Milwaukee County Department on Aging

Milwaukee County Department on Aging The mission of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging is to affirm the dignity and value of older adults of Milwaukee County by supporting their choices for living in, and giving to, our community
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The Milwauke County Department on Aging is the administrative entity for the Area Agency on Aging of Milwaukee County and the Aging Resource Center of Milwaukee County. Advocacy, referrals for services, and community programs are offered in conjunction with community partners and a network of service providers.

Mission: The mission of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging is to affirm the dignity and value of older adults of Milwaukee County by supporting their choices for living in, and giving to, our community.

The Department on Aging was excited to have County Executive David Crowley and County Board Supervisor Shawn Rolland joi...
05/28/2020

The Department on Aging was excited to have County Executive David Crowley and County Board Supervisor Shawn Rolland join us at our Hart Park Senior Dining site this week. They greeted diners and helped distribute curbside meals to the Hart Park participants.
Major thanks to the staff at Hart Park Senior Center for hosting us!

Learn more: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging/Senior-Centers-Dining
Wauwatosa Senior Centers

IMPACT, Inc.
05/22/2020

IMPACT, Inc.

IMPACT's latest COVID-19 update https://conta.cc/2ZkH4m2 features the Top 30 Referral Agencies in April including Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services, Washington County Health and Human Services, House of Peace Community Center, Milwaukee County Department on Aging, Community Advocates, St. Vincent de Paul Society - Milwaukee, CityofFaith WI, OGM Milwaukee, Milwaukee Enrollment Services (MilES), Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Metropolitan Associates Apartment Communities, IMPACT, Inc., Wisconsin Works by Maximus, IRS, UMOS, Inc., Cope Services Hotline; Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Milwaukee Christian Center, MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary, COA Youth & Family Centers, US Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Waukesha County Public Health, The Salvation Army Wisconsin & Upper Michigan, United Methodist Children's Services, Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center, The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Mental Health America of Wisconsin

May has been proclaimed Aging & Disability Resource Center Month by Governor Tony Evers.  This is an opportunity to hono...
05/22/2020

May has been proclaimed Aging & Disability Resource Center Month by Governor Tony Evers. This is an opportunity to honor the hard work of our staff within the Aging Resource Center. They have remained dedicated during the current pandemic and ensured that critical services for older adults have continued without interruption. Major thanks to all of the Aging Resource Center staff!

By now you have probably heard the buzz about the terrific things going on over at the Elks Lodge. Yesterday, the turnou...
05/21/2020

By now you have probably heard the buzz about the terrific things going on over at the Elks Lodge. Yesterday, the turnout for our monthly Dine @Five Dinner Meal-- (turned Curbside Pick-up) was outstanding! Thank you to everyone that joined us and exhibited extreme patience in line as the tempting aroma of the Broasted Chicken wafted through the parking lot.

As a reminder, Senior Dining is available to those 60+ with a 24-hour advance reservation.

Lunch is served M-F (Curbside Pick-Up or Delivery)
Call Elks Lodge: 760-3195
Elks Lodge Milwaukee #46 LodgeCatering by Jimbo's

Join us for a free webinar-Elder Abuse, Exploitation, and Neglect:How to Identify Mistreatment and Support Individuals a...
05/20/2020

Join us for a free webinar-
Elder Abuse, Exploitation, and Neglect:
How to Identify Mistreatment and Support Individuals at Risk June 11 at 2pm.
Register by June 5: https://uwm.edu/socialwelfare/weaad-event-june-2020/

UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare

Virtual Dementia Caregiver Support Group - starting June 3.
05/20/2020

Virtual Dementia Caregiver Support Group - starting June 3.

05/17/2020
When you’re smiling...

Smiling is not only contagious, there are health benefits!
😀Smiling boosts the immune system.
😀Smiling improves mood.
😀Smiling relieves stress.
😀Smiling lowers heart rate & blood pressure.
😀Smiling reduces pain.
😀Smiling increases endurance.

➡️People who smile more have been shown to be more like-able, courteous, confident and competent.

“When you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you.”

https://youtu.be/yfsmmk93H3I

Drive-by Luau at Hart Park Senior Center yesterday.Aloha!Wauwatosa Senior Centers Healthy Wauwatosa
05/15/2020

Drive-by Luau at Hart Park Senior Center yesterday.
Aloha!

