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SENIORS

Senior citizens are one of the groups at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and as a community we are doing our best to keep the necessary resources available to our elders without the risk of exposure. It is especially important for senior citizens to stay indoors during this outbreak. Below is a list of contact numbers and programs to access food, medications, and answer COVID-19 related questions.

MEALS AND FOOD

OrganizationDescriptionPhoneWebsite
Meals on WheelsFind a Meals on Wheels near you by searching with your zipcode.Website
Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Elderly Nutrition ProgramA listing of over 500 Senior Dining Center locations serving adults age 60 and older regardless of income across Wisconsin.Website
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)Eligible seniors can use these benefits to buy food at local grocery stores and supermarkets. Seniors participating in the SNAP program are also eligible for monthly food boxes. Contact the SNAP helpline to get started.(877) 999-5967
Hunger Task Force Senior Outreach and StockboxesHunger Task Force’s Senior Outreach Program helps connect low-income seniors to programs, like FoodShare, that provide access to adequate nutrition. In addition to educating seniors about FoodShare, Hunger Task Force connects seniors to local resources and programs that reduce health care costs. Hunger Task Force also administers the Commodity Supplemental Food Program–known locally as Stockbox. A Stockbox is a free box of healthy food for people age 60+ who have a monthly income of $1,383 or less per month ($1,868 for a two-person household). To apply for Stockbox, call Rick Lewandowski at 414-777-0483 or call IMPACT at 211 to apply.(414) 588-7132Website

CAREGIVERS

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
The John A Hartford FoundationCoronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers (Updated 4/21)Website
Family Caregiver AllianceCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers.Website
Caregiving.comCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Family Caregivers and Older Adults. Includes how to plan and prepare, care delivery and how to continue to take care of yourself.Website
Alzheimer's AssociationTips and support for dementia caregivers.Website
John Hopkins MedicineCoronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly. Includes tips for equiping elders to keep connected.Website

NEEDING CARE OR SUPPORT

OrganizationDescriptionWebsite
Mon Ami Volunteer Phone BankA national volunteer phone bank to support seniors isolated by COVID-19. Find out how you can get support, or give support.Website
Elder Care LocatorFind elder care in your community by entering your zip code.Website
Benefits Check UpBrowse the National Council on Aging's resource library to find benefit programs in your state.Website
State Health Insurance Assistance ProgramsLocal medicare counseling and assistance.Website
National Council on AgingEnsuring Access to Needed Medications During the COVID-19 Pandemic.Website
SeniorCare Prescription Drug Assistance ProgramSeniorCare is a prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin residents who are 65 years of age or older and meet the enrollment requirements. The program is designed to help seniors with their prescription drug costs.Website

PROTECTING OUR SENIORS

OrganizationWebsite
Justice in AgingWebsite
National Council on AgingWebsite
Common Law ServicesWebsite
Statewide abuse reporting hotlineWebsite

OTHER RESOURCES

OrganizationWebsite
CDC Guidance for Older AdultsWebsite
National Council on Aging COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults & Caregivers. Includes links to transportation and food services by zip code and distress hotlines.Website
National Council on Aging Resources for Senior CentersWebsite
Learn how Wisconsin DHS Aging and Disability Resource Center services are impacted by COVID-19Website
Aging and Disability Resource Center LocatorWebsite