Resources for Aging Well

As you grow older, you may be unsure of the best way to approach this stage of your life. Don’t go it alone! Here are some fantastic resources that can help you make this chapter of your life a great one. To access the links to these websites, simply click on the titles below. Also, find more great stories about aging well in the Spring 2018 online version of The Path Ahead.

AARP Wisconsin: AARP is a national organization for people aged 50 years and older, which provides advocacy, resources and discounts on eye glasses, hearing aids, restaurants, travel and other entertainment.

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC): Your local ADRC can give you information about aging or living with a disability, including available resources for in-home care, home modifications, meal delivery programs, transportation options and more.

Alzheimer’s Association: This organization provides resources, support and education for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and for their loved ones.

Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR): This organization helps people who are aging and their loved ones learn how to advocate for themselves, understand elder law, find assistance in their communities and more.

Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long-Term Care: This state advocacy board provides a voice for older citizens and those in need of long-term care. The site offers helpful publications as well.

Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging (WIHA): This organization offers evidence-based prevention programs for people who are aging and their caregivers so that they can live healthy and full lives, including the Stepping On program, which teaches people how to prevent falls.