Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN) Reacts to Joint Finance Committee Budget Action
WAAN expressed a mix of appreciation and disappointment over JFC decisions on critical long-term care issues in the state budget. See press release.
GWAAR Received Outstanding Partner Award
On April 22 the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR) was honored to receive the Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association (WURTA) 2015 Award for Outstanding Partner. Because transportation plays such a vital role in the health, well-being, and independence of older people in Wisconsin, GWAAR Transportation Specialist Carrie Porter along with Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator Janet Zander have been actively working with WURTA and other transportation organizations—in addition to aging unit, transportation, and mobility staff in counties and tribes—to influence public policy as it relates to the mobility needs of older people.
2014-2015 GWAAR Legislative Platform and Policy Priorities
Our legislative platform is intended to express the ongoing public policy goals of our Board and Advisory Council and the counties and tribes in our planning and service area (PSA); represent the wide range of federal and state issues important to older adults in our PSA; and provide the foundation for policy development, advocacy action, and organizational priorities.
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.