Department on Aging
 

Coronavirus Updates From the DHHS Division on Aging

 

 

Updates in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Complete details on MCDA services that will be changing at this time as a precaution. 

Responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

The Milwaukee County DHHS Division on Aging is committed to the safety and needs of older adults. We are taking the current situation with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) very seriously and working closely with public officials, public administrators and community partners to ensure that all older adults in Milwaukee County get the help that they need.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Learn more about  the vaccine options here in Milwaukee County on healthymke.com and get the facts on the COVID-19 vaccines with the resources below.

Current Efforts

Throughout the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been inspired by the hard work of our staff, contracted agencies and community partners to fill in the gaps and find new and creative ways to continue services to older adults.

  • The DHHS Division on Aging has modified our Senior Dining Program to provide curbside meals at many of our Senior Dining locations. While curbisde meals continue to run normally, there will be some changes to the weekend meals and meal delivery - see complete details.

  • We are excited to announce the reopening of the five county-owned senior center of Monday, May 24, 2021.  Click here for complete details.

  • Eras Senior Network is focusing their volunteer services on delivering groceries and providing rides to essential healthcare appointments.

  • SeniorLaw is expanding its ability to handle unemployment insurance cases during this time in addition to their regular legal and benefits assistance.

  • Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin has continued delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound older adults without interruption and is monitoring the needs of participants.

  • Thousands of wellness calls are being made to older adults by Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin, Milwaukee Christian Center, United Community Center, Eras Senior Network, LGBT Community Center, Jewish Family Services and Division on Aging staff.

  • Jewish Family Services is providing a Friendly Caller Program for older adults who may be socially isolated due to COVID-19.

  • Aging Resource Center staff have modified their procedures to continue doing client “visits” and Long Term Care Functional Screenings remotely. Learn more about the latest update to Human Services Building hours.

  • The Department on Aging is coordinating COVID-19 transportation to medical appointments for any adult in Milwaukee County who has tested positive for COVID-19, exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, or was directly exposed to COVID-19.

  • The Commission on Aging has transitioned to virtual meetings during this time. For complete details on meeting dates and how to attend online, visit CLIC.

How You Can Help

Eras Senior Network needs volunteers to help with: delivering groceries, wellness calls, providing rides to essential healthcare appointments, and outdoor yard projects. To learn more visit their website.

Aging in the News

Bay View Compass (2/1/21)  Bold New Developments for Older Adults

TMJ4 (10/29/20) Milwaukee County Department on Aging Gives Seniors Free Rides to the Polls

Riverwest Radio (10/14/20) The Kindness, The Care: Milwaukee County Department on Aging with Jon Janowski

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (10/1/20) Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley Avoids Major Budget Cuts Despite Pandemic Challenges

CBS 58 (8/12/20)  AARP of Wisconsin Holds Senior Transportation Forum with MCTS, Bublr Bikes and MCDA

CBS 58 (4/29/20) Milwaukee County Executive-Elect David Crowley Distributes Meals to Seniors

Milwaukee PBS (4/14/20) Milwaukee's Helpers Senior Meal Program

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (3/31/20) How to Help Senior Citizens During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (3/25/20)  Resources for Senior Citizens Remain a Top Priority During Coronavirus

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (3/17/20) COVID-19 What You Need to Know About Bus, Airport, Services for Seniors

MILWAUKEE COUNTY DHHS DIVISION ON AGING

1220 W. Vliet St., Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Phone: (414) 289-6874
Toll Free:  1-866-229-9695
Fax: (414) 289-8568
TRS: 711
Email

DHHS Vision

Together, creating healthy communities.

DHHS Mission

Empowering safe, healthy, meaningful lives.

Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services

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