Your Office on Aging
Where do I go to find chore services for my elderly mother? What kind of volunteer opportunities are in my community? I’m having trouble paying for my prescription drugs—is
there any help for me?
County and tribal aging programs are a one-stop resource
for finding answers to these and other questions. Aging programs are located in every county and tribe in the state and are your gateway to all of the programs and services available to assist older people in Wisconsin. Some are called offices on aging or aging units, while others are part of aging and disability resource centers (ADRCs). Regardless of what your county or tribal program is called, it offers a wide variety of information, programs, services, and resources aimed at promoting the well-being and independence of older people within their communities. Friendly, helpful staff are on-hand to answer questions and discuss the programs and services that best match the needs of each older person.
Utilizing local, state, and federal funding, as well as donations, local aging programs can offer older people access to a variety of programs and services they may need to live independently. Confidentiality of any information an older person may need to share to register for a program or receive assistance is assured under the policies and procedures that govern aging agencies.
Contact an office on aging if you have questions, concerns, or want more information about:
- Long-term care such as finding or paying for care.
- Caregiving (concern about or caring for a family member or friend).
- Healthy living.
- Benefit and entitlement programs (e.g., Social Security, Medicare, medication management, others).
- Volunteer opportunities.
- Employment options.
You may also contact them if you have concerns about an older person's safety or well-being. Many communities also have multipurpose senior centers which offer nutritional meals, activities, and recreational opportunities.