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How Wauwatosa is Prepared to Respond to COVID-19

Wauwatosa routinely plans, trains, and exercises with partner agencies on responses to pandemics or infectious diseases. We are monitoring developments related to COVID-19 as they happen. Learn about city services available online or by mail.

 

Senior Resources

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Resources During COVID-19 

Contact the Wauwatosa Senior Center at (414) 471-8495 with questions about senior resources.

Absentee Voting

Voters can request absentee ballots by mailing, emailing, or faxing our city clerk's office. These requests must be accompanied by a valid photo ID. There is also in-person absentee voting available.

  • Mail: 7725 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
  • Fax: (414) 479-8989
  • Email: tclerk@wauwatosa.net

You must Include:

  • Your name
  • Your birth-date
  • Your Wauwatosa home address (legal voting residence; you must already be registered to vote from this address
  • Your signature
  • The address to which the ballot should be mailed (if different from your home address)
  • Your telephone number or email address to allow elections officials to contact you if there is a problem with your absentee application
  • A copy of your valid photo ID (must only be submitted the first time a by-mail absentee ballot request is made, unless an address change and re-registration occurs) 

2020 Census

The Census helps decide the number and shape of legislative districts; how government funding for hospitals, roads, school and other services is distributed; and where businesses invest.

There are three ways to respond to the 2020 Census: online, phone, or mail.

There is one Census for one home. Complete the Census for everyone living in your house, apartment or mobile home - no matter their age and whether they are related to you or not. Count yourself where you live & sleep most of the time. Only count people under your roof.

Food Resources

The City of Wauwatosa has assembled a list of places that are offering grocery delivery, pickup, and shopping hours for seniors.

Grocery Delivery and/or Pickup Services - Shop Online

Grocery Delivery Services - Apps

  • Airdrie by DoorDash
  • Postmates
  • InstaCart

Stores Offering Senior Shopping Hours (subject to change)

  • Sendik's
    • 7am - 8am every day
  • Target
    • 8am - 9am Wednesdays
  • Whole Foods
    • 8am - 9am every day
  • Dollar General
    • 8am - 9am every day
  • Walmart 
    • 6am - 7am Tuesdays
  • Meijer
    • 7am - 8 am Tuesdays, Thursdays
  • Walgreens
    • 8am - 9am Tuesdays for those 65+

Transportation Options for Seniors

Senior Preparedness

  • File of Life
  • Disaster Planning
  • Lock Box Program
    • Lock boxes provide an alternative to forced entry of your home for emergency responders. The boxes are only accessible by authorized personnel in the event of an emergency. In Wauwatosa, only the Wauwatosa Fire Department has a key that can open the lock box. For further information on purchasing a lock box contact the Fire Department non-emergency number (414) 471-8490.

Health

Energy Assistance Program

The Energy Assistance Program provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations for qualified Milwaukee County residents. Call (414) 270-4653 for eligibility.

Home Renovation Assistance

Revitalize Milwaukee is a nonprofit organization in which skilled and unskilled volunteers repair homes for low-income elderly and/or disabled homeowners who are unable to repair or afford the work themselves. The goal of the program is to address the safety, security, and independence of the homeowner. Guidelines apply. Chosen recipients receive all repairs free of charge. Repairs are completed safely and in compliance with current building code guidelines. For income guidelines and to apply for the program visit the website or call 414-312-7531.

City of Wauwatosa Home Repair Program offers critical home repair for low to moderate income residents. Call Community First at (414) 446-3564 for more information. 

Milwaukee County Home Repair Program offers no-interest loans to income-qualified homeowners in the suburban communities of Milwaukee County. Visit their website at county.milwaukee.gov/housing or call (414) 278-4917. 

Additional Resources for Wauwatosa Seniors

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