LEE COUNTY — In response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) the State of Illinois has requested Lifescape, and all senior organizations in Illinois, to suspend group senior activities and congregate gatherings.
In response to the state of Illinois’s request Lifescape will be suspending some of our services. These suspended services include Lifescape’s Health Promotion program and our senior congregate sites.
It is important to note that the suspended services WILL NOT include our Meals on Wheels program, Adult Protective Services, Adult Day Program, Comprehensive Care Coordination, and Advocacy & Assistance programs. Lifescape recognizes these programs are essential to the health and wellbeing to thousands of seniors in our 8-counties of service and we have no plan of closing these programs in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Lifescape continues our mission to help care for and protect our vulnerable senior population. This includes providing helpful information that would improve their lives and the lives of the caregivers.
In our efforts to do so, providing information regarding respiratory illnesses such as the common cold, various flus, and the coronavirus will help with this mission. We recognize the importance of the recently identified coronavirus, however it is important for all of us to practice preventive measures for all respiratory illnesses.
Those preventive measures as recommended by the Center for Disease Control include:
If you or someone you are caring for start to experience a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, please seek medical attention immediately.