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JOURNEY OF AGING is a semiannual publication of Towns & Associates, Inc. 20,000 free copies are distributed throughout south central Wisconsin. Personal copies are $5 to cover shipping and handling.

For more information, visit

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OF

CONTENTS MARCH–AUGUST 2020

AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

05

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

15

END OF LIFE

21

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

27

Nine Signs It’s Time for In-Home Care

6

Let There Be Music

publisher

16

Live Well, Leave Well

PO Box 174 Baraboo, WI 53913-0174 P (608) 356-8757 • F (608) 356-8875

editor-in-chief & director of sales Amy S. Johnson publication designer Barbara Wilson senior copy editor Kyle Jacobson copy editor Krystle Naab design team Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Linda Walker administration Cathy Bacon, Debora Knutson contributing writers

22

Paying for Long-Term Care

28

GENERAL 33 Value of Urban Gardens The People’s Key to Kickin’ the Dream

34 50

HEALTH 53 Farm-to-Table Dining: Good for You, the Economy, and the Environment The Adventure Doesn’t End Beyond the Rx

54 58 64

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE

67

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME

87

Spring Sparks Wandering

68

Jennifer Bauer, Darren Bush, Kelly Cheramy, Marissa DeGroot, Paula Gibson, Pete Gunderson, Cricket Hesselberg, Patty Keller, Heidi Morrison, Terry Murphy, Daniel Purtell, Tasha

Social Support: A Key Ingredient to Good Health Dog Therapy

88 96

Robinson, LPN, Roberta Sladky, Rebecca Spindler

photographs Agrace, All Saints Neighborhood, Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, Darren Bush, DCHS, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, Terry Murphy, Oakwood Village, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, The Pines Senior Living JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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ADVERTISER INDEX Abel Contemporary Gallery

49

Keller Apartments - Whitcomb Square

80

Advanced Pain Management

57

Madison Computer Works

37

Age at Home by Agrace

94

Madison Essentials

42

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care

25

Moving Maude

44

All About Living with Carol Koby

38

NewBridge

10

All Saints Neighborhood

99

Noel Manor

86

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance

19

Oakwood Village

Attic Angel Community

75

Pieces Unimagined

46

Azura Memory Care

70

The Pines Senior Living

98

BrightStar Senior Living

71

Quivey’s Grove

41

Broihahn Management & Consulting, LLC

81

Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center

85

Capitol Lakes Retirement Community

73

Restaino & Associates Realtors

40

Capri Senior Communities

74

Rise Up, Inc.

62

CapTel, Inc.

91

RSVP of Dane County

49

SAIL (Sharing Active Independent Lives)

13

Segues, LLC

45

Catholic Charities ComForCare Home Care Services

66 & 90 9

100

Community Living Alliance, Inc.

11

SSM Health at Home

Dane Buy Local

52

Stoughton Hospital

61

Sugar River Pizza

47

Dane County Humane Society

37 & 52

2

Gail Ambrosius

43

Sun Prairie Health Care Center

77

Ganser Company

92

SVA Plumb Trust Company, LLC

31

Terry Murphy

48

Gunderson Funeral and Cremation

24 & 32

Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC

30

Visiting Angels

95

Heartland Hospice Care

26

Ward-Brodt Music

36

Heritage Senior Living

84

Waunakee Manor

77

Home Elements & Concepts

42

Willy Street Co-op

39

Horizon Senior Housing

79

Wilson Law Group, LLC

30

Independent Living, Inc.

93

WORT-FM

43

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7

Abuse & Neglect

7

ADRCs (Aging & Disability Resource Centers)

8

Advocacy Groups & Support

8

Benefit Specialists

8

Caregiver Information

9

Case Managers

10 Coalitions 10 Consumer Protection 10 Crime Prevention & Safety 11 Disability Resources 11 Energy (Utilities) 12 Health Plans & Assistance 12 Membership Programs 12 Nonprofit Organizations 13 Senior Centers 14 Social Services 14 Veteran Services

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NINE SIGNS

It’s Time for In-Home Care BY TASHA ROBINSON, LPN

If you have an aging parent, friend, or neighbor, you understand the value of stopping by their home from time to time, bringing conversation; a smile; and, on occasion, groceries! Your visits likely help in even more ways than you think. Seemingly small favors, like resetting clocks for daylight saving time, standing on a stepstool to change a smoke-detector battery, checking the refrigerator for expired foods, and taking out the trash, help keep people comfortable in their home, where they MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

want to be. Over time, especially if your loved one has signs of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, their need for small favors will grow. They may need someone to sort medications, refill prescriptions, and drive them to medical appointments. They may need help around the house more often and more immediately. It’s not just a matter of comfort, but of safety. Eventually, there’s a tipping point. Family and friends simply cannot be there as often as help may be needed, and may lack the ability or comfort level

to help with personal care, medication assistance, and meal prep. They worry about their loved one and feel guilty that they can’t do more, and the person who needs more help may find it tough to stay in control of their everyday life while relying on favors. If you or the person you love wants to stay safe and independent at home, hiring a trusted home care organization may be a good next step. Here are the nine signs that you or someone you love may be ready for nonmedical, in-home support.


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 7 1. It has become difficult or

exhausting to keep up with household chores, preparing meals, and cleaning.

2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Loss of mobility, vision, hearing, or memory has made it hard to care for one’s self. Concern regarding the safety when using the shower or bathtub.

• Exercise support and diet monitoring • Housekeeping, laundry, and meal prep • Grocery shopping and other errands • Companionship With the right kind of help, you or your loved one can continue living at home safely and independently.

A fall or surgery requires help at home during recovery.

Tasha Robinson, LPN, is the executive director of Age at Home by Agrace.

It’s a struggle to take needed medications as prescribed.

Photographs provided by Agrace.

The individual cannot drive safely. Appointments are sometimes forgotten or missed due to lack of transportation. The wish for company and conversation. The individual doesn’t want to rely on favors from family or friends.

If these signs sound familiar, help is available. A professional in-home caregiver can help with daily needs, such as: • Personal care: showering, shaving, and dressing • Medication reminders

Age at Home provides nonmedical, in-home care from a trusted nonprofit organization—Agrace. Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, you choose the Age at Home services that will support the way you want to live. To learn more or request a free home-safety check, visit ageathome.org or call (608) 327-7456.

ABUSE & NEGLECT Under Wisconsin statutes, elder abuse and neglect includes physical, emotional, financial, and sexual abuse/assault.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

COMPLAINTS PERTAINING TO THESE WISCONSIN PROVIDERS • Assisted-living providers: Adult Day Centers, AFHs, CBRFs, and RCACs (608) 264-9888 or (800) 642-6552 • Caregiver misconduct: noncredentialed caregivers, credentialed staff, and professional staff (608) 261-8319 or (800) 642-6552 • Home health and hospice agencies (608) 267-1441 or (800) 642-6552 • Health and residential care providers: adult day care, ambulatory surgical centers, clinical laboratories, corporate guardianships, hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation, pain clinics, personal care agencies, and rural healthcare clinics ​(608) 266-8481 or (800) 642-6552 ​• Mental health and substance abuse treatment programs (​608) 266-2717 or (800) 642-6552 •​ State-licensed nursing homes ​(608) 266-7474 or (800) 642-6552

ELDER ABUSE AND NEGLECT HELPLINE (608) 261-9933 or 911

FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

ADRCs ADRCs (Aging & Disability Resource Centers) can help make connections to resources about in-home personal care and nursing, housing options, housekeeping and chore services, home modifications, adaptive equipment, transportation, health, nutrition, homedelivered meal programs, Medicare, JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


8 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES Medicaid, Social Security, caregiver supports, and respite information. Below are the ADRCs in your area by county.

ADRC OF COLUMBIA COUNTY (608) 742-9233 co.columbia.wi.us /columbia-county/adrc

ADRC OF DANE COUNTY (608) 240-7400 daneadrc.org

ADRC OF DODGE COUNTY (920) 386-3580 Find us on Facebook

ADRC OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

ADRC OF SAUK COUNTY

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN

Serving Crawford, Juneau, Richland & Sauk Counties (608) 355-3289 adrceagle.org

(608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.org

ADVOCACY GROUPS & SUPPORT Advocacy can be described as support for or on behalf of someone for a particular cause, issue, or policy.

AARP (866) 448-3611 aarp.org/wi

(920) 674-8734 jeffersoncountywi.gov

BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU)

ADRC OF ROCK COUNTY

(414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

(608) 741-3600 co.rock.wi.us/adrc

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG) (608) 224-0606 or (800) 488-2596 cwagwisconsin.org

GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING RESOURCES (GWAAR) (608) 243-5670 gwaar.org

LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE ASSISTANCE (608) 266-3585 oci.wi.gov/pages/consumers /longtermcare.aspx

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Ombudsman Program (800) 815-0015 longtermcare.wi.gov

BENEFIT SPECIALISTS Helpful information to note: Elderly Benefit Specialists (EBS) assist individuals 60+ to determine available private or government benefits. Disability Benefit Specialists (DBS) assist people between the ages of 18 and 59 with physical, developmental, and mental disabilities. See also ADRCs and Case Managers categories in this section to assist with individual benefits.

Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

BENEFITS AND EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING (608) 246-3444 eri-wi.org/services/benefits

CAREGIVER INFORMATION A caregiver is an individual who provides support and assistance to individuals with disabilities or long-term conditions. This assistance can be classified as hands on, financial, emotional, formal, and informal. MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 9 Below you will find training programs, education, information, and support groups. Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find support assistance in your residence.

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

702 S. High Point Rd., Ste. 103 Madison 53719 (608) 826-8020 kmedenwaldt@ccmadison.org ccmadison.org Catholic Charities’ Aging Services helps older adults maintain the independence of living in their homes and communities while assisting caregivers with education and respite programs. Services include the Adult Day Center, All Saints Neighborhood, CompanionCare, and Respite Care Teams.

COMFOR CARE

Home Care Services 2421 Parmenter St., Ste. 100 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 home@cfchomecare.com comforcare.com/madison ComForCare Home Care Services provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathroom assistance, home maintenance, and other services. ComForCare is an effective solution for the elderly who prefer to remain at home.

DANE COUNTY UNITED WAY Caregiver Information (608) 246-4350 unitedwaydanecounty.org/who -is-a-caregiver

VA CAREGIVER SUPPORT (855) 260-3274 caregiver.va.gov

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org

WISCONSIN’S FAMILY CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAMS (866) 843-9810 wisconsincaregiver.org

CASE MANAGERS Case managers assist patients and families in evaluating, arranging, and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future. Depending on expertise, they can assist in determining next steps in legal

situations, healthcare, benefits, and more. Check the Coalitions and Senior Centers categories in this section, as they often have case managers on staff. There is also a Care Managers category under the Safe & Healthy at Home section.

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (CLA)

1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8335 clanet.org Nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering older adults and people with disabilities or chronic illnesses to live independently and with dignity in their homes. CLA provides individualized services, including case management, personal care, support brokering, and home chore services that help people to improve their quality of life and live with self-determination.

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org

RESPITE CARE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


10 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES MADISON PARENT CARE LLC (608) 228-9797 madisonparentcare.com

NEWBRIDGE

1625 Northport Dr., Ste. 125 Madison 53704 (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org The mission of NewBridge is to empower older adults to access affordable resources to maintain their health, safety, independence, and community connection. Case Management provides older adults support needed to live independently by identifying resources and coordinating services. Information, referrals, and advocacy provided through case-management home-visit assessments of each older adult’s individual needs.

COALITIONS Coalitions are a great source of information and a good place to start researching specific areas of interest (for

example, senior housing options). Case managers are oftentimes on staff to help coordinate services and assistance when needed.

NEWBRIDGE (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org

SAFE COMMUNITIES MADISON-DANE COUNTY (608) 441-3060 safercommunity.net /falls_prevention.php

CONSUMER PROTECTION BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU) Main Office - Milwaukee (414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

CONSUMER PROTECTION (608) 266-1221 doj.state.wi.us

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.

CRIME PREVENTION & SAFETY CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAM (608) 266-4238 cityofmadison.com/police/safety /crimeprevention

CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM (608) 264-9497 doj.state.wi.us

CYBER SAFETY (608) 255-2345 cityofmadison.com/police/safety/cyber

FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

TRIAD—RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7897 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org Presentations on crime prevention and safety topics are free and open to the public at various locations in Cottage Grove, Verona, and Madison. Free winterization car checks for seniors. Annual Dane County/State Triad Crime Prevention and Safety Conference and Expo. MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 11 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.

ADRCs

category

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL)

(608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.org

(800) 242-8822 dpi.wi.gov/talkingbooks

INTEGRITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

DISABILITY RESOURCES See also the this section.

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (DRW)

(608) 222-1113 integrityrs.net in

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INFORMATION & SERVICES – BY COUNTY (888) 879-0017 (Central Office) dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind

STATE ORGANIZATION ON ARTS AND DISABILITY (608) 241-2131 vsawis.org

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org

ENERGY (UTILITIES) ALLIANT ENERGY (800) ALLIANT (255-4268) alliantenergy.com

KEEP WISCONSIN WARM/ COOL FUND (800) 891-WARM (9276) kwwf.org

MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC (608) 252-7222 mge.com

BRAILLE LIBRARY AND TRANSCRIBING SERVICES (608) 233-0222 bltsinc.org Photograph provided by The Pines Senior Living

BUREAU OF AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES (608) 266-2536 dhs.wisconsin.gov/dph/badr.htm

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (800) 233-9130 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


12 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES their own terms. Members support each other and the organization in a variety of ways. An extensive network of resources available, such as prescreened vendors, daily check-in service, house checks, home technology assistance, discounted personal emergency services, and more —all for less than $1 per day!

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

COMMUNITY SHARES OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-1066 communityshares.com

WISCONSIN HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (WHEAP) (608) 267-3680 homeenergyplus.wi.gov

HEALTH PLANS & ASSISTANCE Review the Case Managers and Benefit Specialists categories in this section.

ACCESS WISCONSIN WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES (800) 362-3002 access.wisconsin.gov

BOARD ON AGING & LONG-TERM CARE Medigap helpline & health insurance related questions (800) 242-1060 longtermcare.wi.gov

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (866) 770-2262 ssa.gov

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WISCONSIN OFFICE OF THE SENIOR ISSUES COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY

(608) 266-3585 oci.wi.gov/consumer/seniors.htm

(608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

WISCONSIN SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

(800) 488-2596 wisconsinsmp.org

(608) 230-4321 sailtoday.org

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS Specific interests, sometimes at a cost.

PLATO/UW-MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 262-5823 platomadison.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization created to enable members 55+ to live secure, engaged lives on

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN FOUNDATION (608) 263-4545 supportuw.org

VSA WISCONSIN INC. (608) 241-2131 vsawis.org

WISCONSIN ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION (WALA) (608) 288-0246 ewala.org

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 13 SENIOR CENTERS Senior centers are a wonderful way to interact with peers and fulfill interests. Some offer unique programming and special services—each one is a little different from another. All are there to help, so feel free to give them a call and inquire.

BARABOO SENIOR CITIZEN CENTER (608) 356-8464

BELLEVILLE/SUGAR RIVER SENIOR CENTER (608) 424-6007 bellevillewi.org

CITY OF VERONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 845-7471

COLONIAL CLUB SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER - SUN PRAIRIE (608) 837-4611 colonialclub.org

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & SERVICES DEPARTMENT CITY OF BEAVER DAM

GOODMAN COMMUNITY CENTER

NEWBRIDGE

(608) 241-1574 goodmancenter.org/programs /older-adults

(608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org

JANESVILLE CITY - SENIOR CENTER (608) 755-3040

MADISON SENIOR CENTER (608) 266-6581 cityofmadison.com/seniorcenter

MCFARLAND SENIOR CENTER & OUTREACH (608) 838-7117 mcfarland.wi.us

MIDDLETON SENIOR CENTER (608) 831-2373 ci.middleton.wi.us

NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES - CROSS PLAINS (608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

OREGON AREA SENIOR CENTER (608) 835-5801 oregonareaseniorcenterwisconsin.com

SENIOR CITIZEN’S CENTER (608) 676-4600

SOUTHWEST DANE SENIOR OUTREACH (608) 437-6902

MONONA SENIOR CENTER

STOUGHTON AREA SENIOR CENTER

(608) 222-3415 mymonona.com

(608) 873-8585 ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior

MT. HOREB SENIOR CENTER

SUGAR RIVER SENIOR CENTER

(608) 437-6902 mounthorebwi.info

(608) 424-6007

209 Center St., Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 306-2158 jstephens@cityofbeaverdam.com cityofbeaverdam.com The Community Activities & Services Department provides a variety of educational and recreational activities throughout the year for active older adults. Dodge County also provides a nutritional meal for seniors 60+ (or one spouse must be 60) at The Watermark, Monday-Friday at 11:30am. A donation of $3.99 per meal is suggested.

