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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.

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We try to provide up-to-date, accurate information and welcome updates, new resources, businesses, comments, and suggestions. Content in this publication is subject to change. Reproductions in whole or in part without written permission are prohibited. All rights reserved. ©2021

publisher Amy S. Johnson editorial director & director of sales Amy S. Johnson lead designer Barbara Wilson senior copy editor Kyle Jacobson copy editor Krystle Naab designers Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Linda Walker administration Debora Knutson contributing writers Dane County Humane Society, Dave Fidlin, Nicole Graper, Denise Jess, Jean O’Leary, Anne Sayers, Gretchen Schadeberg, Nicole Schaefer, Tracy Teske

photographs All Saints Neighborhood, Dane County Humane Society, MSCR, NewBridge, Oakwood Village, The Pines Senior Living, Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL), Travel Wisconsin

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

CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2021–FEBRUARY 2022

AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

05

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

17

END OF LIFE

21

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

25

GENERAL

31

HEALTH

53

Family Caregiving

Envisioning the Life Ahead

Discover the Unexpected in South Central Wisconsin Retirees Help Give Animals a New Start

MSCR Goodman Rotary 50+ Fitness Offers Many Ways to Stay Active Adjusting to Vision Loss

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Seven Dimensions of Wellness and Their Importance to Older Adults

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME Maintaining Independence

06

26

32 50

54 62

65 66

85

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ADVERTISER INDEX Abel Contemporary Gallery

49

JNJ Gifts and More

58

Agrace Age at Home

94

Keller Apartments - Whitcomb Square

78

Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care

23

Madison Computer Works

35

All Saints Neighborhood

99

Madison Essentials

43

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance

19

My Choice Wisconsin

92

Attic Angel Community

73

NewBridge

11

Baraboo Chamber of Commerce

48

Oak Park Place

BrightStar Senior Living

69 & 91

Oakwood Village

100 2

Broihahn Management & Consulting, LLC

79

Paisan’s

46

CapTel, Inc.

89

The Pines Senior Living

98

Porta Bella

46

Quivey’s Grove

39

Restaino & Associates Realtors

38

Catholic Charities Colonial View Apartments ComForCare Home Care Services

64 & 88 83 9

Community Living Alliance, Inc.

13

Rise Up, Inc.

60

Dane Buy Local

42

RSVP of Dane County

52

SAIL (Sharing Active Independent Lives)

15

Segues, LLC

45

Stoughton Hospital

59

Dane County Humane Society Emerson Senior Living Gunderson Funeral and Cremation

35 & 49 70 22 & 30

Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC

29

Sugar River Pizza

47

Heritage Senior Living

84

Union Cab of Madison

40

Home Elements & Concepts

43

Visiting Angels

97

Horizon Senior Housing

77

Willy Street Co-op

37

Humana–John Kreft, Agent

61

WORT-FM

41

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Abuse & Neglect

8

ADRCs (Aging & Disability Resource Centers)

8

Advocacy Groups & Support

9

Benefit Specialists

10 Caregiver Information 11 Case Managers 11 Coalitions 11 Consumer Protection 12 Crime Prevention & Safety 12 Disability Resources 13 Energy (Utilities) 13 Health Plans & Assistance 14 Membership Programs 14 Nonprofit Organizations 15 Senior Centers 16 Social Services 16 Veteran Services

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6 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

FAMILY CAREGIVING by Tracy Teske

My mom and I often talk about how she feels about getting older. “You never go backwards,” my mom says. “As depressing as my physical limitations are, the worst part about getting older for me is how I feel about myself. I’m no longer the camp leader, the chief cook and bottle washer, the nurse. Along the way, I’ve lost myself in the journey that has taken so much of who I was and who I am. I feel down, and get upset and frustrated. I don’t want to be a burden to my kids.”

It’s very hard to watch a parent age because we still need them. We don’t want to take care of them; we want them to continue taking care of us! Over time, though, there are more things we notice that become an adjustment for the whole family. Our parent can hardly walk. They can’t hear. They become incontinent. All while we just want to continue being their children. The reality isn’t something most of us are ready or willing to face. Part of the

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problem is we oftentimes feel like we’re alone, entering the next phase of our lives too quickly. Along with that is the feeling of a burden we suddenly feel obligated to take on in its entirety. We all get frustrated, lose patience, and feel sad. At times, it shows. Then come the guilt and tears. But we have to stop and remember that their frustration and sadness is worse for them than us, recognizing their feeling of loss in independence and


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self-worth as they have more difficulty with self-care. It’s also easy to forget that as we take on more roles in caring for a loved one, though they appreciate the time and effort, they don’t want to make our lives harder. They also wish

they could continue taking care of us until they pass. Often making it more difficult for both parties in addition to declining physical health is declining cognitive ability.

Our parent can hardly walk. They can’t hear. They become incontinent. All while we just want to continue being their children.

With my mother, we’re grateful knowing that she still has a pretty sharp mind and knows who we are because we know some are not so fortunate. For those that aren’t so fortunate, it’s important to find resources and options that help alleviate some of the pressure we put on ourselves. My three siblings and I rotate weekends with my mother, and it’s hard not to show our frustration and lose our patience; we feel like the worst kids in the world when admitting it. But now our mom also has a caregiver she loves, which helps all of us and makes her feel good not having her kids help with her personal care in the mornings. This phase of our lives as caregivers isn’t going to last forever, and we also try to remember that she won’t be here forever. Embrace the good times and the shared moments. We need to slow down and enjoy what time is left, especially when we’re acting as caregivers.

Tracy Teske is the owner and director of care of Visiting Angels. visitingangels.com

Visiting Angels 6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15 Madison, WI 53719 (608) 819-0665

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

ADRC OF COLUMBIA COUNTY

Photograph provided by The Pines Senior Living

(608) 742-9233 co.columbia.wi.us /columbia-county/adrc

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

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

ADRC OF JEFFERSON COUNTY (920) 674-8734 jeffersoncountywi.gov

ADRC OF ROCK COUNTY (608) 741-3600 co.rock.wi.us/adrc

ADRC OF SAUK COUNTY Serving Crawford, Juneau, Richland & Sauk Counties (608) 355-3289 adrceagle.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


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 9 BBB OF WISCONSIN (BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU) (414) 847-6000 or (800) 273-1002 bbb.org/wisconsin

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

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.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.

