With advanced age, daily chores or responsibilities that were once simple to maintain can become challenging for senior adults. Restricted finances to pay for needed services and living too far from friends or family to ask for help add to the challenge. United Way’s 211 can help locate local programs aimed to assist seniors with transportation, delivery of hot meals to the home, and home safety installations.
Faith in Action offers free transportation for medical and grocery-shopping purposes for eligible seniors age 60+. For more information, call 715-848-8783.
North Central Health Care provides medical, employment, and nutritional related transportation for seniors age 60+ or individuals with disabilities that are unable to walk. Fees vary depending on distance. For more information, call 715-848-4555.
NOTE: Forward Health members must schedule through Medical Transportation Management at 866-907-1493.
Home Delivered Meals:
Meals on Wheels through the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Central Wisconsin delivers meals to homebound seniors age 60+. Meals are free with a suggested donation of $3.25/meal. For more information, call 715-261-6070.
Home Safety Installation:
Senior Safety Program through Faith in Action offers free installations of grab bars and/or hand railings to help reduce falls for seniors age 60+ who own their home. For a safety assessment, call 715-848-8783.
For additional information on senior assistance services, dial 211 to speak with an Information Specialist, 24/7. Language interpreter service available. Text your zip code to 898211 to reach an Information Specialist Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., by chat Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at www.unitedwaymc.org/get-help or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To search the online database or view publications, go to www.unitedwaymc.org/get-help.