CREEKSIDE PLACE - EVANSVILLE (608) 882-0407

DEFOREST AREA COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER (608) 846-9469 deforestcenter.org

FITCHBURG SENIOR CENTER (608) 270-4290 fitchburgwi.gov/621/senior-center JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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VERONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 845-7471 ci.verona.wi.us

WATERTOWN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

VETERAN SERVICES ADDICTIVE DISORDERS TREATMENT PROGRAM

WAUNAKEE SENIOR CENTER

William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7073 madison.va.gov/services/adtp.asp

(608) 849-8385 waunakee.com/seniorcenter

BADGER HONOR FLIGHT, INC.

(920) 262-8099

SOCIAL SERVICES The definition of social services is “activity aiming to promote the welfare of others.”

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE

(608) 616-0243 badgerhonorflight.org

COMFORT KEEPERS (608) 218-4861 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

DANE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE

(608) 242-8335 clanet.org

(608) 266-4158 danevets.com

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON

DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

(608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

dwd.wisconsin.gov/veterans

GERIATRIC PRIMARY CARE CLINIC (GEM) William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7011

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273

hahwi.info@ssmhealth.com ssmhealthathomewi.com As a We Honor Veterans partner, SSM Health at Home staff and volunteers are given ongoing veteran-centered training and education in order to provide specialized care to the veterans we proudly serve.

US DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS benefits.va.gov/benefits

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for families. Our services include: bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL (608) 256-1901 madison.va.gov

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (WDVA) (800) 947-8387 dva.state.wi.us


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18 Caregiver & Family Programs 18 Dementia Friendly 19 Programs for Individuals with Dementia Issues

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

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Participants at an Arts Memory Café dance and enjoy music from guest musicians. The Arts Memory Café is hosted by ADAW on the third Thursday of each month at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

Let There Be Music BY JENNIFER BAUER, REBECCA SPINDLER & HEIDI MORRISON

The transformative power of music and art are recognized ways to stay connected to people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. It awakens emotions that may have been hidden beneath the disease. While few studies with control groups have occurred to prove the positive effects, anecdotal evidence abounds.

in falls and antipsychotic medication use. Caregivers also report residents appearing happier and more relaxed, even tapping and clapping in time to the music. The program has expanded to include assisted-living communities and even an in-home program to support caregivers caring for loved ones with dementia.

In 2013, the State of Wisconsin began the Music & MemorySM pilot program, providing iPods and personalized playlists to nursing homes residents, and educating staff on best practices for the program. While a scientific study to document the effects is still underway, early evidence indicates improved quality of life and a reduction

Over the past six years, more education and training has occurred regarding Music & Memory—the word is out! A family caregiver shared, “My initial experience with music therapy was during an activity with my mom at her memory care unit. I was amazed and astonished when the group began singing along to the music and knowing

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the words, with a person playing a guitar and harmonica. Everyone seemed so happy, and it didn’t really matter what their quality of singing was.” In conjunction with Music & Memory, the Madison New Horizons Band— part of the New Horizons International Music Organization—is the secondoldest New Horizons band in the world. Multiple Madison New Horizons Bands offer an opportunity for seniors who enjoy making music to reach a like-minded community of people. Players of all levels are welcome, and the bands practice at varying performance difficulties. New Horizons’ members are a support for one another. Many participants no longer


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 17 drive themselves. One band member remembers a time when not being able to drive almost got in the way of his participation. “A few months back, our organization put out a request— could anyone give me a ride? I had three offers!” Playing a musical instrument has many positive effects on cognition. Reading music challenges the mind, and recall can also be improved by practice. Playing a musical instrument can improve physical endurance as well. One band member says, “I was told by my doctor that due to my blowing of my saxophones—tenor and alto— and singing with the band, my lungs [are] much better than any 85-year-old. I remember the words to the songs I sing, and I can really blow my horn! The Horizons band is a top priority in my husband’s and my busy lives.” At Memory Cafés—a socially safe space for those with memory loss and their caregivers—Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) frequently invites guest musicians to perform. One who was greatly impacted by sharing his music says, “When playing songs from the 1940s, ‘50s, ‘60s, it’s incredible how so many in attendance know the words and music to so many. Their eyes light up and there’s actual beauty in their smiles. Also, the movement of their feet and the actions of their hands tell me they are enjoying the moment.” Janet Wiegel, ADAW dementia outreach specialist for Columbia and Sauk Counties, adds, “It’s such a joy to see folks perk up as they recognize a familiar rhyme they may not have heard for 30 years but still remember. Rhyme and rhythm are stored in the right hippocampus, which is usually not as affected by dementia diseases. Music, rhyme, rhythm, beat, color, and emotional memories are stored there also, and these skills last longer into the disease.” How can you incorporate these therapies into your journey with dementia? It can

Participants experience a drum circle at a Memory Café in Prairie du Chien. The Memory Café is hosted by ADAW on the third Tuesday of each month at Hoffman Hall in Prairie du Chien.

be as simple as singing the person’s favorite songs or listening to a recording together. Try to incorporate music from young adulthood or sing-along favorites, like camp songs. You can also tailor music or an activity to the time of day or mood you’re trying to enhance, including meal time. Noreen Kralapp, ADAW dementia outreach specialist for Dane County, says, “Music can help people with Alzheimer’s engage and focus at meal time and make dining a positive experience.” Music can be a release when language and speech are not available, helping people with dementia remain connected with the world around them and feeling that they contribute something of value. It just may open up new avenues and reawaken experiences for you and your loved one.

Jennifer Bauer is executive director for the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Rebecca Spindler is community relations & event manager for the

Jennifer Bauer

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Heidi Morrison is marketing director for Ward-Brodt Music. Registration for the New Horizons Band can be made by contacting Ward-Brodt Music. Photographs provided by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) alzwisc.org (888) 308-6251

Madison New Horizons Band hookedonbandsinc.org

Music & MemorySM musicandmemory.org

Ward-Brodt Music Store 5976 Executive Drive, Suite A Fitchburg, WI 53719 (608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

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CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS Caregiver, educational, and informational programs and resources are listed.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WI PROGRAMS (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 alzwisc.org

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: First Steps for Families: Learn about dementia-related diseases, what families can do, and resources to help. Boost Your Brain Health: Tips to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s & dementia: Learn how the brain works and receive tips on improving your brain health and how to lower your risk of developing dementia through nutritional and lifestyle advice. The Caregiving Journey: An intensive program for family members caring for someone with middle- to late-stage dementia to increase understanding of the effects of dementia, gain insights into caregiver strengths and challenges, enhance problem-solving skills, and develop an individualized care plan. Communication Tips and Strategies: Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia. MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

End of Life and Dementia: Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages.

we can do if we are concerned for ourselves or others.

Family Dynamics in the Dementia Journey: Discover ways dementia impacts families and the value of recognizing and accepting each person’s strengths and weaknesses as caregivers.

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiving Center alz.org/care

Is it Time for Facility Care?: This program will review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care. Legal and Financial Planning Workshop: A seminar for families providing a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or other dementia. Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Learn the difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, the causes of dementia, and receive practical things you can do, whether you are concerned about yourself or a loved one. Understanding & Responding to Behavior Changes: Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them. We All Forget: Is it normal aging or should I be concerned?: We all forget names occasionally and misplace keys and wallets. Learn what is normal for our brains as we age, how our memories work, and what

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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY To become a dementia-friendly business or organization, the business or organization must commit to certain criteria, including training for management and 50 percent of their front-line employees, being open to discussions regarding environment changes (i.e. lighting, signage, layout, etc.), and undergoing an on-site visit/follow-up training on an annual basis to recertify its dementia-friendly status. For more information, please visit alzwisc.org.

COMMON GROUND (608) 820-1010 commongroundmiddleton.com

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MIDDLETON (608) 515-8663 facebook.com/dementiafriendlymiddleton


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5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com hsbelderlaw.com Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law. Substantial expertise includes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).

REEDSBURG AREA MEDICAL CENTER

2000 N. Dewey Ave., Reedsburg 53959 (608) 524-6487 cmercer@ramchealth.org ramchealth.com Reedsburg Area Medical Center (RAMC) is the third hospital in Wisconsin recognized as DementiaFriendly. Over 68 percent of RAMC staff have been trained to recognize and assist individuals with dementia and their families. RAMC “Going Beyond the Expected.” For more information about the Dementia-Friendly initiative at RAMC, please contact Tammy Koenecke at (608) 768-6249.

Crossing Bridges: Four-week educational support group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or are a primary care partner. Meeting Minds: A memory enhancement program for people with mild memory impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia that includes stimulating activities, intellectual exercises, and tai chibased exercise.

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

SUPPORT SYSTEMS & LOCAL RESOURCES Visit the Safe & Healthy at Home section to find assistance and respite in your residence.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN

3330 University Ave., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 support@alzwisc.org alzwisc.org The Alzheimer‘s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin provides hope for people facing Alzheimer’s or other dementias through education, support, and personalized guidance to understand the diseases, learn how to continue living a satisfying and rewarding life, and plan for the future. All donations stay local to support individuals and families in Wisconsin.

Your partner along the journey.

WILLY STREET CO-OP (608) 251-6776 East (608) 709-5445 North (608) 284-7800 West willystreet.coop

PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA ISSUES ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN

(608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 alzwisc.org Memory Cafés: A social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends offering an opportunity to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Visit alzwisc.org for locations and times.

Offering LOCAL support and education for individuals, families and caregivers facing a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia.

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608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251

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1221 E. Main St. Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-8333 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Azura Memory Care is a trusted provider of specialized memory care homes located throughout Wisconsin. Known as the dementia care experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their team to understand what is dementia, how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care, and engage them to continue living a high quality of life. Their belief is that everyone deserves personalized care and to experience a MOSAIC of joy every day!

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

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3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison BrightStar Care is your solution for all stages of dementia care. Whether you need respite, overnights, or round-

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the-clock care, our team of dementia specialists will work closely with you to create a customized plan of care for your loved one.

CROHN’S, COLITIS & IBD SUPPORT GROUP STOUGHTON HOSPITAL This group meets the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Contact Marilyn (608) 873-7928.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP STOUGHTON HOSPITAL This group meets the second Monday at 6:00 p.m. Contact Sonja (608) 873-2356.

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite

care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC

7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100 Madison 53719 (608) 833-4001 mail@wilsonlawgroup.com wilsonlawgroup.com You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire, rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators, and probate.

WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER’S INSTITUTE (608) 263-2862 wai.wisc.edu


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END OF LIFE 23 Do-Not-Resuscitate Bracelets 23 Funeral & Cremation Services 24 Grief & Spiritual Support 25 Hospice Care 26 Hospice Inpatient Facilities

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Live Well, LEAVE WELL BY PETE GUNDERSON

There are many reasons it’s useful to preplan final wishes. Sitting down with your loved ones to discuss what’s important, laugh at favorite memories, share family history and traditions, and make final decisions are important. Losing a loved one is hard enough, but to add the many logistical and financial decisions that come with arranging MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

a funeral or memorial service can be overwhelmingly stressful.

Who Will Help? It may be important to you and your loved one to be cared for by and have the assurance of a local provider. Many providers are owned nationally and internationally by companies who

use outside crematory brokers from a distance. Losing a loved one is never easy, and a local provider may be more in touch with family traditions, cultural customs, beliefs, and lifestyles for planning, and they’ll know area options available to celebrate the deceased’s life and accommodate your wishes.


END OF LIFE | 23 Burial or Cremation? Planning can be the same or similar when choosing either cremation or burial as a final disposition of a person’s body. Burial or cremation can take place prior to or following a funeral or memorial life celebration depending on whether the individual’s body is to be present for the planned gathering.

feelings. Meaningful items can spark conversation, stories, remembrances, and love.

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Address the details so your loved ones can use the time to remember, connect, and begin to heal. When you make the decisions, your celebration of life will reflect your wishes instead of those of someone else. It’s a personal choice.

Direct emergency medical technicians, first responders, and emergency healthcare facilities’ personnel. See also the Advance Healthcare Directives in the Essential Preparation section or Legal in the General section to set up advance healthcare directives which can detail your wishes when you are unable.

Participation What involvement would you like from loved ones at the visitation, service, and graveside? This can include serving as pallbearer, musician, or reader. Or it may be jotting down favorite memories or giving the eulogy.

Props Selecting items to be displayed, such as pictures, memorabilia, and clothing, is important. Bringing them to the funeral home and place of service allows loved ones to be surrounded with memories and good

Pete Gunderson is a licensed funeral director and president of Gunderson Funeral home, one of the few locally owned, family-operated crematoria and funeral life celebration destination sites in the Madison area.

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS (DNR) INFO (608) 266-1568 dhs.wisconsin.gov/ems/dnr.htm

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES FOSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE (608) 661-3678 or (844) 363-7193 fosterfuneralhomes.com

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonFH.com Dedicated to meeting the wishes of the families that we serve. Our priority is to provide personalized and meaningful celebrations of life at a fair value. We offer comfort and attention that our clients deserve, and support them in one of the most difficult times in their lives.

WALKING EACH OTHER HOME

(608) 444-8327 walkingeachotherhomemadison.org facebook.com /walkingeachotherhomemadison Information and support for those considering home funerals and natural burials. Educating and empowering families, individuals, and communities in preparing and caring for their own after death.

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24 | END OF LIFE GRIEF & SPIRITUAL SUPPORT AGRACE (608) 276-4660  agrace.org/griefgroups  

AGRACE GRIEF SUPPORT CENTER

2906 Marketplace Dr., Fitchburg 53719 (608) 327-7110 agrace.org/griefcenter Anyone is welcome to come to the Agrace Grief Support Center for guidance and support after loss, regardless if the person who died had hospice. We serve both adults and children, so many of our spaces are designed to help kids feel comfortable.

THE GREAT CIRCLE COLLABORATIVE (608) 444-8327 Find us on Facebook.

GRIEF MINISTRY (608) 257-3577 bethel-madison.org/grief-ministry

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonFH.com The death of someone we love leads us on a journey that most of us would not choose: a journey through grief. Gunderson Funeral Home hopes that, as you walk and work through this time of loss, you have the care and support that you need for this to be a healing journey.

HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000 Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Heartland Hospice offers unique bereavement services with professional MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING


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bereavement counselors and supervised volunteers who offer support to individuals and families who have experienced loss. We assist families and loved ones with emotional support and help them cope with their feelings.

PERSEPHONE’S GARDEN

(608) 444-8327 persephonesgarden.life facebook.com/persephones-garden Cultivating critical skills of living and dying: • Workshops, presentations, and teachings around aging, illness, death and grief

• Ritual and ceremonial event planning • Personal support and guidance

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

HOSPICE CARE Provides pain relief, comfort, symptom management, and supportive services to individuals who usually have six months or less to live. Typically, care

is provided by a team consisting of a doctor, nurse, social worker, counselor, chaplain, home health aide, and trained volunteers. The team works together to focus on the dying person’s and their family’s physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs. This level of care can be provided in one’s residence (collaborating with the home health agencies/medical care), at most hospitals (collaborating with your hospital team), at most nursing homes, and at an inpatient hospice facility.

