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.

The Milwaukee County Department on Aging offers services for older adults including: transportation, meals, options counseling, wellness and senior centers. Our vision is that all Milwaukee county elders will have the resources to live as independently as possible in their communities.

Operating as usual

We are very excited to announce the reopening of the county-owned senior centers for limited indoor programming beginnin...
05/06/2021

We are very excited to announce the reopening of the county-owned senior centers for limited indoor programming beginning on May 24, 2021.
Learn more details at: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging/Senior-Centers-Dining
Or contact your local senior center: https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/department-on-aging/PDF/MCDASeniorCenterLocations.pdf

Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin

We are very excited to announce the reopening of the county-owned senior centers for limited indoor programming beginning on May 24, 2021.
Learn more details at: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging/Senior-Centers-Dining
Or contact your local senior center: https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/department-on-aging/PDF/MCDASeniorCenterLocations.pdf

Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin

The 2021 MKE Wellness Symposium is less than 3 weeks away and we’re excited to have our Keynote Speaker, Carrie Molke, D...
05/04/2021

The 2021 MKE Wellness Symposium is less than 3 weeks away and we’re excited to have our Keynote Speaker, Carrie Molke, Director of the Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), speaking on how isolation effects our aging population. Register here: bit.ly/MKEWellness2021
#MKEHealthyAging
AARP Wisconsin Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin Milwaukee Recreation Advocate Aurora Health

https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/department-on-aging/PDF/WellnessSymposiumFlyerFINAL.pdf

The 2021 MKE Wellness Symposium is less than 3 weeks away and we’re excited to have our Keynote Speaker, Carrie Molke, Director of the Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), speaking on how isolation effects our aging population. Register here: bit.ly/MKEWellness2021
#MKEHealthyAging
AARP Wisconsin Serving Older Adults of Southeast Wisconsin Milwaukee Recreation Advocate Aurora Health

https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/department-on-aging/PDF/WellnessSymposiumFlyerFINAL.pdf

Photos from Milwaukee County Department on Aging's post
05/04/2021

Photos from Milwaukee County Department on Aging's post

If you are at risk for falls or are worried about falling, Stepping On is a program that can help you.Announcing a new S...
05/02/2021

If you are at risk for falls or are worried about falling, Stepping On is a program that can help you.
Announcing a new Stepping On workshop starting in May hosted by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin .

https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging

If you are at risk for falls or are worried about falling, Stepping On is a program that can help you.
Announcing a new Stepping On workshop starting in May hosted by Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin .

https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA is dedicated to helping ease some of the fin...
04/29/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA is dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

If you're applying for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance:

🔹 The death must have occurred after January 20, 2020 in the U.S., including U.S. territories & the District of Columbia.

🔹 The death certificate must indicate the cause was attributed to COVID-19.

More: fema.gov/funeral-assistance

We want to hear from you!  Your opinion on how well current community services are meeting your needs is critical. Pleas...
04/28/2021

We want to hear from you! Your opinion on how well current community services are meeting your needs is critical.
Please join us this Friday for the first of our virtual listening sessions or complete the survey and help shape the future for older adults in Milwaukee County.
Public Listening Sessions
Friday, April 30 9-10:30am
Tuesday, May 11 5:30-7:00pm
Link to survey and full details at: county.milwaukee.gov/aging/areaplan

We want to hear from you! Your opinion on how well current community services are meeting your needs is critical.
Please join us this Friday for the first of our virtual listening sessions or complete the survey and help shape the future for older adults in Milwaukee County.
Public Listening Sessions
Friday, April 30 9-10:30am
Tuesday, May 11 5:30-7:00pm
Link to survey and full details at: county.milwaukee.gov/aging/areaplan

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, please join us for this upcoming webinar.  Caring for the Caregiver wit...
04/27/2021
Webinar Wednesday

If you are caring for a loved one with dementia, please join us for this upcoming webinar.
Caring for the Caregiver with guest speaker Candice LeGros, Dementia Care Specialist.
May 5 at 1:00-2:00pm
https://respitecarewi.org/webinar-wednesdays/

Register today for this 60-minute informative webinar regarding respite care in Wisconsin! RCAW staff will summarize how their programs, grants, FREE online training, and resources can maximize other ...

