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                                                                                                                                    Physical Activity for Life for African American Seniors
Stepping On - Falls Prevention Program     Keep on Stepping On    
Healthy Living with Diabetes   Tomando Control de Su Salud & Vivir Saludable con Diabetes (Spanish Version of Living Well with Chronic Conditions & Healthy Living with Diabetes)    

Additional Resources and Opportunities Related to Wellness

Senior Centers

Hundreds of activities are scheduled everyday at the 5 Milwaukee County Department on Aging Senior Centers.

On Wednesday, May 25, we are highlighting a few of them in celebration of the 23rd Annual National Senior

Health & Fitness Day.  According to a news release, an estimated 100,000 older adults will participate in local fitness

activities across the country. We hope you'll join in the fitness fun!

2016 NSHF Flyer


Senior Fitness Centers        


The Wellness Council of the Commission on Aging

May Wellness Flyer

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



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