Department on Aging
 

Department on Aging

Affirming the Dignity and Value of Older Adults in Our County

 

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Who We Are

The Milwaukee County Department on Aging was created in 1991 to provide 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 Department on Aging is made up of two divisions: the Area Agency on Aging and the Aging Resource Center.

 

Holly Davis, Executive Director

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 Resource Center

The Aging Resource Center is the first place to go to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging. The Aging Resource Center offers information, referral, consultation and assistance regarding access to short- and long-term care services for elders in Milwaukee County.

The Aging Resource Center provides:

  • Information and Assistance Call Center
  • Benefits and Options Counseling
  • Elder Abuse Unit
  • Dementia Care Specialists
  • Prevention and Wellness Programs
  • Emergency Preparedness Response
  • Public Education and Outreach
  • Aging Resource Center Database
Aging Resource Center of Milwaukee County

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 Plan

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

Give your input on our draft goals for the 2019-2021 Area Plan.

Area Plan for Milwaukee County 2017-2018

 

Senior Center Assessment Project

The Department on Aging has completed Phase I of its Senior Center Assessment project.  On May 1, 2018 MCDA staff met with the County Executive's office and the department received approval to move forward with the next phase of this project.  Contact Director of Administration Jon Janowski at (414) 289-6073 or email for details.

RFP Information and Forms

The Milwaukee County Department on Aging 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 the Department on Aging wishes to seek proposals. Our staff reviews proposals with the Service Delivery Committee of the Commission on Aging.

 

Services We Fund                   Current RFPs

MILWAUKEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT ON AGING

1220 W. Vliet St., Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53205

Phone: (414) 289-6874
Toll Free:  1-866-229-9695
Fax: (414) 289-5797
TRS: 711
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Committed to the Independence and Dignity of Older Adults Through Advocacy, Leadership and Service

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