The Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA 1-B) is holding a drive-up facemask distribution event from noon-2 p.m. on Friday, February 26, at the Howell Senior Center, 925 W. Grand River Avenue. AAA 1-B staff will load items into vehicles and people are asked to stay in their vehicles to try to limit contact.
We have approximately 2,000 KN95 masks to give away at the event. The masks are available to people 60 and older. (Family members may also pick up on behalf of an older loved one.) People may have two masks per person in their household—up to 10 total.
Emergency food boxes will also be available that day, along with personal care packages for older adults. There is a limited quantity of both these items, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The emergency boxes contain a variety of shelf-stable food, including cereal, canned vegetables, canned meat, rice, pasta and peanut butter. The boxes can create 22 meals, and a sheet with meal ideas and recipes is included. The food was secured in partnership with MDHHS, the Food Bank Council of Michigan and Gleaner’s Community Food Bank.
The personal care packages contain personal care products, along with activities to help reduce social isolation. Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, soap, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash and a toothbrush are some of the items included, along with playing cards and large-print crossword puzzles.
Howell Senior Center