The Senior Alliance
Posted By: Marissa Birrell (June 2, 2020)
The Senior Alliance (TSA), located in Wayne, MI, serves older and disabled adults of Wayne County through a variety of programs, including meal delivery for home bound individuals, in-home care giving services for individuals who have difficulty caring for themselves, and isolation prevention through daily phone calls to isolated seniors.
Older adults are one of the hardest hit demographics by COVID-19. Many are facing illness, feeling overwhelmingly isolated, and wondering how they will get their next meal or care for themselves during a pandemic. TSA was quick to assess these concerns and act on them. TSA sought volunteers to complete grocery shopping and deliver to older adults free of charge and arranged for contactless grocery pick up for those individuals who are able to access the agency. Additionally, TSA continued to provide many services that they would normally while also arranging for a completely remote workforce.