AGRACE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org Agrace is a nonprofit hospice dedicated to providing expert physical, emotional, and spiritual support to patients and families dealing with serious illness. We provide comprehensive services in patients’ homes, our inpatient units,

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HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000 Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Heartland Hospice provides care wherever you call home. Our caregivers help create individualized care plans, set personal goals, and manage pain and symptoms. Every patient has unique needs, so the care we give each patient and family is different.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

You Deserve to Know the Truth. Let Heartland Dispel the Myths About Hospice. Myth: I always thought that “hospice” was a place - that building that I passed on the way home from work. Truth: Hospice is a philosophy of care, not a place. Hospice care can be provided in any place the patient calls home, whether that is a personal home, a skilled nursing center, assisted living facility or anywhere else.

866.216.5708 heartlandhospice.com ©2019 HCR Healthcare, LLC

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(877) 356-4514 hahwi.info@ssmhealth.com ssmhealthathomewi.com We are a nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to helping patients facing terminal illness achieve the best quality of life possible. Our caregivers work closely with patients and families to develop a plan of care to keep patients comfortable at home.

HOSPICE INPATIENT FACILITIES DON & MARILYN ANDERSON HOSPICECARE CENTER AND ELLEN & PETER JOHNSON HOSPICECARE RESIDENCE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org The Don & Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center and the Ellen & Peter Johnson HospiceCare Residence in Madison combine state-of-the-art technology with a beautiful, homelike setting. General inpatient care, respite care, and residential care are all offered at Agrace.


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PAYING FOR

LONG-TERM CARE BY DANIEL PURTELL

The first step in planning for long-term care is realizing that most of us will need it for some period of time before we die, and that the cost of this care can be financially devastating for a family if it’s not planned for in advance. The second step is determining how to pay for long-term care that may be needed for you, your spouse, or another family member.

Key Takeaways • Long-term care is not covered by health insurance, disability insurance, or Medicare. MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

• You have limited options for how these expenses can be paid. • The best way to plan for a longterm care expense is to accept it as a requirement in your overall financial planning and seek professional assistance.

Who Pays for Long-Term Care? Many people are surprised to learn that long-term care is not covered by health insurance, disability insurance, or Medicare. Health insurance plans only cover nursing home expenses for

a short period of time while you recover from an illness or injury. Disability income insurance will replace part of your income if you’re unable to work for a period of time, but does not pay for long-term care. Medicare, which covers most people age 65+, provides limited coverage for skilled care up to 100 days immediately following hospitalization. After that, you’re on your own.

How Can You Pay for Long-Term Care? • Self-insure by using your own assets. If you need long-term care,


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 29 pay for it from your own assets. If you don’t need care, then you will not have spent money on insurance premiums and can set aside an amount for this specific purpose or have the expenses paid from a general investment fund. • Long-term care insurance. This is traditionally a good option, especially if you have assets and income to protect, you want to avoid being a financial burden on others, and you want to have a say in the care you receive. Most policies give you the option of receiving care in your own home or a private-pay facility. As with any insurance, premiums are lower when you’re younger and in good health; if you wait too long, the cost could be prohibitive and you might not qualify. In recent years, premiums have gone up because insurance companies underestimated the actual costs. • Purchase life insurance and annuities with long-term care benefits. Some life insurance policies have accelerated death benefits that will pay if the insured has a care issue, as do some annuity products. The premiums will be higher, but may be worth exploring. • Qualify for Medicaid. Medicaid pays for a large number of people in nursing homes today, but because the program is designed to provide services for those who cannot support themselves—children, the disabled, and the poor—you’ll have to spend down your assets and be practically penniless in order to qualify for benefits. Your spouse

will also be limited to the amount of assets and income he or she can have, and you’ll only be able to receive care from a facility that accepts Medicaid.

Explore a Medicaid Trust When properly prepared, these irrevocable trusts can help people qualify for Medicaid without impoverishing the well spouse or spending the children’s inheritance. Five years must pass between the time assets are transferred to the trust and when the person is deemed eligible for Medicaid. This is known as the lookback period. Long-term care insurance is often used to cover the look-back period if care is needed before qualifying for Medicaid. Assistance from an elder law attorney who has extensive experience with these trusts is essential. The benefit of planning for long-term care costs is the peace of mind that comes from being prepared, and, if applicable, knowing that care can be provided without destroying the financial well-being of your family.

Daniel Purtell is an attorney at Wilson Law Group, LLC.

ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES An advance healthcare directive is also known as a living will. It’s important to put your legal and medical preferences in writing. Visit the Legal category in the General section for assistance to learn about the important options you have to protect your wishes if and when you are unable.

WISCONSIN MEDICAL SOCIETY (866) 442-3800 wisconsinmedicalsociety.org

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS Have a plan in place before an emergency. Communicate your plans with family, friends, and neighbors.

PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT with first aid supplies, blankets or sleeping bag, battery-powered radio, flashlights, extra batteries, weather radio. If you have a pet, plan ahead for pet needs, including supplies of food and water and a pet carrier. Have prescription medications and any special medical supplies ready. Place the following items in a plastic, lidded container: • Three-day supply of water (about five gallons for each person) • Three-day supply of nonperishable food • Three-day supply of high-energy foods, such as granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter, jelly, and crackers You can find more information on emergency plans and supply kits at ready.gov.

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END-OF-LIFE PLANNING THE GREAT CIRCLE COLLABORATIVE

(608) 444-8327 facebook.com/greatcirclecollaborative Experienced group of volunteer facilitators that host regular Community Conversations on death and dying (aka Death Cafés) which are free, informal gatherings offering opportunities to explore personal beliefs, questions, emotions, and experiences around a broad range of end-of-life topics in a safe and welcoming environment.

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ESTATE PLANNING See also Legal General section.

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5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com hsbelderlaw.com Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional and compassionate legal services in the areas of estate planning and elder law.


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Some changes are completely unexpected while others are planned. We at SVA Trust Company are here to help with the life changes you and your family are facing. Consult with our advisors for legacy planning, beneficiary designations, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, setting up a trust or...just to have us listen to figure it all out.

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Substantial expertise includes powers of attorney, wills, trusts, guardianships, medical assistance planning (Medicaid), veterans benefits assistance, and estate administration (probate).

SVA TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svafinancial.com svafinancial.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC

7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100 Madison 53719 (608) 833-4001 mail@wilsonlawgroup.com wilsonlawgroup.com You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that

you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire, rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators, and probate.

WISPACT SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS (608) 268-6006 wispact.org

FINANCIAL SERVICES FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE (608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

MARY’S DAUGHTER LLC (608) 515-4083 marysdaughterllc.com

SVA TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svafinancial.com svafinancial.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Bureau of Consumer Protection 2811 Agriculture Dr., PO Box 8911 Madison 53708 (800) 422-7128 datcphotline@wi.gov datcp.wi.gov Are you being targeted or victimized by a scammer? The Bureau of Consumer Protection mediates JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


32 | ESSENTIAL PREPARATION consumer complaints and helps consumers learn about their rights. Visit our website or contact us to learn more about Wisconsin’s Do Not Call telemarketing law and to get copies of the Wisconsin Senior Guide and other informational brochures.

FUNERAL PREPLANNING Important piece of the aging process but often overlooked or neglected. Visit with professionals to know your options so you can make decisions rather than having decisions made for you by others.

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonFH.com Prearranging is simple and the benefit to loved ones is well recognized. The benefits are numerous: they allow you to express your own wishes, your funeral plan is transferable in case you move away, and prearranging relieves your family of the financial burden. By relieving your family of decisions at a difficult time, you are showing your love and respect for their needs.

ORGAN DONATION AMERICAN TISSUE SERVICES FOUNDATION - MADISON (608) 276-9100 atsfoundation.org

RTI DONOR SERVICES (608) 231-9050 rtidonorservices.org

UW HEALTH ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION (608) 265-0356 uwotd.org

WISCONSIN ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION PROGRAM (608) 261-6854 dhs.wisconsin.gov/health/donatelife

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VALUE OF Urban Gardens BY ROBERTA SLADKY In early January, looking to refresh my workspace for the new year, I was cleaning out files and came across an article I had printed from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), a United Kingdom organization. The RHS advocates for gardens, manages gardens, publishes gardening information, and is a driving force in the conservation and gardening community of Great Britain. This article answered two questions: what is the value of gardens in urban areas and do gardens sustain our cities? The answers, according to the RHS, are surprisingly simple and straightforward. It’s clear that they also apply to MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

both the mission of Olbrich Botanical Gardens and the values that our community places in this urban garden and the garden spaces they cultivate as their own.

Gardens and plantings help moderate the temperature of cities. In Madison and other cities where summer temperatures can get high, the impervious surfaces such as roads, parking lots, and buildings, retain heat. Vegetation—primarily trees and vines—can shade buildings if oriented correctly. Additionally, strategically placing hedges, shrubs, trees, and other plants around buildings can help reduce energy


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Garden plants and trees intercept intense rain, slow rainwater runoff, and reduce the pressure on storm sewers. More gardens and less impervious surfaces result in less rainwater runoff—a condition that’s certainly on many minds after recent flooding in Madison.

Gardens and plants provide urban biodiversity. We see this at Olbrich Botanical Gardens every day. We’re home to a wide variety of resident and migratory birds; turkeys, hawks, and owls are common sightings; and a variety of wildlife, from foxes to minks, also reside at Olbrich. According to the RHS article, even small urban gardens promote wildlife biodiversity regardless of their isolation from rural areas.

Gardens support human health. The activity of gardening eases stress and improves psychological well-being, and nearly everyone can garden in some way, whether they tend a large manicured garden, a small urban garden, container gardens on a deck or patio, or simply a pot of herbs by the kitchen sink. Olbrich’s outdoor garden and conservatory volunteer crews are great examples of this! Additionally,

many garden visitors describe the healing power of simply being in a welldesigned landscape, such as Olbrich’s many outdoor gardens and tropical Bolz Conservatory. The RHS goes on to suggest that more study is needed to determine the value of gardens—both public gardens and home gardens—as carbon sinks that counter the effects of humans’ carbon footprints. How much carbon is offset by gardens? How much carbon is emitted by gardens? Additionally, the RHS points out that water will be essential to maintain healthy plants and gardens in future urban environments, especially as many urban areas are experiencing the effects of climate change. Although

Madison seems to be getting more rain in recent years, we have had summers in the past 10 years with mild drought conditions. What’s known for sure is that we can all do our part to add more gardens and greenspaces to our areas, from urban to suburban to rural spaces. Plant some milkweed, install a rain garden, organize a group to beautify your neighborhood greenspace—the sky’s the limit! Visit other urban gardens to see the ways they’re impacting their environment. We’re making new changes to better the gardens of the Olbrich urban oasis this year too. You’ll see some new plantings in the outdoor gardens and more alterations in the Bolz Conservatory, so stay tuned!

Roberta Sladky is the director at Olbrich Botanical Gardens. Photographs provided Botanical Gardens.

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ANIMAL SERVICES DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS) (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

ARTS & CULTURE ABEL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY (608) 845-6600 abelcontemporary.com

MADISON NEW HORIZONS BAND SPONSORED BY WARD-BRODT MUSIC

(608) 838-8274 hookedonbands@gmail.com Used to play a musical instrument but haven’t since school? Always wanted to play an instrument? The New Horizons Band sponsored by Ward-Brodt Music is for you. Contact Glenn Nielsen, (608) 838-8274, for more information.

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MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Arts & Enrichment Classes (608) 204-3021 mscr.org

MADISON SENIOR CENTER (608) 267-8651 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /programs/arts-crafts

WISCONSIN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (608) 257-0638 wcoconcerts.org

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM (608) 267-1799 wisvetsmuseum.com


GENERAL | 37 COMPUTER SERVICES/ ASSISTANCE MADISON COMPUTER WORKS

353 Island Dr., Madison 53705 (608) 231-8000 info@madisoncomputerworks.com madisoncomputerworks.com A local, family-owned computer store providing helpful, in-home support since 1982. Our inexpensive Computer Care Plans are designed to quickly meet your critical computer needs. Our computer services and remote help are invaluable and only a phone call away.

DRIVER SAFETY DISABLED PARKING LICENSE PLATES (608) 266-3041 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/vehicles /disabled/displate.htm

DMV SENIOR DRIVER INFO (608) 266-2327 dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers /drivers/mature

EDUCATION These organizations offer formal and informal learning programs for aging adults. See also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARIES madisonpubliclibrary.org Central Library ​ 201 W. Mifflin St., Madison 53703 ​ (608) 266-6300 Alicia Ashman Branch ​ 733 N. High Point Rd. ​Madison 53717 ​(608) 824-1780 Goodman South Madison Branch ​2222 S. Park St., Madison 53713 ​(608) 266-6395 Hawthorne Branch ​2707 E. Washington Ave. ​ Madison 53704 ​ (608) 246-4548 Lakeview Branch ​2845 N. Sherman Ave. ​Madison 53704 ​ (608) 246-4547 Meadowridge Branch ​5726 Raymond Rd., Madison 53711 ​(608) 288-6160 Monroe Street Branch ​ 1705 Monroe St., Madison 53711 ​ (608) 266-6390

Madison Computer Works ...computers that work for you! Computer protection, monitoring, and remote support help are invaluable services. Our Computer Care Plans are designed to provide local, reliable computer security and support to meet your critical computer care needs quickly and affordably. Secure, trustworthy remote support Fast on-site and in-store service Helpful and friendly assistance Virus and internet protection Backup of photos and documents

info@madisoncomputerworks.com

608.231.8000 353 Island Drive

Madison, WI 53705

www.madisoncomputerworks.com

Face of Grey,

Heart of Gold

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES, INC. (608) 246-3444 eri-wi.org

LIBRARY HOME SERVICE PROGRAM (608) 266-6314 madisonpubliclibrary.org/services /home-service-program

MADISON COLLEGE (608) 258-2301 madisoncollege.edu /continuing-education

You can give a senior pet the loving home they deserve. Dane County Humane Society (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

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38 | GENERAL Pinney Branch ​204 Cottage Grove Rd. ​Madison 53716 ​ (608) 224-7100 Sequoya Branch ​4340 Tokay Blvd., Madison 53711 ​ (608) 266-6385

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Arts & Enrichment Classes (608) 204-3021 mscr.org

PLATO (PARTICIPATORY LEARNING & TEACHING ORGANIZATION) (608) 262-5823 platomadison.org

UW-MADISON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (608) 262-2551 uwalumni.com

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GENERAL | 39 UW-MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 263-6960 continuingstudies.wisc.edu/advising

UW-MADISON SENIOR LEARNING PROGRAMS (608) 262-5823 continuingstudies.wisc.edu /seniorlearning

WHEELHOUSE STUDIOS (608) 262-3156 union.wisc.edu/wheelhouse-courses.htm

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY (608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

NOW AVAILABLE

Online shopping & Delivery! Order your groceries online - pick them up at Willy North or we’ll deliver to you!

S e e : s h o p .w i l l y s t r e e t . c o o p .

WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM (608) 267-1799 wisvetsmuseum.com

EMPLOYMENT

www.willystreet.coop

Everyone welcome!

Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

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(608) 222-2071 cclswi.com

WILLY EAST: 1221 Williamson St. Madison, WI

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CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES

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2 WILLY WEST: 6825 University Ave. Middleton, WI

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DANE COUNTY TIMEBANK (608) 663-0400 danecountytimebank.org

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MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTERS, INC.

WILLY NORTH: 2817 N Sherman Ave. Madison, WI

(608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM - GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MADISON (608) 729-1200 ulgm.org

WISCONSIN SENIOR EMPLOYMENT (WISE) PROGRAM (608) 242-4897 dhs.wisconsin.gov/wise/employment.htm

WORK PLUS, INC. (608) 238-6018 workplus.org

WORKSMART NETWORK (608) 288-2459 worksmartnetwork.org

YWCA EMPOWERMENT CENTER (608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org

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40 | GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT THEATER BUS, INC.

