McClinton teams up with Aetna to deliver 80 care packages of PPE to help protect seniors during COVID-19

With the COVID-19 virus continuing to create health concerns for older Pennsylvanians, state Rep. Joanna McClinton teamed up with Aetna today to drop off 80 care packages of personal protective equipment to help seniors stay safe during the pandemic.

"The coronavirus is not stopping, and neither should our efforts to protect our most vulnerable communities from this deadly crisis," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "I am proud to work with an organization like Aetna that shares in my commitment to support our wisest neighbors by connecting them with critical resources aimed at ensuring their well-being." 

McClinton said free bags of masks, soap, hand sanitizer, toilet tissue and information about state resources were given to the Friendship Circle Senior Center to be distributed to residents safely during socially distanced events scheduled for later this week. 

"We are a community organization and this event is just another way we're striving to put the health and safety of our communities first," said Desaree Jones, Aetna's community development coordinator, Eastern Pennsylvania. "We are grateful to partner with Rep. McClinton to deliver these crucial supplies, prevent people from having to go out during the pandemic and ultimately help in the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19." 

McClinton previously worked with Aetna to deliver PPE to seniors in Southwest Philadelphia, including at:

  • Presbyterian Apartments.
  • Paschall Senior Apartments. 
  • Hardy Williams Veterans Housing Center.