Looking for services or assistance for yourself or a loved one? Here we’ve compiled a list of local, state-wide, and nationally available resources.
- The Commission on Aging is a governing body with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging serving as the Commission’s administrative arm. A Wellness Council also exists within the Commission.
- Senior Centers in Milwaukee County
- Aging Resource Center of Milwaukee County
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR)
- Alzheimers Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
- Interfaith Older Adult Programs
SOCIAL & SUPPORT GROUPS:
- MCDA Social Engagement Calendar, which also lists days when admission is FREE for Milwaukee seniors.
- Handy News & Notes is a monthly mailing list for local, state and national news, information and opportunities for persons with and without disabilities.
- Family Caregiver Support Network (FCSN) offered by Interfaith Older Adult Programs. Call FCSN: 414-220-8600.
- Memory Cafes are monthly social gatherings for people with mild cognitive impairments.
- SPARK provides an cultural programming for people with memory loss.
HEALTH & WELLNESS:
- Senior Nutrition Program offers senior dining sites and a Meals on Wheels program. Call the Milwaukee Senior Dining Office: 414-298-6995.
- Various Health & Wellness Resources through the Department on Aging
LEGAL & FINANCIAL:
- SeniorLAW offers free legal services to residents over 60
- Energy Assistance is available to eligible applicants. Call to apply: 414-270-4653.
- Transportation is available for Milwaukee residents over 60, for grocery shopping, medical appointments and dining.
- Senior Driving Resource Have your loved one take this online self-assessment to determine if they’re still safe on the road. Call 262-210-3707 for more.
- Emergency Preparedness planning guide
- Elder Abuse Agency investigates allegations of physical abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, self-neglect, and emotional abuse of adults over 60 residing in Milwaukee County. Call to report elder abuse: 414-289-6874 or toll-free 1-866-229-9695.
- How to recognize the signs of hoarding.
- Veterans and ADRC support. Call 414-289-6874.