W.Va. Senior Centers share meal, services update
WV Press Association
CHARLESTON — 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.
“Because so many seniors rely on us, at the present time, providers are continuing to offer services on a normal basis until the situation warrants otherwise,” said William Carpenter, President of the West Virginia Directors of Senior & Community Services. He added, “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:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Food and Drug Administration:
U.S. Department of State:
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information:
Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities (CDC):
World Health Organization – Covid-19 Information
List of Senior Providers by County:
Barbour County Senior Center, Inc.
PO Box 146 (47 Church Street)
Philippi, WV 26416
Chrissy Kittle, Director
Grant County Commission on Aging Family Services
111 Virginia Avenue
Petersburg, WV 26847
Darlene Evans, Director
Hardy County Committee on Aging
PO Box 632 (409 Spring Avenue)
Moorefield, WV 26836
Telephone: 304-530-2256; 888-538-2256
Phyllis Helmick, Director
Pendleton Senior and Family Services, Inc.
PO Box 9 (231 Mill Road)
Franklin, WV 26807
Janice Lantz, Director
Pocahontas County Senior Citizens, Inc.
20626 Seneca Trail
Marlinton, WV 24954
John R. Simmons, Director
The Committee on Aging for Randolph County, Inc.
PO Box 727 (5th Street & Railroad Avenue)
Elkins, WV 26241
Laura Ward, Director
Tucker County Senior Citizens, Inc.
217 Senior Lane
Parsons, WV 26287
Mary Alice Smith, Director
Upshur County Senior Citizens Opportunity Center, Inc.
28 North Kanawha Street
Buckhannon, WV 26201
Sarah Campbell, Director
Webster County Commission of Senior Citizens
148 Court Square
Webster Springs, WV 26288
Debby Moore, Director