Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels has launched a new program called “Only a Ring Away” to help their clients during the COVID-19 crisis.
Staff and volunteers call clients once a week to ask about their mental and emotional well-being. Sandy Bosch is a spokesperson for the organization and says this new service also helps maintain a social connection with many people who live alone.
"And then we ask about any symptoms they may have that could be a sign that they have contracted the COVID-19 virus. We ask if they’ve had a cough, a fever, shortness of breath, unusual fatigue."
Ypsilanti’s Meals on Wheels is currently making over 170 calls a week.
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