Wellness

Wellness and Prevention

    

The Milwaukee County Department on Aging is committed to improving the health and wellness of older adults in Milwaukee County. Wellness and prevention programs  that promote healthy living are coordinated by both the Area Agency on Aging and The Aging Resource Center of Milwaukee County. 

Although the results of the United States of Aging Survey from 2013 identified most seniors express little concern about the status of their health today, older adults in Milwaukee County have requested access to wellness and prevention services and opportunities.

The Milwaukee County Commission on Aging Wellness council provides guidance and advisory oversight of many of the services. The Department on Aging has identified wellness and prevention as a key component of the 2013-2015 Area Plan by establishing the goal of assuring sustainability and expansion of programs recommended by the Administration on Aging. This will be accomplished through the Milwaukee County Department on Aging collaborating with the Commission on Aging Wellness Council and external partners to promote a model of health promotion and disease prevention for seniors.

Below is a listing of Wellness and Prevention programs provided by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and/or their collaborating partners. Click on the item to view information about each item.

Evidence Based Prevention Programs

Living Well with Chronic Conditions                                                                                Powerful Tools for the Caregiver
Stepping On - Falls Prevention Program   Keep on Stepping On
Healthy Living with Diabetes   Physical Activity for Life for African American Seniors

    Additional Resources and Opportunities Related to Wellness

Senior Centers

Senior Fitness Centers                                                                  

The Wellness Council of the Commission on Aging

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness

 

Arthritis Foundation Programs

 

For more information on senior wellness and healthy living, click on the links below.

Alzheimer's Disease

Depression/Mental Health

Substance Abuse

Health Tips