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Senior Nutrition Programs Offered
The Nutrition Program offers a variety of services:
- Meals on Wheels
- Senior Dining
- Liquid Supplements
Programs are funded under the federal Older Americans Act and are designed to provide meals and supportive services to people 60 years of age and older and their spouses.
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Meals on Wheels
What you need to know:
- Meals are delivered throughout all of Eau Claire County.
- Most of the meals are delivered by volunteers.
- The menu is available in the monthly newsletter and online.
- All meals are reduced in fat and have no added salt.
- The meals follow the most current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and provide a minimum of 1/3rd of the dietary reference intakes (DRIs) for older adults.
- Hot meals are available Monday through Friday at lunch time.
- This program provides a friendly daily check to ensure safety.
More than just a meal... The meals on wheels program also provides a daily check on individuals. If there is concern when delivering meals, a designated contact person will be contacted for follow-up. A home visit is required prior to starting meals to determine eligibility and to assist with referrals to other services, if needed.
Cost: Total cost of each meal is $8.80. Suggested donation is $4.00. All contributions are confidential and voluntary. SNAP/Quest cards are accepted as payment or donation. No one over 60 years of age who qualifies for the meal program will be denied a meal based on inability to donate toward the cost of them. Those who do not meet the eligibility of meals on wheels may receive meals through a prepay program. For more information or to apply for meals on wheels please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center - Nutrition Program of Eau Claire County at 715-839-4886, 1-888-338-4636, tty: use Relay (711).
Senior Dining Congregate meals ensure that older adults have access to at least one nutritious meal five to seven days a week. The meal must comply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and provide at least one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances for an older adult.
More than just a meal...Senior Dining not only offers a tasty hot meal at lunchtime, but it also give older adults an opportunity to socialize with others, make new friends, change of scenery and if desired, volunteer. Dining with others can improve appetite and overall nutritional health.
Cost: Total cost of each meal is $8.80.
- Suggested donation is $4.00.
- SNAP/Quest cards are accepted.
- All contributions are confidential and voluntary.
- No eligible person will be denied a meal based on their donation.
Senior Dining Meal Site Locations and Times:
Augusta Senior Center, 616 W Washington Street, Augusta, WI
Serving Time: 12:00 Noon, Monday-Friday
For meal reservations at the Augusta Senior Center, call 715-286-2953 by 3:00 pm one day in advance.
St. John's Apartments, 815 Chapin Street, Eau Claire, WI
Serving Time: 11:15 am, Monday-Friday
For meal reservations at the St. John's, call 715-839-4886 by 3:00 pm one day in advance.
LE Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger Street, Eau Claire, WI
Serving Time: 5:00 pm, 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month *subject to change if near a holiday.
For meal reservations at LE Phillips Senior Center, call 715-839-4886 or reserve online at www.adrcevents.org 5 days in advance.
Fairchild (Starting January 8, 2020)
Fairchild Community Center, 121 Farmer Street
Serving Time: 12:00pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
For meal reservations please call 715-839-4886 by 1:00 pm the day prior to the meal.
*All meal sites are open to the public and intended for older adults 60+. All meal reservations are need in advance, please read specific instructions above.
Click on the link below to access our monthly newsletters for the menus.
This program promotes nutritional well being allowing seniors to stay happy, healthy and independent longer.
Nutritional supplements are available to individuals who may have:
- a poor appetite,
- are recovering from surgery,
- need to gain weight or
- are simply not able to eat a diet adequate in nutrition.
Ensure Plus Availability
The Aging and Disability Resource Center has cases of Ensure Plus available at the office, 721 Oxford Ave. Room 1130. It is strongly advised to call ahead to make sure the flavor you like is in, our stock can go quickly.
For questions about cost, home delivery or to order supplement please call 715-839-4886 or 1-888-338-4636, tty: use Relay (711) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can place your order for delivery with the completed Ensure Plus Order From.
Flavors available: Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla.