Senior Living

Ashland, Wisconsin, Lake Superior’s Hometown, is a great place to live, no matter what your age. For senior citizens, Ashland offers a variety of lifestyle choices for those in retirement from senior citizen housing, home health care to assisted-living facilities and nursing homes. Families can be assured that their loved ones are taken care of in high-quality facilities.

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Ashland’s location offers abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, including

  • 10+mile paved waterfront trail
  • Public Beaches & Picnic Areas ~ Kreher Park, Maslowski Beach, Bayview Beach, Prentice Park, Plaza Park
  • “Historic Mural Capital of Wisconsin” featuring 21 life-sized murals depicting Ashland’s rich history
  • Access to the Tri-County Corridor, a multi-use trail
  • The WhistleStop Marathon & Half-Marathon including the Cruisin’ the Corridor 5k and 10k run/walk www.whistlestopmarathon.com
  • Apostle Islands and Madeline Island is a hop, skip and a jump away www.apostleislandsinline.com
  • The Bayfield area orchards are open 3 seasons of the year ~ fall, spring, and summer.
  • Copper Falls State Park
  • Morgan Falls and St. Peter’s Dome
  • World-class smallmouth bass fishing

Following are valuable Senior Resources

  •  Ashland County Aging Unit, Inc.  – 400 Chapple Avenue ~ Suite 100 – 715-682-4414.  The Ashland County Aging Unit, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides nutrition, transportation, caregiving support, and programming for seniors within our community.  We could not do everything we do without our amazing volunteers.  If you have some free time, are looking to get out and about in the community, or simply want to connect with some great people, please contact us at (715) 682-4414 extension 0 to discuss volunteering.  There are a variety of opportunities depending on your schedule and preferences.  Visit our website for more information https://www.ashlandaging.com/
  • Ashland County Senior Dining Sites– dining sites are located in Ashland, Sanborn, Mellen, Glidden, and Butternut.  This program provides individuals age 60 and over, or Native American Elders 55 & older and their spouse of any age regardless of income the opportunity to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal three or more days a week either dining in person or through home delivery (meals on wheels); additional criteria apply for home deliveries.   Check out our website for our monthly menu, dining locations and times, and to volunteer in our dining sites or to deliver meals on wheels (https://www.ashlandaging.com/nutrtion-services). Reservations are required by calling the  the main office 715-682-4414, ext. 0, 8AM-4:30PM Monday thru Friday.  Suggested donation of $3.25 per meal is requested.   Meals served at 11:15AM (Sanborn) 11:30am (Ashland, Mellen, Glidden, Butternut).
  • The Memory Cafe – 3rd Tuesday of the month, 9:30-11am, Enrichment Center 400 Chapple Ave.    RSVP Ellie 715-682-7004 x153.  A place for family, friends and fun!  The Memory Cafe is an opportunity for fellowship for people living with memory loss.  Alzheimer’s & other related dementias and their care partners to enjoy regular social-interactions with others to laugh, to learn and create community.  What you can expect; Social connection with others having similar experiences; Informal relaxed environment; Fun, engagement & laughter.

 

Fitness / Wellness

  • AmericInn – 3009 E. Lakeshore Drive ~ 715-682-9950  Pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, available for a nominal charge. Call ahead of time: 7am – 3pm Monday – Friday
  • Enrichment Center – 400 Chapple Ave. ~ 715-682-2776 Senior Events are listed under events also.
  • Snap Fitness – 1804 Lakeshore Dr. East, -715-682-0141
  • Recreation and Fitness Resources, Inc – 140 S Broad St, Bayfield, 715-779-5408

 

Educational Opportunities

  • 55+ Expo ~ Fourth Wednesday in August, 715-685-5182
  • UW- Extension, Ashland County – 201 W. Main St., County Courthouse, Room 107 – Kathy Beeksma ~ 715-682-7017
  • Northwoods Technical College – 2100 Beaser Ave.  715-682-4591

