July 30, 2021--Branch County is currently designated as experiencing a "high transmission" rate of COVID-19 according to the CDC. This information can be found at: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view. As a safety precaution for the public, Branch County is instituting new rules at County-owned properties, including the Burnside Center. All visitors to County properties (vaccinated or not vaccinated) should wear a mask when you cannot keep six feet of distance between you and others.
Some activities at Burnside will require masks now and others will not, based on the spacing available between participants. If you need a mask, we will provide one for you. Questions--ask at the front desk or see a staff member. The executive director's office is in the south hall, or you can reach her at 279-6565 ext. 25 or email@example.com.
MEETING NOTICE: Branch County Commission on Aging Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. via teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public that wish to participate may do so by calling 517-279-6565.
Phone pals helping seniors through pandemic
A new collaborative project has been developed by the Branch County Commission on Aging, Area Agency on Aging 3C, and Pines Behavioral Health to ensure senior citizens who live in Branch County have a listening ear when it comes to being stuck at home during the pandemic. Phone Pals is a way for older adults to connect with a friendly person who will listen sincerely and offer support on a regular basis. The person on the other end of the line is a Pines Behavioral Health employee.
Phone Pals is a free service and any Branch County senior can call it at 517-227-4933.