Are you curious about Medicare Initial Enrollment?  Learn what you need to know to prepare:  https://www.youtube.com/wat...
04/26/2021
Initial Medicare Enrollment

Are you curious about Medicare Initial Enrollment? Learn what you need to know to prepare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic3jNIdWUvc&t=20s

Learn more about Medicare at: https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging/Get-Involved/Medicare101

Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol Legal Action of Wisconsin Social Development Commission (SDC) Disability Rights Wisconsin

When you are turning 65, you have a 7 month initial enrollment period. The initial enrollment period is an amount of time during the year in which a person c...

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04/24/2021

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We’d like your input. Your opinion on how well current community services are meeting your needs is critical. Please joi...
04/24/2021

We’d like your input. Your opinion on how well current community services are meeting your needs is critical. Please join us at one of the virtual listening sessions or complete the survey and help shape the future for older adults in Milwaukee County.
Public Listening Sessions
Friday, April 30 9-10:30am
Tuesday, May 11 5:30-7:00pm
Link to survey and full details at: county.milwaukee.gov/aging/areaplan

We’d like your input. Your opinion on how well current community services are meeting your needs is critical. Please join us at one of the virtual listening sessions or complete the survey and help shape the future for older adults in Milwaukee County.
Public Listening Sessions
Friday, April 30 9-10:30am
Tuesday, May 11 5:30-7:00pm
Link to survey and full details at: county.milwaukee.gov/aging/areaplan

This exciting expansion of the Senior Dining program partners with 4 minority-owned restaurants to increase your Senior ...
04/23/2021

This exciting expansion of the Senior Dining program partners with 4 minority-owned restaurants to increase your Senior Dining options.
We invite you to explore these delicious and culturally diverse cuisines which are not just limited to lunch.
While this is beginning as Curbside Pickup, the vision is for older adults to dine together with their friends or family members and have the full restaurant experience.
As with all Senior Dining options, anyone 60+ is invited. A suggestion is made that participants consider making a contribution whenever they are willing or able to make one.
See the Flyer and Menus for details.
Call the Senior Dining Office if you have any questions: (414)289-6995

This exciting expansion of the Senior Dining program partners with 4 minority-owned restaurants to increase your Senior Dining options.
We invite you to explore these delicious and culturally diverse cuisines which are not just limited to lunch.
While this is beginning as Curbside Pickup, the vision is for older adults to dine together with their friends or family members and have the full restaurant experience.
As with all Senior Dining options, anyone 60+ is invited. A suggestion is made that participants consider making a contribution whenever they are willing or able to make one.
See the Flyer and Menus for details.
Call the Senior Dining Office if you have any questions: (414)289-6995

04/22/2021
Is Recycling Worth It Anymore? The Truth Is Complicated

On this 🌎
Earth Day, consider what role recycling plays in saving the planet. Recycling, which is encouraged and promoted as an alternative to Waste after Reduce & Reuse, poses a significant environmental challenge.

Today we received this heartfelt feedback from one of the Elks Lodge Milwaukee #46 participants. It's always great to ge...
04/21/2021

Today we received this heartfelt feedback from one of the Elks Lodge Milwaukee #46 participants. It's always great to get positive reviews! Thanks to Dale for taking the time to call and share this wonderful compliment for LodgeCatering by Jimbo's.

Today we received this heartfelt feedback from one of the Elks Lodge Milwaukee #46 participants. It's always great to get positive reviews! Thanks to Dale for taking the time to call and share this wonderful compliment for LodgeCatering by Jimbo's.