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


10 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES 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. 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) 826-8000 chesselberg@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 support. Services include the Adult Day Center, All Saints Neighborhood, CompanionCare, and Respite Care Teams.

COMFOR CARE

Home Care Services 8383 Greenway Blvd., Ste. 600 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, personal care, 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

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON (608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org SEPTEMBER 2021–FEBRUARY 2022 JOURNEY OF AGING


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 11 RESPITE CARE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org

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.

MADISON PARENT CARE LLC (608) 228-9797 madisonparentcare.com

NEWBRIDGE

1625 Northport Dr., Ste. 125 Madison 53704 5724 Raymond Rd., Madison 53711 4142 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org The mission of NewBridge is to provide older adults a bridge to successful aging. 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 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


12 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES 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) 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 & Expo.

Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

(608) 266-4238 cityofmadison.com/police/safety /crimeprevention

CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM

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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.

DISABILITY RESOURCES See also the this section.

ADRCs

category

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

in


Photograph provided by All Saints Neighborhood

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

BRAILLE LIBRARY AND TRANSCRIBING SERVICES (608) 233-0222 bltsinc.org

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.

DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN (DRW) (608) 267-0214 disabilityrightswi.org

INTEGRITY RESIDENTIAL SERVICES (608) 222-1113 integrityrs.net

MY CHOICE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 mychoicewi.org/JA My Choice Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

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

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

WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK AND BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL) (800) 242-8822 dpi.wi.gov/talkingbooks

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

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 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


14 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES WISCONSIN SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800) 488-2596 wisconsinsmp.org

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS Specific interests, sometimes at a cost.

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

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

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

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

MY CHOICE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 mychoicewi.org/JA My Choice Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and

adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

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

WISCONSIN OFFICE OF THE SENIOR ISSUES COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE (608) 266-3585 oci.wi.gov/consumer/seniors.htm

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

BARABOO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

600 W. Chestnut St., Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8333 events@baraboochamber.com baraboo.com A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting tourism in the Baraboo Area and boosting the local economy.


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 15 COMMUNITY SHARES OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-1066 communityshares.com

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

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL) (608) 230-4321 sailtoday.org

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

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

WISCONSIN ASSISTED LIVING ASSOCIATION (WALA)

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

209 Center St., Beaver Dam 53916 (920) 887-4639 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 11:30 a.m. A donation of $3.99 per meal is suggested.

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

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

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

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

CREEKSIDE PLACE - EVANSVILLE (608) 882-0407

(608) 288-0246 ewala.org

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

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

Live Well with SAIL SAIL supports independence with community. Enjoy educational and social offerings, and benefit from trusted home and professional services. Anyone age 55 or better can join. Choose from two membership levels. Visit sailtoday.org or call 608-230-4321. SAILTM is a non-profit program of AgeBetter, Inc. in collaboration with Attic Angel Association and Oakwood Village. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


16 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES MIDDLETON SENIOR CENTER

SUGAR RIVER SENIOR CENTER

(608) 831-2373 ci.middleton.wi.us

(608) 424-6007

MONONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 222-3415 mymonona.com

MT. HOREB SENIOR CENTER (608) 437-6902 mounthorebwi.info

NEWBRIDGE (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org

VERONA SENIOR CENTER

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR ADVOCATE PROGRAM SERVING DANE COUNTY

(608) 845-7471 ci.verona.wi.us

(608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

WATERTOWN SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (920) 262-8099

WAUNAKEE SENIOR CENTER (608) 849-8385 waunakee.com/seniorcenter

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

STOUGHTON AREA SENIOR CENTER (608) 873-8585 ci.stoughton.wi.us/senior

SOCIAL SERVICES

VETERAN SERVICES ADDICTIVE DISORDERS TREATMENT PROGRAM William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7073 madison.va.gov/services/adtp.asp

BADGER HONOR FLIGHT, INC.

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

(608) 616-0243 badgerhonorflight.org

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE

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

(608) 242-8335 clanet.org

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

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

COMFORT KEEPERS

DANE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE (608) 266-4158 danevets.com

DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT dwd.wisconsin.gov/veterans

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

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

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

20 Support Systems & Local Resources

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18 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA CAREGIVER & FAMILY PROGRAMS Caregiver, educational, and informational programs and resources are listed.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WI PROGRAMS (608) 232-3400 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. 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. 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. 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 we can do if we are concerned for ourselves or others.

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

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 frontline 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.

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY MIDDLETON Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

(608) 515-8663 facebook.com/dementiafriendlymiddleton

HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC

5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 receptionist@hsbelderlaw.com hsbelderlaw.com Haskins Short & Brindley, LLC specializes in providing professional

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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 19 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).

WILLY STREET CO-OP

Photograph provided by All Saints Neighborhood

(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 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. 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 of 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-chi-based exercise.

MY CHOICE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 mychoicewi.org/JA My Choice Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

Your partner along the journey. Offering LOCAL support, guidance, and education for individuals, families and caregivers facing a diagnosis of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

support@alzwisc.org 608.232.3400

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6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 infomadison@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com/madisonwi Local family-owned business offering flexible hourly care, 24/7 care, and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, 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 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.

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 roundthe-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 HEALTH This group meets the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Contact Marilyn (608) 873-7928. Currently COVID-19 restrictions.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP STOUGHTON HEALTH This group meets the second Monday at 6:00 p.m. Contact Jen at (608) 877-3485. Currently COVID-19 restrictions.

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VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 infomadison@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com/madisonwi Local family-owned business offering flexible hourly care, 24/7 care, and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, walking assistance, grooming, medication reminders, errands, shopping, light housekeeping, meal preparation, and friendly companionship.

healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com

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

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END OF LIFE 22 Do-Not-Resuscitate Bracelets

22 Funeral &

Cremation Services

22 Grief & Spiritual Support 24 Hospice Care 24 Hospice Inpatient Facilities

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22 | END OF LIFE DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS 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.

