Partner of the Month: Clinton & Bernice Rose Senior Center | June 2024

Jun 10, 2024

Hunger Task Force isn’t just Milwaukee Free & Local food bank – we’re a community. We believe in the power of collaboration, and that’s why we’re thrilled to recognize our amazing supporters through “Partner of the Month,” a platform to celebrate the incredible local organizations, businesses and companies who join us in the fight against hunger. They donate food, volunteer their time, raise awareness and provide financial support – strengthening our work in preventing hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve a hunger-free community tomorrow.

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Clinton & Bernice Rose Senior Center

In collaboration with Hunger Task Force, the Clinton & Bernice Rose Senior Center (Clinton Rose) is dedicated to establishing a network where older adults can access vital resources and engaging activities as they navigate their later years. Part of Serving Older Adults, an organization committed to enhancing the lives of more than 5,700 seniors age 50+ annually across five county-owned senior centers in Milwaukee County, Clinton Rose is at the forefront of this mission.

Cathy Wood, CEO of Serving Older Adults, expresses gratitude for the partnership, stating, “We are grateful for our partnership with the Hunger Task Force and share the belief that everyone has the right to obtain healthy food with dignity.”

The senior center serves as a monthly Mobile Market and Stockbox site, bridging the gap for local shoppers seeking affordable groceries and ensuring nearly 80 low-income seniors have access to free Stockboxes. Additionally, Clinton Rose hosts Hunger Task Force’s distribution of Senior Farmers’ Market Vouchers each summer. Reflecting on these initiatives, Cathy notes, “These resources are a perfect complement to our existing programs, and Hunger Task Force helps us provide our aging neighbors with an opportunity to receive the nutritious foods they need to remain healthy and strong.”

Clinton Rose’s programming empowers seniors to age in place with dignity and autonomy. The center offers wrap-around support including nutritional guidance and social services. This holistic approach ensures older adults have the tools they need to maintain independence and live fulfilling lives.

Sheila Carter, Clinton Rose Center Manager, emphasizes the center’s commitment to treating every visitor with love, kindness and respect, stating, “We are here to serve our older adult community in any way possible.”

In a world that can sometimes feel isolating for older adults, Clinton Rose is a place where seniors are valued for their contributions and empowered to live vibrant lives. SOA’s partnership with Hunger Task Force strengthens this mission, highlighting the power of collaboration in supporting our valued senior community.