Mission Statement of Monroe County Senior Services
It is our mission to plan, develop and manage programs and services which promote the dignity, independence and preferences of the older persons we serve. We help consumers access appropriate services from a wide range of available resources. Senior Services provides advocacy for quality of life issues and represents the views, needs and concerns of the older persons of Monroe County.
CLICK ON “SERVICES” AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE.
Aging Units in Wisconsin: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/offices/coagof.htm
Alzheimer’s Disease – Know the 10 signs – August 2016 workshop
Dementia Support Group – Tomah
Elder Tree Social Web Site – A social web site just for older adults 55 and over in Wisconsin. Safe, easy to use and free. No ads and no data sharing.
Faith in Action of Monroe County – Volunteer organization that provides services, free of charge, to older adults, the disabled, and people in need in Monroe County, regardless of income. Services provided by trained volunteers include: transportation to appointments, errands, yard work, minor home repairs, and telephone reassurance. Find more information here: www.tomahwisconsin.com/list/member/faith-in-action-of-monroe-county-tomah-2194.htm
Family Caregiver Support Program – Support for the Caregivers
FoodShare Wisconsin – previously food stamps
Low Vision Support Group: Meets the 3nd Monday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Sparta Barney Community Center, 1000 E. Montgomery, Sparta. This support group is for you, a friend or family member affected with low vision. Please join us! Transportation may be available. Call 608-269-8690
Monroe County Caregiver Support Group When you attend a support group, you get to meet other people who are in the same situation as yourself. You get to understand that you are not alone and the emotional roller coaster ride that you are going through is normal. If you are taking care of a loved one, neighbor, or friend with their finances, household chores, transportation or just checking on their welfare, “you” are a caregiver.
Newsletter – Vintage Express Extra. If you are looking for a copy, you may pick up a copy at any one of the Monroe County Senior Nutrition Sites. You also can call Senior Services at (608) 269-8690 and we’ll direct you to the closest pick up point.
Telephone Reassurance Program in Monroe County – Faith In Action – Tomah: www.tomahwisconsin.com/list/member/faith-in-action-of-monroe-county-tomah-2194.htm
Telephone Reassurance Program – RSVP – La Crosse The La Crosse Coulee Region RSVP Telephone Reassurance Program provides adults with disabilities or those who live alone with a daily call from volunteers.
SENIOR “VINTAGE VAGABOND” TRIPS Monthly organized recreational trips for seniors to various regional points of interest. Sight seeing, shopping, dinner shows and museums are just some of the adventures included in the trips. Call (608) 269-8690 Monday – Friday, 8:00am -4:30pm, for more information or to sign up for a trip.