Health Care District of Palm Beach County Collaborates with the Area Agency on Aging to Protect Seniors
West Palm Beach, FL – The Health Care District of Palm Beach County and the Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and Treasure Coast (Agency) are collaborating to protect seniors during the ongoing pandemic. The Health Care District’s C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics supplied several boxes of N95 masks and COVID-19 test kits at no cost to distribute to aging network providers and senior volunteers who deliver educational programs in the public schools.
“We’re pleased to partner with the Area Agency on Aging to keep our senior residents healthy,” said Darcy J. Davis, CEO of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. “The Health Care District is a leader in countywide COVID response, from mobilizing the first mass vaccination and drive-thru testing sites to ongoing efforts in our primary care clinics and school health program that serve and safeguard adults and children. These extra layers of protection for seniors will benefit some of the most vulnerable in our community.”
Older adults and people with disabilities—particularly those from underserved communities—have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and are among the most at-risk due to COVID-19. Partnerships between community providers and aging and disability networks can be an important strategy for supporting those most at risk.