Elderly Center

 

The Elderly Center is located in the Housing Division at N8651 Maplewood St.

Our building is tan with blue double doors. The meal site can safely seat sixty-five participants. An elder is defined as those who are 55 years and older. We are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Elderly Center meal site and home-delivered meals will close during bad weather conditions (blizzards, heavy fog, icy roads and -30 degree wind chill).  Cancellation information can be found on WLUK TV-11 Good Day Wisconsin, WTCH 960 AM and WOWN 99.3 FM.

The Elderly Center offers services to family caregivers in our service area (the 1856 treaty boundaries which includes the townships of Bartelme and Red Springs).  A 'Loan Closet' has items available for your use such as walkers, canes, commodes and wheelchairs.  These items can be used for as long as you need them but must be returned to the Elderly Center in good repair.

Respite care is also available to the primary caregiver.  The service will pay for respite care per week to a person of your choice.  The person will be compensated to come in and give the primary caregiver a break to run errands or have time off.  We have a small library of books and videos for the caregiver and their loved one to view.

Please call the Elderly Center for more information about what the family caregiver services may offer.

Elderly Services Available

Congregate Meals – served Monday through Thursday at noon
Friday Breakfast at 7 am to 10 am
Elders donation of $1.00 is welcomed
Charge $3.00 for those under 55 years old
PLEASE CALL AHEAD (AT LEAST 48 HRS.) TO SIGN UP FOR MEALS, THIS HELPS THE COOKS IN PREPARING ENOUGH FOOD, THANK YOU!

  • Home-Delivered Meals (within the original boundaries of Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation) This includes the townships of Bartelme and Red Springs. Contact the Elderly Services Manager for eligibility information at 793-4236.

  • Transportation

  • Elderly Benefit Specialist

  • Elder Visitor

  • Activities/Recreation

  • Chore Services

  • Transportation – transport to and from the meal site on daily basis

  • Transport to bank, grocery store, tribal businesses

  • Weekly (Fridays) to Shawano for shopping

  • Once monthly to Green Bay, Wausau or other surrounding cities

  • Assist Medical Transportation Department when needed

  • Activities/Recreation – Special one day trips, Overnight trips, dinner outings

  • Bingo, Crafts, Card and board games, Special events (Holiday parties), Packer Parties and monthly Newsletter the “Elderly Stream.’

  • Chore Services – snow removal, lawn mowing, rake leaves, window washing and Odd jobs that elders may find they can no longer do. Please contact The Elderly Center for more details.

Elderly Services Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Stockbridge-Munsee Elderly Services program. The program provides support and assistance to the elderly. The program is under the direction of the Economic Support Division. The program employees are Manager, Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Bus-driver/Outreach, Activity Coordinator, Elder Visitor, Elderly Benefit Specialist and two Chore Workers.

Head Cook & Assistant Cook duties include planning, purchase, storage, preparation and serving of meals to the elderly.

Bus Driver/Outreach transports elders to and from the congregate meal site, delivers meals to the homebound, scheduled shopping trips and other planned activities and/or events. Duties also include relaying information on the needs and interests of the elderly to the program manager and makes home visits to elders residing in the service area as needed.

Activity Coordinator works in conjunction with the SM Elderly Steering Committee to plan, coordinate and carry out recreational and educational activities for the elders. Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the SM Program Elderly Manager.

Elder Home Visitor visits each and every tribal elder at least one time during a calendar year. The Visitor will assess family needs and make appropriate referrals and follow-up. The Visitor may visit to alleviate loneliness and/or assist an elder with a light chore or housekeeping.

Elderly Benefit Specialist assists elderly clients with the application process for benefits in areas of health care, Medicare, SSI, Social Security and Medicaid. She will provided information for other elderly services, explain benefits and make referrals to local, state, federal and tribal agencies as needed and follow up to ensure clients are receiving benefits they are entitled to.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region provides no-cost information and assistance to services that affect the elderly or people with a disability.  Our professional staff will help you and your family find the information and assistance you need for services in your area.  Our services can be provided at one of our offices, on the phone or in your own home.

Some of the services that the ADRC can offer are:

  • Information and assistance to help maintain your independence through supportive services.

  • Access to publicly funded long-term care programs such as the Community Options Program.

  • Prevention programs.

  • Early intervention programs.

  • Connection to services that you can apply for such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Foodshare and Medicare.

    Information and Assistance Specialists can speak to you about resources including health and wellness services, adult protective services, nutrition and publicly-funded long-term care services.  Knowledgeable staff can assist you by exploring options and evaluating choices that are available when considering making decisions.  Local resource center offices are available in your area.

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center

    Chore Workers perform chores for elders who can no longer perform such work and are responsible to report conditions which may be hazardous for elders.