Good nutrition is critical to good health—no matter what your age. Studies show that the right diet and adequate intake are especially important for older people and that poor nutrition is the biggest threat to an older adult’s independence. Wisconsin’s Elderly Nutrition Program is a step in that direction. The program offers tasty, nutritious meals to anyone age 60 and older (in some tribes age 55 or older). Each meal provides at least 1/3 of the daily amounts of nutrients needed to promote good health. Participants are provided with an opportunity to contribute toward the cost of the meal, but no one (age 60 or older) will be denied a meal regardless of their ability to contribute. During this time the suggested contribution is $4.50 per meal.
Meal sites (Senior Dining locations): Many communities offer meals in a specific location—often a senior center or other community facility—where older people can easily gather for food, fellowship, and fun. It’s not uncommon for new friendships to form during these meals.
Eligibility for Services:
Individuals eligible to receive a meal on a contribution basis at a Senior dining center are:
• Aged 60 or over
• Any spouse who attends the dining center with their spouse who is aged 60 or over
• A person with a disability, under the age of sixty (60), who resides in housing facilities occupied primarily by older individuals at which a congregate nutrition services are provided
• A disabled individual who resides at home and accompanies an older individual to the dining center.
Current Senior Dining Locations:
L & M Café
Taylor General Store and Café
T.K.’s 400 Club
Often referred to as Meals-on-Wheels, home-delivered meals are great for folks who cannot get to a meal site and who meet certain eligibility requirements, but still need a nutritious meal. Friendly drivers bring delicious home-style, freshly prepared meals delivered to your door.
• A member of the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) or other qualified individual must first conduct an in-home assessment for all persons interested in home delivered meals.
• Meal delivery is available Monday through Friday.
• Service area is subject to the availability of volunteers in certain areas of the county.
• All contributions remain confidential. ADRC of Jackson County’s recommended contribution is $4.50 per meal. No one will be denied a meal.
• If you will not be home on a day that you are scheduled to receive a meal due to a medical appointment or other circumstance, please contact the ADRC at 715-284-3978.
• If you do not answer the door, the driver will notify the ADRC, at which time we will try to reach your emergency contact. If we cannot contact someone, a police officer may be called to check on you.
If you have questions about the Senior Dining locations or Home Delivered Meals, please contact the ADRC of Jackson County at (715) 284-3978.
Expenses by Program Category