Senior Nutrition Program


 

Senior Dining Video

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Good nutrition is an important part of healthy aging. 

Milwaukee County seniors have two healthy eating options. Click the links below to find out more!

Senior Dining Sites serve delicious, nutritious and balanced hot lunches at convenient locations 

throughout Milwaukee County. 

The Meals on Wheels Program promotes independent living for homebound older adults through the

delivery of a hot, nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday. 

Call the Senior Dining Office at (414) 289-6995 to receive our Senior Dining Brochure:

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 Click on the Month to View Monthly Menu:  

Senior Dining

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Dining Sites

Milwaukee was one of the first cities in Wisconsin to offer a congregate dining program to its older adult population. The Senior Dining Program has been serving meals to seniors in community settings since 1973. The program receives funding from the State of Wisconsin's Bureau on Aging and Title III-C of the Federal Older Americans Act. 

More than just a meal...
Mealtime is more enjoyable when you are with friends! The Senior Dining Program serves hot, healthy meals and gives seniors opportunities to socialize and take part in activities like cards, bingo and exercise classes. You can also learn about other services that are available. Most dining sites are associated with larger senior centers and include exciting programming options that range from recreational to educational and everything in-between.

Who can participate?
The only requirement for participation is age: anyone 60 (or older) and a spouse of any age.

There are no income limits or residency restrictions.

Guests (anyone less than 60) are invited to join the seniors for lunch, with a reservation and $7.00 payment.

Where and when are meals served?
Most meals are served Monday through Friday at 23 Senior Dining sites from Brown Deer to Franklin and from West Allis to Bay View. 

Call individual sites to verify specific days and times of service.  

Most sites serve lunch weekdays at 11:30 a.m. 

Sites typically close for major holidays and occasionally for bad weather. 

2016-2017 Severe Weather Dining Site Closure Letter

2016-2017 Severe Weather MOW Delivery Cancelation Letter

The United Community Center Senior Center serves Hispanic-style meals at 12:00 Noon and also serves meals on both Saturday and Sunday.   

Click HERE to be connected to a map displaying all Milwaukee County Senior Dining locations.

What does it cost?
While there is no charge for diners (60+), particpants are given the opportunity to contribute towards the cost of each meal. 

The suggested contribution for those (60+) is $3.00 per meal.

No Senior will be denied service due to inability to make a contribution.

Anyone under 60 may dine as a Guest, with $7.00 required payment per meal.

Gift Certificates are available for Sale! Call 289-6995 for more information.

What are the meals like?
Senior meals are planned to help you stay healthy. Menus include an entrée, vegetables or fruit, potatoes, noodles or rice, milk, bread and dessert.  Coffee is also served. Low fat milk and diabetic/sugar free desserts can be ordered. The Menu at the United Community Center frequently features Hispanic-Style items and you will find Southeast Asian-inspired menus at the Milwaukee Christian Center. The Asian American Community Center Menu reflects Chinese-American traditions and the Indian Council of the Elderly Menu offers Native American dishes and a daily Salad Bar.

All of the Monthly Menus are posted here on the Department on Aging Website or the Department Facebook page.

Copies of the menu are usually available at the Dining Sites for diners to take home. In addition, look for Weekly Menus every Wednesday in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Food section and in many community newspapers.

When is a good time to visit?
It is best to plan your visit between 9:30 - 11:00-- just before lunch.

Feel free to call the individual location to arrange a particular time and possibly even reserve a lunch so you can see how impressive the operation is.

What is involved in the Diner Registration process?

Diner Registration takes place in-person and is repeated every calendar year as part of the funding requirement.

Seniors will register in-person at the site of their choice, with a PHOTO ID (to verify age, 60+). Staff & Volunteers are typically on site between 9:30-1:30. Seniors are advised to arrive before lunch (between 9:30-11:15). Workloads can be heavy during serving time and with after lunch cleanup responsibilities. Upon completion of the Diner Registration form, and age verification, a Diner Card will be issued.

Your Diner Card is valid at all Milwaukee County Senior Dining Sites.

Anyone wishing to Register & Dine on the same day will need to plan ahead -- as reservations are due 24 hours in advance. (Example: Lunch is served at 11:30. Therefore, the deadline for a Thursday lunch reservation is Noon on Wednesday). 

Reservations can be made in person or via the telephone (please call the number for the specific site you choose).

Download the 2016-2017 Dining Registration Form HERE


Milwaukee County Department on Aging

SENIOR DINING SITES

For a printable version of the Senior Dining sites click HERE.

