Flomaton's senior program suspended

Seniors given enough food to cover them for a week; hot food and delivery back this Monday

South Alabama Regional Planning Commission's Area Agency on Aging suspended Flomaton's senior citizens' food services this week, but hot meals are scheduled to resume Monday, Aug. 31.

Flomaton Town Clerk Jamie Wilson received an email dated Aug. 26 from Susan R. Broadhead, nutrition coordinator for the area on aging, informing her of the suspension.

“Per our conversation, SARPC advises that the Flomaton Senior Center temporarily suspended the food services until the center has been thoroughly sanitized and all staff/volunteers have tested negative for COVID-19,” the email reads.

Broadhead noted the hot meal to Flomaton would be suspended from Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Friday, Aug. 28. She did note that on Monday, Aug. 24, the senior citizens participating in the program received shelf staples with seven meals to cover them until the end of the week.

Wilson said hot meals and deliveries will resume Monday, Aug. 31, from help of other town employees. She also said the building and delivery vehicle will be professionally cleaned before the center opens up Monday.