Wauwatosa Senior Centers Healthy Wauwatosa

As we all continue to protect ourselves and those around us - helpful information from the CDC on Face Coverings.https:/...
05/14/2020
www.cdc.gov

As we all continue to protect ourselves and those around us - helpful information from the CDC on Face Coverings.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/cloth-face-coverings-information.pdf

JUNE MENUS
05/13/2020

JUNE MENUS

As we continue to navigate through the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations...
05/13/2020

As we continue to navigate through the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations, we remain committed to supporting the nutritional needs of older adults.

For anyone 60+ we are pleased to offer Curbside Pick-Up (or Delivery) at convenient locations throughout Milwaukee County.

Additionally, we have a Meals-on-Wheels program for Homebound seniors.

As we continue to navigate through the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the ever-changing guidelines and recommendations, we remain committed to supporting the nutritional needs of older adults.

For anyone 60+ we are pleased to offer Curbside Pick-Up (or Delivery) at convenient locations throughout Milwaukee County.

Additionally, we have a Meals-on-Wheels program for Homebound seniors.

The Department on Aging was proud to have some of the new County Board Supervisors as well as the County Executive join ...
05/11/2020

The Department on Aging was proud to have some of the new County Board Supervisors as well as the County Executive join us at our Senior Dining sites last week. On Thursday, Supervisor Sumner helped distribute curbside meals at our Elks Lodge Dining Site. On Friday, Supervisor Clancy, Supervisor Haas and County Executive Crowley joined us at Wilson Park Senior Center to help distribute curbside meals to our Senior Diners.

This essential service is available to anyone 60 years and over and helps ensure that the food needs of older adults throughout our community are being met.
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging/Senior-Centers-Dining
Major thanks to Elks Lodge, Wilson Park Senior Center and our Dining site staff!
Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin Elks Lodge Milwaukee #46

To date over 10,000 wellness check phone calls have been made to older adults in the community.  These wellness calls he...
05/10/2020

To date over 10,000 wellness check phone calls have been made to older adults in the community. These wellness calls help ensure that older adults essential needs are being met and that they remain connected while staying at home.

Major thanks to our partners who have helped with this effort: Eras Senior Network, Inc. Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin United Community Center Jewish Family Services, Inc.

Just a reminder - at 3pm today on Spectrum News, will be a segment on mental health stressors affecting older adults dur...
05/07/2020

Just a reminder - at 3pm today on Spectrum News, will be a segment on mental health stressors affecting older adults during COVID-19.
Segments will also be available online at: https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee

Join a 30-minute informational webinar to learn about caregiving for someone with dementia at home. Reliable Information...
05/07/2020

Join a 30-minute informational webinar to learn about caregiving for someone with dementia at home. Reliable Information Sources for COVID-19, Hand Hygiene Tips, Activity Suggestions, How to Structure a Day, Online Caregiver Education Sources, Caregiver Self-Care Tips, and Community Resources.
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Tuesday, May 12 at 2pm
How to join:
https://www.gotomeet.me/NorthShoreLibrary/caregiving-during-covid-19
Access Code: 305-652-181
North Shore Library Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter

The Department on Aging is coordinating transportation to medical appointments for any adult in Milwaukee County who has...
05/06/2020

The Department on Aging is coordinating transportation to medical appointments for any adult in Milwaukee County who has tested positive for COVID-19, exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, or was directly exposed to COVID-19. Our goal is to provide critical access to healthcare for adults who have been exposed and to prevent the spread of this virus by providing a safe transportation alternative.

Call our Aging Resource Center at (414) 289-6874 to learn more.

The Department on Aging is conducting a survey to gain ideas for our 2021 budget and for using new COVID-19 related fund...
05/05/2020

The Department on Aging is conducting a survey to gain ideas for our 2021 budget and for using new COVID-19 related funds to best serve older adults in our community.
We will use feedback to formulate our plans in conversation with the Aging Advisory Council.

Take a quick moment to fill out the survey and give us your thoughts:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W68BDDR

Please join us Thursday as we highlight mental health stressors affecting older adults during COVID-19.Jewish Family Ser...
05/04/2020

Please join us Thursday as we highlight mental health stressors affecting older adults during COVID-19.

Jewish Family Services, Inc.

May is mental health awareness month -- and we know many people might be struggling right now because of COVID-19.

