Senior Nutrition Program


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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. 

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The Meals on Wheels Program promotes independent living for homebound older adults through the delivery of a hot, nutritious noon meal

Monday through Friday. 

Find out more... 

 

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 encourages smart food choices and presents facts about healthy eating and aging.

Click Here to go to the website

 

The Milwaukee County Commission on Aging Nutrition Council meets quarterly at the Washington Park Senior Center. 

The 2016 meeting dates can be found by clicking HERE.

 

Call the Senior Dining Office at 289-6995

to receive our Senior Dining Brochure

or View it HERE:

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Our Senior Dining Brochure is also available in Spanish.

View it HERE:

Spanish Senior Dining

 

Looking for a unique & practical gift idea for an elderly friend, neighbor, parent or grandparent?

Milwaukee County Senior Dining Gift Certificates are now available for purchase. Check it out.

 


 Click on the month of your choice to view menus

 

Senior Dining Sites- General Menu

April

May

 


Senior Dining Sites- Specialty & Ethnic Menus

 

April - Asian American

April - Elks Lodge

April - Indian Council

April - Milwaukee Christian Center

April - United Community Center


May - Asian American

May - Elks Lodge

May - Indian Council

May - Milwaukee Christian Center

May - United Community Center


 

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Meals on Wheels

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May

 


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 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 age 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 $6.00 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 days and times of service.  

Most sites serve lunch each weekday at 11:30 a.m. 

Sites typically close for  major holidays and occasionally for 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.   

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 seniors, diners are given the opportunity to contribute towards the cost of each meal.

The suggested contribution is $2.50 per meal.

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

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, or just before lunch.

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

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

Seniors who wish 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 number for the specific site.

 

Interested in saving some time? Fill out the Registration Form prior to your arrival!

You can download the 2016 Dining Registration Form by clicking HERE

Important Phone Numbers


If you have additional questions or would like more information on Senior Dining....

Senior Dining Office:  (414) 289-6995

 

Aging Resource Center of Milwaukee County: (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
Lunch is served Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted.

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 SPECIALITY MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 T, TH, F
14 UNITED COMMUNITY CENTER 730 W WASHINGTON STREET 649-2807 SPECIALITY 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 SPECIALITY MENU LUNCH AT 11:30 M-F
19 ELKS LODGE #46 5555 W GOOD HOPE ROAD 760-3195 SPECIALITY 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 SPECIALITY MENU LUNCH AT 11:30  M,TH,F     *DINNER @ 5:00                  FIRST 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For nutrition information and videos from the National Institutes of Health Click HERE


Milwaukee County Department on Aging 

Meals on Wheels Program

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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 available when an assessment shows a need for additional help.

 

If you currently receive Meals on Wheels through the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, and wish to notify the driver of a schedule change, request a vacation / hospital hold or report a delivery issue--

Please Call Goodwill: 414-358-6527

 

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 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 Program Director when no physician's diet order is available.


To see if you are eligible for Meals on Wheels, request an Assessment by calling

the Aging Resource Center (414) 289-6874.

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. (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 Aging Resource Center at (414) 289-6874 for more information on home-delivered meals or to learn about private pay services.

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