2014 WI Aging Network Conference: Deadline August 29!
Registration is open for our 2014 Wisconsin Aging Network Conference to be held September 10-12, 2014, at the Kalahari Convention Center & Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Register soon since the deadline is Friday, August 29!
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Was June 15
Millions of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. Once a year on June 15 communities and municipalities around the world plan activities and programs to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It’s an opportunity to share information and spread awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation in later life. Everyone can make a difference—but together we can unite as one nation. Take a stand against elder abuse! (From ACL.gov.)
In honor of this day the GWAAR Board of Directors did the following WEAAD resolution. For a listing of some of the other WEAAD activities and events that occurred around Wisconsin in June, see the NCEA Website.
Guide to Elder Law & Benefits in Wisconsin (GEL&B) Now Available
Created and published by the GWAAR Legal Services Team, the Guide to Elder Law and Benefits in Wisconsin provides information and resources on a variety of benefit and entitlement programs for older people in the state. More information or to purchase online access to the publication.
If you have already received your login codes, access the GEL&B.
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.
WI Guardianship Support Center
The Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center (GSC) provides information and assistance on issues related to guardianship, protective placement, advance directives, and more. Operated by GWAAR, the GSC is staffed by Attorney Susan M. Fisher who responds to requests for information through a toll-free helpline or by e-mail. Calls are returned in the order in which they are received.
To contact the Guardianship Support Center,
Call: (855) 409-9410
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.