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

Planning isn’t just for You Yo Pre-Arranging Service Funeral Burial Plans Funeral Cremation Plans

Celebrating 100 Years of Caring for Your Family

608-221-5420 gundersonfh.com

∙ Oregon ∙ East / Madison · Middleton 608-835-3515 608-221-5420 608-831-6761 ∙ Stoughton · Cross Plains · Fitchburg 608-873-4590 608-798-3141 608-442-5002 ∙ Black Earth 608-767-3684

∙ Mount Horeb ∙ Lodi 608-592-3201 608-437-5077

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GUNDERSON LIFE CELEBRATION CENTERS

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

GRIEF & SPIRITUAL SUPPORT AGRACE (608) 276-4660 agrace.org/griefgroups


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Age at Home • Adult Day Center • Supportive Care Hospice Care • Grief Support

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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 LIFE CELEBRATION CENTERS

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

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24 | END OF LIFE HEALING HOMES BY TAUNI healinghomesbytauni@gmail.com

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 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, and skilled nursing and assistedliving facilities.

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HOSPICE INPATIENT FACILITIES AGRACE HOSPICE CARE AND MEMORY CARE SUITES

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, residential care, and memory care are all offered at Agrace.


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28 Emergency Preparedness 29 Estate Planning 29 Financial Services 29 Funeral Preplanning

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

30 Organ Donation

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ENVISIONING

THE LIFE AHEAD by Nicole Schaefer

“Living in one’s home as long as possible is merely an aspiration, not a meaningful plan for aging.” Fred Ross, member of Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL), has offered this perspective to friends and family in conversation over the years. With a significant portion of the aging population expressing the desire to stay in their own home or seeing it as their only option, having a meaningful plan to make it possible becomes even more critical. And while finances may be the component that most often comes to the forefront of the conversation, creating a support system to meet evolving needs over time is equally as important.

Over the past decade, varying studies have tallied anywhere from a 25 to 65 percent increase in the number of older adults who report they prefer or plan to stay in their own homes. The pandemic escalated the conversation, and governors in nearly every state announced new investments in senior care to better support their state’s older adults. In February 2021, Governor Tony Evers announced his 2021-2023 budget would include major investments in childcare, caregiving for aging and older adults, and support for individuals with disabilities. Also it would ensure high-quality care for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents with emphasis placed on family

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caregivers, who are often an integral part of a plan to age in place.

Safety SAIL takes a holistic approach to supporting plans for sustaining active and independent lives at a comfortable level for its members at each stage of their lives. Several years ago, Betty was walking at West Towne Mall with her friend Lois. Betty’s husband passed away a few years earlier, so she and another nearby friend agreed to check in with each other every day. Betty’s friend recently passed, so Lois encouraged her to become a SAIL member to take advantage of the daily automated check-in system, Rise and Shine. If


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 27 Betty doesn’t call in each morning, someone from SAIL checks on her. “My children were especially happy to know that this was available,” says Betty. “It was reassuring.”

Support in the Home In addition to Rise and Shine, a prescreened list of service providers has been extremely important to Betty. “I have more confidence when hiring someone to assist with things I need around the house. SAIL wouldn’t allow someone I can’t trust into my home.” SAIL service providers agree to multiple background checks, provide annual proof of insurance, and show a genuine interest in serving seniors by participating in an orientation program. Betty has enlisted the help of several service providers over the years. “My housekeeper is wonderful and really has become a good friend. My handyman takes care of snow removal and cutting the grass. When something else comes up around the house, he’s always willing to help.”

Evolving Needs “With my laundry located in the basement, I started looking into a stair lift to reassure me and my children,” says Betty. “I got an estimate for a brand-new stair lift from a SAIL service provider, and it was quite expensive. While I was considering this, SAIL received a call from someone who was moving and wanted to get rid of a similar lift. SAIL helped to arrange with the service provider to have that donated lift installed in my home at a

fraction of the original cost. I only wish I had gotten this done sooner.”

Volunteer Support Many older adults, especially those early in retirement, find fulfillment volunteering for others. SAIL is built on a pay it forward model—volunteering now knowing that someone else will be there to volunteer for you when you need a helping hand. “One of the best parts of the pandemic was when SAIL arranged to have meals delivered for Thanksgiving and Christmas,” says Betty. “I especially enjoyed the friendly volunteers who came to deliver them.”

Planning for Success

most organizations, SAIL relied on Zoom to keep people connected—from speakers to monthly social hours and regular calls from other SAIL members. A SAIL membership provides peace of mind and access to resources to assist in turning the goal of aging in place into a reality.

Nicole Schaefer is the SAIL program director. For more information about SAIL, call (608) 230-4321 or go to sailtoday.org. SAIL is a program of AgeBetter, Inc., a local nonprofit organization. Photographs provided by Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL).

A key to making the aspiration of aging in place into a successful plan is finding a network of support similar to what Betty has created. Socialization is also critical to success. SAIL offers regular educational and entertainment programs. During the pandemic, like

Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL) 6209 Mineral Point Rd. #210 Madison, WI 53705 (608) 230-4321

sailtoday.org

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28 | ESSENTIAL PREPARATION 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, and 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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ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 29 ESTATE PLANNING See also Legal General section.

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HASKINS SHORT & BRINDLEY, LLC

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).

NENNIG LAW OFFICES, LLC (608) 661-4333 protectingfamilies.net

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 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.

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 LIFE CELEBRATION CENTERS

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.

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

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

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


30 | ESSENTIAL PREPARATION 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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35 Driver Safety 35 Education 36 Employment 37 Entertainment 37 Grandparents 37 Grocery & Delivery 38 Hobbies 38 Home & Garden 38 Household Item Donations 40 Legal 40 Media & Partners 41 Moving Services/Specialists 42 Nail Service 42 Realtors & Real Estate Services

42 Recreation 42 Restaurants 44 Shopping & Specialty Retail 45 Transportation 47 Travel & Tours 48 Volunteer Opportunities

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32 | GENERAL OLBRICH GARDENS THAI PAVILION

Discover THE UNEXPECTED IN SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN by Anne Sayers

After a year of rescheduled trips and cancelled plans, travelers are happy to get back on the road to find adventure and make memories with loved ones. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or exploring again in your backyard, south central Wisconsin is a fantastic place to discover the unexpected. Here are some ideas to inspire your next vacation. On the southern border, Beloit perfectly blends the old with the new. Named

an All-America City and one of Travel + Leisure’s Greatest American Main Streets, Beloit is a historic city offering the best of a small-town getaway with big-city attractions, top-of-the-line culinary experiences, unique cultural attractions, and gorgeous views along the Rock River. Perfect for baseball fans and fun for the whole family, one particular summer draw is the new Beloit Snappers stadium, where you can see major league talent at minor league prices.

