Chester W. Grobschmidt Senior Center provides older adults with an opportunity to socialize with others, participate in recreational activities, and learn new ideas through educational programming. There are no membership fees to belong to the center.
Programs are diverse and may include line-dancing, woodworking, arts and crafts, stamp collecting, camera club, bible study, billiards, English as a second language classes, exercise classes, computer classes, travel clubs, cards, lapidary, sewing, etc.
The center offers the WellnessWorks Senior Fitness Program. Participants will get an assessment of their current fitness level, orientation and advice on setting up an exercise routine in order to maintain or improve strength, flexibility, and general fitness. The facility has up-to-date exercise equipment that are designed for the needs of older adults.
The Senior Meal Program provides a daily hot lunch and other activities. Lunches are fully balanced meals, including entrée, sides, dessert and beverage. Low-fat and chocolate milk and low-carb desserts are available. Volunteers help serve meals and also reach out to other older adults. Program staff provide information, outreach and referral information about other community services.
Meals are served Monday-Friday at 11:30 am; Doors open at 9:30 am; Call for reservations between 9:30 am - Noon; or register on-site one day in advance of attendance.
All participants must register (9:30am-11:15am) and receive a diners card. Once registered, participants may use their diners card to make a reservation at any Milwaukee County Senior Meal Dining Center. Reserve your meal at least one day in advance by phone or at the senior dining site before Noon.
A suggested contribution of $2.50 per meal helps the Senior Meal Program with the cost of the meal. You can access menus by the month and locate meal sites at the Milwaukee County Department on Aging web site:
NOTE: This is also a Stock Box Site.
Also, the center provides a list of 8th graders who are willing to rake leaves or shovel snow for a fee. South Milwaukee residents ages 55 years and over and his/her spouse regardless of age are eligible. Homeowners can obtain the names and phone numbers of students by calling the Senior Center.
Main: (414) 768-8045
(414) 289-6352 WellnessWorks information,
(414) 768-5722 Meal Site information,
Membership: $2.00 Affordable: Y Annual membership fee,
Other: $0.00 Affordable: N Snow and yard work fees are negotiated between student and homeowner.