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Senior agency requires appointments, increases meal delivery

Brad Williams

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A La Crosse County agency that helps senior citizens has been changing its activities because of COVID-19. 

The Aging and Disability Resource Center has shut down its senior dining sites for now, but is still delivering daily meals to more than 200 clients. 

Manager Carissa Pagel Smith says they’re not taking walk-in clients right now, but will make appointments. 

The ADRC already had called off non-essential events and classes through the end of April. 

Pagel Smith says about 260 clients had used the regular dining sites during January.

About 30 of those people have been switched to the home delivery list.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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