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As you make your way north, don’t miss our state’s capital, Madison. Even if you think you know the city well, there’s always more to explore and many free places to visit, such as the Henry Vilas Zoo and the city’s gorgeous centerpiece, the Capitol building. If you want to make a day of it, visit Olbrich Botanical Gardens’ six acres of stunning landscapes, with a beautiful Thai pavilion and colorful plants and flowers from all over. Most of the gardens are free and open daily, and it’s just


GENERAL | 33 INTERNATIONAL CRANE FOUNDATION $6 to visit the tropical conservatory, filled with exotic plants, orchids, birds, and waterfall. Afterward, visit the Garver Feed Mill for a meal. You can get a delicious and unique pizza from Madison’s own Ian’s Pizza by the Slice or something a little more upscale in the Garver Lounge, all within a beautifully restored industrial space. North of Madison, explore some wonderful outdoor recreation in the Baraboo area. If you’re into kayaking, canoeing, fishing, or any other river fun, many boat launches on the Baraboo River keep accessibility in mind. It’s perfect to take in the scenery, get in some exercise, and enjoy some great spots for birdwatching. Speaking of birds, you can also check out the International Crane Foundation while in Baraboo. The Foundation is the only place in the world where you can see all 15 species of cranes. Enjoy a guided tour of the world’s cranes, take a hike on the nature trails, and browse nature-themed items from around the world in the gift shop. The Foundation recently reopened after a

DELLS CANYON

$10 million renovation which included the new Cranes of the World exhibition, featuring expanded habitats with natural ponds, new paved pathways to see them, and new fence-free viewing areas for photographers. The Wisconsin Dells is also a great spot not to be overlooked. For many, the Dells seems like a place for waterparks and kids, and for good reason since it’s the Waterpark Capital of the World. But it has so much more to offer families and adults, like the Wisconsin Opry, where you can experience shows with a mix of country, sing-alongs, and interactive audience participation. It’s a night of wonderment at the Rick Wilcox Magic Theater watching master illusionists Rick and Susan Wilcox astound and amaze. For the traditionalist, the Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art destination showcasing classic Broadway musicals as well as bringing many favorite Disney classics to life.

and water while riding the amphibious duck boat. The Dells is also a great destination for shopping. You can score a deal at Outlets at the Dells or explore unique and eclectic shops in the downtown with a variety of gift shops, galleries, and boutiques. There’s also a wide variety of vendors at the Wisconsin Dells Craft & Antique Malls, the largest craft mall in Wisconsin. All the ideas above are just a small taste of what this area of the state has to offer. For more ideas, inspiration, and tips, check out TravelWisconsin.com or call Travel Wisconsin at (800) 432-8747. Happy travels!

Anne Sayers is acting secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Photographs Wisconsin.

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If you’d like to take in the natural beauty of the Dells, you can enjoy a comfortable, yet quaint, horse-drawn carriage at Lost Canyon Tours, where you’ll travel through a magnificent mile of cliff-walled gorges. For something a little faster, take a tour on the Original Wisconsin Ducks, where visitors can enjoy the geographical beauty on land JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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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 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

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

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.


GENERAL | 35 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.

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

LIBRARY HOME SERVICE PROGRAM

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 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

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

(608) 266-6314 madisonpubliclibrary.org/services /home-service-program

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

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

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

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

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

EMPLOYMENT Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES (608) 222-2071 cclswi.com

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

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTERS, INC. (608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

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

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GENERAL | 37 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

Order your groceries online

and pick them up at any of our stores Order your groceries online - pick them up or we’ll deliver to you! at Willy North or we’ll deliver to you! See: shop.willystreet.coop

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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

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earn a tax-free, hourly stipend and travel reimbursement.

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

MILLER AND SONS SUPERMARKET (608) 845-6478 Verona (608) 437-3081 Mt. Horeb millerandsonssupermarket.com

Everyone welcome!

WILLY STREET CO-OP

North: 2817 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 471-4422 West: 6825 University Ave. Middleton 53562 (608) 284-7800 East: 1221 Williamson St. Madison 53703 (608) 251-6776 info@willysteet.coop willystreet.coop shop.willystreet.coop (online store) JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


38 | GENERAL 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 (608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

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

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

WESTSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET Matt Silvern 608.332.7565

Gayle Galston 608.239.0842

Bill Wermuth 608.628.0210

Lorri & Tanya 608.212.6476 • 608.290.7112

Jean Adler 608.225.5964

(608) 628-8879 westsidecommunitymarket.org

ZDA, INC. (608) 831-5098 zdainc.com Barb Stephani 608.235.5124

Steve Schwartz 608.695.4068

Deborah Lawson Ginny Hazen-Damman 608.212.0306 608.334.8544

Musa Jallow 608.446.2210

Let us help you with your move. Lisa Funk 262.354.5407

Ashley Malinowski 608.316.0713

Michael Restaino 608.628.0772

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


GENERAL | 39 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

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

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

ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES – ADULT/ELDER AT RISK (608) 261-9933 danecountyhumanservices.org Photograph provided by The Pines Senior Living

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

MEDIA & PARTNERS 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.

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GENERAL | 41 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

The Healing Power of Music JAZZ PROGRAMMING

MON TUE WED THU SAT

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

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) 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

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


42 | GENERAL SEGUES SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

3979 Villa Oak Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 345-1942 segues@charter.net segues.net For over 20 years, Segues (sĕg-wāys) 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 clearing out of their residences. Free in-home consultation.

NAIL SERVICE

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.