You are not alone.Recognize your limits. Seeking help is a sign of strength.Your Mental Health is as important as your P...
04/19/2021

You are not alone.
Recognize your limits.
Seeking help is a sign of strength.
Your Mental Health is as important as your Physical Health.

Don’t assume a "small" thing to you isnt a "big" deal to someone else. If you are struggling with your mental health, completing "simple" or easy tasks can feel impossible or exhausting. For everyone putting in unseen effort into the big "little" things each day, I see you. I applaud you. You are not alone.

An estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia. In an effort to reduce dementi...
04/18/2021

An estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dementia. In an effort to reduce dementia and the decline in brain health, researchers created the MIND Diet-- an eating plan that combines aspects of two very popular diets: the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet.

The MIND diet for healthy brain aging is based on years of research into nutrition, aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. It emphasizes eating vegetables, nuts, fish, poultry, beans, whole grains, and berries, especially strawberries and blueberries. The diet also recommends limiting red meat, butter and margarine, cheese, pastries and sweets, and fried foods. #brainhealthtip #wellnesswednesday

Proud to support this great event.  Be sure to register and join on April 15 for this year's Breaking the Silence Event!
04/16/2021

Proud to support this great event. Be sure to register and join on April 15 for this year's Breaking the Silence Event!

Thank YOU to ALL of the sponsors that make the Milwaukee Region
al Office's 'Breaking the Silence' possible. Bader Philanthropies, Inc., Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Green Bay Packers , Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter, My Choice Wisconsin UW Survey of the Health of Wisconsin, VITAS Healthcare
Advocate Aurora Health, Direct Supply DST Milwaukee Alumnae
Milwaukee County Department on Aging ADvance II Study All of Us MKE and Community-Academic Aging Research Network - CAARN

Impaired vision can double your risk of falls.  The CDC recommends having your vision and eyeglass prescription checked ...
04/16/2021

Impaired vision can double your risk of falls. The CDC recommends having your vision and eyeglass prescription checked at least annually. If you are experiencing vision changes, the following can help to keep you safe and prevent falls:
• Control glare both indoors and outdoors by covering windows and shiny surfaces indoors. Wear a brimmed hat or sunglasses when outdoors.
• Consider adding motion-sensitive and other lighting in your home.
• Make your home safer by reducing clutter, taping down rugs and enhancing contrast.
• Request a referral to a low vision specialist who can fully assess your functional needs and provide education on fall prevention.

For more information visit: https://www.mcfpc.net/resources

Impaired vision can double your risk of falls. The CDC recommends having your vision and eyeglass prescription checked at least annually. If you are experiencing vision changes, the following can help to keep you safe and prevent falls:
• Control glare both indoors and outdoors by covering windows and shiny surfaces indoors. Wear a brimmed hat or sunglasses when outdoors.
• Consider adding motion-sensitive and other lighting in your home.
• Make your home safer by reducing clutter, taping down rugs and enhancing contrast.
• Request a referral to a low vision specialist who can fully assess your functional needs and provide education on fall prevention.

For more information visit: https://www.mcfpc.net/resources

Learn more about this year's state budget and how you can be involved. Join us for one of our upcoming Aging Advocacy Pr...
04/15/2021

Learn more about this year's state budget and how you can be involved. Join us for one of our upcoming Aging Advocacy Presentations or for Aging Advocacy Days.
county.milwaukee.gov

Learn more about this year's state budget and how you can be involved. Join us for one of our upcoming Aging Advocacy Presentations or for Aging Advocacy Days.
county.milwaukee.gov

Today is the Statewide Tornado Drill! Prepare to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans. If a tornado...
04/15/2021

Today is the Statewide Tornado Drill!
Prepare to practice your own tornado and severe weather safety plans.
If a tornado is spotted in your area, where would you seek shelter? It’s important to #KnowWhereToGo
#ReadyWI #wiwx #TornadoDrillWI https://www.weather.gov/mkx/Tornadodrill2021
Check out this link for more tornado safety tips: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/tornado/

