The Gibson Center
Proudly Serving Senior Citizens
The Gibson Center for Senior Services is a non-profit corporation providing services to senior citizens of Northern Carroll County since 1979. Our goal is to enable seniors to remain in their homes, while maintaining a high level of independence and quality of life through the offering of an evolving array of programs and services. Our programs are designed to serve the needs of these active and passive senior residents through nutrition programs (home delivery, congregate meals and nutrition education), transportation programs for the elderly and disabled to help meet their daily living needs, social and educational programs to enable them to stay actively involved in their communities with purpose and dignity, and referral and networking programs with related community service agencies.
Covid -19 Update at the Gibson Center
The news is encouraging that vaccinations have begun for our hospital and other direct service medical providers. Soon to follow will be long-term care facility residents of Merriman House, Genesis (Mineral Springs) and the Mountainview Nursing Home.
Very importantly, no guard will be let down here for months to come. The Gibson Center, through the network of the MWV Age-Friendly Community, will be assisting the county-wide efforts at locating and staffing mobile vaccination clinics as soon as community supplies of vaccines are available. We emphasize with you all that not only are two injections required 21 days apart, but immunity is not fully established until another 3 weeks after that. Widespread community vaccination will be required before we can feel safe. We will be watching both the numbers of people vaccinated and the number of daily and weekly local cases to determine when we can open again. We are as eager as anyone to return to in person lunches and activities. Stay vigilant, stay safe and we will all be together again.
Gibson Center Donation – Northway Bank Press Release
Northway Bank is a proud supporter of the Gibson Center for Senior Services and has donated 10 laptops to the Gibson Center to “Equip, Train and Connect” seniors to internet technology during the pandemic. Many seniors in the Mount Washington Valley have experienced social isolation and reduced access to healthcare since March.
The intent of the program is to be sure all participants can use email, complete internet searches, join Zoom and TeleHealth conferences.
Seven senior citizens have already signed up for the learning sessions.