Council on Aging Key to Williamstown’s Response to Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic presents unprecedented challenges for most Americans.
At the Williamstown Council on Aging, they had a little recent experience to draw on.
"This is not our first disaster," COA Director Brian O'Grady told the Select Board during Monday's virtual meeting. "We had problems with all the people who lost their homes during [2011's Tropical Storm] Irene. We kind of had a good idea of what we were going to end up having to do.
Town Manager Jason Hoch invited O'Grady to address the board because the latter has been "an invaluable resource," for Town Hall since the advent of the novel coronavirus crisis in March, Hoch said.
They also have been doing a few new things, like connecting seniors with volunteer grocery shoppers and obtaining and distributing face masks.
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