Today is the Wisconsin Statewide Tornado Drill! We have two designated times to talk about/practice what you would do during a Tornado Warning today (1:45pm and 6:45pm). If those times don't work, find a few minutes to discuss at your work, home or school. #TornadoDrillWI

The Milwaukee County DHHS-Division on Aging is developing a plan to better serve older adults and we’d like your input. ...
04/14/2021

The Milwaukee County DHHS-Division on Aging is developing a plan to better serve older adults and we’d like your input. Help shape the future for older adults in Milwaukee County. Learn more at county.milwaukee.gov/aging/areaplan

The Milwaukee County DHHS-Division on Aging is developing a plan to better serve older adults and we’d like your input. Help shape the future for older adults in Milwaukee County. Learn more at county.milwaukee.gov/aging/areaplan

Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals to homebound older adults.  It can help promote independent living and pr...
04/13/2021

Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals to homebound older adults. It can help promote independent living and provide valuable nutrition.
Learn more at:
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging/Senior-Centers-Dining
https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/department-on-aging/Brochure/MealsonWheelsFlyer.pdf

Meals on Wheels delivers hot, nutritious meals to homebound older adults. It can help promote independent living and provide valuable nutrition.
Learn more at:
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging/Senior-Centers-Dining
https://county.milwaukee.gov/files/county/department-on-aging/Brochure/MealsonWheelsFlyer.pdf

We want to hear from you! Help us with the strategic planning process as we discuss DHHS programs and services. JOIN US ...
04/12/2021

We want to hear from you! Help us with the strategic planning process as we discuss DHHS programs and services. JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION! This Thursday, April 15th at 5:00 PM: https://zoom.us/j/97664423585?pwd=RDJIWXplSXAwMEt2SjVsUThMYmtLQT09

Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services

We want to hear from you! Help us with the strategic planning process as we discuss DHHS programs and services. JOIN US FOR A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY CONVERSATION! This Thursday, April 15th at 5:00 PM: https://zoom.us/j/97664423585?pwd=RDJIWXplSXAwMEt2SjVsUThMYmtLQT09

Milwaukee County Department of Health & Human Services

Movement can truly take you places you never thought possible!For example: • If you walk for 2.5 hours each week for a y...
04/09/2021

Movement can truly take you places you never thought possible!
For example:
• If you walk for 2.5 hours each week for a year-- that compares to walking across the state of Wyoming!
• If you spend one hour dancing every week for one year—that is like walking from Chicago to Indianapolis!
From that perspective, where have you traveled?
Where would you like to travel?
Think about the possibilities!
Thanks @AmericanHeart for this motivation.

Movement can truly take you places you never thought possible!
For example:
• If you walk for 2.5 hours each week for a year-- that compares to walking across the state of Wyoming!
• If you spend one hour dancing every week for one year—that is like walking from Chicago to Indianapolis!
From that perspective, where have you traveled?
Where would you like to travel?
Think about the possibilities!
Thanks @AmericanHeart for this motivation.

The Milwaukee County DHHS-Division on Aging, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network, will host virtu...
04/08/2021

The Milwaukee County DHHS-Division on Aging, in collaboration with the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network, will host virtual sessions in April to explain the state budget process and new legislation of interest to older adults. Please join us for one of these sessions and learn more about the 2022-2023 Wisconsin State Budget!
April 12 at 1:30pm
April 16 at 8:30am
April 20 at 5:30pm
Details at: county.milwaukee.gov/aging

04/08/2021

The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Join the fight and get the latest facts & figures: alz.org/facts
#ENDALZ

Photos from Milwaukee County Department on Aging's post
04/07/2021

Photos from Milwaukee County Department on Aging's post

Address

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 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(414) 289-6874

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Aging Resource Center, Senior Centers, Senior Dining, Wellness Programs, Transportation, Long Term Care Options, Dementia Care, Meals on Wheels, and Elder Abuse.

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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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