By Debra Roberts, Contributing Writer
Northborough – The employees of the Town of Northborough want residents to know that though the buildings are closed due to COVID-19, they are still actively supporting Northborough residents in this unprecedented time of need. In a March 28 joint statement from the Northborough Town Administrator John Coderre, Northborough Senior Center director Eileen Bogle, and Northborough Family and Youth Services Director June-David-Fors, they reminded Northborough residents that there are several resources available that can be accessed by phone, email, or online. Bogle and David-Fors acknowledged that extended social distancing, though necessary right now, can leave certain residents and their family members vulnerable to feelings of social isolation. For this reason, they are encouraging the community to reach out to them for help and have also compiled lists of resources available to Northborough residents.
In his statement Coderre reflected,
“Over my 23 years of being a part of Northborough, I have witnessed the strength of our community’s ability to rise to above challenges and help one another. The level of care and compassion in Northborough is second to none! This is why I am confident that as we work together, we can help each other get through these difficult times.”
He also asked for help from the community:
“Please help us by distributing the message and resources below to anyone who may benefit from them. Although our operations and resources will continue to change, we are committed to communicating those changes to you in real time, so please sign up to receive email notifications and check the website often for updates. Thank you again for your continued cooperation in taking the call for social distancing seriously”
To read the full statement and see future COVID-19 updates go to https://www.town.northborough.ma.us/.