Update from the Director – 3/20/2020

Dear Friends,

It has been quite a week.  I know we are all cautiously concerned by the ever-changing landscape.  I wanted to provide a brief update and of course many thanks.

Thanks to our unbelievably dedicated Food Services Staff who have continued to prepare and administer our Meals on Wheels delivery.  We are so fortunate to have a very dedicated group of volunteers who are delivering meals each day.  We have made changes to the way we deliver meals, safeguarding our volunteers as well as our homebound seniors. 

Thanks to our new cleaning staff who have been doing an incredible job deep cleaning and sanitizing many areas of the building.  They even cleaned the billiard balls!

Our staff is working diligently to provide regular updates on facebook and our website.  In the coming weeks we will be adding content like exercise classes, fitness and potentially sanity tips. But, now that spring is upon us – it is also a great time to open the windows, bring in the fresh air and also go out and enjoy a walk or just a little time outside.  Breathe, enjoy the daffodils, hyacinth and crocus; maybe even do a little gardening. 

Thanks to those of you who have made a special donation to help us get through this.  Our expenses continue and I am committed to ensuring that our staff continues to get paid. 

As you know we have cancelled the April flea market, it will not be rescheduled as the logistics of doing it “when we can” are very challenging.  This is an automatic $25,000 loss to our budget.  So much planning and effort goes into that effort before the first donation is even taken.  There are many other worthwhile nonprofits that would be happy to put your household items to good use. 

I know many of you miss coming to the center.  Please know that we miss you as well.  It is a very quiet place without the buzz of members chatting, laughing and enjoying each other’s company.

If you have needs or concerns, please call 211 or you are welcome to call a staff member at the NSC and we will do what we can to help.  We are here checking voicemail and email.

Take care of yourself, your family and your neighbors.


P.S.  I know many of you are concerned about taxes.  The IRS has extended the tax filing deadline until July 15th.  We will keep you posted as to the efforts of our volunteer AARP tax preparers.