COVID-19 [pandemic, COVID-19 vaccine, older adults, senior centers, councils on aging, Massachusetts
Gerontology | Health Policy | Public Health
Senior centers/COAs in Massachusetts remained largely operational through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and continued to assist older adults in the community. With the introduction of a vaccine, return to ‘normal’ operations has become more feasible. By mid-2021, senior centers were returning to some in-person operations and continued adaptations for safety, including mask-wearing, limiting capacity, fewer walk-ins, and increased hand sanitization availability.
Somerville, Ceara; Coyle, Caitlin; and Mutchler, Jan, "Senior Center Response to COVID-19: Mid-Year Operations 2021" (2021). Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging Publications. 58.