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Healthy Tennessee volunteers are being asked to help in the care of older adults during the coronavirus crisis, according to a news release from the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability.
Many seniors who are social distancing and isolated at home have limited options for healthy eating, and they are at the highest risk of developing serious medical complications if they contract COVID-19, the release states.
The local Area Agencies on Aging and Disability is offering options for others to help these Tennessee seniors that include delivering meals, food boxes or household supplies to homebound or at-risk older adults and making phone calls to check on them and make sure their basic needs are being met. Other volunteer assistance may also be needed, according to the release.
To volunteer, you must meet the following requirements:
* Not in a high-risk category
* Have not been knowingly exposed to the virus
* Not under any type of medically directed quarantine
* Not showing signs of illness
In some areas, volunteers might not be placed right away, but more volunteers are expected to be needed in the next week.
You can sign up here.
For more information, visit https://www.tn.gov/aging.