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 214 Madison 53719 (608) 257-0003 info@theaterbus.org theaterbus.org Theater Bus is a volunteer-driven, notfor-profit organization serving seniors 55+. Offering year-round day trips to plays, musicals, comedies, boat cruises, and great restaurants. Convenient Madison pick-up points, safe comfortable transportation, and fun for all.

GRANDPARENTS FOSTER GRANDPARENTS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7894 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/programs /foster-grandparents Income eligible volunteers age 55+ work with children in Dane County schools and Head Start sites. The grandparents function as consistent, caring role models providing oneon-one adult attention. Volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend and travel reimbursement.

Let us help you with your move.

Stella Castellino Ginny Damman 703.593.5196 334.8544

Gayle Galston 239.0842

Sue Gilbertson 576.4488

Kelly Gilboy 235.0462

Janice Gordon-Farris 285.2676

GROCERY & DELIVERY Listings below may offer online ordering and home delivery service.

MILLER AND SONS SUPERMARKET Pam McSherry 576.5766

Mandi Miller 577.9664

Jim Page 576.0488

Sheila Power 469.5800

Josh Rabel 354.8435

Vivian Schmelzer 513.7989

(608) 845-6478 Verona (608) 437-3081 Mt. Horeb millerandsonssupermarket.com

WILLY STREET CO-OP

Steve Schwartz SRES 695.4068

Matt Silvern 332.7565

Andy Stebnitz 692.8866

Barb Stephani 235.5124

Mary Tracy 279.2279

Pat Whyte 513.2200

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North: 2817 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 471-4422 West: 6825 University Ave. Middleton 53562 (608) 284-7800


GENERAL | 41 East: 1221 Williamson St. Madison 53703 (608) 251-6776 info@willysteet.coop willystreet.coop shop.willystreet.coop (online store) A full-service grocery cooperative specializing in local, organic, and natural foods with three locations. You don’t need to be a member to shop. Everyone is welcome! Delivery available in the Greater Madison area.

HOBBIES BURNIE’S ROCK SHOP (608) 630-9419 or (608) 251-2601 burniesrockshop.com

JIM’S COINS & PRECIOUS METALS (608) 233-2118 jimscoins.com

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO

Photograph provided by Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier

(608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

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42 | GENERAL WARD-BRODT MUSIC (608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

HOME & GARDEN PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

ZDA, INC. (608) 831-5098 zdainc.com

HOUSEHOLD ITEM DONATIONS AGRACE THRIFT STORE (608) 327-7200 Madison East (608) 833-4556 Madison West (608) 314-2990 Janesville agracethriftstore.org

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION ATTIC SALE (608) 662-8900 atticangel.org

DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY THRIFT STORE (608) 827-8997 giveshelter.org

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY RESTORE (608) 661-2813 East Location (608) 442-9919 West Location (608) 663-1191 Donations restoredane.org

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL Multiple Dane Co. drop-off locations (608) 257-0919 request assistance (608) 278-2920 x1 home pick up svdpmadison.org

A bimonthly magazine that serves as your guide to local restaurants, shops, and sights, introducing you to the impressive array of innovators who serve as the foundation of the Greater Madison area.

madisonessentials.com

A quarterly magazine with great ideas to transform your living space. Each article connects you with the designers, contractors, and tradespeople who help us envision the environments we call home.

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GENERAL | 43 CLASSICAL PROGRAMMING

MON TUE WED THU FRI SUN

5-8am 5-8am 5-8am 5-8am 5-8am 8-11am

Listen Adventurously (20th Century Classical) 50s & 60s ROCK AND SURF Back Porch Serenade (Western chamber and instrumental) SAT 6-8pm A Musical Offering (Vocal and Choral music) I Like It Like That Classical Cornucopia (Classical variety) with Rockin’ John Fantasia (Classical on a theme) Musica Antiqua (Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque) CLASSIC COUNTRY WED 9am-NOON

Back to the Country with Bill and Bobbie Malone

The Healing Power of Music JAZZ PROGRAMMING

MON TUE WED THU SAT

2-5pm 2-5pm 2-5pm 2-5pm 10-11am

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LEGAL Review also the Aging & Caregiver Resources and Essential Preparation sections.

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org

ELDER LAW CENTER (CWAG) Elder Financial Empowerment Project (608) 224-0606 or (800) 488-2596 cwagwisconsin.org

GREATER WISCONSIN AGENCY ON AGING RESOURCES (GWAAR) (608) 243-5670 gwaar.org

LEGAL ACTION OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-3258 legalaction.org/services

All Around Jazz (Broad-ranging diverse jazz) Fire Worship (Creative jazz from this world and others) Journeys Into Jazz (Swinging mainstream jazz) Strictly Jazz Sounds (Avant garde, adventurous, and eclectic) Entertainment (Classic big band and swing)

SVA TRUST COMPANY, LLC

12/16/2019 11:26:07 AM

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svafinancial.com svafinancial.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC

7633 Ganser Way, Ste. 100 Madison 53719 (608) 833-4001 mail@wilsonlawgroup.com wilsonlawgroup.com You worked hard all your life to accumulate assets. We will ensure that you pass on your legacy to your family in the manner that you desire rather than have your assets be consumed by taxes, predators, and probate.

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44 | GENERAL MEDIA & PARTNERS ALL ABOUT LIVING WITH CAROL KOBY carolkobyradio.com

HOME ELEMENTS & CONCEPTS

PO Box 174, Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8757 ajohnson@ homeelementsandconcepts.com homeelementsandconcepts.com A publication devoted to sharing the voices of people who create the spaces we live in. Experience stories and photos of the practical, the sentimental, the extravagant, and the austere.

MADISON ESSENTIALS

PO Box 174, Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8757 ajohnson@madisonessentials.com madisonessentials.com Celebrating the originality and diversity of independent businesses, organizations, and community leaders throughout Greater Madison.

WORT-FM

118 S. Bedford St., Madison 53705 (608) 256-2001 wortbiz@wortfm.org wortfm.org Noncommercial radio & webcast emanating from Madison to south central Wisconsin via broadcast. Available worldwide through online streaming and archives. We provide an outlet for communication, education, free expression, entertainment, training, and access for the purpose of sharing musical and cultural experiences.

MOVING SERVICES/ SPECIALISTS JDOG JUNK REMOVAL & HAULING (920) 214-3204 (JDOG) jdog.com

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GENERAL | 45 MAD CITY MOVING

2825 Perry St., Madison 53713 (608) 274-9855 bbishop@madcitymoving.com madcitymoving.com Family run and locally owned moving company that provides packing materials, packing assistance, storage, and moving. Moving within Dane County, Wisconsin, and Midwest. Senior citizen discounts available. Give us a call at (608) 274-9855.

MADISON GREEN BOX LLC (608) 209-0174 madisongreenbox.com

MOVING MAUDE SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT

3905 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 333-8653 sue@movingmaude.com movingmaude.com Offering downsizing and organizing with meticulous planning and management of your move. Additionally, space planning

and décor, selling and dispersing items, cleaning up and out, and home staging. Task pricing avoids surprises. Call for a free consultation.

SEGUES SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

3979 Villa Oak Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 345-1942 segues@charter.net segues.net

For nearly 20 years, Segues (sĕgwāys) has joyfully helped seniors make “smooth moves & easy transitions” with customizable services designed to reduce the emotional, physical, and economic aspects of downsizing, moving-in, and/or clearing-out of their residences. Free in-home consultation.

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REALTORS & REAL ESTATE SERVICES RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES ERA POWERED

Assisting Seniors Transition 26 Schroeder Ct., Ste. 200 Madison 53711 (608) 833-7777 (800) 637-1178 info@restainohomes.com restainohomes.com Restaino & Associates ERA Powered is here to assist you with the transition to a new home.

RECREATION ALDO LEOPOLD NATURE CENTER (608) 221-0404 aldoleopoldnaturecenter.org

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MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Adapted Recreation/Inclusive Programs (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

RESTAURANTS QUIVEY’S GROVE

6261 Nesbitt Rd., Fitchburg 53719 (608) 273-4900 info@quiveysgrove.com quiveysgrove.com Whether dining in the Stable Grill or the Stone House, the service and food is gracious and welcoming because the experience is about you. With your patronage, Quivey’s Grove will continue to stand for authentic quality dining for years to come.


GENERAL | 47 SUGAR RIVER PIZZA

957 Liberty Dr., Verona 53593 (608) 497-1800 sarah@sugarriverpizza.com sugarriverpizza.com Family-run, friends and family gather here for simple, made-from-scratch comfort food; unique brews; and handcrafted cocktails to warm the heart.

SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL ABEL CONTEMPORARY GALLERY

524 E. Main St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 845-6600 theresa@abelcontemporary.com abelcontemporary.com For the last 32 years the Abel Contemporary Gallery has been building a reputation as one of the largest and most impressive collections of fine art and fine craft in the region, featuring notable works in many media and hosting new exhibits every six to seven weeks by artists from across the nation.

GAIL AMBROSIUS CHOCOLATIER

Photograph provided by All Saints Neighborhood

2083 Atwood Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 249-3500 isaac@gailambrosius.com gailambrosius.com Chocolate offers up so many rewards. Stop by and let the flavors unfold. Gail

uses single-origin chocolate for most of her truffles, meaning that the unique flavors of a particular region’s cacao are melded with the finest spices, fruits, teas, nuts, and other natural ingredients for the ultimate chocolate experience.

LUNCH + HAPPY HOUR + DINNER

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

PIECES UNIMAGINED/THE INTERIOR STATEMENT

1228 Williamson St., Madison 53703 (608) 280-1155 pieces.unimagined@gmail.com piecesunimagined.com Looking to find that perfect unique piece of decor for your home? We are a purveyor of Industrial Modern furniture, accents, and personal effects where art and functionality collide, including reclaimed, vintage, and Nouveaux goods.

THE UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE (608) 257-3784 uwbookstore.com

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET (608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

HAND-CRAFTED COMFORT FOOD PA I R E D W I T H U N I Q U E B R E WS C O C K TA I L S Lunch special with homemade soups & pastas Happy Hour from 3:30 - 5:30 1/2 price appetizers d $2 off draft beers & $1 off wine

WWW.SUGARRIVERPIZZA.COM

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TRANSPORTATION Listings below include nonemergency transportation. Companies may use specialty-designed vehicles as well as offer reduced rates for disabled individuals or Medicaid candidates. Check with carrier. Check the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for transportation options as well.

BUS BUDDY & BUS BUDDY TOURS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/programs/bus-buddy Volunteers teach other older adults, individually or in groups, how to achieve more independence and mobility by using the Madison Metro Bus System.

CAPITOL EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION (608) 661-7433

DOOR-TO-APPOINTMENT ESCORTED TRANSPORTATION (608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

DRIVER SERVICES/VETS HELPING VETS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7896 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/drivers.html RSVP volunteers provide rides to medical appointments for Dane County residents 60+ and rides to other important appointments for veterans of all ages. Drivers of any age with a valid driving license are welcome and receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping seniors and veterans remain independent.

METRO TRANSIT PARATRANSIT INFORMATION (608) 266-4466 mymetrobus.com/paratransit

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GENERAL | 49 MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

PARATECH AMBULANCE SERVICE (608) 270-1111 paratechambulance.com

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. Membership includes access to medical and nonmedical rides provided by volunteer drivers.

TRANSPORTATION RESOURCE CENTER (608) 242-6489 danecountyhumanservices.org /transportation

UNION CAB COOPERATIVE

2458 Pennsylvania Ave., Madison 53704 (608) 242-2000 cab orders (608) 242-2010 business office info@unioncab.com unioncab.com Transportation services or package delivery 24/7. Door-to-door assistance and wheelchair-accessible vehicles available. Knowledgeable, safetyand sensitivity-trained, background-

checked drivers. Serving Madison since 1979. Email or call to set up a personal or business account.

VAN GO TAXI (608) 849-7070 vangotaxi.com

YWCA TRANSIT PROGRAM (608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org

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THE PEOPLE’S KEY TO

Kickin’ the Dream BY TERRY MURPHY Global thinkers tend to forget the 50th percentile, but even the prettiest flower needs water. This guide is intended to capture the attention of most of the wildly diverse boomer nation: a group of earth riders with everchanging identities, dreams, and pocketbooks. At age 65, I recorded my fifth record of original music, Kickin’ the Dream, featuring many of the most acclaimed musicians in Door County. The chorus in the title track goes like this: MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

Start kickin’ the dream you hoped you would Kickin’ the dream you knew you could Kickin’ the dream you really should Start kickin’ the dream ‘cuz life is good Stop thinkin’ start livin’ Start kickin’ your dream

The operational definition of kickin’ the dream is an action plan investing meaningful effort into pursuing a creative outlet which, for whatever reason, wasn’t feasible at an earlier stage in your life. By design, the dream is wide open, dependent solely on the imagination, curiosity, inspiration, spirituality, and grit of the individual. Talent is not a requirement because it’s far too abstract, hypothetical, and prohibitive. It’s about the dream. Based on the small print of an energy bar I just


GENERAL | 51 for a race bib and found one from a club in Michigan. I paid $250, ran the marathon, got my finisher’s medal, and tell the story to prove my point that the cost of not doing something is greater than the cost of doing it.

It’s Recess and the Bell Never Rings

devoured, “life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Trust Your Instincts Listen to the voice in your head, not the negative static from those around you spewing discouraging remarks about time, money, talent, practicality, or whatever the flavor of the day seems to be. Most people thrive on familiarity, so risk-taking or changes in traffic patterns may be unsettling for some friends and family. Selfishness is not a dirty word—indulge yourself.

Birds of a Feather Actively seek others with a growing passion or curious nature. Find a tribe of like-minded thinkers moving along a similar path and commit to meeting on a regular basis. It may be a writer’s club, ukulele circle, songwriter’s workshop, quilting, culinary, scrapbooking, art classes, yoga, sculpture, jewelry making, dance, wood carving, or whatever your dream looks like. The support, sense of community, insight, collaboration, and companionship is worth the price of admission.

For those north of 55, empty nesting, retired, healthy, and seeking a more self-fulfilling chapter in life, now is arguably the most practical time to take a calculated risk. For most, family will always be a major piece of the pie, and kickin’ your dream doesn’t need to challenge the goodness of grandparenting. Truthfully, for many in this category, the heavy lifting is over, and one’s purpose may require some fine tuning.

BADGER BUS TOURS (800) 416-2049 or (608) 255-1511 badgerbus.com/tours

THEATER BUS, INC.

437 S. Yellowstone Dr., Ste. 214 Madison 53719 (608) 257-0003 info@theaterbus.org theaterbus.org Theater Bus is a volunteer-driven, notfor-profit organization serving seniors 55+. Offering year-round day trips to plays, musicals, comedies, boat cruises, and great restaurants. Convenient Madison pick-up points, safe comfortable transportation, and fun for all.

UW–MADISON/ EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL

My music life is as busy as it’s ever been, with a variety of opportunities to collaborate with amazing musicians, consider new recording projects, and book The Cherry Pickers at local pubs or festivals. Let your inner child out. Chances are there’s an itch that needs to be scratched, a page left unturned, or a journey yet to be taken.

(608) 263-7787 or (608) 263-7055 uwtravel.org

As I like to say on stage, “Let’s raise our glasses and toast to our collective good fortunes!”

These organizations are seeking aging adult volunteers. Check also the Senior Centers category in the Aging & Caregiver Resources section.

Terry Murphy is a singer/songwriter performing regularly in Door County. To catch his next performance or listen to his music, check out terrymurphymusic.com, spotify.com, and iTunes.

ATTIC ANGEL ASSOCIATION

It Ain’t About the Money Speaking of commodities, dare I suggest that time is the most valuable asset in your possession. One of my lifelong principles goes like this: one can always make more money, but one can’t make more opportunities. I lived that axiom in 1996, when my wife, Katy, qualified to run in the 100th Boston Marathon. Tagging along, I carried a sign around the expo looking

TRAVEL & TOURS

Photographs provided by Terry Murphy.

