BASC COVID-19 Closure Extended per Governor's order. We reopen Friday, May 29.
We want to alert you that, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the BASC has extended our closure through May 28th, and our status moving forward from May 29th will depend on the public health protocol at the time.
We are still answering our main phone #269-695-7119, so please call if you need to be in touch with us. We will do our best to be of service within the current restrictions.
DAILY CHECK-IN CALLS: While the BASC is closed, we want to keep in touch with our senior patrons who would like social contact that respects social distancing requirements. If you or a senior you know would like a regular check-in call, please call our office at 269-695-7119 to be added to our call list.
FOOD ASSISTANCE: Please note, while we are closed, the Senior Nutrition Services will continue providing meals on wheels and food assistance to those who need it. If seniors need food assistance from SNS, they should call SNS at 269-925-0137 for more information and to register for services. The SNS May menu can be found in the tote out front of the senior center, as well as the Feeding America Mobile Food Pantry distribution schedule and the monthly commodity distribution information.
THE TOTE: We have placed a tote box in the front of the senior center which contains our newsletter and The Paper, resources, information, and fun activities to get you through the pandemic. If you are out, stop by and check inside the tote.
FACE MASKS: It is recommended that you wear a face covering when in contact with others, such as at the grocery store or other shopping. The senior center has face masks that were made and donated by volunteers, which are available to seniors (60+) and their caregivers. If you are a senior in need of a face mask, you can stop by the kitchen door (facing Rynearson St.) Monday through Friday, between 10:00 and 11:30 am, or call us at 269-695-7119 and we will place one in a plastic bag with your name on it inside the tote for you to pick up.
COVID-19 news is changing rapidly. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/coronavirus or http://berriencounty.org/1643/Coronavirus-Disease-COVID-19.
The BASC Board of Directors
We promote physical, social and mental well-being
Buchanan Area Senior Center is a community focal point on aging, where area older adults come together for services, programs and activities that reflect their experiences and skills, respond to their diverse needs and interests, enhance their dignity, support their independence and encourage their involvement with the community and this daytime senior community center. The Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving older adults living in Buchanan City, Buchanan Township and Niles Township west of the US31 Bypass, Bertrand Township, Galien Township east of Cleveland Ave. Membership is free and most services are provided at no cost, however contributions are greatly appreciated .
Buchanan Area Senior Center provides a complete facility, a friendly and efficient staff, and active volunteers that enhance the quality of life of seniors in our community. We offer programs and services designed to promote physical, social, and mental well-being, including exercise, recreation, and crafts, as well as Senior Nutrition Services, food commodities, and a Senior Community Garden.
Senior Centers offer the opportunity for older people to stay connected, informed, and actively engaged in charting their own course in the self-management of chronic conditions, long term care, health maintenance, and as contributing members of the community through civic engagement and volunteer opportunities
Currently the Center is supported by county millage, a transportation grant from Region IV Area Agency on Aging, contributions, fundraising projects, pledges and many wonderful volunteers who we greatly appreciated.