Congregate dining is provided at four nutrition sites in the county: Birchwood, Minong, Shell Lake, and Spooner. Diners can partake of low-cost, nutritionally balanced meals in a warm atmosphere where they can enjoy being with other people and gain access to social activities.
Serving Times: Serving times vary depending on the site.
Call to Make Meal Reservations: Reservations are required 24 hours in advance and may be made at the following centers:
Birchwood - "Lakeside Center for Seniors"
110 Euclid Avenue, Birchwood, WI 54817
Minong - "Minong Senior Center"
700 Houston Street, Minong, WI 54859
Shell Lake - "Friendship Commons"
210 4th Avenue, Shell Lake, WI 54871
Spooner - "Our Neck of the Woods"
402 Oak Street, Spooner, WI 54801
Meal Cost: We accept Food Share (Quest Card), Age 60 and Older Suggested Donations $4.00, and Under Age 60: Full cost of Meals $11.00. *Under Age 60 or Disabled – Please contact the Nutrition Program Director at 715-635-4460. No eligible participant will be denied a meal based on ability to contribute to the cost of the meal.
Senior Center Activities: All four Senior Centers allow participants to greet long-time friends and meet new ones. Activities include but are not limited to crafts, birthday parties, potluck dinners, aerobics, stitchery, singing, bingo, and card games.
Home Delivered Meals: Our Home Delivered Meals Program assures that homebound seniors receive adequate nutritious meals and receive some regular personal contact. With increasing numbers of frail elderly and shortened hospital stays, home-delivered meals have become a critical component of the growing community service system. The same meals enjoyed at the senior dining sites are delivered to the homes of the elderly who are homebound and not able to cook.