April 13, 2020. FAYETTEVILLE, GA. Fayette Senior Services, Inc. (FSS), a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, has stayed strong for seniors in the community during these unknown and trying times. Although they have closed their doors to the public for activities and day-to-day operations for the time being, they have continued to provide essential services for those still in need. These essential services include Meals On Wheels, AniMeals, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, among others. “During this pandemic, we understand the importance of safety for our staff, volunteers, and clients we serve. It has been a big adjustment, but we have taken the measures needed to ensure that those who rely on us can still get much needed services. We are so lucky to have support and bravery from those still coming in to help us continue these life-saving services,” shared Morgan Lanier, FSS Program Development Coordinator. Fayette Senior Services is still delivering Meals On Wheels to clients who need meals in addition to prioritizing rides for non-emergency medical (specifically dialysis treatments), doctor’s appointments that cannot otherwise be rescheduled, and necessary pharmacy pickups. Beyond this, they’ve tried to find ways to connect their members and other seniors in the community who are in self-isolation. They understand how imperative social interaction is as well as staying active, informed, and positive during this time. Fayette Senior Services is finding new ways to continue to interact and provide resources for the community. You’ll find on their social media page they’ve made connections with many resources from free online workouts to keep people moving, healthy eating tips, local business updates for take-out, groceries, and virtual activities and so much more. For their congregate program, they’ve delivered meals to them at home so they are sure they are getting a nutritious hot meal during the day. FSS is also trying to come up with new ways to provide resources for seniors. They recently started a “Connecting Through Virtual Visits” initiative where seniors can sign up to have volunteers call them just to chat and enjoy a cup of coffee over the phone, a way to keep them connected to others! “Even though this has been a difficult and uncertain time, we want to provide positivity and find ways to provide for those we serve. It has been amazing to see our community come together and support one another the way we have during this time! We will continue to do this for as long as we need and cannot express our appreciation for those helping us make it possible,” expressed Lanier.
If you have any resources that can assist seniors during this time, please reach out to Morgan Lanier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-769-8430. Donations for Meals On Wheels and AniMeals are especially helpful as well as information on resources that could benefit this population.
For over four decades, FSS has been making a meaningful difference in the social, emotional, and physical well-being of adults age 50 and better in our community. FSS provides a variety of essential services to the community, including Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Care Management, In-Home Personal Care, Home Repair, and Ani-Meals. FSS’ Life Enrichment center offers a range of social, leisure, travel and fitness activities in both Fayetteville and Peachtree City and also hosts the award-winning Ultimate Café. For more information about Fayette Senior Services, visit www.fayss.org or call 770-461-0813.