How We Began

Established in 1974, Eastside Senior Services was the first neighborhood outreach site in Milwaukee County. In 1994, Eastside Services merged with Riverside West then in 2006 merged with the Interchange site and the name was changed to Eastside Senior Services. In 2020, Shorewood was added to our area of service.  Currently Eastside Senior Services operates independently.  Saint John’s On The Lake generously provides office space for our organization.


Eastside Senior Services helps older adults in the neighborhood remain living in their own homes in a safe and dignified manner. By providing direct support to older adults, we help them stay closely connected to and engaged with their communities while leading active, independent lives.


Now Serving Shorewood!



 Eastside Senior Services is a neighborhood outreach program with caring volunteers who provide older adults with free community services such as:  


  • Friendly visits

  • Transportation to desired destinations

  • Seasonal chores

  • Shopping assistance

  • Minor home repairs or household help

Additionally, staff assist callers with information, referrals or advocacy. 

Lastly, a medical equipment loan closet is available for those in need of items such as wheelchairs, walkers, or shower chairs.  To request an item, please complete the Medical Equipment Request Form.  If you have gently used equipment you would like to donate, please click here.

Any older adult (60+) living on the East Side of Milwaukee, Riverwest and Shorewood are eligible for ESS assistance.

    Please contact us for any questions regarding our services.


    There is no cost for our outreach services,

    thanks to the generous support of the following congregations and community organizations:

    Our Executive Committee


    Carol Eschner: Chair  (PLYMOUTH UNITED CHuRCH OF CHRIST)

    Pat Suminski: Treasurer (Three Holy Women Catholic Church)

    Our Board Members


    DEANNA MARCINIAK: (Member at Large)

    Connie Goggin: (Immanuel Presbyterian Church)

    Margaret Wittig (Old St. Mary Catholic Church)


    Ron Zingler: (St. Marks Episcopal Church)

    Bob Titley (Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist)

    We would love to hear from you!