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OASIS Senior Center resumes social and food insecurity services


ORCUTT, Calif. - After two years of enduring COVID-19, the Oasis Senior Center in Orcutt is finally opening all its services.

"It’s wonderful it’s a good feeling of community which is what Orcutt it is
yeah it’s nice," said member Jeannie Tomei of the OASIS Senior Center.

Managers say the facility has had to shut down several times throughout the pandemic.

"Hey so it’s been super difficult it’s been difficult in every way imaginable financial that everything," said executive director Michelle Southwick of the OASIS Senior Center.

As spring season approaches, managers say the number of COVID-19 cases
among its members has declined, and they are finally able to resume social
and food insecurity services.

"But we haven’t had it since March 2020 so it’s been two years of not be
able to gather at lunchtime it’s been huge," said Southwick.

"So nice to be with all these people even though I haven’t met too many yet," said member Marcia Duzbury of the OASIS Senior Center.

"I am appreciative that everybody’s here and all the staff that work so hard," said member Ray Benlien of the OASIS Senior Center.

Members of oasis hope the many activities at the senior center will

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