Council on Aging: Check on elderly during cold snaps |

Council on Aging: Check on elderly during cold snaps

— The Routt County Council on Aging canceled its meal and bus services today because of the low temperatures.

That means some seniors might be unable to make it to doctor appointments, the grocery store or the pharmacy, council Executive Director Laura Schmidt said. She recommends calling or stopping by to check on elderly family members, friends or neighbors.

“I think sometimes older folks just stay in their house and wait for it to pass and maybe don’t have everything they need to be comfortable,” Schmidt said.

Wednesday is the only day of the week that meals are not regularly served at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Meals were scheduled to be served in Oak Creek but were canceled because drivers could not get to work.

People can contact the Council on Aging at 970-879-0633 with questions about meal and bus service Thursday.

“We’re just going to have to see what the temps are,” Schmidt said.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is forecasting a low of minus 24 degrees tonight.

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