National Employ Older Workers Week: Was Sept. 21-27, 2014
Nearly half of all employers think the loss of their older employees over the next decade could be a problem for them. Forward-thinking employers are developing strategies to attract and retain older workers. Older workers’ experience enhances their decision-making skills, they keep institutional memory within a business, and they can help reduce employee turnover.
Put a lifetime of experience to work for you—hire an older worker.
2014 WI Aging Network Conference
Thanks for attending the 2014 Wisconsin Aging Network Conference September 10-12, 2014, at the Kalahari Convention Center & Resort in Wisconsin Dells! There were over 450 attendees, 40 workshops, and over 40 exhibitors.
Guide to Elder Law & Benefits in Wisconsin (GEL&B) Now Available
Created and published by the GWAAR Legal Services Team, the Guide to Elder Law and Benefits in Wisconsin provides information and resources on a variety of benefit and entitlement programs for older people in the state. More information or to purchase online access to the publication.
If you have already received your login codes, access the GEL&B.
2014-2015 GWAAR Legislative Platform and Policy Priorities
Our legislative platform is intended to express the ongoing public policy goals of our Board and Advisory Council and the counties and tribes in our planning and service area (PSA); represent the wide range of federal and state issues important to older adults in our PSA; and provide the foundation for policy development, advocacy action, and organizational priorities.
WI Guardianship Support Center
The Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center (GSC) provides information and assistance on issues related to guardianship, protective placement, advance directives, and more. Operated by GWAAR, the GSC is staffed by Attorney Susan M. Fisher who responds to requests for information through a toll-free helpline or by e-mail. Calls are returned in the order in which they are received.
To contact the Guardianship Support Center,
Call: (855) 409-9410
Connecting Veterans to Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
The linked video and brochure are part of a toolkit created to provide information to veterans about ADRCs. The intent is to help connect veterans and their caregivers to ADRCs and the resources that may be available to them. Find out more about the toolkit.