Older Adults as Change Makers
Older adults have experience, wisdom, energy and time. Milwaukee County’s 185,000 seniors have vast amounts of talent and insight and a proven commitment to the community. Yet, often, older adults seem to be silent, almost marginalized in our community’s civic life. How do we change the perception that seniors are happy on the sidelines? How can seniors become the change makers Milwaukee needs?
Jan Wilberg is Chair of the Milwaukee County Commission on Aging and a vigorous advocate on issues related to aging and homelessness. She is a retired community planning consultant with experience in homelessness, mental health, youth development and nonprofit management. ... read more