Senior Services


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.



  • Susie Brownell – BOOKKEEPER – (608) 269-8694
  • Diane Fennigkoh – TRANSPORTATION – (608) 269-8689
  • Wendy Kelly – ADVOCACY/ELDERLY BENEFITS – (608) 269-8693
  • Vicki Vieth – NUTRITION PROGRAM COORDINATOR – (608) 269-8692
  • Patsy Lawrence – OFFICE CLERK – (608) 269-8685
  • Joyce Conant – TITLE V OFFICE ASSISTANT – (608) 269-8968
  • Peg Giraud – TITLE V OFFICE ASSISTANT – (608) 269-8807
  • Sue Weber – VOLUNTEER SENIOR TRIP COORDINATOR – (608) 269-8690

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Department Documents




Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Senior Services Programs Brochure

Severe Winter Weather

Aging Units in Wisconsin:

Monroe County Senior Services Aging Plan Survey 2016-2018

Beware of door-to-door contractors after a bad storm

Chores, Housekeeping, Respite Services

  •  Lists of individual housekeepers, respite care, personal care, etc. (They are not part of an agency. We do not promote or recommend them. They are another resource.) If you are looking for agencies that provide similar services, go to: and search for “home health”.  For more information, call Senior Services at (608) 269-8690.

Closings for Dining Centers and Senior Services Office

Come Enjoy a Meal With Us

Dementia Support GroupTomah

16th Annual September Dementia Series – LaCrosse

Donate to One of Our Programs

Emergency Preparedness for Seniors

Emergency Response Systems

Energy Assistance

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:

Family Caregiver Support Program – Support for the Caregivers

Financial Exploitation

Flu and Pneumonia Clinics – 2016

Food & Meal Alternatives

FoodShare Wisconsin – previously food stamps

Loan Closet (Mobility Supplies and Accessories) – Tomah Senior Center

Low Vision Support GroupMeets 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

Mail Order Meal Options

Medicare Open Enrollment 2016 – Make an appointment for your drug plan coverage

Mental Health Support Group – Tomah

Mobile Food Pantries – Second Harvest

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.

September 2016 Newsletter

Prescription Drug Assistance Program

Preventing Falls – Sparta Classes

Rental Directory for Seniors and Disabled of Monroe County

Resource Guide (2015 from Aging & Disability Resource Center)

Scams – Grandparent Scam     IRS Scam – Owe Money      Jury Duty Scam

Sparta Bingo

Sparta Senior Fitness – Fall 2016

Strength Training Classes for Women – Sparta and Tomah

Tomah Activities

Tech tools for older adults

Telephone Reassurance Program in Monroe County  – Faith In Action – Tomah:

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.

October 2016 Vintage Vagabond Trip – LaCrosse Queen Cruise

November 2016 Vintage Vagabond – A Fireside Christmas

Volunteer Drivers

Volunteer Opportunities

Voter Information