The Senior Resource Center serves older Americans aged 60+ in Sawyer County Wisconsin. There are 5 meal sites serving daily (Monday – Friday) on site luncheon meals as well as Meals on Wheels home delivery for those who are unable to come into the meal centers. We also partner with several county agencies including the ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) in order to direct questions about housing, transportation, assistance, Medicare and insurance options to the appropriate parties.
Some of the services and social activities we offer at Hayward and our other sites include: meals; a place to come and enjoy the company of others through social interactions like card games, a mini lending library, dominoes, puzzles, art/painting, woodworking, casual bingo (Friday afternoons); foot care services (Hayward only); fitness classes; AARP presentations; Progressive Bingo (Thursday evenings at Hayward). Hayward also has a small gift shop with gently used and new handmade items as well as greeting cards.
We also offer Monday through Friday bus transportation within a 4 mile radius of downtown Hayward.
We maintain five meal sites at Hayward, Stone Lake, Spider Lake, Winter and Exeland.
The Senior Resource Center and GWAAR
The Senior Resource Center in Hayward is affiliated with GWAAR, one of three regional agencies on aging in Wisconsin that administer federal and state resources for the development of programs and services for older adults. The mission of the GWAAR is to affect positive change in the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of county and tribal aging units in order to preserve and enhance the quality of life of older adults in Northern Wisconsin. The programs of the Senior Resource Center are designed to achieve this mission.
Both the Senior Resource Center and GWAAR are governed by the Older Americans Act and the Wisconsin Elders Act. To meet the diverse needs of the growing numbers of older persons in the United States, President Lyndon Johnson on August 14, 1965, signed into law the Older Americans Act (OAA). The OAA set out specific objectives for maintaining the dignity and welfare of older individuals and created the primary vehicle for organizing, coordinating, and providing community-based services and opportunities for older Americans and their families.