Make Your Voice Heard!
There are several town hall meetings and Joint Finance Committee public hearings scheduled around the state giving individuals the opportunity to speak out on the proposed state budget. Come tell your story about transportation concerns, SeniorCare, Family Care, IRIS, and/or aging and disability resource centers. The time to make an impact is now. Here's a listing of the budget-related public events.
Action Alert! Save SeniorCare
Governor Walker's state budget proposal included dramatic changes to Wisconsin's highly-successful and cost-effective SeniorCare prescription drug program. If enacted, these changes could negatively impact the state's older adults.
Emergency Preparedness: A Guide for Aging Units
This resource guide provides an overview of Wisconsin aging unit emergency preparedness responsibilities, helpful ideas, and links to resources that can be used when creating Wisconsin aging units' emergency preparedness plans.
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.