The O’Neill Center is preparing to reopen at a reduced capacity at the Marietta and Belpre locations. Governor Mike DeWine recently announced that Ohio senior centers and adult daycare centers may open beginning September 21 at a reduced capacity.
O’Neill will take serious consideration of its ability to meet the requirements when the guidelines are released, including the COVID-19 level in Washington County which is currently relatively low. The Ohio Association of Senior Centers, including Connie Huntsman, Executive Director of the O’Neill Center, assisted in developing the Responsible Restart Ohio plan for senior centers. The full plan and health order will be posted soon at coronavirus.ohio.gov.
The O’Neill Center and Belpre Senior Center have been closed since mid-March, although O’Neill has pivoted its services and even expanded to meet the needs of those throughout Washington County. Some of those services have included providing delivered restaurant meals, grocery box deliveries, medical transportation services and homemaker services. O’Neill has offered electronic email activity bags, virtual programming and recently began offering parking lot activities, in home adult daycare and in person social service consultations.
Look for communication and feel free to direct questions in regard to services to the O’Neill Center at 740-373-3914 or monitor our website’s homepage at www.oneillcenter.com.