VAN GALDER TOUR SERVICES (800) 747-0994 or (608) 752-5407 coachusa.com/vangalder

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

(608) 662-8900 atticangel.org/volunteering

THE BEACON

615 E. Washington Ave. Madison 53703 (608) 826-8040 tfleming@ccmadison.org thebeaconhelps.org The Beacon is a homeless day resource center that is open 7 days a week/ 365 days a year. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities to be involved in, such as laundry service, meals, computer lab, check-in, and more.

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52 | GENERAL DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS) (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

Your donations

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

provide comfort and care for

(608) 274-7900 independentlivinginc.org

over 9,000 animals

MADISON SENIOR CENTER – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

in need ever y year.

(608) 267-2344 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /volunteer

Thank you for creating a more humane tomorrow.

RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/programs Agency personally places volunteers age 55+. Volunteers provide rides and deliver meals for seniors and veterans, tutor children, make handmade items for people in need, educate seniors about safety and scams, and help nonprofit and public agencies extend their services.

Dane County Humane Society (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

UNITED WAY OF DANE COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER

(800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

STATE OF WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE

(608) 246-4380 unitedwaydanecounty.org /volunteer-center

Volunteer Ombudsman Program (608) 246-7001 longtermcare.wi.gov

Independent, locally owned businesses keep our economy nomy strong. rrong

Dane BUY

LOCAL MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

Shopping, dining, working, relaxing, whatever your needs,

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HEALTH 55 Chronic Conditions & Support 56 Clinics & Medical Centers - Nonemergency 56 Clinics & Medical Centers - Specialty 60 Clinics & Medical Centers - Urgent Care 60 Dental Care 60 Fitness & Sports 61 Hospitals 62 Intellectual Health & Disabilities 62 Mental Health & Psychiatric Services 62 Nutrition/Food & Meal Programs 62 Palliative Care 63 Pharmacies 63 Prescription Drug Assistance 66 Substance Abuse & Addictions


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Farm to table has been an important movement in dining throughout Wisconsin. While there’s not a standard definition, farm to table generally means meal preparation with food that’s purchased directly from local farms, fisheries, wineries, and breweries. Farm-to-table food isn’t solely fruits and vegetables—locally sourced products include meats, honey, wine, and beer. Wisconsinites care about where their food comes from and prefer to support local when offered the opportunity.

Farm-to-Table DINING

GOOD FOR YOU, THE ECONOMY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT BY PATTY KELLER MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

In order to be called farm to table, Tony Jacobson, Oakwood Village University Woods’ chef production manager, says food has to be sourced from a farm no more than 200 miles from the serving location. And local farm-to-table host Liz Henry, of J. Henry & Sons, says, “Farm-to-table meals can be hosted in restaurants or in a field.” Liz hosts an annual Outstanding in the Field dinner, which is a national traveling dining experience where the chef comes to the ingredients instead of the ingredients coming to the restaurant. “Eating locally sourced foods means you’ll eat what is in season,” offering variety in your diet.


HEALTH | 55 Why has farm to table become so popular? The food is fresher and more flavorful, and the presentation is fancier. It’s often a gourmet experience for the attendees looking for a different type of meal. Curt and Sharyl Bush of Madison agree. The couple frequently attends farmto-table events at Oakwood Village. They were initially drawn to the dinners because they viewed them as a way to eat fresh local food. The Bush’s were impressed with the variety. “The chef takes simple ingredients and makes exotic dishes out of them,” says Curt. “And it’s a fun experience. We enjoy the camaraderie with the other guests.” The couple has enjoyed several meals with a variety of themes, from a bayou-themed meal featuring deliciously prepared crawfish and crab legs to a Wisconsinthemed dinner featuring honey, trout, and filet mignon. You also support your local economy when purchasing food from farmers’ markets or enjoying a farm-to-table meal. Along with benefitting from financial support, farmers are inspired by working with local chefs. Gail Gomech, a local bee farmer whose honey is used at farm-to-table events, says, “When I see how a chef uses my product, it gives

me inspiration, and I can share their recipes with my other consumers.” Buying local is additionally good for the environment. Because buying local means that food is transported shorter distances, resulting in less carbon emission and fewer foods that have been gas ripened in a warehouse. Today’s consumer is more educated than any other generation. It comes as no surprise to see farm-to-table dining thriving when the benefits to your health, local economy, and environment are so immediate, making the overall experience that much more appetizing.

Patty Keller is sales counselor for Oakwood Village. Photographs provided by Oakwood Village.

CHRONIC CONDITIONS & SUPPORT Listings include various national organizations, local resources, and support systems. Please also see Palliative Care category in this section.

ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

APM Beaver Dam Clinic 1701 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 53916 APM Dodgeville Clinic 800 Compassion Way Dodgeville 53533 APM Fort Atkinson Clinic 1604 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson 53538 APM Madison Clinic 34 Schroeder Ct., Madison 53711 APM Platteville Clinic 1400 Eastside Rd. Platteville 53818 APM Sauk Prairie Clinic 250 26th St., Prairie Du Sac 53578 (888) 901-7246 apmhealth.com Advanced Pain Management is a chronic pain center with convenient locations throughout Wisconsin. Committed to providing patients the most advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable you to restore function, relieve pain, and renew hope. No referral needed. Appointments available same or next day.

ALS ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER (414) 763-2220 alsawi.org

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION (608) 222-7785 diabetes.org

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (608) 709-4930 heart.org

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AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA)

MADISON SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

(608) 345-7938 apdaparkinson.org/community /wisconsin

(608) 620-5666 madisonsci.org

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION Wisconsin Office (414) 321-3933 arthritis.org/wisconsin

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION HEART OF WISCONSIN (608) 442-5555 epilepsywisconsin.org

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000 Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Managing a serious disease and relief from its symptoms can make all the difference in the quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our certified Nurse Practitioners can help. MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS NONEMERGENCY The following listing can assist you with finding medical care. It’s best to check with your insurance carrier before scheduling any medical appointments to verify that you are covered. Always, in an emergency, call 911.

ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH (608) 443-5480 or (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS - SPECIALTY ADVANCED PAIN MANAGEMENT

APM Beaver Dam Clinic 1701 N. Spring St. Beaver Dam 53916 APM Dodgeville Clinic 800 Compassion Way Dodgeville 53533 APM Fort Atkinson Clinic 1604 Madison Ave. Fort Atkinson 53538 APM Madison Clinic 34 Schroeder Ct., Madison 53711 APM Platteville Clinic 1400 Eastside Rd. Platteville 53818 APM Sauk Prairie Clinic 250 26th St., Prairie Du Sac 53578 (888) 901-7246 apmhealth.com Advanced Pain Management is a chronic pain center with convenient locations


HEALTH | 57 throughout Wisconsin. Committed to providing patients the most advanced and minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable you to restore function, relieve pain, and renew hope. No referral needed. Appointments available same or next day.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

Breast Care Program 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com/health -services/breast-care-services Providing services from early detection to post-surgical care.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Wound Care Clinic 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com

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THE ADVENTURE DOESN’T END BY DARREN BUSH

The sun was setting, a blood-red sphere casting a subtle pink light on the canvas tents overlooking Bahìa Candelero. We were on Isla Espíritu Santo, a large island an hour’s boat ride from La Paz, Baja California.

Around the point into a calm bay, we stopped to relax a little, take a few pictures, and enjoy the warm sun and sand. We were barefoot and happy, while at home in Wisconsin, it was below freezing.

We loaded into kayaks—big, comfortable tandem kayaks that allowed for stronger paddlers to support those with less experience—for a day paddle. Mom jumped into the front cockpit, and I took my place as the motor.

It was a multigenerational trip—my favorite kind. We had young kids, teenagers and their parents, and five or six grandparents. Every decade of life was represented. My own Mom was there at a young 74, and she wasn’t the senior on the trip.

We paddled in turquoise water, looking down at the anemones, starfish, and shy reef fish scattering as the shadow of the kayak passed over. Given the number of cormorants around, I’d hide too if I were them. MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

We invited Mom to go to Baja after our previous trip because we knew she’d love the beaches, snorkeling with sea lion pups, and spending a day on a skiff in Magdalena Bay to hang out with grey

whale babies. That previous trip when we sat on the beach looking at that blood red moon, we knew we needed to bring her here, and never considered her age to be a factor. Sleeping on the ground in a tent can sound horrible to some, but a three-inch air mattress makes it downright swank. With the wind blowing across the mangroves and the sound of the waves, Mom slept like a baby. Indeed, we all had trouble crawling out of bed in the morning until the smell of breakfast wafted through camp. We were in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), a boreal paradise in the arrowhead country of


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Minnesota. We paddled the Vermillion River, though at this point in its journey, it’s more of a lake that moves a little. We paddled through reeds and wild rice, enjoying the view of the white pines lining the shore. It was Mom’s lazy day, but the next day, she’d have to work a little to get to where we were going. Our canoe cut through the water with surprising speed. It was a big fourperson canoe—23-feet long, 35-inches wide—that, despite its size, weighed just 64 pounds. I was in the stern; Stephanie was in the bow; and our two kids, paddlers since they were toddlers, provided even more power from midship. Mom sat in the middle with her camera, lounging until she saw a loon. North Hegman Lake is on the edge of the BWCAW, easily accessed by a short walk and longer paddle. It’s home to one of the best Native American pictograph art sites in Minnesota. The rock paintings are 500 to 1,000 years old, and there’s evidence people have lived there for 9,000 years. Given the beauty, it’s not surprising.

I carried the canoe on my shoulders, and Mom carried our paddles. We had a quarter-mile walk to get to South Hegman Lake, then a threemile paddle to the area where the pictographs are found. Mom took her turn paddling, providing remarkable power as we scooted past cliffs and inlets, her camera always at the ready. I love taking Mom on outdoor trips. She’s a sport putting up with my wild plans, and doesn’t complain about the mosquitoes or flies—she swats them with the rest of us. To her, age is just a number, and we’ve found that she can do anything we can do, it just takes a little longer sometimes, and once in a while she needs an arm of support if the trail is muddy. But that’s true for all of us, isn’t it?

Darren Bush is the owner and chief paddling evangelist at Rutabaga Paddlesports. Photographs provided by Darren Bush.

You don’t have to be miserable outside. There’s no real bad weather, just the wrong clothing. Mom gets a little colder faster than we do, so we adjusted her wardrobe. We got her a base layer that wasn’t cotton. Merino or new synthetic underwear feels great against the skin, dries fast, and wicks moisture away from your skin—as wet underwear means you’ll be cold and clammy. Second, good thick merino socks and a nice pair of fleece-lined mittens. Hands and feet get cold first. Adding a hat will reduce your heat loss and indirectly warm your toes. Third, protection against wind. A little wind can suck the heat out of your core, and your organs need heat to function. Wind shirts cut the breezes, and windproof fleece does the same while adding insulation. Finally, insulation itself. Dressing in layers is preferable as you can regulate your temperature by putting on or taking off layers. That said, I carry a very compressible down jacket with me. It’s the first thing I put on when I get to camp as my body adjusts to not producing as much heat as before. As for sleeping, you’d be surprised at the sophistication of sleeping systems. There are air mattresses that are insulated, self-inflate, and feel better than most hotels I’ve slept in. Technological advances in sleeping bags also make for a very comfortable sleep.

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STOUGHTON HOSPITAL ORTHOTEAM CLINIC

2 Science Ct., Ste. 102, Madison 53711 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 877-3419 stoughtonhospital.com Provides orthopedic services with specialization in sports medicine, hip, shoulder, and knee.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL SPECIALTY CLINIC 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhospital.com

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS URGENT CARE STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

Oregon Urgent Care Clinic 990 Janesville St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-5373 stoughtonhospital.com MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL Urgent Care 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-6611 stoughtonhospital.com

DENTAL CARE ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (608) 443-5482 or (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

FITNESS & SPORTS ADAPTIVE SPORTSMEN IN WISCONSIN adaptivesportsmen.org

BODYFIT SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN bodyfitsolutions.com

CAPITOL LAKES AQUATIC AND WELLNESS CENTER

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2006 or (888) 211-8801 aquaticandwellness.com This public, full-service fitness center in downtown Madison provides a variety of wellness services and amenities for adults who are age 50+ and who have chronic or acute medical conditions. Also enjoy personal training, massage, specialty classes, and physical therapy.

GO4LIFE – NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING go4life.nia.nih.gov

GOODMAN-ROTARY 50+ FITNESS PROGRAMS

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) 3802 Regent St., Madison 53705 (608) 204-3023 mscr@madison.k12.wi.us mscr.org/50-plus-fitness-programs.cfm Offers classes for adults in aqua exercise, strength training, low-impact


HEALTH | 61 fitness, yoga, tai chi, golf, walking clubs, and more at affordable prices at various sites in Madison.

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Adapted Recreation/Inclusive Programs (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR) Pontoon Boat Program (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. Membership includes a 10 percent discount to Madison School & Community Recreation Programs (MSCR), low-cost personal training services, access to falls prevention programs, and more!

TAI CHI CENTER OF MADISON, LLC (608) 663-8299 taichicenterofmadison.com

REEDSBURG AREA MEDICAL CENTER

2000 N. Dewey Ave. , Reedsburg 53959 (608) 524-6487 ramchealth.com We provide all the general services including obstetrics, pediatrics, inpatient/ surgical, intensive care, emergency, and urgent care through our walk-in clinic at our Physicians Group, located on the RAMC campus. Our medical staff currently consists of many qualified active and consulting physicians prepared to meet all your healthcare needs. Consulting physicians come to RAMC on a regular basis, providing specialty care close to home.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-6611 stoughtonhospital.com

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER (608) 417-6000 unitypoint.org

UW HEALTH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS (608) 263-6400 uwhealth.org

WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL (608) 256-1901 madison.va.gov

SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (608) 260-2700 madison.selectspecialtyhospitals.com

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-9649 independentlivinginc.org

YMCA Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

(608) 221-1571 East YMCA (608) 837-8221 Northeast YMCA (608) 276-6606 West YMCA ymcadanecounty.org

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62 | HEALTH INTELLECTUAL HEALTH & DISABILITIES RISE UP, INC.

101 Nob Hill Rd., Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 237-7710 amelton@iriseup.org Facebook: RISE UP, Inc. @ iriseup.org RISE UP is a nonprofit residential agency that supports adults/older adults who have disabilities in their own homes and apartments in the community. It is our mission to provide the people served with opportunities for maximum choice, independence, and personal growth. Job opportunities are always available for dependable, motivated caregivers. EOE/AA employer with full-benefit package.

MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES Below please find counseling, support groups, and inpatient facilities providing comprehensive mental health support. In an emergency, please call 911.

HOARDING CLEANUP IN WISCONSIN (608) 351-2337 wihoarding.com

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (608) 280-2720 Central Intake (608) 280-2600 24-Hour Suicide Hotline (608) 280-2700 General Info Line journeymhc.org

MENDOTA MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE (608) 301-1000 dhs.wisconsin.gov/mh_mendota

NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) (608) 249-7188 namidanecounty.org

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LINE (800) 273-8255 24hr/365day

RECOVERY DANE ADULT RESOURCE CENTER (608) 237-1661 danecountyhumanservices.org /mentalhealth/adult

NUTRITION/FOOD & MEAL PROGRAMS Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources along with Safe & Healthy at Home sections.

CHEFS FOR SENIORS INC. (608) 220-9814 chefsforseniors.com

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ELDERLY NUTRITION PROGRAM dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/nutrition.htm

FAIRSHARE CSA COALITION (608) 226-0300 csacoalition.org

NEWBRIDGE

1625 Northport Dr., Ste. 125 Madison 53704 (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org The mission of NewBridge is to empower older adults to access affordable resources to maintain their health, safety, independence, and community connection. Our older-adult meal program provides nutritious daytime meals throughout Madison and Monona.

PALLIATIVE CARE A specialized area of healthcare that focuses on relieving and preventing the suffering of patients. Unlike hospice care, palliative medicine is appropriate for patients in all stages, including those undergoing treatment for curable illnesses and those living with chronic diseases, as well as patients who are nearing the end of life. Palliative medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care, relying on input from allied health professionals in formulating a plan of care to relieve suffering in all areas of a patient’s life. Palliative programs may vary according to the provider. Check the Retirement Housing & Long-Term Care section for the Skilled Nursing Care/ Rehabilitation category, as they typically provide palliative care too.