TRAVELING FOR TOOTSIES, LLC (608) 576-8986 travelingfortootsies@gmail.com

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 PAISAN’S

131 W. Wilson St., Madison 53703 (608) 257-3832 paisans@paisansrest.com paisansrest.com A Madison’s favorite for thin crust pizza, homemade pasta, and trademark sandwiches. Paisan’s also features one of Madison’s finest lakeside dining areas. During our warm months, our patio overlooks Lake Monona, delivering spectacular sunsets and a soothing view.


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44 | GENERAL PORTA BELLA RESTAURANT

425 N. Frances St., Madison 53703 (608) 256-3186 portabella@portabellarest.com portabellarest.com Porta Bella is known for its pasta, homemade Italian dinners, pizzas, steaks, and seafood. Recipes that came from Madison’s historic Italian Greenbush district are still offered today in addition to new dishes found during our travels to Italy.

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.

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 info@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. SEPTEMBER 2021–FEBRUARY 2022 JOURNEY OF AGING


GENERAL | 45 GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

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

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

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

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

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46 | GENERAL DRIVER ESCORT/VETS HELPING VETS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7896 or (608) 441-7892 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. We welcome drivers of any age with a valid driving license/driving record 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

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 transportation provided by volunteer drivers.

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

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GENERAL | 47 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. The only On-Demand Wheelchair-Accessible Transportation in Madison. We are a COVID-Safe Business. Proud of our kind, safety- and sensitivity-trained, background-checked driver-owners. Retired and have extra time on your hands? Union is Hiring! Flexible scheduling. Apply online! Email or call to set up a personal or business account. We are here to help you stay independent.

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

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

BARABOO AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

600 W. Chestnut St., Baraboo 53913 (608) 356-8333 events@baraboochamber.com baraboo.com A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting tourism in the Baraboo area and boosting the local economy.

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

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

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

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

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

THE BEACON

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615 E. Washington Ave. Madison 53703 (608) 826-8040 thebeacon@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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GENERAL | 49 DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY (DCHS) (608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

FOOD BRIDGE RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7896 or (608) 441-7892 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/drivers.html RSVP recruits volunteers for Food Bridge, a program of NewBridge Madison, to be paired with a low-income, homebound senior to shop for and deliver monthly groceries from a local food pantry. We welcome drivers of any age with a valid driving license and a driving record in good standing. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping people who are at risk of food insecurity.

Age is just a number. You can give a senior pet the loving home they deserve.

MADISON SENIOR CENTER – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (608) 267-2344 cityofmadison.com/senior-center /volunteer

(608) 838-0413 giveshelter.org

NEWBRIDGE (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org

RIVER DELIVERS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

6501 Watts Rd., Ste. 250, Madison 53719 (608) 441-7896 or (608) 441-7892 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/drivers.html RSVP recruits volunteers for River Delivers, a program of The River Food Pantry, to deliver healthy groceries and meals to Dane County seniors and people with disabilities who do not qualify for other delivery services and who lack transportation to the pantry for curbside distribution. We welcome drivers of any age with a valid driving license and a driving record in good standing. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping people who are at risk of food insecurity.

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Retirees Help Give

ANIMALS A NEW START A friendly, tan-colored dog jumped out of his kennel as Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) volunteer Ken Knudson took him outside for a morning walk. Once inside one of the fenced-in yards, the dog stretched, sniffed the grass, and seemed to savor his time outdoors. Ken seemed to enjoy the moment just as much as the dog. “I just love spending time with the animals,” says Ken, 72, who started volunteering at the shelter seven years ago following a four-decade career at Sub-Zero in Madison. Ken’s volunteer responsibilities include dog care, washing dishes, doing laundry, and cleaning the kitchen area. He volunteers

twice a week for two-hour shifts. “It’s nice to hang out with animals that don’t expect anything of you,” says Ken. “Plus, the other volunteers are a great bunch too. It’s a great gig.” It’s a common experience for many retired people—after decades of fighting rush hour traffic and putting in pressure-filled days at work, retirees suddenly find themselves with more free time. Using that newfound downtime volunteering can be a great way to help the community and support a good cause. “At DCHS, our volunteers know they are impacting the lives of companion

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or wild animals with their volunteer support regardless of their position,” says Patty Zehl, DCHS volunteer coordinator. “Making a difference is a main reason for both staff and volunteers in choosing DCHS.” According to Patty, volunteers typically work one shift of two or three hours per week, but retirees often contribute two or three shifts a week and work multiple roles at the shelter. These donated hours are crucial for DCHS, which receives no governmental funding as a nonprofit. The shelter is mostly funded by donations from community members. The work of nearly 700 volunteers keeps the organization moving forward. More


GENERAL | 51 than 25 percent of DCHS volunteers are age 60+. For volunteer Marina Haan, a 74-yearold former Milwaukee native, the draw to DCHS goes all the way back to her childhood. “My mother was crazy about pets,” she says. “You name it, we had it: garter snakes, fish, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, dogs, and cats.” So, after retiring from CUNA Mutual Group in 2001, she started to volunteer at the shelter, where she takes on a number of tasks. She sorts through donated items, such as towels, linens, cat-scratching trees, pillows, and collars. During COVID-19, she has worked from home matching reports to reunite lost animals with their owners. Recently, she began work in the adoption center, putting information on transferred animals in the shelter’s database. Marina works one or two shifts a week at the shelter. She finds the experience very rewarding and an opportunity to learn new things. “For a lot of retired people, they feel like they are no longer a functioning, contributing member of the community,” she says. “I appreciate how much people love animals—what they mean to people and how important they are. It really has kept my outlook fresh. It’s just really added a lot to my life.”

Jan Kinar, a retired civil engineer at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, has donated her time to the shelter for five and a half years. Her primary jobs involve cats, everything from giving snuggles to cleaning out their cages.

works a morning shift every Wednesday, and enjoys being part of the process that helps the animals get adopted. “I feel like it’s a serious commitment, and I would miss it if I didn’t do it,” she says. “The staff works so hard at the shelter. It’s a nice place to work because we love animals so much.”

“I’ve always been a feline friend,” she says. “I clean cages the cats are in, and I’ve learned to clean around them. Of course, you always have a cat that wants to become very involved with the cleaning process, and they’re a little more of a challenge.”

Thanks to volunteers like Ken, Marina, and Jan, thousands of animals each year find their way home through DCHS. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities at DCHS, please visit giveshelter.org.

