The Milwaukee Christian Senior Center provides comprehensive support services to elderly southeast asian immigrants and refugees. The center provides a culturally competent one stop full service shop where seniors can escape the isolation so common to elderly refugees and spend time with other members of their community. Staff understand their culture, address language barriers, and provide nutrition, recreation, medical, and general support support services that make it possible for participants to maintain their mental and physical health.
This is a multipurpose center offering a wide variety of services and activities that are needed by and of interest to this population. The Center also provides medical services such as immunizations and basic health screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and other health conditions. Education is provided for ESL (English as a Second Language) and daily living skills, citizenship instruction and testing, and transportation to grocery stores and the meal program.
The center provide older adults with an opportunity to socialize with others, participate in recreational activities, and learn new ideas through educational programming. Activities and staff focus on maintaining or increasing independence and personal growth in a safe and nurturing environment. Staff are bilingual in Hmong and Laotian.
The Senior Meal Program provides a daily hot lunch and other activities. Lunches are fully balanced meals, including entrée, sides, dessert and beverage. Low-fat and chocolate milk and low-carb desserts are available. Volunteers help serve meals and also reach out to other older adults. Program staff provide information, outreach and referral information about other community services.
Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 am; Doors open at 9:30 am; Call for reservations between 9:30 am - Noon; or register on-site one day in advance of attendance. South East Asian meals are provided.
All participants must register (9:30am-11:15am) and receive a diners card. Once registered, participants may use their diners card to make a reservation at any Milwaukee County Senior Meal Dining Center. Reserve your meal at least one day in advance by phone or at the senior dining site before Noon.
A suggested contribution of $2.50 per meal helps the Senior Meal Program with the cost of the meal.
You can access menus by the month and locate meal sites at the Milwaukee County Department on Agings web site: www.county.milwaukee.gov/aging
NOTE: This is also a Stock Box Site.