MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – More people are venturing out to social gatherings including older populations and those with health concerns, making many wonder, how are these events kept safe?
The City of Marquette’s Senior Center Manager Maureen McFadden said the center has seen an increase in illnesses among its members. In response, additional safety precautions have been put into place, like extra cleaning days along with extra daily sanitation performed by staff.
McFadden said the Senior Center focuses on independence for it members, educating them about how to stay safe in groups as well as in their own home. McFadden says the easiest way to keep everyone safe, is to start with yourself.
“During this time with increased sickness, we do recommend that, if you’re unsure if you’ve been exposed to someone or you are not feeling, just quite right, either don’t come to an event, or maybe, think about wearing a mask,” she said.
The Senior Center also provides cleaning supplies for seniors who can’t afford them. The community is welcome to donate items as well.
Learn more about the Marquette Senior Center, click here.