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Wausaukee Meal Site Closed, Continue Home Deliveries
Issue Date: August 30, 2019
Marinette County Elderly Services at their Committee on Aging Board meeting on Aug. 14 at the Marinette Center, closed the Wausaukee Congregate Meal Site, but continue Home Delivered Meals and use the location as a drop off point, Those receiving meals now will continue as home delivered recipients.
Director Pam Mueller Johnson stated that it has been two years and is time to renew the building loan. The paperwork is done and the renewal has been locked in for three years, at a 5% interest rate.
Transportation/Special Projects Coordinator Mary Basak said the golf outing fundraiser was a huge success, exceeding their goal. Next years outing has been set for July 10, 2020. There was discussion on how well the event went and Basak thanked Deb Baumgart for her help and for soliciting prizes and gifts.
There was 10% hike in 2020 County Budget request where there hasn't been any significant increases in 25 years.
A anew meals on wheels driver and an assistant cook were hired in Marinette and new sub assistant cook hired in Crivitz. A Marinette driver retired.
Two grants were received from the M&M Community Foundation. One was used to purchase and put together dental hygiene packets that were delivered in the home-bound meal participants and the other grant to purchase two needed food processors for the Crivitz and Marinette meal sites.
The Annual Conference for Seniors and Caregivers, "Focusing on the Positive Aspects of Aging" is Sept. 25 at Little River Country Club in Marinette. Speakers and the break-out sessions were discussed.
The 3rd annual Flavors Fundraiser is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at The Woods in Crivitz.
The estate that Marinette County Elderly Services has been named in has been settled. They recently received a check from the Marinette County Tavern League and the Wisconsin Tavern League matched that donation. The Crivitz Area woman's Club also sent a donation. A former board member sent a letter and donation. There was discussion on the vacant board position for the Peshtigo area. Director Mueller Johnson stated after a conference call with the GWAAR, the Aging Plan goals have been going well. The new Benefit Specialist received nice comments and notes from clients about how she helped them.
The next meeting is Sept. 18 in Niagara.
Present were Chair Gilbert Engel, Colleen Risner, Jean Rocque, Don Phillips, Debbie Baumgart Rick Downs. also present were Director Pam Mueller Johnson, Transportation Coordinator Mary Basak, Nutrition Coordinator Avery Steen, and Office Coordinator Shelly Menger.