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Welcome to Polk County Senior Services

Polk County Senior Services is dedicated to helping older individuals live independently and remain an active and vital part of the Community. We provide information on the network of services available to older adults and assist individuals and their families in accessing these services.

Polk County Senior Services is jointly sponsored by County, State and Federal funds made available through the Polk County Board of Commissioners and
Aging Partners. Contributions for services and donations also help to support
the Program.

All activities and services of the Polk County Senior Services Program are provided without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or disability.

Hours of Operation

Polk County Senior Services is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except for recognized County Holidays and inclement weather. If in doubt, please call (402) 764-8227 for information.

Senior Centers in Polk County

Polk County Senior Services want to ensure that all older individuals that visit our centers have access to social, educational and recreational programs that help to enhance their quality of life. Senior Centers in Polk County are located in Osceola, Polk, Shelby and Stromsburg. A noon meal is available Monday - Friday at all the centers for a suggested donation for individuals 60 years of age or older. Meals
are also available for Individuals under 60 for a fee. Please call the center one
day in advance to make a reservation. Modified diets are available with a
doctor's orders.

There are individual, extenuating circumstances that may qualify someone to receive a noon meal for a suggested donation. Please call and visit with the Polk County Program Manager for details.

Special services and activities at the Centers include: Educational presentations, health assessments, regular blood pressure checks, pedicure clinics, exercise classes, craft classes, pool tournaments, bingo and much more!

Center Locations

Osceola Senior Center
340 N. State Street, Osceola, NE 68651
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(402) 747-8227

Polk Senior Center
230 N. Main Street, Polk, NE 68654
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(402) 765-2311

Shelby Senior Center
230 N. Walnut Street, Shelby, NE 68662
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(402) 527-5158

Stromsburg Senior Center
118 E. Third Street, Stromsburg, NE 68666
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(402) 764-8227


Home Delivered Meals

Meals are available throughout Polk County. Each meal is one-third of the recommended daily nutritional needs for an individual. HDM are available 7-days a week in the Stromsburg and Osceola area and Monday thru Friday in all other communities. Modified diets are available with a Doctor's orders.

Call your local Senior Center by 8 a.m. to order a meal or the day before to set up a schedule for meals. Call and visit with the Polk County Program Manager for complete details, (402) 764-8227.


Busy Wheels

This service operates in both Stromsburg and Osceola. Both have their own governing board and officers. An individual calls a Senior Center to make arrangements and drivers are dispatched from the Center. Stromsburg has ten volunteers that drive 1/2 day each week and three relief drivers. Osceola has three drivers and are looking for more. This may be just the volunteer position for you.

Call and visit with the Stromsburg or Osceola Center Manager for more information.


Other Services Available

Polk County Senior Services has several services to help older persons live independently and stay active members of the community.

Services offered include: