Services

The Burleigh County Senior Adults Program promotes better health and well-being by providing nutritionally sound meals, outreach services and health maintenance services. Call the Bismarck Senior Center at 701-255-4648 to learn more about eligibility and how to begin services.

Nutrition Services

Congregate meals are served Monday through Friday from 11:45 am to 12:15 pm at the Bismarck Senior Center. Crescent Manor and the outlying community of Wing at the Golden Wing Club eat at noon. Reservations need to be made a day in advance. Menus are published monthly in The Senior Sentinel newsletter and on our website, and weekly in the Bismarck Tribune newspaper. Listed below are phone numbers to call to make congregate meal reservations:

  • Bismarck Senior Center ~ 701-258-9276
  • Crescent Manor ~ 701-258-6646
  • Golden Wing Club ~ 701-943-2490

Home-delivered Meals

Home-delivered meals are provided to those who are unable to come to a congregate meal site. Eligibility for home-delivered meals is determined by our outreach services at Burleigh County Senior Adults Program. A person is considered homebound when one or more of the following exist:

  • Limited physical mobility.
  • Emotional or psychological impairments that prohibit participation at a congregate meal site.
  • Remote geographic location where no congregate meal site exists
  • Remote geographic location that prohibits accessing the meal site due to transportation issues

Outreach Services

The Burleigh County Senior Adults Program Outreach Services provides seniors, age 60+, and their family members with information, support and assistance in assessing needs and accessing senior services. Services are provided through home and office visits and telephone contacts.

Some common requests for assistance include finding home care services, financial assistance with food and fuel, transportation, housing and support through a difficult life transition. To schedule a free and confidential meeting with our Outreach Service Coordinator, please call 701-255-4648. Walk-ins are also welcome.

All staff of the Burleigh County Senior Adults Program are mandated reporters of elder abuse, neglect and self-neglect. Reports are filed with the ND Department of Human Services Vulnerable Adult Protective Services (NDHS-VAPS). If you suspect a senior age 60+ is a victim of elder abuse, neglect or self-neglect or if you are a victim of elder abuse or neglect, contact NDHS-VAPS at 701-328-8868. You may also contact our Outreach Service Coordinator if you need assistance in the reporting process.

Health Maintenance Services

Health maintenance is a combination of services that address the unique cares and concerns of aging adults. Two licensed nurses are on staff at the Bismarck Senior Center to provide foot care, medication set-up, blood pressure screenings and fasting blood sugar screenings. Services are offered at the Bismarck Senior Center and in the home. The nurses' schedule is published in The Senior Sentinel newsletter. Appointments for health maintenance services may be scheduled by calling 701-255-4648.

Transportation

To arrange a bus ride to the Bismarck Senior Center, please call Bis-Man Transit at 701-223-9001. You must be a registered Bis-Man Transit rider and reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance. The Bismarck Senior Center offers subsidized rider tickets to and from your home and are available for purchase at the Bismarck Senior Center office.