2013 Wisconsin Healthy Aging Summit
The 2013 Wisconsin Healthy Aging Summit will take place August 15-16, 2013, at the Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Stevens Point. Featured activities include Gina Green-Harris: The Changing Faces of Aging, Dr. Paul Smith: Health Literacy, and 3rd Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. More information.
Check the WI Institute for Healthy Aging Website for continued updates.
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 Molly Fellenz 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
GWAAR and the Wisconsin Aging Network Advocacy Group encourage counties and tribes to advocate for state budget provisions that support older people statewide. Our advocacy alerts provide information on transportation, Older Americans Act, and Family Care budget initiatives and let citizens know how they can impact the budget process.
Health Reform Hits Main Street
Confused about how the new health reform law really works? Need help explaining it to others? This short, animated movie discusses the problems with the current health care system, the changes that are happening now, and the big changes coming in 2014.
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.
Care Transitions Toolkit
Since the passage of The Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act in 2010, the Administration on Aging (AoA) has created a toolkit to help aging network agencies and organizations prepare to play a role in care transitions programs.
Access the AoA Aging Network and Care Transitions Toolkit.