Milwaukee County Aging Services

Milwaukee County Aging Services Empowering safe, healthy and meaningful lives for older adults in our community

The Milwaukee County Aging & Disabilities Services offers information to the public related to programs, resources, opportunities, supports, and services for adults with disabilities and older adults. We aim to promote racial and health equity by treating those we serve with dignity and respect and by keeping the focus on the individual at the center. Our vision is for older adults, persons with d

iffering abilities, and their families to have the support needed to remain as independent as possible, with active participation in the community and, to experience life in an inclusive and meaningful way.

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12/31/2022

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🚨 Slice of Ice 🚨

Head out to Slice of Ice at Red Arrow! We are open all holiday weekend as well as next week.

See our most updated hours here: 👉 https://buff.ly/3hPmPsf

Winter Wonders Wisconsin Holiday Light Show
12/31/2022
Winter Wonders Wisconsin Holiday Light Show

Winter Wonders Wisconsin Holiday Light Show

Enjoy a variety of light displays from the comfort of your car as you drive alongside magnificent forest scenes and whimsical holiday fun.

12/29/2022

Medicare fraud is big business for criminals.

Medicare loses billions of dollars each year due to fraud, errors, and abuse. Estimates place these losses at approximately $60 billion annually, though the exact figure is impossible to measure.

If your Medicare number is stolen, there are so many things that can happen. You can pay for things that you never actually get or you can get hurt when you get tests, medicine, or care you don’t need.

Protect your Medicare number. Find out how here:
https://smpresource.news/dollarslost.

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12/29/2022

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Once the celebration is over, get rid of your live Christmas tree before it dries out.

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12/28/2022

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Join us for two Community Conversation: Quality, Affordable Internet events on January 16 & 18.

If you have ever had an issue accessing or keeping quality, affordable internet OR if you have ideas on how your internet experience can be better, we want to hear from you! The only way to make change is to hear the voice of the people the problem impacts.

Register at: https://unitedwaygmwc.org/Techquity

12/28/2022

Happy Kwanzaa! Hoping your celebration is filled with joy, unity and togetherness.

✅Healthy Aging
12/28/2022

✅Healthy Aging

Put healthy aging on the top of your list for the new year. If you are 60 years or older and want to learn more about the four Ms, register for our Healthy Aging Group Medical Visit. Meets Mondays January 23, 30 and February 6, 13, 10 am - noon at UW Health Science Drive Medical Center. Register now at (608) 440-6600.

Photos from County Executive David Crowley's post
12/23/2022

Photos from County Executive David Crowley's post

12/23/2022

Health insurance protects you & your family from the unexpected. Healthcare Open Enrollment runs through Jan. 15. Find a plan that keeps you covered, no matter what life throws at you- Go to HealthCare.gov to see coverage options.

12/23/2022

Behavioral Health Services Access Clinic staff will be working remotely today, Thursday, December 22 and tomorrow, Friday, December 23 due to Milwaukee County’s snow declaration beginning at Noon Thursday, December 22 lasting through the entirety of Friday, December 23. Staff at the Mental Health Clinic located at 19th and North Ave. will also be working remotely today and tomorrow. If you are having a mental health or substance use crisis, please call our 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE AT 414-257-7222.

In-person walk-in services will resume at all above mentioned locations on Tuesday, December 27th.

Please stay safe during this weather emergency. Unsheltered residents are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for information on the closest warming center that is open to them and help accessing a shelter through a coordinated intake process.

Photos from County Executive David Crowley's post
12/23/2022

Photos from County Executive David Crowley's post

Falling is a common cause of injury, especially in older adults. Therefore, preventing falls is critical to improve qual...
12/23/2022

Falling is a common cause of injury, especially in older adults. Therefore, preventing falls is critical to improve quality of life. This becomes a challenge, especially for people who live in areas with frequent or seasonal rain and snowstorms. It has been found that bad weather can increase the number of falls that lead to emergency room visits.
Helpful tips to Prevent Falls
-check the forecast to know if there will be rain, snow or ice during a time you know you will be walking outside
-With inclement weather, walk slowly and with a wide stance to make sure you are stable
-Bring a cell phone so you can call for help if needed
In addition to being prepared for the weather, you should be prepared physically. Exercising and staying strong has been shown to reduce isolated falls as well as recurring falls. mcfpc.net

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECounty Executive David Crowley has declared a snow emergency beginning at Noon Thursday, December 2...
12/22/2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

County Executive David Crowley has declared a snow emergency beginning at Noon Thursday, December 22 lasting through the entirety of Friday, December 23 for Milwaukee County.

