The two centers have served seniors in the area for decades, with the Rosener House providing day care programs for functionally and cognitively impaired adults.
Olson stressed that Peninsula Volunteers will continue to operate its Meals on Wheels program, which delivers meals to home-bound seniors. "Our staff will be taking all normal and additional safety precautions at this time," his written statement said.
The organization's Lyft program, which assists seniors with getting to and from medical appointments, will offer modified services during the same period.
The nonprofit stated that no coronavirus cases or symptoms have been reported by participants and staff, but noted that seniors are especially vulnerable to the virus.
Although the current hope is to resume services on March 30, that date "is contingent on the status of the COVID-19 (situation) and the guidance we receive from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and San Mateo County's department of public health," the news release states.
The city of Menlo Park temporarily closed its senior center, in the city's Belle Haven neighborhood, on March 13.
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