Fax | (715) 793-4238
Address | N8651 Maplewood St Bowler, WI 54416
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The Elderly Center is located in the Housing Division at N8651 Maplewood St.
Our building is a beautiful new center brown with stone decor. The meal site can safely seat 120 participants. An elder is defined as those who are 55 years and older. We are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Elderly Center meal site and home-delivered meals will close during bad weather conditions (blizzards, heavy fog, icy roads and -30 degree wind chill). Cancellation information can be found on WLUK TV-11 Good Day Wisconsin, WTCH 960 AM and WOWN 99.3 FM.
The Elderly Center offers services to family caregivers in our service area (the 1856 treaty boundaries which includes the townships of Bartelme and Red Springs). A 'Loan Closet' has items available for your use such as walkers, canes, commodes and wheelchairs. These items can be used for as long as you need them but must be returned to the Elderly Center in good repair.
Respite care is also available to the primary caregiver. The service will pay for respite care per week to a person of your choice. The person will be compensated to come in and give the primary caregiver a break to run errands or have time off. We have a small library of books and videos for the caregiver and their loved one to view.
Please call the Elderly Center for more information about what the family caregiver services may offer.
Elderly Services Available
Congregate Meals – served Monday through Thursday at noon
Friday Breakfast at 7:30 am to 10 am
Elders donation of $1.00 is welcomed
PLEASE CALL AHEAD (AT LEAST 48 HRS.) TO SIGN UP FOR MEALS, THIS HELPS THE COOKS IN PREPARING ENOUGH FOOD, THANK YOU!
Home-Delivered Meals (within the original boundaries of Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation) This includes the townships of Bartelme and Red Springs. Contact the Elderly Services Manager for eligibility information at 793-4236.
Elderly Benefit Specialist
Chore Services-EFFECTIVE 10/1/16 SERVICES ARE PROVIDED THROUGH THE HOUSING DIVISION PLEASE CALL (715) 793-4219
Transportation – transport to and from the meal site on daily basis
Transport to bank, grocery store, tribal businesses
Weekly (Fridays) to Shawano for shopping
Once monthly to Green Bay, Wausau or other surrounding cities
Assist Medical Transportation Department when needed
Activities/Recreation – Special one day trips, Overnight trips, dinner outings Bingo, Crafts, Card and board games, Special events (Holiday parties), Packer Parties and monthly Newsletter the “Elderly Stream".
Eunice Stick Gathering Place
Elderly Stream & Calendars
Elderly Services Trips
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region provides no-cost information and assistance to services that affect the elderly or people with a disability. Our professional staff will help you and your family find the information and assistance you need for services in your area. Our services can be provided at one of our offices, on the phone or in your own home.
Some of the services that the ADRC can offer are:
Information and assistance to help maintain your independence through supportive services
Access to publicly funded long-term care programs such as the Community Options Program
Early intervention programs
Connection to services that you can apply for such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI), FoodShare and Medicare
Information and Assistance Specialists can speak to you about resources including health and wellness services, adult protective services, nutrition and publicly-funded long-term care services. Knowledgeable staff can assist you by exploring options and evaluating choices that are available when considering making decisions. Local resource center offices are available in your area.
Elderly Services Manager
Elderly Services Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the Stockbridge-Munsee Elderly Services program. The program provides support and assistance to the elderly. The program is under the direction of Human Services. The program employees are Manager, Head Cook, Assistant Cook, Bus-driver/Outreach, Activity Coordinator, Elder Visitor and Elderly Benefit Specialist.
The Assistant Manager assists in the overall operation of the Elderly Center activities and assumes the responsibilities of the Elderly Services Manager in their absence.
Phone: (715) 793-4240
Activity Coordinator works in conjunction with the SM Elderly Steering Committee to plan, coordinate and carry out recreational and educational activities for the elders. Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the SM Program Elderly Manager.
Elder Home Visitor visits each and every tribal elder at least one time during a calendar year. The Visitor will assess family needs and make appropriate referrals and follow-up. The Visitor may visit to alleviate loneliness and/or assist an elder with a light chore or housekeeping. Elders are visited at least one time per calendar year, either by phone or home visit.
Bus Driver/Out Reach
Bus Driver/Outreach transports elders to and from the congregate meal site, delivers meals to the homebound, scheduled shopping trips and other planned activities and/or events. Duties also include relaying information on the needs and interests of the elderly to the program manager and makes home visits to elders residing in the service area as needed.
Cook duties include planning, purchase, storage, preparation and serving of meals to the elderly.
Elder Benefit /Wolf River ADRC Resource Specialist
Phone: (715) 793-4237
Elder Benefit Specialists (EBS) help answer questions and solve problems related to Social Security, Medicare, health insurance and benefits specifically available to Tribal Elders residing in the original boundaries of the reservation. They serve Tribal Elders ages 55+ and all other Elders 60 and over.
ADRC Resource Specialist-is a referral source for services available within the county to the Wolf River ADRC located in Shawano County. The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region has staff that is professionally trained to assist you with your questions pertaining to support services at no cost. Information and Assistance Specialists can provide you with details on available options for services in the Menominee, Oconto, Shawano and Stockbridge-Munsee Community areas. They are trained to help you assess these options with your unique set of circumstances in mind.