COMFOR CARE HOME CARE SERVICES (608) 836-1868 comforcare.com/madison

HEARTLAND HOSPICE

2801 Crossroads Dr., Ste. 2000 Madison 53718 (608) 819-0033 heartlandhospice.com/madison Managing a serious disease and relief from its symptoms can make all the


Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

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difference in the quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our certified Nurse Practitioners can help.

PALLIAHEALTH BY AGRACE

5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org palliahealth.org PalliaHealth provides in-home palliative care consultations to identify the medical and emotional issues that need to be addressed to improve the patient’s quality of life. People of any age who are struggling with physical symptoms and emotional challenges related to any serious illness may benefit from a palliative-care consultation.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

Palliative Care (800) 924-2273 hahwi.info@ssmhealth.com ssmhealthathomewi.com We are a nonprofit healthcare organization caring for those facing chronic or quality-of-life-limiting illnesses. Care focuses on relieving symptoms and is provided in the home. Care can be provided alongside curative treatments at any stage of a serious illness.

PHARMACIES COMMUNITY PHARMACY Downtown (608) 251-3242 Middleton (608) 310-5390 communitypharmacy.coop

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ASSISTANCE Listings include different prescription programs; information regarding adverse reactions to medicines; and locations to drop off leftover, unused, and expired prescriptions.

ACCESS COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS (608) 443-5500 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

SENIORCARE RX WISCONSIN Prescription Drug Assistance Program (800) 657-2038 dhs.wisconsin.gov/seniorcare

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BEYOND THE

Rx

BY KELLY CHERAMY

Sometimes it’s what the doctor didn’t order that might help the most. Like laughter. As they say, it may be the best medicine. Natural, nonclinical therapies bring their own sets of healing benefits. They can complement and improve the effectiveness of traditional approaches, such as prescription medication. In some cases, and under careful consultation with a doctor, they may even eliminate your need for expensive drugs or other clinical interventions. The practice of natural therapies to support healing, alleviate chronic pain, MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

and improve quality of life has many names. Among them are integrative health, complementary medicine, and holistic or homeopathic medicine. Advocates tout the relative low cost of such treatment and the easy ability for these therapies to become part of a long-term, healthy lifestyle. Holistic healthcare and specific practices from the ancient East have gained popularity in the United States, and Attic Angel Community is among the first senior living facilities to adopt a complete in-house program of integrative health that provides therapies to enhance healing.

Essential Oil Therapy Natural plant extracts are applied topically, inhaled, or put into a diffuser for a wide range of mind and body health benefits. Target benefits: improved emotional balance, reduced anxiety, better sleep, pain relief, and increased immunity.

Sound Healing Vibrational tones of music help the body to align energetically and optimize healing. Target benefits: mood stabilization, reduced anxiety and depression, lower stress, better sleep, and pain relief.


HEALTH | 65 Massage/Reiki Manual manipulation of the body’s tissues (massage) and energy healing (Reiki) promote physical and mental relaxation to accelerate the self-healing process. Target benefits: lower stress and anxiety, reduced fatigue, better sleep, and pain relief.

Grounding Being in contact with Earth’s natural charge allows the body to absorb negative ions that work like antioxidants, protecting the body from free radicals that chip away at our health. Target benefits: lower stress, better sleep, pain relief, reduced inflammation, and improved wound healing.

improved focus, better sleep, and pain relief.

Weighted Blankets The extra weight on the body provides gentle, deep pressure that triggers the body to release calming chemicals. Target benefits: increased happiness, reduced anxiety, better sleep, improved focus, and better digestion.

Ionized Air Plasma technology destroys pathogens from the air, reducing the risk of infection and disease transmission. Target benefits: improved respiratory quality, reduced allergy symptoms, and fewer recurrent infections.

Holistic Nutrition

Light Therapy

The beauty of these therapies is that anyone can practice them, even at home. In cooperation with your primary healthcare physician, holistic healthcare providers and free information found on the internet can help you get started on a natural path to wellness for your mind, body, and spirit.

Fresh, locally sourced foods help reap maximum benefits from nature’s vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Target benefits: more energy, better mood, reduced inflammation, pain relief, increased immunity, and improved appearance.

Artificial light boxes mimic sun exposure to influence the body’s biological rhythms. Target benefits: improved mood and reduced symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.

Kelly Cheramy is the outreach coordinator for Attic Angel Community. atticangel.org

Tai Chi/Yoga Focused on body movements and postures, these exercises are low impact and adaptable to personal limitations. Target benefits: improved balance, strength and flexibility, lower stress,

Mindful Meditation Techniques such as mindfulness and guided imagery help focus attention and awareness to achieve a state that is both mentally clear and emotionally calm. Target benefits: improved sense of overall well-being.

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66 | HEALTH CELEBRATE RECOVERY Damascus Road Church facebook.com/drcrecoveryroad

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Door Creek Church facebook.com/celebraterecoveryat doorcreekchurch

HOPE HAVEN

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTIONS Listed below are inpatient and outpatient programs, treatment centers, and support.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (608) 222-8989 aamadisonwi.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES (608) 826-8000 ccmadison.org

3602 Memorial Dr., Madison 53704 (608) 251-8881 hopehavenhelps@ccmadison.org hopehavenhelps.org Hope Haven has provided affordable and effective residential substance abuse treatment for adults who are struggling with alcohol and drug addiction since 1973. Using evidencebased practices, we provide clients with professional care and support during and after treatment.

JOURNEY MENTAL HEALTH CENTER (608) 280-2720 Central Intake journeymhc.org

LSS ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ASSESSMENT CENTER (608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

TELLURIAN, INC. (608) 223-7311 main office & patient services (608) 223-3311 detoxification center tellurian.org

TERESA MCGOVERN CENTER Addiction Services Center (608) 222-7311 x104 teresamcgoverncenter.org

WISCONSIN COUNCIL ON PROBLEM GAMBLING (800) 426-2535 - 24hr/365day wi-problemgamblers.org

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69 Alzheimer’s/Dementia/ Memory Care 71 Assisted Living - AFH 72 Assisted Living - CBRF 76 Assisted Living - RCAC 77 Continuing Care Retirement Community - CCRC 78 Housing Resources 79 Independent Living Apartments & Communities 84 Life-Lease Communities 85 Skilled Nursing Care/ Rehabilitation 86 Subsidized Housing

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Spring Sparks WANDERING BY PAULA GIBSON

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 out of 10 people with memory loss will wander outside of the home and become lost. If not found within 24 hours, up to half of those who wander risk serious injury or death. Wandering is one of the most common behavioral expressions exhibited by those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Warmer weather tends to cause an increase in wandering for those with memory loss. MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

Unfortunately, when someone with memory loss begins to wander, it can quickly lead to an unsafe situation. When asked, caregivers will often state that a wandering loved one, especially when outside, leads to added frustration, and the primary caregiver is quickly drained from having to be on high alert at all times.

Memory Care, we take pride in our ability to safely and successfully care for individuals who have wandering and other behavioral issues associated with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Our MOSAIC training and engagement program educates our team on ways to refocus and work with individuals who wander.

Professional care facilities incorporate plans and training to address issues of wandering. As an example, at Azura

As a caregiver at home, it’s easy to become frustrated and blame your loved one for leaving the house.


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 69 But if you look at wandering as the disease trying to speak for your loved one, it may help you understand and find the patience to enter into their wandering world.

All of these options allow you to enter her world, validating her feelings and redirecting her anxiety, thereby diverting her from her need to leave.

Personal History Let’s look at an at-home example. Each afternoon, your mother begins pacing and trying to leave the house. She says she needs to meet the kids at the bus. Our normal reaction would be to explain that her kids are grown and that she doesn’t need to meet the bus any more. While in some cases this may work, in others it may increase your mother’s anxiety level and result in an escalation of behaviors. Here are some other options.

Validate, Refocus, and Engage Using the simple validation technique of asking your mother about her children may help her refocus to a happier memory from which another conversation can be sparked, which could result in her attention moving from the door to an activity in the house. Bring your mother a chair so that she can sit and wait for the bus, again providing her with another activity to do while she waits. Go for a walk with your mother and arrange for her kids to call and say they will be late, or find an activity for her to engage in, such as listening to music or another hobby that she finds enjoyable.

Use your knowledge of your mother’s personal history to understand the significance of her need to wander. Where does she want to go and why? Perhaps she’s trying to go out to her garden. Are there ways that you can help her attain this goal without it causing her harm or you frustration? Bring her a pot, dirt, and flowers to care for inside or go for a stroll through a park or nursery. No matter what your solution, if you take the time and effort to enter your loved one’s world of wandering, you’ll have listened to them in a whole way, sparking a communication line that will help all year long!

Paula Gibson is the regional director of communications and engagement at Azura Memory Care.

ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA/ MEMORY CARE It’s important to be educated on the various supportive programming and living environments to find the best place that fits the progressive needs of an individual. See the Alzheimer’s & Dementia section for additional resources and refer to Wisconsin Department of Health Services at dhs.wisconsin.gov/dementia. This category is designed to provide information on housing options tailored to the special needs of individuals with memory/dementia concerns. These communities foster secured environments with specially designed programs and regulated care.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CARE

8210 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3029 dmalaise@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Lovely studio apartments with specialized, person-centered care for those with Alzheimer’s or other memory challenges. Experienced nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide individualized services and dignified assistance to support seniors and their families.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd., Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org The Haven, Attic Angel Community’s memory care residence, provides peaceful and supportive living for adults with Alzheimer’s or related forms of dementia. Licensed as a CBRF, the Haven employs dedicated nursing and activities staff with specialty training and expertise. Exceptional programming is a trademark.

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70 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison Capitol Lakes provides gentle, compassionate memory care for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions. Specially trained staff members build self-confidence and promote a sense of purpose in a positive, quiet, and secure home environment. Healthcare also on campus.

COVENANT OAKS MEMORY CARE

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6165 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

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AZURA MEMORY CARE

1221 E. Main St. Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-8333 info@azuramemory.com azuramemory.com Azura Memory Care is a trusted provider of specialized memory care homes located throughout Wisconsin. Known as the dementia care experts, Azura’s advanced training and engagement program, MOSAIC, equips their Team to understand what is dementia, how to properly approach and communicate with those in their care, and engage them to continue living a high quality of life. Their belief is that everyone deserves personalized care and to experience a MOSAIC of joy every day!

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF MADISON

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 michele.quest@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

Our beautiful, secure memory care neighborhood promotes the dignity and individuality of each resident. A specially trained memory care team provides helpful assistance and innovative programming along with therapeutic diets. Studio, onebedroom, and deluxe suites.

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF WAUNAKEE

1001 Quinn Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-2322 gina.holm@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/waunakee Our thoughtfully designed memory care community offers the security and comfort BrightStar has become known for. Dementia-trained caregivers embrace the life story of each resident to promote dignified connections each day. Come join us for a tour of our welcoming studio and one-bedroom suites.

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HERITAGE MONONA MEMORY CARE (608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

THE LEGACY AT NOEL MANOR

435 Prairie Oaks Dr., Verona 53593 (608) 729-9001 noelmanorliving.com The Legacy at Noel Manor features 32 apartments, common living area, dining room, and an outdoor patio for our residents with dementia. We believe loving care, comfort, respect, security, and spirituality are just as important as medical and physical needs.


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at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4547 oakwoodvillage.net Conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

PINE VILLA MEMORY CARE

890 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-7343 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, Pine Villa Memory Care provides specialized, person-centered care for those with Alzheimer’s or other memory challenges. Spacious studio apartments with private baths surround beautiful common spaces, encouraging socialization. Experienced nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide dignified assistance to support seniors and their families.

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-5499 independentlivinginc.org

ASSISTED LIVING - AFH Adult Family Home. These private homes contain four or fewer unrelated individuals. Residents receive care above the level of room and board, which can include up to seven hours per week of licensed nursing care. See dhs.wisconsin.gov for quarterly updated listings.

BRIDGE ADULT FAMILY HOME (608) 444-7710

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CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison Capitol Lakes provides gentle, compassionate memory care for people with Alzheimer’s and other memory conditions. Specially trained staff members build self-confidence and promote a sense of purpose in a positive, quiet, and secure home environment. Healthcare also on campus.

PLEASANT MEADOWS Adult Family Home (608) 512-7764 Find us on Facebook

ROSEWOOD Adult Family Home (608) 438-1585 Find us on Facebook

UNIFIED Adult Family Home (608) 838-8612 facebook.com/unifiedafh

COUNTRY LIVING Adult Family Home (608) 838-6131

DOOR CREEK Adult Family Home (608) 575-4844

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ASSISTED LIVING - CBRF Community Based Residential Facility. Designed specifically for aging adults needing more advanced care, CBRFs are appropriate for individuals with general/ frail requirements. They provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry similar

to RCACs but also includes no more than three hours per week of licensed nursing care. CBRFs can work for those with Alzheimer’s-related dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring. See dhs.wisconsin.gov for quarterly updated listings.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIVING

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2990 dmalaise@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Beautiful studio, one- and twobedroom apartments with private baths and kitchenettes, providing the perfect blend of supportive services for All Saints Neighborhood. Registered nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities help deliver optimal aging.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, THE HAVEN (MEMORY CARE) (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org


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BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF MADISON

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 michele.quest@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison BrightStar Senior Living is a community where friendships are fostered and each moment is celebrated. We have the clinical expertise to support individuals with complex needs. Studio, onebedroom, and deluxe suites. Chefprepared meals.

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF WAUNAKEE

1001 Quinn Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-2322 gina.holm@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/waunakee Open November 2018, the newest BrightStar Senior Living community offers all the comforts of home along with personalized care and clinical expertise. The community features studio, one- and two-bedroom, and deluxe suites; chef-prepared meals; and engaging social programming to meet every need.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offers spacious assisted-living apartments with compassionate, personalized assistance; supportive services; fine dining and amenities; and activities on campus and in downtown Madison. All levels of care on campus.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

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MAPLEWOOD VILLAGE ASSISTED LIVING APARTMENTS (608) 643-8494 maplewoodsaukprairie.com

NOEL MANOR RETIREMENT LIVING

471 Prairie Way Blvd., Verona 53593 (608) 620-6010 noelmanorliving.com Noel Manor Retirement Living offers complete apartments with kitchenette and private bathroom (studios also available). Our staff provide compassionate caregiving in a supportive environment filled with engaging activities.

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OAKWOOD MEADOWS ADVANCED ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4547 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

OAKWOOD SEASONS ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4547 oakwoodvillage.net Conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Quality care, robust life enrichment


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programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

THE PINES ASSISTED LIVING

1050 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-5433 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, The Pines Assisted Living provides lovely studio and onebedroom apartments with private baths and kitchenettes. Registered nurses available 24/7, experienced staff members, and a life rich with social opportunities help deliver optimal aging.

TABOR OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6175 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net

Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-5499 independentlivinginc.org

WAUNAKEE MANOR

801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com Waunakee Manor’s CBRF highlights cozy studio apartments. This semiindependent setting is for men and women who are unable to live alone, yet are not in need of nursing home care. Supportive services, such as meals, laundry, housekeeping, and health monitoring by professional staff, are offered 24/7.

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ASSISTED LIVING - RCAC Residential Care Apartment Complex. Licensing renewals and dates vary— please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. Designed specifically for independent adults 55+, and provide up to 28 hours per week of personalized supportive services, such as meals, health monitoring, medication management, housekeeping, and laundry. Each apartment has a lockable entrance, kitchen, and bathroom. RCACs are not recommended for those with Alzheimer’srelated dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY 8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org

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Attic Angel offers two options for RCAC assisted living: one- and two-bedroom apartments for more independent living with scheduled services as needed, and one-bedroom suites and studios for assisted living where nursing staff is available 24/7. Gorgeous grounds and exceptional living are our trademarks.

