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Milwaukee County Department on Aging (MCDA) Senior Meal Program
The Senior Meal Program is open to all Milwaukee County seniors age 60+ regardless of income, and spouses of any age. The program serves delicious, nutritious and balanced hot lunches including entrée, sides, dessert, and a beverage. Low-fat and chocolate milk and heart healthy desserts are available. Meals are served Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Senior Center.
How to get a diner’s card
- Everyone needs a diner’s card
- You may register at the senior dining program site of your choice between the hours of 9:30 – 11:15 a.m.
- You will need to provide your name, address, proof of age 60+, and answer some nutrition related questions
- For questions on registration please call the Senior Center’s registration phone number at 414-302-8703 or MCDA at 414-289-6995.
How to make a reservation
- Use your diner’s card to make a reservation at any senior dining program site
- Reserve your meal one day in advance. Reservations should be made by phone or at the West Allis Senior Center before 12:00 p.m.
- If you do not register in advance, a meal may be available for you only if another diner cancels
- A suggested contribution of $3.00 is accepted and appreciated to offset the cost of the senior dining program.
- No eligible senior shall be denied participation because of inability to contribute.
West Allis Senior Center
7001 W. National Avenue
For more information or to view this month’s menu, visit the Senior Meal Program website.
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 home-bound 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.