolated and vulnerable. Has this service been ramped up to help seniors who have been socially

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