News release from Turnstone:
Turnstone Center Closes Programs & Services To Join COVID-19 Community Health Efforts
(March 16, 2020) – Turnstone leadership has been closely monitoring developments as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies. With serious consideration of government directives, CDC guidelines, and our shared responsibility for protecting the health of our community, we have made the decision to close Turnstone’s facilities as well as programming and services until further notice.
An exception to this current determination is Turnstone’s Kimbrough Early Learning Center which will remain open through at least Wednesday, March 18 while it undergoes a 48-hour evaluation as it relates to community needs, CDC guidelines, and recommendations from officials.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until further notice, programming will be canceled until at least March 31, 2020. This programming includes:
- All adult and pediatric therapy
- Adult Day Services
- Memory Care Program
- Fitness Center
- Fitness Group Classes
- Therapy Pool
- Competitive Sports
- Recreational Programming
- Facility Rentals
Additionally, all Turnstone Fitness Center memberships will be extended the equivalent of the closure.
Turnstone’s Social Services Department will continue to take inquiries and referrals to operate as a community resource for people with disabilities.
Turnstone’s phone lines will remain open at this time. Questions or concerns may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (260)483-2100. Information and updates will also be posted to www.turnstone.org.
Turnstone leadership will continue to evaluate the situation, heed recommendations from public health officials, and will make a decision to restart programs and services at a later date.
Turnstone’s mission is to empower people with disabilities to achieve their highest potential by providing one of the most comprehensive offerings of services and programs to people with disabilities and their families under one roof in the United States. Thanks to generous support and compassionate staff, Turnstone’s legacy of advocacy and innovation continues to contribute to a world that accepts and values people based on their abilities. This legacy now includes the privilege of functioning as the home training facility for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Goalball Teams and the goalball resident program through a partnership with the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA). www.turnstone.org