Milwaukee County is expected to see high winds, snow accumulation, and extremely low wind chill temperatures over the next two days. Heavy snowfall is expected to begin in the late afternoon hours, accompanied by freezing temperatures after nightfall.

As a result of the snow emergency:
• All Milwaukee County senior centers will close at noon.
• Non-essential rides through the Older Adult Transportation Services (First Transit) will be suspended after pick-ups are completed this afternoon. Only essential medical rides, such as dialysis, will be provided tomorrow, Friday, December 23rd.

Thank you for your understanding and have a safe and happy holiday!

12/22/2022
12/19/2022

Stock your trunk for the winter: sand, shovel, flashlight, flares, a portable jump starter, water and blankets are some of the items we recommend having on hand.

12/19/2022

Happy Holidays and Nyob Zoo Xyoo Tshiab from HAFA! We would like to thank the Community for your continued support by hosting a rice giveaway.

Sponsored by
Hunger Task Force.

Please Note:
First Giveaway on Dec. 21st, there are only 150 bags of rice.
First come, first serve. While supplies last!

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-One rice bag per family.
-May not pick up for friends or other family members.
-Must bring ID to show proof of address.
-May only pick up on one day, NOT both!

*No income or zip code requirements.

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post
12/19/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post

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12/19/2022

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December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month!
? More and more children are being injured, or even dying, from swallowing button or disk batteries. This tragedy can be prevented. Never leave batteries sitting out and be sure to store spare batteries and batteries to be recycled out of sight and reach of young children.

If a battery is swallowed or placed in the ear or nose, call the National Battery Ingestion Hotline at 800-498-8666 immediately!

12/14/2022
Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Providence - Alzheimer's Awareness Game

Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Providence - Alzheimer's Awareness Game:

Marquette University will be hosting an Alzheimer's Awareness Game on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. You and your family are invited to attend this basketball game. All are welcome, and our Milwaukee County Bilingual Dementia Care Specialist, Cristina Huitron, will have a resource table at the game! Join us for a great time and to learn more about resources available to you.

Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Providence - Alzheimer's Awareness Game (fevo.com). Get your free tickets at the following hyperlink: https://offer.fevo.com/muwbb-vs-providence-ekwve1c-bb3ac82?fevoUri=muwbb-vs-providence-ekwve1c-bb3ac82%2F

12/14/2022

'Tis the season to give kindness, cheer, and joy! It is not the season to spread germs. Be careful of what you are spreading by giving your body the best protection against viruses like COVID-19.

Find a provider and schedule an appointment to get the updated COVID-19 booster today at https://www.healthymke.com/covid-or-flu-vaccine-finder

Photos from Milwaukee County Aging Services's post
12/14/2022

Photos from Milwaukee County Aging Services's post

December 13 Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Meeting - Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force
12/12/2022
December 13 Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Meeting - Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force

December 13 Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Meeting - Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force

Please join us for the December Mental Health Task Force meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, from 3 – 5 PM via Zoom. The meeting will feature leaders from the Mental Health Emergency Center and Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Services providing updates and addressing questions we have identified...

12/12/2022

The SMP has been hearing about calls regarding glucose monitors. If you get a call offering a glucose monitor, it is best to hang up. If you need a glucose monitor or any other kind of health care, contact your doctor.

12/12/2022

Get some tips for staying connected with others--especially useful during the holiday season!
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12/08/2022

Whether you’re buying a gift card online or purchasing from the gift card wall at a big box retailer, it’s important to shop carefully to make sure you’re not falling for a scam.

