It’s normally a place buzzing with excitement for older folks, but now, the Naples Senior Center is a ghost town.
Just another fallout of the coronavirus, the center, designed to keep seniors from feeling alone, is shutting its doors.
Some people even rely on the center to eat.
“Granted, I don’t want to get the virus. It’s a horrific thing,” said Sherry Brenner. She knows many people her age are worried about the coronavirus.
“We’re concerned about each other,” she said.
To keep people safe, the Naples Senior Center decided to close its on-site programs, daily activities and social interaction that some, like Brenner, have come to rely upon.
“At the center, you go in, and even if you don’t know someone’s name, you know them, you see them all the time and you’re not lonely,” she said.
Now, these rooms usually busy with seniors sit empty.