ALBION, Mich. – Effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021, the Forks Senior Center (FSC) will reopen to the public. Masks will be required for the month of July. We are not requiring everyone to have a vaccination, but we are asking who has been vaccinated for our own data collection. Once we know 80% of our members have been vaccinated, we will remove the mask mandate.

FSC is a membership organization. Memberships are $75 per year, however due to COVID and the long closure, the FSC Board approved waiving the membership fee until January 1, 2022. All members will be required to complete new membership applications upon returning to the center. 

If you have ever wanted to be a member, now is the time! It is basically a 6-month free membership. In January we are hoping folks will have enjoyed their time at the center and choose to continue their memberships.

While closed for the pandemic staff and volunteers continued to answer calls, assisted with Medicare counseling, made calls to check on local seniors, helped deliver food for older adults quarantined by COVID, participated in virtual meetings, and assisted with COVID vaccinations. FSC staff returned to work at the center on June 1.

The safety of our older adults has always been our first priority. I have heard from so many people who are desperately missing the Senior Center and want to come back to see all their friends. We can do that; we just need to be vigilant about protecting everyone and staying safe.

FSC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving older adults ages 60 and up in the greater Albion area since 2005. For additional information, contact us by phone at (517) 629-3842 or by e-mail at executivedirector@forksseniorcenter.org. FSC exists to improve and maintain the physical, mental, and social well-being of the area’s senior citizens.

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