Jan has also helped train volunteers at DCHS and has stitched quilted cat beds for shelter occupants. The 66-year-old

Contributed by Dane County Humane Society. giveshelter.org. Photographs provided by Dane County Humane Society.

Dane County Humane Society 5132 Voges Rd. Madison, WI 53718 (608) 838-0413

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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.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME (800) 924-2273 ssmhealth.com/athome

STATE OF WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE Volunteer Ombudsman Program (608) 246-7001 longtermcare.wi.gov

UNITED WAY OF DANE COUNTY VOLUNTEER CENTER (608) 246-4380 unitedwaydanecounty.org /volunteer-center

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HEALTH 56 Chronic Conditions & Support

56 Clinics & Medical

Centers - Nonemergency

56 Clinics & Medical

Centers - Specialty

57 Clinics & Medical

Centers - Urgent Care

57 Dental Care 57 Fitness & Sports 58 Hospitals 58 Insurance 59 Intellectual Health & Disabilities

59 Mental Health &

Psychiatric Services

60 Nutrition/Food &

Meal Programs

60 Palliative Care 61 Pharmacies 61 Prescription

Drug Assistance

64 Substance Abuse & Addictions

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MSCR Goodman Rotary 50+ Fitness Offers Many Ways to Stay Active by Nicole Graper and Jean O’Leary

MSCR Goodman Rotary 50+ FITNESS

OFFERS MANY WAYS TO STAY ACTIVE by Nicole Graper and Jean O’Leary

Staying active as you age means more independence and a higher quality of life. Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) offers a wide range of fitness and recreational opportunities for adults age 50+. More than 3,000 participants enroll annually in core and balance classes, pure strength classes, tai chi, yoga, and many more year-round.

MSCR provides classes for every challenge level, from Chair Based Fitness and Gentle Yoga to Classic Cardio and Functional Fitness. Classes are held at multiple indoor and outdoor locations all over Madison as well as virtually, so customers can choose their comfort level. Jean O’Leary, MSCR 50+ fitness specialist, says, “Our mission is to keep

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adults healthy, happy, and engaged. Many of our participants have formed new friendships in our classes and need that personal connection. We are proud to support overall well-being and make a difference.” The program is supported in part by a fund operated by the downtown Madison Rotary Club. The fund was established in 1996 by the generous


HEALTH | 55 Madisonian brothers Irwin Goodman.

Robert

and

feel stronger and healthier because of this class.”

The team has more than 20 instructors. Most of these instructors are certified and career fitness professionals. They are dedicated to staying current on fitness and safety certification and training. The classes offer an opportunity to learn, interact with other participants, and gain some movement skills that are necessary for a healthy life down the road.

In addition, the Goodman Rotary program provides several unique educational opportunities held in partnership with the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The UW–Madison School of Nursing co-hosts a class called Brain and Body Fitness, and the School of Pharmacy co-hosts an informative class called Healthy Living to Prevent Diabetes. These types of educational offerings are important pieces of the rich community connections that the program strives for.

Jean says the addition of virtual classes has added an element of accessibility that won’t go away any time soon. “We prefer to see people’s smiling faces, but until this health crisis stabilizes, virtual options are the only option for some people.” Some people take both types of classes, in person and virtual. Feedback continues to be really positive. One participant says, “I love having this [virtual] class with this instructor as an option. It is a big help in keeping up with life at an older age!” Another says, “The instructor is great! Directions are very clear. Information provided in class applies in practical ways to movement in daily life. I

Aqua fitness classes are also popular with MSCR clientele. These classes were on hold, and staff are excited to bring them back this fall. Aqua exercise can be gentle and soothing for those experiencing arthritis and similar ailments. MSCR Goodman Rotary also offers fun and interesting workshops that include historic walking tours, cycling, paddling, orienteering, snowshoeing, and more. These give older adults an opportunity to try something new in a welcoming environment. Learning a new skill is often the impetus to try other things in the community or other things that MSCR offers.

The MSCR Arts and Enrichment program is an attraction that people find fits the bill in other areas of their creative lives: knitting, painting, and pottery. These MSCR offerings provide recreational arts opportunities across a wide range of ages. MSCR is Madison’s public recreation department serving the community since 1926. Please go to mscr.org for more information.

Nicole Graper is the marketing specialist and Jean O’Leary is the 50+ fitness specialist at MSCR. Photographs provided by MSCR.

Nicole Graper

Jean O’Leary

MSCR 3802 Regent St. Madison, WI 53705 (608) 204-3023 mscr.org

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56 | HEALTH ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION

CHRONIC CONDITIONS & SUPPORT

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

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

EPILEPSY FOUNDATION HEART OF WISCONSIN

ALS ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER

MADISON SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP

(414) 763-2220 alsawi.org

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

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

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA)

(608) 620-5666 madisonsci.org

MY CHOICE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 mychoicewi.org/JA My Choice Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

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

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

(608) 442-5555 epilepsywisconsin.org

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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 STOUGHTON HEALTH

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


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Stoughton Health Cardiology Clinic 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2349 stoughtonhealth.com

STOUGHTON HEALTH

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

STOUGHTON HEALTH GENERAL SURGERY CLINIC 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2266 stoughtonhealth.com

STOUGHTON HEALTH ORTHOTEAM CLINIC

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

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS URGENT CARE STOUGHTON HEALTH

McFarland Urgent Care Clinic 5614 US Hwy. 51, McFarland 53558 (608) 838-8242 stoughtonhealth.com

STOUGHTON HEALTH

Oregon Urgent Care Clinic 990 Janesville St., Oregon 53575 (608) 835-5373 stoughtonhealth.com

STOUGHTON HEALTH

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

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

FITNESS & SPORTS

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)

adaptivesportsmen.org

Pontoon Boat Program (608) 204-4581 mscr.org

BODYFIT SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES (SAIL)

ADAPTIVE SPORTSMEN IN WISCONSIN

bodyfitsolutions.com

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

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) and other local exercise and fall prevention classes, low-cost personal training services, and more!