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HERITAGE MONONA

345 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2083 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This accredited, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community offers spacious assisted-living apartments with compassionate, personalized assistance; supportive services; fine dining and amenities; and activities on campus and in downtown Madison. All levels of care on campus.

managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 204-0900 independentlivinginc.org

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

(608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

HYLAND PARK – SUN PRAIRIE

881 Liberty Blvd., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 834-2073 capricommunities.com Hyland offers all the comforts and privacy of home within beautiful, historic Sun Prairie. You’ll love our large, beautiful apartments and many on-site and nearby amenities. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living, or memory care, you’ll find it here.


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1255 W. Main St., Whitewater 53190 (262) 473-4515 capricommunities.com Whether you are looking to live an independent lifestyle in an apartment of your own, need some help with activities of daily living, or have a loved one who needs memory support, Mulberry is a homey, affordable option that you’ll love.

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY

managed by Independent Living, Inc. 1936 Tennyson Ln., Madison 53704 (608) 268-5499 housing@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org New! Beautiful one- and two-bedroom apartments are ready for residents. Near Warner Park, this community has dining options, housekeeping services, and a Health & Wellness Center with warm water therapy pool, underwater treadmill, exercise equipment, and spa suite. Extra services include personal care.

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adults. Locally operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheransponsored nonprofit organization.

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WAUNAKEE MANOR

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2046 or (888) 211-8801 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison The accredited, not-for-profit Capitol Lakes is the only CCRC that offers cultural living in the heart of downtown Madison with all levels of care for your future: independent living, assisted living, memory care, and Medicare-certified skilled nursing and rehabilitation.

5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 18 acres on Madison’s east side, an impressive community center and multiple levels of care are all connected to create a beautiful, service-rich campus serving older

6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 36 wooded acres on Madison’s west side, an impressive community center and multiple levels of care are all connected to create a beautiful, service-rich campus serving older adults. Locally operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheran-sponsored nonprofit organization.

(608) 849-5016 waunakeemanor.com

WAUNAKEE MANOR

801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com When you’re looking for the support of assisted-living services, Waunakee Manor provides a variety of options and services. All of our assisted-living options foster independence but offer the reassuring back up of professional staff and services 24/7.

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY - CCRC Larger retirement community with accommodations for independent living, assisted living, and nursing home care offering residents a continuum of care. A person can spend the rest of their life in a CCRC, moving between levels of care as needed.

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HOUSING RESOURCES Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for the Caregiver Information category.

A PLACE FOR MOM

Carrie K – APFM 15 Years Local Experience Madison (608) 287-8090 carriek@aplaceformom.com

Free consultation about senior resources. Carrie can help narrow your search based on: care needs, location, timing, and budget. Carrie has 15 years of experience helping families find the right senior resources. Call Carrie today to get started.

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

IT’S BETTER

HERE Capitol Lakes puts downtown Madison right outside your door. Art walks, jazz festivals, farmers markets— enjoy the best the city has to offer every day. Call today to learn more about our extraordinary retirement living: 608-283-2046

333 W Main St, Madison, WI 53703 retirement.org/Madison Capitol Lakes is a Pacific Retirement Services community and an equal housing opportunity.

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DANE COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY (608) 224-3636 dcha.net

FAIR HOUSING CENTER OF GREATER MADISON (608) 257-0853 fairhousingwisconsin.com

GANSER COMPANY AND BATH PLANET OF MADISON

1906 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison 53713 (608) 222-1243 appointmentcenter@gansercompany.com gansercompany .com Ganser Company and Bath Planet of Madison offer an exclusive product line ranging from barrier-free showers to walk-in tubs. Awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, offering accessibility solutions that are customizable to meet your needs!

MOVIN’ OUT, INC. (608) 251-4446 x7 movin-out.org

RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES ERA POWERED Assisting Seniors Transition 26 Schroeder Ct., Ste. 200 Madison 53711 (608) 833-7777 (800) 637-1178 info@restainohomes.com restainohomes.com


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 79 Restaino & Associates ERA Powered is here to assist you with the transition to a new home.

INDEPENDENT LIVING APARTMENTS & COMMUNITIES Designed specifically for independent adults 55+ able to live on their own who desire the security, enjoyment, and conveniences of community living with amenities, such as meals, housekeeping, and organized social programs. Some Independent Living apartments/ communities accept financial assistance through the federally funded Housing Choice Voucher program, also known as Section 8. For more information, please see the Housing Resources and Subsidized Housing categories.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MAIN STREET APARTMENTS

511 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3535 cyndi@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Beautiful independent apartments include in the monthly rent a variety of services to make your life easier, such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal Monday through Friday. An array of dining, education, and entertainment opportunities are also just steps away at the All Saints Neighborhood Main Street.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR APARTMENTS

8202 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2222 mnaegle@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Gracious independent one- and twobedroom apartments located on Madison’s west side, offering new friends, engaging activities, and carefree living. An array of dining, education, and

entertainment opportunities are also available at the All Saints Neighborhood Main Street, just a short stroll across the skywalk.

ANGELL PARK

426 Park St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-9400 angellpark@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Angell Park is located within walking distance of the downtown Sun Prairie shopping district. The community features heated underground parking, large community room for social gatherings, hair salon, fitness center, and much more.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Kelly.DuBois@atticangel.org atticangel.org Our Prairie Point neighborhood features 123 homes for independent living, while Attic Angel Place offers 74 one- and

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505 Stoughton Rd., Edgerton 53534 (608) 884-9009 era@bmcmadison.com bmcmadison.com A lovely apartment community designed for older adults 62+ and disabled persons. Our community consists of 24 one-bedroom apartment homes. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

FIRST SENIOR I & II two-bedroom apartments with services. Our senior community comes with builtin access to additional levels of care as needed, from rehabilitation and assisted living to memory care.

BURR OAKS

2417 Cypress Way, Madison 53713 (608) 250-2585 burroaks@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Burr Oaks is the gateway to Madison’s attractions. Amenities include heated underground parking, a large community room for social gatherings, a deck or patio on each apartment,

energy star appliances, a third-floor terrace, and much more.

CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

333 W. Main St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2046 or (888) 211-8801 madison@retirement.org retirement.org/madison This not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community welcomes seniors age 62+ to enjoy life in the heart of downtown Madison. Choose from spacious independent living apartments with cultural activities, fine amenities, and a lifetime of continuing care.

1720 E. Memorial Dr. and 1801 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville 53545 (608) 289-2200 firstsenior@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com First Senior I & II offer one- and twobedroom apartment homes. Built in an established neighborhood, both communities are smoke free and offer an independent, maintenance-free lifestyle. The community prides itself on creating a friendly, comfortable living environment with activities to keep you busy and social.

FROST WOODS I & II

101 and 201 Frost Woods Rd. Monona 53716 (608) 516-4280 frostwoods@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Frost Woods features both market-rate and affordable apartment homes in a quiet neighborhood setting. Amenities include heated underground parking, a community room for socializing, an active social event calendar, elevator access, and much more.

THE GARDENS

managed by Independent Living, Inc. 602 N. Segoe Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 204-0900 housing@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Wonderful retirement community with tower and garden apartments in the Hilldale neighborhood. Amenities include housekeeping, dining service, art gallery, on-site salon, satellite TV, computer/business center, concerts/ programs, underground parking, and MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING


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access to 24-hour staff. Extra services include personal care.

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GENESIS APARTMENTS

230 S. Oak St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-8600 customerservice@genesishousinginc.org bmcmadison.com Convenient, affordable apartment community designed for age 62+ or handicapped/disabled persons. Income limits apply, rental assistance may be available. Located in the heart of downtown Oregon and Brooklyn. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

GREENSPIRE APARTMENTS

924 Jackson St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-7855 greenspire@sbcglobal.net Designed for older adults 62+ and disabled persons. Our community consists of one- and two-bedroom apartments nestled in a park-like area and is just a few blocks from downtown Stoughton. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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GREENTREE GLEN

732 Struck St., Madison 53711 (608) 274-5161 greentreeglen@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Greentree Glen provides a comfortable, country-like setting featuring oneand two-bedroom homes, heated underground parking, fully applianced kitchens, decks or patios on each apartment, a monthly events calendar, and much more.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON

6206 Maywood Ave., Middleton 53562 (608) 831-7004 jkrause@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com Heritage Middleton offers truly affordable luxury in a vibrant independent living option. Featuring washers and dryers in every beautiful apartment home, highlighted with granite counters, stainless appliances, and heat included for your comfort.

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HERITAGE MONONA

211 Owen Rd., Monona 53716 (608) 441-9990 tpowless@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com Heritage Monona offers truly affordable luxury in a vibrant independent living option. Featuring washers and dryers in every beautiful home, highlighted with granite counters, stainless appliances, and heat included for your comfort.

HERITAGE OAKS AND THE OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Spacious apartment homes set in a wooded campus filled with amenities. Robust life-enrichment program features cultural opportunities and lifelong learning, making Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

NOEL MANOR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

471 Prairie Way Blvd., Verona 53593 (608) 620-6010 noelmanorliving.com Noel Manor Retirement Living is a premier retirement living community located in beautiful Verona, Wisconsin. The staff provide extraordinary independent, assisted-living, or memory care for your loved one with compassion and grace.

PHEASANT BRANCH

6430 Pheasant Ln., Middleton 53562 (608) 836-5905 pheasantbranch@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Pheasant Branch features one- and twobedroom apartment homes with a deck or patio. Located near a beautiful nature preserve and walking path, a community room for social gatherings, weekly events, a library, a sunroom, and much more are there for your enjoyment.


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930 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-3331 kelly@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com Part of The Pines Senior Living in Prairie du Sac, Pine Glen Senior Apartments provides gracious independent apartments just a short drive from Madison’s west side. A variety of services are included in the monthly rent to make life a little easier, such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal served Monday through Friday.

PIONEER PRAIRIE AND SETTLERS RIDGE

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Thoughtfully designed apartment homes conveniently located between downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. Robust life enrichment programming makes life at Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

Enjoy the Nature of Great Retirement

OAKWOOD’S TWO CAMPUSES are thriving communities set in beautiful natural surroundings. Walking paths, resident gardens, and integrated landscaping invite you to explore. Paired with best-in-class life enrichment programming, you will find ample opportunities to learn, grow and be a part of a close-knit community. Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Drive Madison

University Woods 6205 Mineral Point Road Madison

Learn more at www.oakwoodvillage.net

WAUNAKEE MANOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com Waunakee Manor retirement duplexes and apartments are designed for those looking for a retirement community. Our lovely duplexes, cozy efficiencies, and one-bedroom apartments maintain independence yet provide the assurance and support of 24/7 professional staff.

WESTSHIRE VILLAGE AT THE LAKE

5477 Westshire Cir., Waunakee 53597 (608) 515-3028 kristin@westshirerealty.com westshirevillage.com Westshire Village is an independent living community offering affordable homes through life lease. Our threestory condo building and ranch homes provide a variety of options for active JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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seniors in a beautiful, tranquil setting off the shores of Lake Mendota.

WHITCOMB SQUARE SENIOR APARTMENTS

4909-4911, 4914, 4929 Whitcomb Dr. and 6 Whitcomb Cir., Madison 53711 (608) 577-2451 info@kellerrealestategroup.com KellerApartments.com Sixty-six luxury apartment residences in four buildings located in wooded Orchard Ridge. Close to shopping and the bus line. Spacious apartments with underground garages. Well-maintained, nicely landscaped buildings and 24hour maintenance service. No pets, no smoking. Sizes from 920 to 2,100 square feet, all two bedroom, most with two baths.

LIFE-LEASE COMMUNITIES Designed to accommodate the life of the resident. One purchases the right to occupy a unit, usually a town house, condo, or suite, along with use of facilities, such as a gym or spa. Residents pay an upfront fee in addition to a

monthly fee, which covers maintenance and other expenses. When the resident leaves, the lease may be sold to another individual. The development may or may not offer a buyback option.

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WILLARD HAUS

2707 N. Lexington Dr., Janesville 53545 (608) 752-3060 willardhaus@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Willard Haus features one- and twobedroom apartment homes conveniently located adjacent to Woodman’s Food Market in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. The lively community offers an array of activities for its residents. Willard Haus is a smoke-free building that ensures an independent, maintenance-free lifestyle.

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Chef-prepared cuisine Spa rooms Patios and courtyard Coordinated activities/outings

Heritage Monona • 111 Owen Rd. • 608-441-9990 Heritage Middleton • 6234 Maywood Ave. • 608-831-7004 www.heritagesenior.com

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Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities

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OLYMPIC VILLAGE AT SUN PRAIRIE managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 268-5500 independentlivinginc.org

WESTSHIRE VILLAGE AT THE LAKE (608) 515-3028 westshirevillage.com

SKILLED NURSING CARE/ REHABILITATION Provides 24-hour licensed nursing services for those who need rehabilitative care or medical services too complex to be handled by an RCAC, CBRF, or AFH. Generally, Medicare doesn’t pay for long-term care. Medicare pays only for medically necessary skilled nursing/ rehab facilities or home healthcare.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Gruber@atticangel.org atticangel.org Attic Angel’s CBRF Health Center features private suites for long-term care and suites for short-term rehabilitation. Residents enjoy all the amenities and activities of our beautiful facility and exceptional grounds.

CAPITOL LAKES SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

334 W. Doty St., Madison 53703 (608) 283-2145 madison@retirement.org skillednursingrehab.org The professional interdisciplinary team at Capitol Lakes offers the public Medicare-certified subacute care, short- and long-term skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation services. Speed your recovery with innovative inpatient and outpatient care and virtual rehabilitation therapy provided in a comforting environment.

When you’re here, you’re home • Competitive rates • In-house full time occupational, physical and speech therapies, dietitian & life enrichment programs • Dakim Brain Fitness System • Visit our award-winning facility to learn more! Contact Jessica for more info: (608) 768-5808 jgood@ramchealth.org www.ramchealth.com

A partner of Reedsburg Area Medical Center

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86 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE We promote functional independence, prevention of further disability, and maintenance of complete well-being. Our interdisciplinary team is dedicated to returning patients to their home, retirement, or assisted-living residences. In the event long-term care is necessary, preservation of skills and abilities is our priority.

INDEPENDENT, ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE Our mission is to take care of our loved ones with compassion and grace.

Call For A Tour 608-620-6010 471 Prairie Way Blvd. • Verona, WI 608-620-6010 • noelmanorliving.com

WAUNAKEE MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER

801 S. Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 (608) 849-5016 marketing@waunakeemanorhc.com waunakeemanor.com Our multifaceted, dynamic community offers spacious private and semiprivate rooms with bathrooms included. Interdisciplinary staff strive to provide comprehensive care combined with sensitivity and respect. Amenities include an in-house beauty salon, outdoor courtyard, on-site religious services, and dedicated activities department.

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING DYCORA TRANSITIONAL HEALTH BEAVER DAM (920) 887-7191 dycora.com

HEBRON OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6201 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4253 oakwoodvillage.net Hebron Oaks provides short-term rehabilitation services and comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on Madison’s west side. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

PRAIRIE RIDGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5833 American Pkwy., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4620

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services and comprehensive physical, occupational, and speech therapy services on Madison’s east side. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

REEDSBURG AREA SENIOR LIFE CENTER

2350 N. Dewey Ave., Reedsburg 53959 (608) 524-6577 ramchealth.com The award-winning Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center offers assisted-living apartments; private long-term care rooms; and short-term, one-on-one rehabilitation. Life is a journey and we are committed to helping you make new memories, new friends, and continuing YOUR quality journey!

SUN PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE CENTER

228 W. Main St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-5959 info@sunprairiehc.com sunprairiehc.com

Apartments/housing based on the resident’s adjusted gross income and use of subsidies provided by the government.

