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Senior meal program nourishes body and soul, over 50,000 meals served in St. Croix County

The Senior Nutrition Program, which served 50,000 meals in St. Croix County last year, offers nutritious meals to anyone aged 60 and older. Each meal provides at least a third of the daily nutrients needed to promote good health. Participants can donate toward the cost of the meal if they wish, but no one (age 60 or older) will be denied a meal regardless of their ability to donate.

The nutrition program offers more than just a meal. It provides transportation, socialization, nutrition education, activities and outings and is often the gateway to many other services.

Often referred to as Meals on Wheels, home-delivered meals are for those who cannot get to a meal site and who meet certain eligibility requirements, but still need a nutritious meal. Volunteer drivers bring home-style, freshly prepared meals delivered to the door. Every delivery comes with the well-being check that Meals on Wheels has become known for. Individuals over the age of 60 receiving home-delivered meals are asked to contribute toward the cost of their meal, while those under 60 and/or disabled are asked to pay full cost.

 

In St. Croix County, noon meals are served at the following locations:

--Hudson: 386-8709, serves Mondays through Fridays

-- New Richmond: 243-7493, serves Mondays through Thursdays

--River Falls: 425-9932, serves Mondays through Fridays

--Roberts: 749-3755, serves Mondays and Wednesdays

--Somerset: 247-5354, serves Mondays through Thursdays

--Woodville: 698-2152, serves Mondays through Thursdays

--Baldwin: 684-2979, serves Mondays through Thursdays         

--Deer Park: 269-5301 serves Mondays through Thursday          

--Glenwood City: 265-7242, serves Mondays through Thursdays

For more information on the Senior Nutrition Program and home-delivered meals, call Renea Aeschliman, Program Support Specialist, Aging and Disability Resource Center of St. Croix County at (800) 372-2333 or email her at renea.aeschliman@co.saint-croix.wi.us. More information about ADRC services is available online at www.sccwi.us/ADRC.

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