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

(608) 417-6000 unitypoint.org

UW HEALTH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

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

HOSPITALS EDGERTON HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES (608) 884-3441 edgertonhospital.com

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

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

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UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER

(608) 263-6400 uwhealth.org

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

INSURANCE HUMANA–JOHN KREFT

McFarland 53558 (608) 736-4744 jkreft1@humana.com humana.com/jkreft I specialize in Medicare and am committed to partnering with you to find the health benefits plan that best fit your needs. At Humana, we know Medicare— and we work hard to help you understand it so you can choose with confidence. Give me a call today to get started!


HEALTH | 59 MY CHOICE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 mychoicewi.org/JA My Choice Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

INTELLECTUAL HEALTH & DISABILITIES

Trusted Care When You Need It Ambulatory Infusion Center Breast Care Cardiology Clinic Cardiac Rehabilitation Emergency/Urgent Care Foot Care Clinics GERD Treatment Geriatric Psychiatry Health Screenings Leg Vein Treatment Mammography (3D) Medical Imaging

Orthopedics Rehab & Sports Medicine Sleep Disorders Center Surgical Services Transitional Care-Swing Bed Virtual Visits Wound Care Clinic And More!

(608) 873-6611 • stoughtonhealth.com

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‘s 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. EEO/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 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


60 | HEALTH 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

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(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

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 5724 Raymond Rd., Madison 53711 4142 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 512-0000 newbridgemadison.org The mission of NewBridge is to provide older adults a bridge to successful aging. Our older adult meal program provides nutritious daytime meals throughout Madison and Monona. SEPTEMBER 2021–FEBRUARY 2022 JOURNEY OF AGING

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.


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5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison 53711 (608) 276-4660 info@agrace.org agrace.org Agrace Supportive Care provides inhome 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.

Are you turning 65? Call your local licensed Humana sales agent.

John Kreft 608-736-4744 (TTY: 711) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. jkreft1@humana.com

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

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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Adjusting TO VISION LOSS by Denise Jess

It took a visit from her children to make Betty Zajicek realize how dark it was in her apartment. Betty was diagnosed with macular degeneration, and didn’t realize how large of an impact the lack of light had on her independence. A certified vision rehabilitation therapist provided lighting recommendations that made a big difference. “The LED lights make it a lot brighter in the apartment,” says Betty. “Before if I spilled something, I could not see that I spilled it. I would end up stepping in it

or tracking it around. Now I can see well enough to clean up the mess.” Betty is not alone when it comes to adjusting to age-related vision loss. According to Family Caregiver Alliance, nearly 3.5 million Americans age 40+ have some degree of vision loss, and this number is expected to double in the next few decades as baby boomers grow older. Most people with age-related vision loss experience partial loss. Eye

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diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, can have a significant impact on functional abilities and quality of life. Finding new ways to accomplish daily tasks as vision changes occur can lead to significant improvements in quality of life.

Vision Rehabilitation A vision rehabilitation therapist can address vision-loss challenges. They’ll visit home, work, or school, asking questions to determine the impact of


HEALTH | 63 Finding new ways to accomplish daily tasks as vision changes occur can lead to significant improvements in quality of life.

vision loss on daily activities. They’ll recommend potential solutions, provide instructions on using adaptive skills and assistive devices, introduce new approaches to common tasks, and present suggestions for a safe environment. Vision rehabilitation services are provided in Dane, Sauk, Richland, Grant, Lafayette, and Iowa Counties through the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services Office for the Blind and Visually Impaired (OBVI) provides one-on-one rehabilitation services throughout the state. Therapists work to understand a person’s vision function to help them achieve their goals and, ultimately, their independence. People who have worked with a vision rehabilitation therapist improve their quality of life by regaining functional abilities, improving reading and distance vision, and using low-vision devices. As an example, Betty loves to cook and bake, but her vision loss made it difficult for her to read recipes. After finding some of the best handheld magnifiers available, she could bake again and participate in social activities.

“We have potlucks here once a month,” Betty says. “I always make something for that.” Betty also signed up for the talking book program from the Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library and learned about adaptive products with large bold print, such as a large-print address book, a large-print wall calendar, and pens that write in big bold lines.

More Support A vision rehabilitation therapist will provide adaptive instruction. • Adapting the home for safety and navigation • Improving lighting conditions • Preparing meals • Labeling medications, clothing, and appliances • Writing • Keeping financial records • Shaving or applying makeup • Using magnifiers for easier reading • Making phone calls • Training to use a tablet, home computer, or cell phone

rehabilitation, assistive technology training, and low-vision evaluation. • Stay physically active. • Avoid isolation and loneliness by spending time with family, friends, and other community members. • Think positively and proactively. • Learn to recognize depression and seek treatment. • Visit an eye doctor regularly. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends individuals age 65+ get a dilated medical eye exam every year or two, or as recommended by their ophthalmologist. It can be hard to notice age-related vision loss as it occurs over time, so it’s worth evaluating regularly. You’ll appreciate the increased quality of life for years to come. ​ Denise Jess is the executive director of Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired.

Additional Tips • Seek services that help with the adjustment to vision loss, such as Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired and OBVI. Services include in-home

Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired (800) 783-5213 wcblind.org

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

5 DOOR RECOVERY

810 W. Olin Ave., Madison 53715 (608) 827-9170 help@5DoorRecovery.org 5DoorRecovery.org 5 Door Recovery represents each individual’s unique path to recovery, guiding through Change; Compassion; Courage; Health; and, finally, Hope for a better life. Expanded services include experimental therapies, a stronger focus on health and family, and increased support services. This modern 20-bed facility is centrally located in Madison.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (608) 222-8989 aamadisonwi.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

(608) 826-8000 ccmadison.org

Damascus Road Church facebook.com/drcrecoveryroad

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Door Creek Church facebook.com/celebraterecoveryat doorcreekchurch

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 SEPTEMBER 2021–FEBRUARY 2022 JOURNEY OF AGING


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Memory Care

71 Assisted Living - AFH 72 Assisted Living - CBRF 74 Assisted Living - RCAC 75 Continuing Care Retirement

Community - CCRC

76 Housing Resources 76 Independent Living

Apartments & Communities

82 Life-Lease Communities 83 Skilled Nursing Care/ Rehabilitation

84 Subsidized Housing

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Seven Dimensions of Wellness AND THEIR IMPORTANCE TO OLDER ADULTS by Dave Fidlin

Wellness is a broad, all-encompassing term that falls within a number of categories in everyday life. A framework known as the Seven Dimensions of Wellness breaks individual health into spiritual, physical, emotional, career, intellectual, environmental, and social components. Through each stage, the Seven Dimensions of Wellness play an important role in achieving a

fulfilling life. This is especially true for older adults, where several of the dimensions play a fundamental part of living a fulfilling life post-retirement. “All seven of the dimensions of wellness are important for our entire community,” says Rob Breidenbach, regional wellness director with Oak Park Place. Rob singled out three specific dimensions as especially

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beneficial to older adults: physical, emotional, and social.

