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Our Mission

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To brighten the everyday lives of low-income senior citizens residing in subsidized apartment buildings.

 

Our Senior Programs are designed to:

  • Fight loneliness

  • Reduce social isolation

  • Create human connections

  • Build community

 

By delivering free hot meals on holidays, delivering care packages, and hosting social events and nature trips.

Holiday Meal Program

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Among 15,000+ individuals eligible to receive a holiday meal, we currently provide about 4,000 seniors with a free, hot and hearty, ready-to-eat meal, right on:

Easter Sunday | Thanksgiving Day | Christmas Day

Individuals who sign up for a meal usually:

  • Don't have family (in the area or at all)

  • Don't have a place to go for the holidays (or access to transportation)

  • Can't easily walk or drive (due to weather conditions and/or a disability)

  • Can't afford to buy a holiday meal

  • Find it physically challenging to cook

Our seniors say they love the their Holiday Meals; not just the yummy food, but also the loving experience our volunteers provide them.

Each holiday, our program creates more human connections and builds community through our hundreds of volunteers, brightening the lives of thousands of senior citizens.

Social Gatherings Program

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We bring the fun right to the community room of each senior building we serve, with social events consisting of:

Bingo | Live Music | Snack

Puzzles | Board Games | Door Prizes

Care Packages | & More Fun!

Social interaction is crucial to the mental and physical health of all people. Seniors especially tend to feel more lonely and isolate themselves due to:

  • Loss of their spouse and/or loved ones

  • Inability to work or pick up hobbies

  • Limitations due to income and/or health

Our seniors look forward to our events; they love how each social gathering is accessible, complimentary, and comes packed with unlimited fun!

Our programs and volunteers strive to fight loneliness and reduce social isolation by serving up smiles and good conversation, which helps seniors feel valued as human beings.

Care Package Program

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An annual care package is delivered to each senior resident among the 200 buildings we serve, across 50 cities of Southeastern Wisconsin; which totals to 15,000+ care packages.

Each care package typically contains common household essentials such as:

Toilet Paper | Paper Towels | Facial Tissue

Bar Soap | Wash Cloths | Cleaning Rags

Puzzle Books | Pencils | Chapstick
And More!

*Package contents dependent on product donations received, but always include first (3) items*

Between inflation and being on a fixed income, seniors may find it difficult to afford household items. Our care packages reduce some of the stress, and allow seniors to budget for other needs.

Delivering care packages brightens the lives of seniors by providing peace of mind and consistent reminders that they matter to those around them.

Nature Trip

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Every summer, we take our seniors on a Nature Trip for fishing, live music, water activities, swimming, hiking, and relaxation away from the busy city.

Our seniors enjoy a bus ride to West Bend, WI at the completely accessible Blue Lotus Nature Center throughout:

June | July | August

Between the quiet beauty and the fun activities, most of our seniors have never experienced a Nature Trip like this. They love it so much, they don't want to go home!

Our Nature Trips help reduce isolation and loneliness by allowing the space for our seniors to create connections between each other, our volunteers, and with nature.

Areas We Serve

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We serve 15,000+ clients who reside in 50 cities in 8 counties of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Bayview | Brown Deer | Butler | Cedarburg
Cudahy | Delafield | East Troy | Elkhorn
Fort Atkinson | Franklin | Hales Corners | Hartford
Hartland | Jefferson | Kenosha | Lake Geneva
Mayville | Menomonee Falls | Mequon | Milwaukee
New Berlin | Oak Creek | Oconomowoc | Port Washington
Racine | Random Lake | Saukville | Shorewood
South Milwaukee | St Francis | Sturtevant | Sussex
Twin Lakes | Union Grove | Walworth | Waterford
Watertown | Waukesha | Wauwatosa |
West Allis
West Milwaukee | West Bend | Whitewater

Criteria and Eligibility

 

Our Senior Programs are designated for individuals residing in subsidized low-income apartment housing.

Our clients must also be senior citizens, or disabled individuals, over the age of 50.

About Us

Our Staff

Jeffery P. Hansen (pictured)

Founder and Executive Director

Community Projects for Seniors Office Team:

Executive Director

Office Manager

Project Coordinator

Outreach Associate

Credentials

  • 501(c)(3) charitable organization since 1986

  • EIN# 39-1568562 | WI credential # 417-800

  • Funded entirely by donations and sponsorships from individuals, groups, clubs, businesses, corporations, foundations, and annual fundraisers; we do not accept any government assistance.

  • Not affiliated with any other organization, business, or government agency.

  • All donors are confidential - no private information is ever sold/shared with any other person/business/entity.

Work Desk

Board Of Directors

Testimonials

We interviewed our friend, Leroy, who's been participating in our programs for 24 years!

We asked him to tell us what he thinks about our

Social Gatherings Program.

Media and Photos

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