By Kelsie Hoitomt
GLENWOOD CITY — Despite the loss of a cook, the Glenwood City Senior Center has not closed and it is still providing meals each week for those who wish to have lunch.
“After the cook took a different job, the decision was made upon budgetary reasons to transition to receiving meals from the Woodville cooking kitchen,” said Nutrition Program Manager Brenda Salseg.
The kitchen at the Senior Center in Woodville is run by one cook and two assistants and they provide home-cooked meals during the week to people not only in Woodville and Glenwood City now, but Baldwin, Roberts and Hammond as well.
These meals can be home delivered to individuals who wish to have a hot lunch provided for them. Otherwise, these lunches are served around 11:45 a.m. every Monday through Thursday.
According to Salseg, the center itself is open from 9:00-1:00 p.m. those four days of the week and anyone is welcome to stop and socialize, play some BINGO at 10:15 a.m. and have lunch.
The St. Croix County regulations say that the cost of the meal for those 60 years and older and/or who are disabled is a $4 suggested donation per meal. Otherwise it is $6.50 for anyone else, such as a grandchild, that wishes to visit and eat.
Salseg said that they have one request for those who plan to eat, they need to call 24 hours in advance to make a reservation so that the kitchen in Woodville can have the correct count. This means for those who wish to eat on Mondays, they will need to make a reservation on Thursdays.