MAQUOKETA and BELLEVUE MEAL SITES
Phone 652-6771 by 9 a.m. the day before you plan to eat.
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging (NEI3A) closed all of its senior centers and meals sites until further notice. This includes the Jackson County Senior Center in Maquoketa and the Bellevue meal site.
Individuals who attend the sites will be contacted and given the option to receive a home-delivered meal. All office locations will also be closed to the public but will remain open to offer services.
If anyone needs information about meals, transportation tickets, or other services, call (800) 779-8707 instead of coming to any office locations.
NEI3A relies on hundreds of volunteers to deliver meals each day. Anyone willing to volunteer to deliver meals in any of the 18 counties NEI3A serves is asked to call (800) 779-8707.
JACKSON COUNTY HOME DELIVERED MEALS MENU
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging has moved to frozen meals only being delivered to individual homes once a week.
The meals are available in 7 and 14 meal packs. Because of the switch in meal delivery and the extra meals offered, the menu may not be followed exactly during this time.
NEI3A is also offering extended meal options for towns and rural areas that were not able to receive meals in the past. If you would like to find out more about options available, please call us at 1-800-779-8707.
Wednesday, May 6: Chilaquiles Casserole, Brown Rice, Green Peas, Baked Cookie, Milk.
Thursday, May 7: Cranberry Dijon Chicken, Baby Red Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Milk.
Friday, May 8: Pork Loin, Orange Cranberry Sauce, Hashbrown Casserole, Seasoned Green Beans, Dinner Roll, Frosted Coconut Cake, Milk, Margarine.
Monday, May 11: Sloppy Joe, Green Beans, Hot Potato Salad, Wheat Hamburger Bun, Fruit Cocktail, Milk, Ketchup.
Tuesday, May 12: Ham Rotini Casserole, Sliced Carrots, Paprika Garlic Cauliflower, Baked Cookie, Milk.
Wednesday, May 13: Beef Spaghetti Casserole, California Vegetable Blend, Multi-Grain Brea, Hot Cinnamon Applesauce, Milk, Margarine.
MAQUOKETA CARE CENTER
Sunday activities consisted of 1:1 prayers and devotional readings with residents that wanted to pray and worship. Televisions were tuned in to virtual worship services, or anything the residents wanted. There was a lovely lunch and then a time of reflection, phone visits, window visits, and other means of communicating with family and friends.
Monday morning, 1:1 current events were read to the residents that wanted to hear what is going on in the community. Several residents stay informed by watching the news on their televisions. After lunch, the residents enjoyed 1:1 story time where staff read short stories to them if they want to listen. Radio bingo was played by a few residents later in the afternoon in their rooms. No winners yet but we will keep trying! Sammy came in for 1:1 activities and socializing with the residents in the evening.
The Price is Right was turned on the televisions of the residents on Tuesday morning while passing fresh water. Several of them love their game shows. 1:1 Resident Council interviews were completed with a few of the residents who participate in this meeting. Old-time radio and television shows were played on the iPad later as a 1:1 activity. Kukla, Fran and Ollie and even Gorgeous George were looked up for residents to see and reminisce about.
Rosary prayers and devotional readings were offered for 1:1 activities on Wednesday morning. After lunch, several of the residents enjoyed in-room 1:1 spelling bees. We have some great spellers here at Maquoketa Care Center! Later, the History Channel was viewed on some of the televisions if they wished to do so.
Thursday morning, 1:1 prayer and worship was offered. The residents appreciate staff saying prayers and reading them devotions. Popcorn was popped and passed in the afternoon for Popcorn Thursday. FaceTime was done by a few residents and their families. Other residents did window visits with their loved ones. Radio Bingo was again attempted by the residents that enjoy bingo. Many residents enjoy bingo.
Friday, the residents were visited by Cathy with fresh water and conversation. Donut holes were delivered to continue the tradition of “men’s group” which is generally held the last Friday of the month. Since we are only able to offer 1:1 room visits, our Maintenance Director, Jim, volunteered to continue 1:1 visits with all of the residents and all were offered the donut treats. After lunch, several residents enjoyed 1:1 visits and discussed many topics. Happy hour brought out the treats and drinks for 1:1 activities with Sammy. Some residents played radio bingo again this afternoon. Later, Sammy offered 1:1 activities for some residents that wanted to stay active after supper.
Cathy offered seek-and-find puzzles for 1:1 activity fun on Saturday morning. In the evening, Lawrence Welk was played on the televisions of those who wanted to watch him. Family window visits were done throughout the day and many contacted their loved ones via telephone. FaceTime was also offered in the morning when activity staff was available. We will continue to provide support to our residents and keep them safe during this pandemic. Thank you all for understanding and stay safe and healthy!