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Affirming the Dignity and Value of Older Adults in Our County


RNC Operational Updates for Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention (RNC). All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI.) For more information about how other Milwaukee County services and operations will be impacted during the RNC, visit Milwaukee County's RNC updates webpage.  

Who We Are

The Milwaukee County DHHS Division on Aging provides a single point of access to services for people aged 60 and over. We affirm the dignity and value of older adults of this county by supporting their choices for living in and giving to our community.

Our vision is that all Milwaukee County elders will have the resources to live as independently as possible in their communities.

The DHHS Division on Aging is made up of the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging & Disability Resource Center.

2020 Year In Review


Area Agency on Aging

Congress established the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965 in recognition of the need for social services for older adults in our country. Area Agencies on Aging are a requirement of the OAA and are responsible for the development of a coordinated system for the delivery of social and other critical services to the community. Through the Area Agency on Aging, we provide funding to home- and community-based services and programs that affirm the dignity of older adults by supporting their choices for living in and giving to our community. The Area Agency on Aging receives funding through the OAA, the State of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County.

Wisconsin Association of Area Agencies on Aging

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aging & Disability Resource Center

The Aging & Disability Resource Center is the first place to go to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability. The ADRC offers information, referral, consultation and assistance regarding access to short- and long-term care services. We're here to help you get the information and resources you need to stay independent.

The ADRC provides:

  • Information and Assistance Call Center
  • Options Counseling
  • Benefits Specialists
  • Dementia Care Specialists
  • Prevention and Wellness Programs
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • ADRC Resource Center Database

Learn more about aging and disability resource centers around the state.


Committed to the Independence and Dignity of Older Adults Through Advocacy, Leadership and Service

Area Aging Plan

The Older Americans Act requires that Area Agencies on Aging create a plan every three years to outline their goals in serving the older adults in their area. This plan includes predefined categories as well as local priorities identified through public input.

Learn More About the Area Aging Plan


Envisioning Our Senior Centers

We learned a great deal from the Envisioning Our Senior Centers community conversations in 2019. Read the full report and learn more about this process.

RFP Information and Forms

The Milwaukee County DHHS Aging & Disabilities Services seeks requests for proposals from businesses and community agencies to provide services for older adults. In July/August of each year, we make available a list of the services for which Aging & Disabilities Services wishes to seek proposals. Our staff reviews proposals with the Service Delivery Committee of the Commission on Aging.


Services We Fund                   Current RFPs

The Milwaukee County DHHS Aging & Disabilities Services aims to provide you with safe, effective and reliable services, free from discrimination. Review full Nondiscrimination Notice. We rely on your feedback.  If you have a complaint or comment about our service or one of the services that we fund, please complete this form.


1220 W. Vliet St.

Suite 301

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53205

Our Vision

Together, creating healthy communities.

Our Mission

Empowering safe, healthy, meaningful lives.

Our Values

Partnership, Respect, Integrity, 

Diversity, Excellence

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