By NIKKI YOUNK
HOMESTEAD, Wis. - Although the Homestead Senior Center is temporarily closed, meal services through Florence County's Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) are still available for senior citizens in the Homestead-Aurora area.
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Due to building maintenance issues, senior citizen meal services at the Homestead Town Hall, pictured above, have temporarily stopped. Senior citizens can still obtain home-delivered meals or go to another senior meal site for community meals.
The senior center is located within the Homestead Town Hall, located at 2809 Church Road.
ADRC Director Barbara Bauer explained that the ADRC rents space in the building in order to serve meals, but the town owns the building.
According to the ADRC's website, the Homestead center is currently closed for maintenance.
Bauer, ADRC Committee Chair Susan Theer, and Homestead Town Board Chair Elinor Trosin all declined to give any further details.
"There is a very minor issue that needs to be resolved," said Theer. "And we've asked the town board to do something."
Trosin confirmed that discussion about the center will be on the agenda at the town's next meeting on Aug. 29. However, she added that the decision to serve meals at the center is ultimately up to the ADRC, not the town.
Bauer emphasized that the center's closure is only temporary.
"We're not eliminating services in Homestead," she said. "We have plans to re-open in the future."
Bauer said that, in the meantime, seniors in the Homestead-Aurora area can either continue to receive home-delivered meals or attend the congregate meals served at the Florence Community Center or the Fence Town Hall.
Meals in Florence are served Monday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and meals in Fence are served Wednesdays at noon.
The suggested donation per meal is $3.50.
For more information on meal services, call the ADRC at (715) 528-4890.
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