UWM alum revolutionized aging communities nationwide

A consultant on aging, advocacy and public policy, Stephanie Stein is considered by many to be the leader of Milwaukee’s and Wisconsin’s aging community. Recognized nationally as a leader on aging issues, she built the Milwaukee County Department on Aging into an award-winning organization, and was also the main designer of Family Care, a long-term care program that is now emulated from coast to coast.

Stein was also instrumental in the creation of Senior Care, has mentored aging professionals throughout the country, and has helped to create senior friendly communities. Her accomplishments have become part of our everyday lives.

Stein retired in 2015 after serving for more than a decade as director of the Milwaukee County Department on Aging. She became director of the county department in 1993 after working nearly 20 years for the Social Development Commission.

Stein, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English from UWM in 1968, received the distinguished alumni achievement award at the 2017 UWM Alumni Association Awards.

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