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. Currently Eastside Senior Services operates independently.  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church generously provides office space for our organization.

OUR MISSION 

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.

 

 

OUR SERVICES

 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 within the upper or lower East Side of Milwaukee and Shorewood is 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  (Member at Large)

    Pat Suminski: Treasurer (Three Holy Women Catholic Church)

    Our Board Members

     

    Dan Ryan: (Member at Large)

    Connie Goggin: (Immanuel Presbyterian Church)

    Margaret Wittig (Old St. Mary Catholic Church)

    Christopher Hanks: (Member at Large)

    Luci Klebar: (Plymouth United Church of Christ)

    Ron Zingler: (St. Marks Episcopal Church)

    Bob Titley (Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist)

    We would love to hear from you!