EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard
Renelle Betters is Menominee County Senior Center Administrator. taken 3-5-20
EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard

Renelle Betters is Menominee County Senior Center Administrator. taken 3-5-20

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The Menominee-Delta-Schoolcraft Community Action Agency encompasses a variety of services in our community. One of the most utilized branches is our Senior Services. Each county we service offers a connection to a senior center. In Menominee County, we have three senior center locations: Hermansville, Menominee and Mid County in Daggett. The CAA/Menominee Senior Center located at 905 10th St., Menominee, and is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday to help with senior-related needs.

The CAA/Menominee Senior Center offers a congregate meal served at noon Monday through Friday. We also are the local “Meals on Wheels” for the city of Menominee and beyond. Homebound clients who qualify for the meal delivery are assessed biannually. All of our meals are a suggested donation of $3 for seniors age 60 and older or with the spouse of someone age 60 or older. All other guests under 60 must pay $7 per meal.

Our CAA senior centers also serve as a hub for in-home services designed to help keep seniors in their homes and remain independent. We offer in-home programs like Homemaker Aide service that helps with light housekeeping. Also, we have Personal Care Aides who can assist with bathing and other activities of daily living. Each client is individually assessed and a work order is created for the aides to follow.

All of the CAA senior centers in Menominee County have transportation services. Most have a bus or van, some with wheelchair accessibility. Based on geographic location, each of our center’s transportation programs may vary on fare prices, but usually are very reasonable in cost. All rides should be coordinated in advance to ensure proper pick-up and return rides are within the center’s business hours.

Perhaps we can save you money by helping you apply for other state/federal programs that you may qualify for? We coordinate commodity food assistance programs for those who qualify. There is a commodity food program just for seniors, and also one that is held quarterly for any age but both are based on federal poverty income guidelines. Or perhaps we can save you money on your Medicare or Medicaid needs. We have MMAP (Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) counselors to help you apply for programs to help save you money on premiums and more.

The CAA/Menominee Senior Center hosts craft classes, computer or camera classes, holiday parties, foot clinics, exercise classes, and so much more. If you would like more information, you can stop by and ask for a newsletter. You can also find information online at mdscaa.org. We also have a Facebook page if you search for Menominee Senior Center. We hope we can be of assistance if you or a friend need help to remain independent as you age.

Renelle Betters is the Center Administrator of the CAA/Menominee Senior Center. For more information about the CAA/Menominee Senior Center, people may call 906-863-2158.