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3/19/2020, What’s happening at The Thompson:
- Home-delivered meals and grocery necessities for our older community members
- “Drive-by” meal pick-up at The Thompson, 12:00pm, M-F
- Providing daily phone chats and check-in calls
- Aging at Home support services with medical equipment, referrals to vetted service providers
- Online classes and programs coming soon!
3/13/2020, Community Update letter
Call us at 457-3277
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The Coronavirus COVID-19 situation is changing daily. The Thompson Board and staff have decided that it is in the best interest of our community to discontinue dining room meal service and programs inside our Center.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, for a two-week period, The Thompson will not be open for lunch, programs, meetings, rentals, or transportation.
We feel this is the best decision at this time and must be done to protect our ability to deliver critical Meals on Wheels to homebound and/or isolated older community members.
The Thompson staff will continue to serve our patrons at home by:
- Delivering meals and grocery necessities
- Offering “drive-by” meal pick-up at The Thompson
- Providing daily phone chats
- Coordinating regular programs online or via conference call
- Continuing our Aging at Home support services with medical equipment, referrals to vetted service providers, and more
Throughout this process, The Thompson staff will be at the Center to arrange for any support our patrons may need. Nothing changes for our existing Meals on Wheels participants, but if you would like to arrange for pick-up or delivery of meals, or have any other questions or concerns, please call us at (802) 457-3277.
With care and concern for our community, Sincerely,
Deanna Jones, Executive Director
Liza Deignan, President, Board of Directors
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Additional Emergency Resources
Should a member of the community find themselves in a self-quarantine or mandated quarantine situation, there are resources and plans in place to assist them or their families during their time of need. In the event of needing more support (Food/Water/Medicine), please see the emergency phone numbers below for the surrounding towns:
Woodstock Emergency Management hotline at 802-457-7516. townofwoodstock.org/COVID-19/
Emergency Manager – David Green
Bridgewater Emergency Management Team:
Selectboard Chair – Lynne Bertram: 802-342-0784
Town Health Officer – Ellen Quinn: 802-281-0615
Emergency Management Coordinator – Josh Maxham: 802-299-8428
Barnard Emergency Management Team: Contingencies and updates will be concentrated on the Barnard town website: www.barndardvt.us
Selecboard Chair – Rock Webster: 802-234-9391
Town Health Officer – Tom Morse: 802-356-3576
Emergency Management Coordinator – Mike Manning: 802-234-5263
Pomfret Emergency Management Team:
Emergency Management Director – Kevin Rice: 802-356-7643
Town Health Officer – Hugh Hermann MD: 802-457-1200 office, 802-457-1300 home