# DINING SITE ADDRESS PHONE  MENU SCHEDULE
1 ARLINGTON COURT 1633 N ARLINGTON PLACE 286-0736 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
3 FRANKLIN CITY HALL 9229 W LOOMIS ROAD, FRANKLIN 427-7696 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
6 BEULAH BRINTON

2555 S BAY STREET, BAY VIEW

750-7273 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
7 COLLEGE COURT 3334 W HIGHLAND BOULEVARD 286-8872 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
8 OASIS 2414 W MITCHELL STREET 647-6061 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
11 DOLAN COMMUNITY CENTER 4355 W BRADLEY ROAD 357-7002 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
12 ASIAN AMERICAN 120 N 73rd STREET 258-2410 SPECIALTY MENU

LUNCH AT 11:30 T, TH, *F

(2nd & 4th Friday)

14 UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER 730 W WASHINGTON STREET 649-2807 SPECIALTY MENU

LUNCH AT NOON

7 DAYS/WEEK

15 LAPHAM PARK 1901 N 6th STREET 286-2015 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
16 MCGOVERN PARK SENIOR CENTER 4500 W CUSTER AVENUE 527-0990 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
17 FERNWOOD COURT 6700 W APPLETON AVENUE 449-9900 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
18 MILWAUKEE CHRISTIAN CENTER 807 S 14th STREET 902-5384 SPECIALTY MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
19 ELKS LODGE #46 5555 W GOOD HOPE ROAD 760-3195 SPECIALTY MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
20 CONVENT HILL 455 E OGDEN AVENUE 788-8236 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
22 CLINTON ROSE SENIOR CENTER 3045 N MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE 263-2255 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
23 ST ALOYSIUS 1435 S 92nd STREET 840-1704 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
24 SOUTH MILWAUKEE SENIOR CENTER 2424 15th AVENUE, SOUTH MILWAUKEE 768-5722 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
25 INDIAN COUNCIL OF THE ELDERLY 3126 W KILBOURN AVENUE 933-1401 SPECIALTY MENU

 LUNCH 11:30 M-TH-F     

DINNER AT 5:00 1st FRIDAY/MONTH

26 WARNIMONT/KELLY SENIOR CENTER 6100 S LAKE DRIVE, CUDAHY 483-3532 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
27 WASHINGTON PARK SENIOR CENTER 4420 W VLIET STREET 933-2332 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
28 WEST ALLIS SENIOR CENTER 7001 W NATIONAL AVENUE 302-8703 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
30 WILSON PARK SENIOR CENTER 2601 W HOWARD AVENUE 282-3284 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
31 HART PARK SENIOR CENTER

7300 CHESTNUT STREET

WAUWATOSA

257-3534 GENERAL MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F

 

 

 

 

 


 

Meals on Wheels Program

                   

The Meals on Wheels Program is funded by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging

and managed through Goodwill Senior Services.

The program promotes independent living for homebound older adults through the delivery

of a hot, nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday.

Frozen weekend meals are often available when an assessment shows the need for additional support.

 

To be eligible for the program, a person must be:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • (or a spouse of any age or a disabled family member of any age in the same home)
  • a resident of Milwaukee County
  • homebound
  • physically or mentally impaired and unable to prepare adequate nutritious meals 
  • unable to attend any of the Senior Dining sites
  • living alone or with no other adult living in the same house, building, or area who is able or willing to prepare meals
  • able to feed themselves or have someone able and willing to help feed them
  • home at time of delivery

The need for meals and type of diet must be verified by an applicant's physician or general diets may be approved by the Senior Dining Director when no physician's diet order is available.


Call the Aging Resource Center: (414) 289-6874 and request an Assessment for Meals on Wheels to see if you are eligible.

An Information & Assistance staff member will ask questions to fill out the application over the phone.

If all eligibility criteria are met the following process takes place:

  • The request is forwarded to the Goodwill Meals on Wheels Program.
  • An appointment is made for a home visit by one of the Goodwill Social Workers
  • A signature by the applicant must be obtained on a required medical release form.
  • The Meals on Wheels Program mails or faxes the release form to the individual's physician for approval.
  • A suggested contribution, based on a sliding scale is requested for the meals. (Contributions are confidential. No one will be denied service due to inability to contribute). 

In addition to this program, there are several "private-pay" home-delivered meal programs available.

Call the Aging Resource Center at (414) 289-6874 for more information.

 

Currently receiving Meals on Wheels?

If you are one of our Meals on Wheels participants, you may need to

contact Goodwill for any number of reasons. Each month you will find

their phone number on the menu. If you ever misplace it, it will be here:

Call (414) 358-6527

  • Submit Address Change
  • Request Vacation/Hospital Hold
  • Notify Driver of Special Instructions
  • Report Delivery Issue
  • Provide Feedback
  • Process Diet Change
  • Discontinue Service

SENIOR STOCK BOXES

Coordinated through the Hunger Task Force

A Stockbox is a free box of healthy food for those 60+ who have a monthly

income of $1,287 or less (or $1,736 for a 2-person household).

Stockboxes include cereal, milk, canned vegetables & fruits, pasta or rice,

protein, fruit juice, canned meat and cheese.

 

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