Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network


Janet Zander, Advocacy & Public Policy Coordinator

Cell (608) 228-7253


WAAN’s Mission Statement

The Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) is a collaboration of organizations and individuals working with and for Wisconsin’s older adults to shape public policy and improve the quality of life for older people. WAAN advocates for all older adults by educating the community and policy makers on particular issues impacting older adults; mobilizing people on priority issues; and advocating for change. 

WAAN’s Vision

WAAN’s Vision is to build a society that engages, values, and supports people as they age by increasing the capacity for citizen leadership and action for both individuals and the community.

WAAN Issue Papers and Fact Sheets (new page)

Core Member Organizations

Aging and Disability Professionals Association of Wisconsin (ADPAW)
Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter
Board on Aging and Long Term Care (BOALTC)
Wisconsin Adult Day Services Association (WADSA)
Wisconsin Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A)
Wisconsin Association of Benefit Specialists (WABS)
Wisconsin Association of Nutrition Directors (WAND)
Wisconsin Association of Senior Centers (WASC)
Wisconsin Family and Caregiver Support Alliance (WFACSA)
Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA)
Wisconsin Senior Advocates
Wisconsin Senior Corps Association (WISCA)
Wisconsin Tribal Aging Unit Association

Member Submissions

To submit a file to share with others, please complete WAAN's Submission Redistribution Agreement and upload your file here. Approved submissions are posted below under Aging Network Submissions. Thank you!

Organization and Structure

Membership in WAAN consists of two types: core (organizations funded under the Older Americans Act) and affiliate (other groups and individuals with an interest in and commitment to advocacy on behalf of older people). Core members vote on and adopt WAAN platform of priority issues. Potential new members will be approved on consensus of the WAAN membership. WAAN affirms that older adults should always be at the table in discussion that impacts them. WAAN holds monthly meetings of core members and affiliates to discuss, strategize, and coordinate advocacy activities.


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