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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 program information
Community Dining sites serve nutritious balanced hot lunches at community dining sites around the County.
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The Home Delivered Meal Program promotes independent living for homebound older adults through the delivery of a hot, nutritious noon meal Monday through Friday.
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The National Institute on Aging at NIH has launched a new online nutrition resource, named "What's on Your Plate? Smart Food Choices for Older Adults." This dynamic website gives older adults, caregivers, and health professionals facts about healthy eating and aging and encourages smart food choices. Click Here to go to the website
The Milwaukee County Commission on Aging Nutrition Council meets quarterly. The 2015 meeting dates and locations can be found by clicking HERE.
Looking for a great gift opportunity? Milwaukee County Department on Aging Senior DIning Gift Certificates are available for purchase. Check it out.
Click on the month of your choice for a list of menus
Community Dining Sites- General Menu
Community Dining Sites- Specialty Meals
November - Asian American
November - Elks Club
November - Fernwood Court
November - Indian Council
November - Lakeside
November - Milwaukee Christian Center
November - Project Focal Point
November - United Community Center
December - Asian American
December - Elks Club
December - Indian Council
December - Lakeside
December - Milwaukee Christian Center
December - United Community Center
Home Delivered Meals
Community Dining Sites
Milwaukee was one of the first cities in Wisconsin to offer a congregate dining program to its older adult population. The Senior Meal 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 Meal 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 meal sites are associated with larger senior center programs that offer a wide range of recreational and educational classes.
Who can participate?
Any person age 60 or older, regardless of income, and a spouse of any age can participate.
Where and when are meals served?
Meals are served Monday through Friday to senior citizens at 29 community dining sites. These meal sites have varying days and times for meals and should be called for more information.
28 sites serve one meal each weekday at 11:30 a.m. Sites may be closed for holidays and bad weather.
The United Community Center Senior Center serves Hispanic-style meals at 12:00 Noon and also serves meals on both Saturday and Sunday.
What does it cost?
Senior citizens are given the opportunity to contribute towards the cost of each meal. The suggested contribution is $2.50 per meal.
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 at any site. Kosher meals are available at the Jewish Community Center location. Southeast Asian-style meals are also offered at the Milwaukee Christian Center.
Weekly Menus are published every Wednesday morning in the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel Food section and in many community newspapers. Menus are also displayed on bulletin boards at all senior dining sites. Monthly menus and schedules are posted on this website and they can also be picked up at most dining sites for you to take home for a handy reference.
How do I sign up?
Just call any of the 29 senior dining sites or senior centers to find out more about meals at their locations and how you can register for the program and receive your Diner's card. A picture ID (a driver's license or senior citizen ID card) will be needed for identification at the time of registration. You can download the Dining Registration Form by clicking HERE
Important phone numbers...
If you have additional questions or would like more information on the Senior Meal Program, contact:
Senior Meal Program at (414) 289-6995
Aging Resource Center of Milwaukee County at (414) 289-6874
or our TTY number at 7-1-1.
Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Senior Dining Sites
All Sites are Handicap Accessible
Best time to call for Reservations or Information is 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Meals are served Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.
If you would like a printable version of all the Senior Dining sites click HERE.
|| 1633 N. Arlington Pl.
|Asian American Senior Center (Asian meals served Tues, Thurs, and Fri. only)
|| 120 N. 73rd St.
|Bethesda Community Center
|| 2845 W. Fond du Lac Ave
Beulah Brinton Community Center
2555 S. Bay St.
|| 3334 W. Highland Blvd.
|| 455 E. Ogden Ave
|5555 W. Good Hope Rd.
||6700 W. Appleton Ave.
|Franklin City Hall Community Room
|| 9229 W. Loomis Rd.
|Grobschmidt/South Milwaukee Senior Center
|| 2424 15th Ave. - South Milwaukee
|Indian Council of the Elderly (open M, Th & F for lunch, except 1st Fri. of month when supper is served at 5pm., no lunch)
3232 W. Kilbourn Ave.
|Lakeside Senior Enrichment Program
| 1410 N. Prospect Ave.
|| 1901 N. 6th St.
|Lois and Tom Dolan Community Center
|| 4355 W. Bradley Rd.
|McGovern Senior Center
|| 4500 W. Custer Ave.
|Milwaukee Christian Center (South-east Asian meals served 5 days/week)
|| 807 S. 14th St.
|| 2414 W. Mitchell St.
|Project Focal Point
|| 811 W. Burleigh St.
|Rose Park Senior Center
|| 3045 N. King Dr.
|St. Aloysius Gonzaga Hall
|| 1435 S. 92nd St.
United Community Center (Hispanic-style meals served 7 days a week at 12noon)
| 730 W. Washington St.
|| 6100 S. Lake Dr. (Cudahy)
|Washington Park Senior Center
|| 4420 W. Vliet St.
|Wauwatosa Senior Center
| 7300 Chestnut Street
|West Allis Senior Center
|| 7001 W. National Ave.
|Wilson Park Senior Center
|| 2601 W. Howard Ave.
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Milwaukee County Department on Aging Home Delivered Meal Program
Home delivered meals are 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 available when an assessment shows a need for additional help.
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
- physically or mentally impaired and unable to prepare adequate nutritious meals
- unable to attend the congregate meal program 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 Meal Program Director when no physician's diet order is available.
To apply for home delivered meals, call the Resource Center (414) 289-6874.
Information and Assistance staff 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 Home Delivered Meal 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 Home Delivered Meal Program mails or fax's the release form to the individual's physician for approval.
- A suggested contribution, based on a sliding scale is requested for the meals. (All contributions are confidential, and no one will be denied service because of inability to contribute).
In addition to this program, there are several "private-pay" home delivered meal programs available.
Call the Resource Center at (414) 289-6874 for more information on home delivered meals or to learn about private pay services.