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Senior Dining

The La Crosse County Senior Nutrition Program is available to seniors 60 years of age or older and their spouses, regardless of age. Its purpose is to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote socialization, health and well-being among older adults. Two types of nutrition services are provided:

  1. Congregate Dining provides nutritious meals in a group setting, allowing for opportunities to socialize with others. Meals are provided Monday through Friday at eight dining sites (see below).
  2. Home-delivered Meals are provided to eligible individuals who are unable to attend one of the local congregate dining sites. To determine eligibility, please contact the ADRC at 608-785-5700.

To learn more, reference brochures located below or call the ADRC at 608-785-5700 or 800-500-3910.

Effective January 1, 2019, for eligible individuals, the suggested donation for congregate dining increased to $3.75 and for home-delivered meals to $4.00. Ineligible individuals, guests under the age of 60, will pay $9.25 per meal.

Brochures

Frozen Weekend Meals

Senior Nutrition Program

 

Grains

Make half your grains whole

Vegetables

Vary your veggies

Fruits

Focus on Fruits

Milk

Get your calcium-rich foods

Meat & Beans

Go lean with protein!

Eat at least 3 oz of whole grain cereals, breads, crackers, rice or pasta every day.

1 oz is about 1 slice of bread, about 1 cup of breakfast cereal, or 1/2 cup of cooked rice, cereal, or pasta

Eat more dark-green veggies like: broccoli, spinach and other dark leafy greens. 

Eat more orange vegetable like carrots and sweet potatoes.

Eat more dry beans and peas like: pinto beans, kidney beans, and lentils.

 

Eat a variety of fruit.

Choose fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruits.

Go easy on fruit juices.

Go low-fat or fat free when you choose milk, yogurt, and other milk products.

If you don't or can't consume milk, choose lactose-free products or other calcium sources such as fortified foods and beverages.

Choose low-fat or lean meats and poultry.

Bake it, broil it, or grill it.

Vary your protein routine - choose more fish, beans, peas, nuts, and seeds.

For a 2,000 calorie diet, you need the amounts below from each food group.  To find the amount that are right for you, go to MyPyramid.gov
Eat 6 oz. every day Eat 2.5 cups every day Eat 2 cups every day Get 3 cups every day Eat 5.5 oz. every day.


 Senior Dining Sites Address Phone Meal Time Site Manager
Carroll Heights 3505 Park Lane Dr.
La Crosse
792-6996 11:30 am Joe Clarkin
Forest Park 1230 Badger St.
La Crosse
789-7826 11:15 am Dawn Jorstad
Harry J. Olson Sr. Center 1607 North St.
La Crosse
792-4487 11:30 am Cindy Hauser
Holmen Community Center

421 Main St.

Holmen

526-6316 12:00 pm Sue Prinsen
Onalaska Community Center 515 Quincy St. Onalaska 789-7829 11:30 am Jeanine Bakkestuen
Stokke Tower 421 S. Sixth St.
La Crosse
789-7823 11:15 am Lori Peterson
Village Inn 1601 Bangor St. Bangor 486-2741 11:15 am Brian Berg
West Salem Whispering Pines 780 East Ave.
West Salem
790-5082 11:30 am Tammy Caspersen

 




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