Check out some helpful scam avoidance tips in BBB SW WI Regional Director Tiffany Schultz’s article entitled, “Holiday Gift Card Awareness,” on page 3 of the December online edition of The Scoop, SMP’s quarterly newsletter, available here: www.smpwi.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Scoop-Newsletter-December-2022.pdf.

12/08/2022

Is it a cold...flu...or COVID-19? Here's a symptoms chart - and you can check with your doctor to be sure!

We had an amazing time at last week's Domes Tour - huge thanks to the Domes staff for their hospitality and sharing thei...
12/08/2022

We had an amazing time at last week's Domes Tour - huge thanks to the Domes staff for their hospitality and sharing their horticulture knowledge. If you want to learn more about how you can join us for a future tour of the Domes through our Older Adults Transportation Service (OATS) or want to learn about how you can get rides for other needs visit us at: county.milwaukee.gov/aging

12/07/2022
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12/07/2022

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Looking for an opportunity to gain skills to help you better manage your health conditions? We have the workshop for you! Living Well with Chronic Conditions. Meets at St. Camillus every Friday for 6 weeks starting on 1/20/23. No cost. To register call Lee at 414-259-4681.

12/07/2022

There have been recent reports of packages being stolen from front porches around the neighborhood. Here are some tips for avoiding porch pirates.

In addition to the tips listed in the graphic, here are some helpful suggestions to consider:
• Ask a neighbor to pick up your package if you are not home
• Have packages delivered to your work place
• Sign up to receive tracking updates from all package carriers such as USPS, FedEx, Amazon and UPS
• Use Smart Package Lockers or Convenience Store/Store/Mall Lockers
• If you see something, say something
• MPD Non-emergency: 414.933.4444

Thank you to all the amazing Facilitators who led our Milwaukee County Wellness Workshops this year. We had a great meet...
12/06/2022

Thank you to all the amazing Facilitators who led our Milwaukee County Wellness Workshops this year. We had a great meeting last week to recognize all their hard work and accomplishments in 2022 and to brainstorm strategies for expanding our impact in 2023. Major thanks to AARP Wisconsin for sponsoring the delicious breakfast! To learn more about becoming a Wellness Facilitator visit: https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/department-on-aging/PDF/WellnessVolunteer-Recruitment-Flyer.pdf

Yum - we have some incredible Chili Chefs!  Beef, turkey, vegan, white, and spicy adobo chilis were all at Friday's Chil...
12/05/2022

Yum - we have some incredible Chili Chefs! Beef, turkey, vegan, white, and spicy adobo chilis were all at Friday's Chili Cook-off. Shout out to the Love Peace & Happiness Committee for organizing and to all the cooks. It was delicious!

Photos from Milwaukee County Aging Services's post
12/02/2022

Photos from Milwaukee County Aging Services's post

Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services, Aging & Disabilities Services is recruiting facilitators for our...
11/29/2022

Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services, Aging & Disabilities Services is recruiting facilitators for our Wellness programs. The training is paid for anyone in Milwaukee County who wishes to become trained in any of the programs. Please share with your networks or anyone who may be interested in becoming a facilitator.

If you are interested in partnering to host a Wellness workshop, please contact us as well.

Falls are not a normal part of aging! Hearing loss or impairment can lead to a 3 times increased risk of falling compare...
11/25/2022

Falls are not a normal part of aging! Hearing loss or impairment can lead to a 3 times increased risk of falling compared to those with normal hearing. Hearing loss lowers one's ability to understand the position of their body in the space around them. Loss of hearing also causes one’s brain to use more senses such as vision and touch to understand speech and sound, taking focus away from one’s balance systems. Lastly, when one begins to experience hearing loss, they become less aware of their environment, leaving them more vulnerable to falling. However, practicing periodic safe ear hygiene and health can help prevent the increased fall risk. It is important to consult your doctor if you are experiencing any hearing loss! Learn more at mcfpc.net

Join us for FREE tours of Mitchell Park Domes! Dates are filling up fast. Reservations are required and are on a first c...
11/22/2022

Join us for FREE tours of Mitchell Park Domes! Dates are filling up fast. Reservations are required and are on a first come basis.

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1220 W Vliet Street, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI
53205

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+14142896874

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