News & Updates

 

Now Hiring!

We're currently hiring for SUBSTITUTE Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers, $14.00 per hour.

Please call our office at 715-394-3611 for more information.

 

 
 
FEBRUARY IS SENIOR INDEPENDENCE MONTH
 

For most seniors, continuing to live at home is a key part of independence. That’s why it’s crucial to equip your loved ones' homes so that they are safe and able to perform tasks on their own. Install grab bars and non-slip mats, organize the living area so that items are accessible, and maintain a well-lit environment to help prevent falls. Be sure your loved ones have access to a working telephone and easily accessible emergency numbers.

Maintaining a healthy mind and body is also important for preserving independence. Be sure your loved ones get regular exercise and eat well. Seniors can keep their minds sharp by doing puzzles, socializing, developing a new skill, participating in a new activity, or learning how to use a new technology.

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Many special thanks to the following businesses for advertising in our bi-monthly newsletter. Thank you for supporting our agency and the services we provide!
 
 
 
We had a full house of about 90 guests at our Christmas Tea Party! Len and Lois performed for everyone which always makes for a special day. Many thanks to Lexi and Jacklyn from the ADRC of Douglas County, WI, and Luann, Kay, Jim, and Kathy Schulties for volunteering and providing excellent service to all guests! Also, many thanks to all Senior Connections staff.
Congratulations to Rose--winner of the best ladies Christmas bonnet, and to Randy--winner of the best men's Christmas tie.
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
This webinar is available to anyone that is interested.  To register, please call Karen at 608-741-3615.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is the 2023-2024 class schedule for age 55 and over UW-Superior Center for Continuing Education. You may sign up online at uwsuper.edu/cce or by calling, 715-394-8469.
 
 
 
 
FREE Caregiver Training and Resources at: https://wisconsincaregiver.trualta.com
 
 
 
Our community rocks! Birds Bar weekly meat raffle along with their fabulous employees, customers & many other local small businesses raised $1,486 for Senior Connections, Inc. MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM! *Thank you for supporting the aging members of our community* Central Pub Superior Tan Salon Superior Thatcher's Tire Pros & Auto Center A-1 Asphalt Company of the Duluth and Superior Area Superior Automotive LLC
Pictured L to R are Molly Andrews, Senior Connections Nutrition Director & Kim Lear, Bird's Bar.
 
  
 
 
 
 
Beware of this nursing home practice.  You are not financially responsible for a family member's/friend's/loved one's cost to admit them to a nursing home. DO NOT sign any payment responsibility documents! Please call Senior Connections if you have any questions about this, 715-394-3611.
 
 
 
High five! Senior Connections, Inc. raised $515 yesterday for the Walk to End Alzheimer's - Twin Ports Area. Thank you to everyone that stopped by our cook-out at the Superior Downtown Farmers Market!! What a beautiful day. Also, many thanks to Luann Teige, Ann Pellman, Cody Bailen, Denise Kovaleski, Kay Johnson, and our employees for your dedication to this annual event!
 
             
 
This website can help you with tools and resources to help you stay safe and independent in your home.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Check out this handy phone from CapTel that captions your calls for you!
**Free phone and free installation to anyone with hearing loss**
To apply or with any questions, please call: 218-398-8259
 
 
 
 
 
*A big THANK YOU to Laura Killian our Elder Benefit Specialist*
June 11-17 is Elder Benefit Specialist Appreciation Week!
We would like to thank Laura Killian, our Elder Benefit Specialist for the incredible work she does.
Laura is a skilled advocate who helps older adults in Douglas County get, understand, and keep benefits, including health care, disability income, and programs that could save them money.
Benefit specialists help adults get services worth an average of over $2,000—but the peace of mind and support they provide is invaluable.
Average state-wide monetary impact:
Per case: $2,428
Per benefit specialist: $1,250,081
In total for 2022: $224,764,524
Peace of mind of working with an unbiased, expert advocate: Priceless
Thank your local benefit specialist for the incredible work they do today! https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/benefit.../counties.htm
For more information go to our website www.seniorconnectionswi.org
 
 
 
 

Events at the Lew Martin Senior Center, 1527 Tower Avenue in Superior

Exercise Class Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:15am-10:15, .50 cents

Tai Chi Class Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00am-11:00am, FREE

Cribbage Thursdays, 1pm-3pm, $4 

Call with questions, 715-394-3644

 

Congratulations to Tracy Martinson of Senior Connections, Inc. and all Superior Chamber of Commerce Business Award recipients! Tracy very proudly received the Chamber Ambassador of the Year award at the 69th Chamber Annual Meeting & Business Awards on May 24th, 2023.
 
 
The new 2023 Douglas County, WI Senior & Disabilities Guides are now available at our office.
 
You are welcome to stop by our office to pick up a free copy or click HERE to read the guide online.

Senior Connections, 1805 N. 16th Street in Superior.

 
 
Fond-du-Luth Casino and their Point to Give Promotion kindly presented Senior Connections, Inc. with a donation towards the Meals on Wheels program.
Thank you to Fond-du-Luth and their Player's Club members!!!
(Donate your points, Fond-du-Luth Casino will match them!
Deposit slot tickets into a designated donation box to be added-up. Guests may also donate their points, Fond-du-Luth Casino will match point value collected, and present a check to the local charities.)
 
 
 
 
 
       

If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.

Call or text 988 or chat online 988lifeline.org

More information can be found online at www.samhsa.gov/find-help/988

 

 
Senior Connections is proudly featured on pages 38 through 45 in the latest edition of Positively Superior Magazine!  
 
Click HERE to read the entire issue or click on the image below to read the issue.
 
Positively Superior Magazine tells the stories of our business community through exclusive interviews you won’t find anywhere else.
 
Positive stories of growth and investment, history and events, plans and progress – it’s all there, each issue, in Positively Superior Magazine.