Nutrition centers reopen for meals

Jun. 8—Senior diners are returning to the Fort Gibson vitamin website.

After being closed since May 2020, as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the Fort Gibson vitamin website reopened June 1 for individuals 60 and older.

The meals are served from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Frank Gladd American Legion Post 20.

“It’s simply to allow them to get out of the home, so they don’t seem to be cooped up,” stated Delores Fields, assistant director of SAC Nutrition, which operates the positioning by way of the Eastern Oklahoma Development District. EODD covers Adair, Cherokee, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Sequoyah, and Wagoner counties.

“They simply have to name the day earlier than and make reservations in the event that they wish to eat,” Fields stated. “If you already go there and known as and made a reservation for as we speak, then on their paperwork, the place you check in, it should have an R for reservations for tomorrow. You simply circle that and so they know to make reservations for you for tomorrow. If you have not eaten there, it’s a must to name the day forward and make reservations.”

On Monday, Joyce Hall stated it is nice to be again on the vitamin website.

“You get out of the home, and there is social contact,” she stated.

Fort Gibson Site Manager Erica Green stated on Monday that 14 individuals have eaten onsite or by drive-thru.

“We’re hoping that quantity goes up,” she stated.

Greene stated about 40 individuals ate and performed video games, corresponding to dominoes, on the website earlier than the pandemic.

“And, as of proper now, we’re not having video games but. It’s simply form of dine in,” Green stated.

Fields stated individuals might resume taking part in video games across the first of July.

“We’re simply attempting to get within the groove for June,” she stated. “For this second, they’re simply consuming. I feel the primary of July, they’re imagined to open again up full and play video games, sit round and socialize.”

SAC operates three vitamin websites in Muskogee County, Fields stated. There are also two Muskogee websites at Rayfield Baptist Church (Muskogee Douglas Center), 602 Indianapolis St., and at Honor Heights Towers, 300 N. fortieth St. There are also vitamin websites in Wagoner, Checotah, Eufaula, Gore and Vian, in response to the EODD web site.

If you go

WHAT: Fort Gibson Senior Nutrition Center.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Lunch served.

WHERE: Frank Gladd American Legion Post 20, 201 S.E. Railroad St.

RESERVATIONS: (918) 478-2097.

Other Muskogee County SAC Nutrition Sites

—Rayfield Baptist Church (Muskogee Douglas Center), 602 Indianapolis St., Muskogee. Reservations, (918) 683-7282.

—Honor Heights Towers, 300 N. fortieth St, Muskogee. Reservations, (918) 687-5232.

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