west allis senior center is reopening by appointment only
We are excited to announce the the West Allis Senior Center is offering the following programs to members by appointment only. There will be no drop-in visits to the center. To register for an appointment, call 414-302-8700 during business hours from 9 am - 4 pm.
Fitness Equipment Program: Any member who completed prior orientation may call to schedule a morning or afternoon workout appointment.
Computer Lab: Members may call to make an appointment.
There will be a 15-minute window for registered members to arrive and sign in for their program. Everyone will need to agree to a COVID wavier with screening questions when scanning in. Please make sure to bring your West Allis Senior Center key card.
Outdoor Chair Yoga: Class is currently a virtual Zoom class on Thursdays from 10:30 – 11 am. Participants can join these sessions beginning at 10:15 am for a community chat session prior to each class. As soon as the weather permits, Instructor Susie Melott will begin outdoor sessions at Veteran’s Park, 6900 W. National Avenue in West Allis, kitty-corner from the Senior Center. Outdoor sessions TBA, call to be added to the weekly Chair Yoga email or phone reminders.
Your Safety is Our Priority: The use of face masks or cloth face coverings are required when inside the West Allis Senior Center for all staff and members, and required outside unless 6 feet apart from others. If you do not have a mask or face covering, one will be provided for you. In addition, the number of participants in the Fitness Program and Computer Lab will be limited to maintain physical distancing practices.
Visit our membership page to download a membership form.
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MILWAUKEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT ON AGING (MCDA) SENIOR DINING PROGRAM
Also it is important to note that Milwaukee County’s congregate senior dining program is not re-opening, but its curbside meal pick-up program will continue. To learn more, reserve a meal or pick up a menu at the West Allis Senior Center site, call 414-302-8703. For additional information on other locations or to learn about home delivered meals, contact the Division on Aging Senior Dining Program at 414-289-6995.
Learn more from the MCDA website.
The Senior Dining Program is open to all Milwaukee County seniors age 60+ regardless of income, and spouses of any age. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Senior Center.
HOW TO GET A DINER’S CARD AND JOIN THE PROGRAM
Return the form to West Allis Senior Center during the meal carry-out time of 11:00 a.m. OR mail it to Senior Dining Program, 7001 W National Ave, West Allis, WI 53214.
You can then make a reservation to receive a meal for the following day. You must submit the application form before you may reserve a meal.
- Contact the MCDA at (414) 289-6995 if you have transportation issues picking up a meal or if you would like to join Meals on Wheels.
For questions on registration please call the Senior Center’s registration phone number at 414-302-8703 or MCDA at 414-289-6995.
HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION AFTER YOU RECEIVE A DINER’S CARD
- Use your diner’s card to make a reservation at any senior dining program site
- Reserve your meal one day in advance. Reservations should be made by phone at 414-302-8703.
- If you do not register in advance, a meal may be available for you only if another diner cancels.
A suggested contribution of $3 is accepted and appreciated to offset the cost of the senior dining program. No eligible senior shall be denied participation because of inability to contribute.
For more information visit the Senior Dining Program website.
HUNGER TASK FORCE STOCKBOX PROGRAM
Hunger Task Force administers the Commodity Supplemental Food Program-known locally as Stockbox-which provides a healthy and nutritious box of supplementary food to low-income seniors. Each month Hunger Task Force delivers nearly 9,000 Stockboxes to low-income seniors at senior housing sites in Southeastern Wisconsin.
To qualify for a Stockbox, seniors must be 60 years or older and a resident of Milwaukee County, and meet the monthly income requirements. The West Allis Senior Center is a monthly Stockbox distribution site where individuals currently enrolled in this program may pick up their box.
Seniors in need or their caregivers may call 2-1-1, Milwaukee county’s information and referral program, for more information about meeting the nutritional needs of seniors during this time.