CENTRAL PARK APARTMENTS – LAVALLE (608) 985-8383 or (608) 985-7513

MAPLE RIDGE APARTMENTS – REEDSBURG (608) 524-1948

MONONA MEADOWS (608) 221-4422 rhf.org

SOUTH MEADOW APARTMENTS – EVANSVILLE (608) 882-4518


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SOCIAL SUPPORT

A Key Ingredient to Good Health BY CRICKET HESSELBERG

How much time do you spend at home? For many, we find comfort in our home relaxing in a recliner watching a favorite show or news station, reading a book, working on projects, or taking an afternoon nap. Or it may be the familiar sights, sounds, smells, and memories of your home that bring you joy. Although being at home can be comforting, it can also add to a feeling of isolation and loneliness. This is particularly true for older adults who may experience lack of transportation, mobility, or income or have a change in health. Having social support is vital

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and can play a significant role in overall health as people age. By 2030, older adults age 65+ are expected to be 20 percent of the population. As we live longer and age in place, it’s important to identify social supports—ones that provide meaning and purpose. These supports come in different forms.

belonging. If you’re unable to go out into the community, having a volunteer visit will bring the community to you. A volunteer from a local church or social club can provide a consistent visitation for socialization, transportation, resource sharing, and quality time for heartfelt discussion. Frequent visits, phone calls, or a simple card lets an individual know they’re connected to others.

Volunteer Groups Being a part of the community through volunteering or inviting a volunteer into your home offers a sense of value and

In-Home Care Whether it’s to help with laundry, light housekeeping, meal preparations,


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 89 Having social support is vital and can play a significant role in overall health as people age. or errands, having trusted, skilled, and consistent support can offer opportunity to get physical needs met in addition to adding a layer of emotional care and well-being.

support is meaningful and rewarding. No matter how we choose to socialize, the benefits of nurturing relationships are well worth the effort.

Social Environments

Cricket Hesselberg is the program director of aging services at Catholic Charities, which offers compassionate support for older adults, caregivers, and families through volunteers, in-home care, and day center services to meet needs and promote living safely in their own homes for as long as possible. To learn more, visit ccmadison.org or call (608) 826-8020.

Adult day centers, senior centers, and community centers are just a few venues where older adults can be engaged in a social environment. These environments allow individuals to meet new people, develop friendships, and connect to the community. Many provide activities and events to meet interests and preferences, and create opportunities to be physically active and independent. Social interactions, fulfilling relationships, and believing others care about us are necessary for a healthy, balanced life. Social health is essential and connected to our overall physical and mental health, boosting our quality of life. The key is in finding what type of social

ADULT DAY CENTERS These are nonresidential facilities providing activities for the elderly and special-needs individuals. Most centers operate 10 to 12 hours a day and provide meals, social/recreational activities, and general supervision. These centers enable caregivers to go to work or to obtain a break from their responsibilities.

ADULT DAY CENTER

5401 Fen Oak Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 826-8106 touradc@ccmadison.org adultdaycentermadison.org We provide an affordable alternative to in-home healthcare with support and respite for you while your loved one is in a safe, social, fun environment and receiving care from professional staff. Services for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

BARABOO AREA SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (608) 356-8464 Find us on Facebook

COLONIAL CLUB SENIOR ACTIVITY CENTER (608) 837-4611 colonialclub.org

ELITE DAY SERVICES LLC – JEFFERSON (920) 988-2524

HOMEWARD BOUND – BARABOO (608) 356-4666 hwbcare.com

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION (877) 745-1440 nadsa.org

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90 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME OREGON AREA SENIOR CENTER (608) 835-5801 oregonareaseniorcenterwisconsin.com

REMINISCE ADULT DAY SERVICES – REEDSBURG (608) 495-1344 ramchealth.com/services /adult-day-services

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY This is equipment or technology that helps a person function better or more comfortably, perform Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), or live more independently.

ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE, INC.

3810 Milwaukee St., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8484 or (800) 362-9877 info@accesstoind.org accesstoind.org Over 1,000 devices for a variety of needs are available to try out for free, and many can be borrowed at no cost. Technology services also include assistance locating, financing, setting up, and learning to use a variety of devices.

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (800) 233-9130 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM (TEPP) (608) 231-3305 psc.wi.gov/pages/programs/tepp.aspx

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SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 91 CARE MANAGERS Generally fee-based providers who assist patients and families in evaluating and coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future to assist with healthcare needs for aging adults.

ATEMPO LLC (608) 335-8218 Nancy Nie RN, CCM, CLNC, CNLCP

BRIGHTSTAR CARE® (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SYSTEMS Below are listings for emergency response systems; remote monitoring/ sensing; and off-site, direct-care response systems for use at one’s residence.

Can’t Hear on the Phone? Get a NO-COST CapTel Captioned Telephone! The CapTel® Captioned Telephone shows word-for-word captions of everything a caller says, letting you read anything you cannot hear over the phone. CapTel is a NO-COST, federally funded technology available under the Americans with Disabilities Act. To qualify, users need: • Hearing loss • Internet connection • Landline telephone service CapTel 2400i includes Bluetooth® wireless technology & Speakerphone

800-233-9130 CapTel.com

REQUIREMENTS: Hearing Loss, High Speed Internet, Dial-tone No-Cost Phone with valid third-party certification is subject to change without notice. Terms and conditions may apply. FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAPTIONS TURNED ON. IP Captioned Telephone Service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally administered fund. No cost is passed on to the CapTel user for using the service. CapTel captioning service is intended exclusively for individuals with hearing loss. CapTel® is a registered trademark of Ultratec, Inc. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Ultratec, Inc. is under license. (v1.6 10-19))

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92 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME ADT SECURITY SERVICES (608) 216-2292 adt.com/senior-safety

LIFE ASSIST USA

HOME MODIFICATION ADAPTIVE REMODELING SOLUTIONS

(608) 831-1688 Middleton office lifeassistusa.com

(608) 234-7440 adaptiveremodelingsolutions.com

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DESIGN COALITION

Lieutenant Brandon Stommel (920) 887-4613 x504

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

VoiceCare (855) 332-6882 hahwi.info@ssmhealth.com ssmhealthathomewi.com Subscribers wear a pendant that can be activated in the event of a fall or other emergency. Activating VoiceCare alerts monitoring center personnel who will contact the subscriber or designated emergency responders as needed.

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(608) 246-8846 designcoalition.org

GANSER COMPANY AND BATH PLANET OF MADISON

1906 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison 53713 (608) 222-1243 appointmentcenter@gansercompany.com gansercompany.com Ganser Company and Bath Planet of Madison offer an exclusive product line ranging from barrier-free showers to walk-in tubs. Awarded the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval, offering accessibility solutions that are customizable to meet your needs!

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Home Safety Modification 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 268-9643 intake@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org On-site professional review plus staff carpenter to make the changes you need. Adaptations include grab bars, handrails, and minor repairs; we can arrange medical equipment (commodes, bath benches, sit-to-stand poles) and more. Ask about our grants.

PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org


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3905 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 333-8653 sue@movingmaude.com movingmaude.com Offering downsizing and organizing with meticulous planning and management of your move. Additionally, space planning and dĂŠcor, selling and dispersing items, cleaning up and out, and home staging. Task pricing avoids surprises. Call for a free consultation.

HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS ACCESSIBILITY PLUS Dane, Columbia, Jefferson, and Dodge Counties (608) 230-5836 accessibilityplusonline.com

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

SAFE At Home (608) 223-7970 hahwi.info@ssmhealth.com ssmhealthathomewi.com SAFE At Home is offered by SSM Health at Home in partnership with the United Way of Dane County and is available to those 60+ living in Dane County. The program provides an in-home safety assessment and six months of follow up.

IN-HOME MEDICAL ASSISTANCE/LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS Only licensed agencies are allowed to provide medical services including medication management; medical social services; skilled nursing; medical staff; bathing; home health aide services; and occupational, physical, and speech therapies. Agencies may be certified to invoice Medicare, Medicaid, or longterm care insurance. Contact the agency for services and billing information. Some

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We can help you stay safe & well at home. Age at Home is non-medical in-home care from a trusted, local nonprofit. We can help with personal care, housekeeping, transportation, medication reminders and more—so you can stay independent at home.

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(608) 327-7456 | AgeAtHome.org may offer respite care in your home. Check the Palliative Care category in the Health section too.

BRIGHTSTAR CARE® (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

(800) 924-2273 hahwi.info@ssmhealth.com ssmhealthathomewi.com We are a nonprofit healthcare organization offering a comprehensive variety of services to patients in the privacy and comfort of their homes. Services include skilled nursing, physical/occupational/speech therapy, medical social services, infusion/ enteral therapies, home telemonitoring, hospice, and palliative care.

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IN-HOME NONMEDICAL ASSISTANCE Listings offer a variety of nonmedical care and assistance in one’s residence. Examples include: • Chore Care—typically light housekeeping, laundry, gardening, home repair, meal preparation, and shopping. •​ Companion Care—typically companionship for a patient, allowing the caregiver to run errands, perform chores, sleep, or enjoy a break. • Personal Care—typically aid for individuals experiencing difficulties with activities of daily living. Services include bathing, grooming, meals, walking, dressing, and toileting.

AGE AT HOME BY AGRACE

(608) 327-7456 info@ageathome.org ageathome.org Age at Home by Agrace is nonmedical in-home care from a trusted, local

nonprofit. Our kind, capable staff can help with personal care, housekeeping, transportation, medication reminders, and more­— so you can stay independent at home.

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

3240 University Ave., Ste. 3A Madison 53705 (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison Your loved one deserves care that’s extraordinary. At BrightStar Care, our Registered Nurse Director of Nursing leads experienced, trustworthy, compassionate caregivers who provide a full range of medical and nonmedical services in the comfort and safety of home.

COMFORCARE

Home Care Services 2421 Parmenter St., Ste. 100 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 home@cfchomecare.com comforcare.com/madison


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every day, in every way

ComForCare Home Care Services provides assistance with activities of daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, bathroom assistance, home maintenance, and other services. ComForCare is an effective solution for the elderly who prefer to remain at home.

COMFORT KEEPERS (608) 218-4861 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

HOME CHORE ASSISTANCE MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY (608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Home and Personal Care Services 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 268-9643 intake@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Personal care assistance includes bathing, getting in/out of bed, dressing, companionship, medication reminders, and more. Home health aides are carefully screened. Home care services include light housekeeping, laundry, and errands. Ask about our grants.

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org

NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES – CROSS PLAINS (608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org SAIL is a nonprofit membership organization of people 55+ living in the Madison area. As a member, one can obtain referrals to high-quality vendors who offer home healthcare. Members can receive automated daily check-in services at no additional charge.

• Family owned & operated local business • Providing non-medical, in-home care • Complimentary in-home consultation • Flexible hourly care • Assistance with activities of daily living • Friendly companionship • Medication reminders • Respite care • Caregivers background checked • Personal care

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, 24-hour care and respite care for families. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

Deb and Tracy Teske Sisters/Co-Owners/Directors

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DOG Therapy BY MARISSA DEGROOT Whether you’re 9 or 90, the love of a pet can lift your spirit and nourish your soul. Maybe you’ve felt the stress relief of Mittens purring on your lap or Spot snuggling by your side. With more research now being done to measure the benefits of pets on mental health, the science seems to be backing up those real-life experiences. According to the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), “A broad range of investigations have found that animalhuman interactions reduce anxiety, depression, and loneliness as they enhance social support and general well-being.” MARCH–AUGUST 2020 JOURNEY OF AGING

HABRI hopes to see the “humananimal bond be universally embraced as an essential element of human wellness.” They help fund and share research, some of which has shown evidence of decreases in depression in elderly residents of a nursing home with a resident dog. Other studies have shown patients that received a dog therapy visit had the greatest decrease in anxiety compared with control groups.

people around them every day. For DCHS volunteer Kay, the positivity her one-year-old Maltese mix dog, Jessie, brought to her life was immediately apparent, and she knew she wanted to share this joy with others.

While we at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) are not experts in human mental health, we do see the positive impact animals have on the

Kay and Jessie often visit a close friend with a progressive medical condition, and their friend found so much joy spending time with this little pup.

Jessie was found stray in Oregon. When Kay, a 10-year veteran volunteer at DCHS, met Jessie, it was love at first sight. “A furry miracle came into my life and changed it forever.”


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 97 These positive experiences convinced Kay that she and Jessie could become a therapy team and help even more people around them. Once they passed their Pet Partners behavior evaluation, Kay and Jessie began visiting senior homes, hospitals, and libraries. After just one year as a therapy team, they have already touched the lives of hundreds of people in Dane County. When visiting hospitals, patients always have a smile on their face when they see Jessie. Hospital employees and family and friends of patients tell Kay that Jessie’s visits help their loved ones get through the tough days. Jessie continues to bring joy to those she meets, lowering their stress and anxiety levels and enhancing their wellbeing. She does the same for Kay. “As a retired person, I wasn’t sure how not having a paid work life would affect me. As it turns out, volunteering at the Humane Society and doing dog therapy work with Jessie has given me a purpose in life.”

Kay says her work with Jessie and other animals at DCHS helps take her mind off her multiple battles with lung cancer. Even though she has been cancer-free for four years, Kay says the memory of it still lingers. When she and Jessie spend afternoons as a therapy team, Kay seldom thinks about those difficult times. Whether it’s interactions with trained therapy animals or snuggles on the couch with your pet, there is mounting evidence that a strong human-animal bond can play a vital role in health and well-being. Every year, thousands of companion animals from DCHS find loving homes in our community. These families are not only welcoming animals in need into their homes, but are also making a positive impact on their own personal mental health.

At the time of this writing, Marissa DeGroot was the public relations coordinator at DCHS. Photographs provided by DCHS.

DCHS is a nonprofit, communitysupported organization providing refuge, healing, and new beginnings to over 9,000 companion animals, exotic species, farm animals, and injured and orphaned wild animals every year. The shelter is open admission, accepting all animals that need assistance, and has an adoption guarantee, meaning all healthy or treatable animals can stay at DCHS as long as it takes to find a loving home.

VISITING ANGELS LAS

1001 Madison Ave., Ste. C Fort Atkinson 53538 (877) 276-7039 asuter@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com/fortatkinson Local, family-owned business offering flexible, hourly care and respite care for families. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

LIVE-IN SUPPORT BRIGHTSTAR CARE® (608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

MEAL PLANS/DELIVERY INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Evening Meals On Wheels 1936 Tennyson Ln., Madison 53704 (608) 204-0923 meals@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Great meals delivered to your door! Fresh, healthy, chef-prepared meals are made daily and delivered by trained volunteers between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Customized diets include diabetic, low sodium, and gluten sensitive. Accredited program with menus reviewed by a dietitian.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME– MEALS ON WHEELS (Madison, Middleton, Monona, Sun Prairie only) (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

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Big City Services Small Town Setting New One-Bedroom Assisted Living Apartments Now Open! Call today to learn more!

Senior Living Apartments • Assisted Living • Memory Care

(608) 643-5433 1050 Prairie Street, Prairie du Sac

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES Suppliers listed typically sell, rent, or loan a range of home medical equipment and supplies. Check also the Health and Aging & Caregiver Resources sections.

CAPTEL® CAPTIONED TELEPHONE

CapTel, Inc. 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (800) 233-9130 captel.com Ideal for people with hearing loss, the CapTel Captioned Telephone works like any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC Life-Sustaining Equipment (608) 252-7000 mge.com/lifesupport

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SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

RESPITE CARE Respite care provides temporary relief to the primary caregiver. This care is to relieve unpaid primary caregivers whose patients require constant supervision and cannot be left alone due to mental or physical problems. This care can be provided at an Adult Day Center, in your own residence, or at a facility.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2990 dmalaise@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org All Saints Assisted Living and Memory Care offer short-term care designed for seniors who need supportive services

for a brief time. Respite services can provide a caregiver a deserved break, plus registered nurses available 24/7 can help you or a loved one recover from an illness or injury.

THE PINES ASSISTED LIVING

1050 Prairie St., Prairie du Sac 53578 (608) 643-5433 dpete@elderspan.com pinesprairiedusac.com The Pines Assisted Living offers shortterm care designed for seniors who need supportive services for a brief time. Registered nurses available 24/7, experienced staff members, and a life rich with social opportunities can help a senior regain their zest for life.

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Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...

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Journey of Aging is targeted to caregivers, maturing adults, adult children taking care of their parents, elder care professionals and adult...