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Community Programs for Older Adults

Upcoming Events


Memory Screen Event 

  • Greendale Health Department - Friday, December 9th, 8:30am-12:30pm
  • More information here

Community Projects for Seniors 

  • Phone: 414-444-6544 
  • Website: https://www.cpforseniors.org/
  •  Seniors must be home to accept their meal, no meals are left on floors or community rooms, or with other people. People must answer the door when we knock. Deadline is strictly enforced – no exceptions. 
  • **Only for seniors that reside in specific low subsidized housing (they deliver to 130-140 apartments in Milwaukee). There are sign up sheets in the lobby with deadlines. Residents can also call the above number to sign up. 
  • Delivering ready-to-eat, free hot meals on major holidays (Easter-Thanksgiving-Christmas) 
  • Providing meal & social programs throughout the year (music-bingo-ice cream social-lunch- crafts-outings) Distributing one annual care package per person (toilet paper-Kleenex-paper towels)

2022 Winter Tours at the Mitchell Park Domes

Milwaukee County Aging and Disabilities Services is sponsoring free guided tours of the Mitchell Park Horticulture Conservatory (The Domes) in December for older adults (60+). During the tours, participants will spend one hour with the Park Naturalist, touring all three domes and observing what is currently in bloom. The Park Naturalist will select several points of interest to showcase plants and trees with uniquely interesting features. Participants will have an additional 30 minutes at the end of the guided tour to visit the gift shop or revisit a dome of choice. 

  • Thursday, December 1 9am-10:30am 
  • Thursday, December 8, 9am-10:30am 
  • Thursday, December 15, 9am-10:30am 
  • Thursday, December 22, 9am-10:30am 
  • Thursday, December 29, 9am-10:30am 

To reserve your spot contact Alena DeGrado at (414) 639-4030 or alena.degrado@milwaukeecountywi.gov. Reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis, with limited available spots. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the tour date.  


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.

OATS 2023 Service Updates - see flyer for important updates.

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 pleased 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

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.

Memory Cafes:

  • Bay View United Methodist Church Memory Café 
    • Location: 2772 South Kinnickinnic Ave. Milwaukee 
    • When: 3rd Monday of the month from 1pm-2:30pm 
    • To Register: Call the Alzheimer's Association at (800) 272-3900
  •  Greater Life Community Center Memory Café 
    • Location: 2432 N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee 
    • When: 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11am-12:30pm 
    • To Register: Call Romelia at (414) 828-1803 
  • Greendale Memory Café 
    • Location: Historic Hose Tower, 5699 Parking St. Greendale 
    • When: 4th Wednesday of the month from 2:30pm- 4:30pm
    •  To register: Call the Greendale Health Department at (414) 423-2110
  •  Shorewood Memory Café
    •  Location: Shorewood Metro Market, 4075 N Oakland Ave., Shorewood
    •  When: 2nd Friday of the month from 10:30am- 11:30am
    •  To Register: Call the Shorewood Resource Center at (414) 847-2727
  •  Virtual Memory Cafés 
    • For information visit the Wisconsin’s Family Caregiver Support Program website: https://wisconsincaregiver.org/virtual-events-for-caregivers

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.

SPARK! Programs:

  • Mitchell Park Domes- Milwaukee
    • Call: (414) 257-5603 
    • Website: https://www.mitchellparkdomes.com/ 
  • Jewish Museum- Milwaukee
    • Call: (414) 390-5730 
    • Website: https://jewishmuseummilwaukee.org/education/spark/ 
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center- Bayside 
    • Call: (414) 352-2880 x0 
    • Website: https://www.schlitzaudubon.org/
  •  Wehr Nature Center- Franklin
    • Call: (414) 425-8550 
    • Website: https://friendsofwehr.org/spark/ 
  • Milwaukee Public Museum
    • Call: (414) 278-2714 
    • Website: https://www.mpm.edu/index.php/spark-programs 

Dining Programs

Milwaukee County Senior Dining

  • In person dining available at Wilson Park Senior Center. Call 414-289-6995 to make a reservation. Additional locations listed in flyer. Download flyer here.
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