If you have questions about ways you can cope, or support loved ones, send us a message, and we'll work to get them answered. We'll tackle a variety of topics (listed below) in partnership with Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services next week on-air and online.

Send us a personal message with your questions or email to [email protected]. You can watch our series beginning next week at 3pm or watch the full segments on our website for more.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:Make Mental Health a Priority!#DementiaMatters#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth#StressMan...
05/03/2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month:
Make Mental Health a Priority!
#DementiaMatters
#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth
#StressManagement
#EmotionalWellbeing
#SelfCare

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Dementia Matters podcast is addressing the pandemic with a special series of podcast episodes focused on caregiving and supporting people as they remain safer at home. The first two episodes address maintaining mental health during a pandemic.

Consequences of Isolation & Tips to Prevent Them: go.wisc.edu/immsgc
Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management & Coping: go.wisc.edu/4hx12c

There’s still time to shape the future for our community. You can complete the #2020Census now online, by phone, or by m...
05/02/2020

There’s still time to shape the future for our community. You can complete the #2020Census now online, by phone, or by mail. Visit 2020Census.gov .

05/01/2020
Curbside with CEX Crowley

Curbside with CEX Crowley

The Department on Aging was honored to be joined by County Executive-Elect David Crowley at one of our Senior Dining sites. He helped to distribute curbside ...

The Department on Aging was honored to be joined by County Executive-Elect David Crowley at one of our Senior Dining sit...
04/30/2020

The Department on Aging was honored to be joined by County Executive-Elect David Crowley at one of our Senior Dining sites yesterday. He helped to distribute curbside meals to the older adults at our Elks Lodge Dining site and also spoke to reporters on site, emphasizing the importance of this essential service and all of the essential services the County is providing during the COVID-19 crisis.

Major thanks to Elks Lodge and our Dining Site staff - you are amazing!
Elks Lodge Milwaukee #46

For the latest updates on MCDA services and response to COVID-19 please go to our website: https://county.milwaukee.gov//EN/Department-on-Aging/Coronavirus-Updates

Department on Aging staff wore jeans today to show our protest against sexual violence.#DenimDay2020
04/29/2020

Department on Aging staff wore jeans today to show our protest against sexual violence.

#DenimDay2020

We're offering an online overview of Medicare next week on May 5.  Learn more about your Medicare benefits and options.M...
04/29/2020

We're offering an online overview of Medicare next week on May 5. Learn more about your Medicare benefits and options.

Medicare 101
May 5, 1pm-2pm
Link: https://www.gotomeet.me/NorthShoreLibrary/medicaire-101
Access Code: 859-379-821

Special thanks to Legal Action of Wisconsin Disability Rights Wisconsin and North Shore Library for partnering with us to offer this virtual workshop!

Looking good Wisconsin! But, there's room for improvement!60.5% of Wisconsin households have responded to the #2020Censu...
04/27/2020

Looking good Wisconsin! But, there's room for improvement!
60.5% of Wisconsin households have responded to the #2020Census. Check out state and local response rates: https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html
with U.S. Census Bureau

04/26/2020
Alzheimer's Association

The power of music!
With Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter
#MyMusicMoment

Even when separated by distance, music brings us together. 🎵 Hear Nile Rodgers talk about how his family gathered to sing "Hey Jude" to his aunt when she was living with Alzheimer's. Then sing along to the full track of his rendition on our free album available here: alz.org/musicmoments. #FridayFeeling

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1220 W Vliet Street, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI
53205

For a printable timetable schedule see the Milwaukee County Transit system website at: www.ridemcts.com Wisc. Ave connecting routes 10,12,14,23,30,31

General information

Monday - Friday (414) 289-6874 Information & Assistance Help is available 24/7 for Non Medical Emergencies Call 211

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 17:00
Thursday 07:00 - 17:00
Friday 07:00 - 17:00

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(414) 289-6874

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The Milwaukee County Department on Aging promotes the dignity and independence of older adults. One of the ways we do this is by meeting vital needs such as: Long Term Care, Dementia Care, Meals on Wheels, Elder Abuse and Information & Assistance. We also meet quality of life needs including: Senior Centers, Wellness Programs, Senior Dining and Transportation. To connect with these and other services for older adults call our Aging Resource Center at (414) 289-6874. The Aging Resource Center is the first place to go to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging.

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