Community Collaborations

Whitney Senior Center (WSC) promotes symbiotic relationships within the community by facilitating programs and offering space to businesses and organizations that ease the burden of life's everyday questions. These services address the range of questions from "what's for dinner?" and "how will I get to my medical appointment?" to "who will fix my furnace?" Some of our collaborations include Catholic Charities which provides Senior Dining, Senior LinkAge (an information and referral service), RSVP (which coordinates volunteer activities), and WACOSA (a day program for older adults with disabilities).

In-House Community Collaborations
Congregate Dining
Senior Dining is sponsored by Catholic Charities and has been a part of WSC since 1975. Senior Dining offers 2 healthy meal choices including the "lighter side" menu which serves fresh wraps, salads and sandwiches for those looking for a lighter version to the full menu.

Check out the menu website for more information.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Located in Clemens Hall.

For more information, contact Jean Haley, Senior Dining - Catholic Charities, at 320-650-3068.

RSVP: Greater St. Cloud Area Retired & Senior Volunteer Program
RSVP is a volunteer program for men and women age 55 and better offering a variety of 1-time and on-going volunteer opportunities within 160 local organizations in Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne Counties. RSVP assists in finding a volunteer match that meets the needs of both the individual and the community.

Volunteers create their own level of commitment and can utilize benefits through RSVP. No matter what needs to be done, RSVP volunteers are an effective and dependable resource. They can be found serving in their community and sharing life experiences by volunteering. Office located at Whitney Front Desk and City Hall.

 EmailJennifer Wucherer, Program Coordinator RSVP, or contact her at 320-255-7295 for more information.

Central MN Council on Aging: Senior LinkAge Line
Senior LinkAge Line is a free telephone information and assistance service which assists older adults and their families to locate community services. Help is closer than you think!

Programs offered such as: Health Insurance Counseling, Prescription Drug Assistance Programs, Medicare, Caregiver Support, Housing, Transportation, Home Delivered Meals, In Home Services, and much more. Office located next to Whitney Front Desk

For more information, email Linda Schmidt, Senior Advocate - Senior LinkAge Line, Central MN Council on Aging, or call at 320-650-3080.

Cloud Travel: Utopia Tours
Cloud Travel and Utopia Tours provides scheduled day trips, casino trips, extended motor coach tours and air and cruise travel. See travel kiosk located next to the information desk in Clemens Hall, or call 1-800-872-8445.

MN Highway Safety and Research Center: Driver Improvement Program
Are you 55 or older? This course will save you 10% on your auto insurance for 3 years. There are no written or behind the wheel tests! There are 8 hour class for the first time students and 4 hour refresher class for the repeat student. To register for a class at Whitney Senior Center or in your area, visit Minnesota Highway Safety and Research Center at St. Cloud State or call 888-234-1294 or 320-529-1539.

WSC is dedicated to helping all seniors remain involved in and connected to the community. Through a mutual commitment to inclusiveness, WACOSA's co-location at WSC makes consumer access to activities readily available, promoting active community participation with seniors who are not disabled, and volunteerism in the community as members of RSVP. For more information, contact WACOSA at 320-258-9251.

Other Community Collaborations
In addition to our in-house collaborations, Whitney Senior Center partners with local organizations on community events, special projects, and other activities that build community. Examples include: Juneteenth Celebration, Kwanzaa, and a recent collaboration with the YMCA for an inter-generational flash mob.