Senior Resources

Senior Resources during Covid 19

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Community Programs for Older Adults

Upcoming Events around Milwaukee County

May 25th: National Senior Health and Fitness Day

"Participate in some of SOA's most popular exercise classes being showcased, or just come to observe. Join in on the fun by yourself or come with a friend and get started on your fitness journey together. Studies show that having a workout partner increases exercise consistency!" For participating locations, please download the flyer here.

June 15th: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Building Strong Support for Elders

"World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is an opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. It is a call-to-action to educate each other on how to identify, address and prevent abuse so we can all do our part to support everyone as we age." For details on the event, please download the flyer here.

June 21st: Brain Health Resource Fair 

"Join us for this event that will feature information and resources around brain health, memory loss and dementia. During our fair, there will be free memory screenings and free blood pressure checks available! What is good for the heart is good for the brain!" For details on the event, please download the flyer here. 

Transportation

Milwaukee County Department on Aging - Transportation Services

There are a variety of transportation options available in Milwaukee County to serve older adults and individuals with disabilities including Milwaukee County OATS, MCTS bus system, MCTS Transit Plus, volunteer drivers, and more. For more information on transportation options or any other services, contact the Aging & Disability Resource Center at (414) 289-6874. Download flyer here.

Milwaukee County Older Adult Transportation Service (OATS) is one transportation option. For more information and to register, download information packet here.

Transportation During Covid-19: Access healthcare and treatment without putting others at risk. The MCDA is coordinating transportation to medical appointments for adults who have been exposed to Covid-19. Download flyer here.

If you or someone that you know needs to schedule a ride for Milwaukee County Department on Aging Transportation Services, please call our provider, First Transit, directly at 414-847-2744; if First Transit operators are busy, the caller should stay on the line - they will hear messages letting them know that they are on hold and to continue waiting.

Housing

Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee to Open All Voucher and Public Housing Wait Lists

The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee is please to announce that it will open all its voucher and public housing waiting lists on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 9:00 AM CST. These waiting lists will remain open indefinitely. Download HACM Wait Lists FAQ's here. Download HACM Wait Lists Opening here.

Caregiver Events

Let's Talk Over Coffee: 3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 9:00-10:00 AM

This is a social group for those caring for a loved one with dementia. The purpose of this group is to provide social engagement for caregivers to have an opportunity to talk to other caregivers about lighthearted topics and focus on positives amongst all the challenges in our world right now. To register contact: dcs@milwaukeecountywi.gov or 414-289-6259

Virtual Caregiver Coffee Club: 1st Wednesday of the Month @ 10:00 AM

Stay connected and join fellow caregivers. Enjoy a warm beverage, relax, chat, and learn something new from the comfort of your home. To register contact the ADRC of Walworth County at 262-471-3273 or email walcoadrc@co.walworthwi.us.

Memory Cafe and Spark Programs

Alzheimer Association 

  • Memory Cafe: 2nd Wednesday of the Month @ 11:00 AM-12:30 PM. For more information and to register call Romelia at 414-828-1803.

Milwaukee County Memory Cafe & Spark Programs

Download flyer here.

  • Memory Cafés are a chance for those with early memory loss and their caregivers to socialize, laugh, share stories, and build new connections. A Memory Café has no real agenda or stated purpose except to enjoy each other's company. Cafés provide a time where you do not need to focus on the diagnosis, while having a great time connecting with each other as a family or creating new friendships.
  • SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support and inspire creativity through creative engagement, workshops and programs. SPARK! programs are FREE for families to attend together in a comfortable environment led by specially trained staff and volunteers.

Resources During COVID-19

Food Resources (Updated December 2021)

Shop online: the City of Greenfield has assembled a list of places that are offering grocery delivery and/or pick up.

Shop During Senior Shopping Hours. These hours are subject to change. Call or visit your grocery store location for more information. 

  • Aldi: 8:30-9:30 am Tuesday and Thursday (Seniors )
  • Festival Foods: 5:00-7:00 am Daily (Seniors)
  • Fresh Thyme: 6:00-8:00 am Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (60+)
  • Meijers: 6:00-8:00 am Tuesday and Thursday (65+)
  • Pick ’N Save: 6:00-8:00 am Daily (65+)
  • Sendik’s: 7:00-8:00 am Daily (60+)
  • Target: 7:00-8:00 am Tuesday (60+)
  • Walmart: 7:00-8:00 am Tuesday (Seniors)

Zoom for Seniors: Learn how to sign up and download the application, schedule a meeting, and join a meeting.


COVID-19 Information for Seniors

Stay Active During Social Distancing

Keep active and connected while you practice social distancing. Here are a variety of activities you can do to keep your mind and body active.

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