HUDSON -- The St. Croix County Aging and Disability Resource Center is looking for a new partner to house its Hudson senior center.
The center’s current space at Christian Community Homes is no longer available. The center is flexible on options, nutrition program supervisor Randi Hanson said, and open to ideas and offers from any community organizations.
“It could be a church, it could be a restaurant, a park building, a community center, really anything,” she said. “That senior center just needs a new home in the Hudson community.”
The ADRC has nine senior centers throughout the county. They serve as places to package home-delivered meals as well as places for participants to come to eat and socialize.
Programming at the centers include cooking demonstrations, nutrition education, exercise glasses, games, painting, outings and more.
“It’s anything that the seniors in the community express interest in,” Hanson said. “That’s what the Hudson Senior Center is there to do, is to cater to those seniors in that community.”
The mission of the nutrition programs is to provide overall nutrition, socialization and health to older adults in the community.
In Hudson, the center provides about 50 home-delivered meals every day. Pre-COVID, about 30-40 people came to eat at the center, which is open Monday through Thursday. COVID has made things difficult for community seniors, Hanson said.
“A lot of these seniors are struggling with social isolation. That’s such a huge piece that we provide that they’re really not getting much of,” she said.
The center hopes to open back up to in-person services this summer.
Hanson said she hopes the new center space will be set by then as well.
Those who think they have a good fit for the ADRC can reach out to Hanson at Randi.firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We’re excited to hear about possible partners and to explore different ways to serve those seniors in the Hudson community,” she said.
The center is also always looking for volunteers, to package or deliver meals and serve participants.