St. Williams Care Center in Milbank will take over where Trevett’s Cafe left off – serving elderly folks hot, nutritious meals. The 60’s Plus Dining Program, run by Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP), began serving meals today, Monday, February 6, at their new location.
“Typically we have 12 people for the noon meal,” stated ICAP Site Manager Julie Scubelek, who is from Brookings. “Today we had 18 people and would love to see these high numbers enjoy the program.”
Trevett’s Cafe was the previous site for the program, but when the family-owned restaurant closed last week, a replacement was needed. “It’s nice how fast this worked out with St. Williams,” stated ICAP community service worker Heather Rise. “There were just three days last week without services, so we appreciate the hard work put into making this transition so quick.”
A few improvements have been made. Scubelek explained because St. Williams operates a full-time kitchen for its own residents, additional meals will be provided for the 60’s Plus program. “ The participants will have two choices for meals. They can choose food off the regular menu, which is the same menu served to the local residents, or they can choose food from the St. Williams cafe menu.” Participants of the 60s Plus program can also choose breakfast or supper in addition to the noon meal.
As in the past, participants purchase their meals using a Star card. They can buy 10 meals for $34 or 20 meals for $68. They can be used for any or all of the three meals served each day.
St. Williams also took over making the meals for the Meals On Wheels program today. “Frozen meals were provided to replace the regular meals the three days Trevett’s was closed last week,” Rise said. “But St. Williams began those services again today and served 18 people -just a few more than the normal number.”
“It’s been a busy morning, but we are happy to provide these services for the Milbank community,” stated St. Williams Dietary Director Deb Schuelke. “We are excited to bring more people into our facility and hope they will enjoy the food along with activities and socialization.