HAMILTON -- ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- With cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on the rise in New Jersey, Hamilton and Robbinsville Townships announced on Tuesday that activities at the both communities' Senior Centers will be suspended. Hamilton has already suspended certain programs with Robbinsville's program suspension beginning on Friday, March 13.
The measure it being taken "out of an abundance of caution in order to minimize the risk to our community" in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
Robbinsville Senior Center programs suspended during this time will include exercise and fitness classes, Bingo, Art Club, YMCA delayed disease program, tours or visits to the Hydroponic farm center, and other presentations or health screenings.
To ensure that seniors still receive needed meals, the Mercer County Nutrition Program lunches will be available for pick-up at the Robbinsville Senior Center between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, eating inside the senior center will not be permitted.
Similarly, the Mercer County Nutrition Congregate Meal Program at Hamilton's center will instruct their registered participants how they can receive a box lunch provided by Mercer County.
The Robbinsville Meals on Wheels Program will not be impacted and donations to the Food Pantry will still be accepted.
Both townships have put their program suspensions in place until March 22 at which time they will then re-evaluate to potential concern after the temporary pause to determine when to restart activities.
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