 

Library

  • Vaughn Public Library – 502 W. Main Street 715-682-7060

 

Museums

 

Financial Information

 

Health Care- Clinics/Hospitals/Nursing Homes

 

Pharmacies

 

Housing

  • Ashland Arms – 716 4th St. W. ~715-682-8412
  • City of Ashland Housing Authority – 319 Chapple Ave. ~ 715-682-7066 Bay Towers, Bay Haven, Bay Ridge & Bay Terrace

 

Insurance

 

Transportation

  • Bay Area Rural Transit ~ 715-682-9664
  • Ashland County Aging Unit, Inc. for or persons aged 60 and older and persons with disabilities~ 715-682-4414, extension 0.
  • JET Travel & Tours ~ 715-682-9591

 

Alzheimer Information:

  •  Alzheimer’s Association– Greater WI Chapter – 400 Chapple Avenue – 715-682-3974

 

Adult Day Care

  • Lifespan Respite Care Northern Network 514 W. Main Street – Deanna Yost ~ 715-682-7171, ext. 35
  • Regional Hospice Services, Inc. – 1913 Beaser Avenue – 715-685-5151
  • Grief Support ~ facilitated by Regional Hospice 715-685-5175
  • Faith in Action-Ashland County– 400 Chapple Avenue – 715-682-4414, ext. 3.  Faith in Action volunteers can provide companionship, no medical care is provided with this service.  Volunteers may also provide other light home care services.  Anyone interested in volunteering or looking for volunteers can learn more on our website (https://www.ashlandaging.com/copy-of-caregiver-support-1).

 

Volunteer Opportunities

  •  Ashland County Aging Unit, Inc.  – 400 Chapple Avenue ~ Suite 100 – 715-682-4414.  The Ashland County Aging Unit, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides nutrition, transportation, caregiving support, and programming for seniors within our community.  We could not do everything we do without our amazing volunteers.  If you have some free time, are looking to get out and about in the community, or simply want to connect with some great people, please contact us at (715) 682-4414 extension 0 to discuss volunteering.  There are a variety of opportunities depending on your schedule and preferences.  Visit our website for more information https://www.ashlandaging.com/
  • Ashland County Senior Dining Sites– dining sites are located in Ashland, Sanborn, Mellen, Glidden, and Butternut.  This program provides individuals age 60 and over, or Native American Elders 55 & older and their spouse of any age regardless of income the opportunity to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal three or more days a week either dining in person or through home delivery (meals on wheels); additional criteria apply for home deliveries.   Check out our website for our monthly menu, dining locations and times, and to volunteer in our dining sites or to deliver meals on wheels (https://www.ashlandaging.com/nutrtion-services). Reservations are required by calling the  the main office 715-682-4414, ext. 0, 8AM-4:30PM Monday thru Friday.  Suggested donation of $3.25 per meal is requested.   Meals served at 11:15AM (Sanborn) 11:30am (Ashland, Mellen, Glidden, Butternut).
  • Faith in Action-Ashland County– 400 Chapple Avenue – 715-682-4414, ext. 3.  Faith in Action volunteers can provide companionship, no medical care is provided with this service.  Volunteers may also provide other light home care services.  Anyone interested in volunteering or looking for volunteers can learn more on our website (https://www.ashlandaging.com/copy-of-caregiver-support-1).
  • Ashland Chamber Events – The Ashland Chamber looks for volunteers all year round.  We have ladies that come in and do mailing for us, as well men that do handy work that is needed.  During the Spring, Summer and Fall we have events that volunteers are needed as well, Apostle Islands Inline, Superior Vista Bike Tour, Bay Days, Mural Fest & Car show and our biggest event WhistleStop.  Please stop by our office at 1716 West Lake Shore Dr or call the Ashland Chamber if you are interested in hearing more about these opportunities or getting on our volunteer list 715-682-2500

 

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