The Emotional Dimension It’s no secret the pandemic has been a challenging time for people of all ages, but this has been especially true for older adults, who are shown to be particularly vulnerable. While physical-distancing measures continue to be an important safeguard, venues such as Oak Park Place


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exercise classes that encourage practical level of physical activity.

“Our emotional dimension is addressed through different educational pieces that we provide by either speaking to our expertise to the residents or hiring out and getting other people to come in and speak specifically about the topic at hand,” says Rob. “A lot of times we delve into stress, which is especially important for this demographic given COVID-19’s impact.”

“We address our physical dimension by having routinely scheduled exercise classes for our residents to partake in,” explains Rob. “We cover different forms of yoga to improve flexibility, and strength training to help with lower back, joint issues, and body fatigue. We really focus a lot on balance training to try eliminating falls, or at least lessen the devastating impact a fall can have.”

Thoughts play a crucial part of our quality of life, regardless of age. At Oak Park Place, Rob says staff members strive to create an environment that promotes positivity through classes, activities, and simple gestures. “We discuss how negativity can sometimes run our decision-making processes,” says Rob. “That’s a key thing that we’re focused on. We inject humor into anything we try to do. It can be thrown into our classes, our demonstrations, or even just through the halls when we see residents play cards or foosball or any of the other games we have. We’ll go over and join them so we can help spark up conversations. It makes it more homelike.”

The Physical Dimension Throughout life, establishing a regular workout routine has proven beneficial in a number of ways. This is no exception at Oak Park Place, as residents are invited to partake in age- and skill-appropriate

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The impact exercise has on the body is obvious, but Rob points out the benefits of mobility reap rewards in other ways as well. “It’s also incredibly mentally rewarding,” says Rob. “It helps ease some of the effects of depression and anxiety by releasing feel-good endorphins into the brain. It has a big impact on the cycle of negative thoughts and negative feelings that people can get into—especially in this day and age with what people are going through.”

The Social Dimension While the pandemic has necessitated adjustments, Rob says social activities remain an important part of day-to-day life at Oak Park Place. This is evidenced through such programs as trivia nights; today-in-history events; and an initiative known as Friday Flings that gives residents the opportunity to enjoy music, comedians, and storytelling as a community.

“We do what we can to create a safe and engaging atmosphere for all of our residents,” says Rob. “Our staff continues to wear masks all the time, even though everyone here is vaccinated. Even with that, we practice our social distancing at different events.” Some of the other programs encouraging social interaction include a regular Walking Wednesdays activity and outdoor gatherings on Oak Park Place’s grounds, which Rob says are especially beneficial to the memorycare residents. “We have a beautiful outdoor garden area that features a fountain with nice sounds of the water,” says Rob. “It gets lots of sunshine and has a great variety of trees. The residents just love being out there.” Overall wellness isn’t just important during the pandemic. Having a strong foundation for each dimension provides a much more rewarding and fulfilling life regardless of what stage you’re experiencing and when. Thanks to thoughtful senior care facilities, many seniors are getting the most out of their later stages.

Dave Fidlin is a freelance writer who has a special affinity for Madison. Dave’s career spans nearly 20 years, and he’s grateful for the opportunity to learn something new each day through his professional pursuits.

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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. Licensed 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 LivingWell@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

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activities staff with specialty training and expertise. Exceptional programming is a trademark.

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING OF MADISON

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 ryan.walsh@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/madison 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 ryan.walsh@brightstarseniorliving.com brightstarseniorliving.com/waunakee


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HERITAGE MIDDLETON MEMORY CARE (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com/middleton

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

OAK PARK® PLACE MADISON MEMORY CARE

702 and 719 Jupiter Dr. Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place Memory Care Communities on Madison’s east side

Their needs can change over time. We can help. Trusted partners in residential senior and dementia care. • Expert clinical team

• Daily social enrichment

• Memory Care support

• Small, homelike setting

• Chef-prepared meals Learn more at brightstarseniorliving.com.

Call us today to learn more! BrightStar Senior Living Madison 6550 Schroeder Rd. Madison, WI 53711

608-620-7900 BrightStar Senior Living Waunakee 1001 Quinn Dr. Waunakee, WI 53597

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70 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE provide 24-hour care in a comforting environment along with meals, housekeeping, and a full complement of activities for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Transportation is available for group activities and scheduled outings.

OAK PARK® PLACE SKILLED NURSING

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place provides a comforting environment with skilled nursing services, including specialized programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We work with family and physicians to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE PRAIRIE RIDGE

5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 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.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

6165 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4580 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.

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 SEPTEMBER 2021–FEBRUARY 2022 JOURNEY OF AGING


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care for those with Alzheimer’s or other memory challenges. Spacious studio apartments with private baths surround beautiful common spaces, encouraging socialization. Licensed nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide dignified assistance to support seniors and their families.

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 updated listings.

for

quarterly

BRIDGE ADULT FAMILY HOME (608) 444-7710

COUNTRY LIVING Adult Family Home (608) 838-6131

Boutique style assisted-living home nestled in a beautiful park-like setting with an abundance of trees and flowers. Offering exceptional continuity of care and attention to detail with the added benefit of a live-in owner/administrator.

HOPE & A FUTURE

DOOR CREEK

Adult Family Home (608) 831-0243 hopeandafutureinc.org

Adult Family Home (608) 575-4844

PLEASANT MEADOWS

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING 402 Rustic Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 669-5542 kate@emersonmadison.com emersonseniorliving.com

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

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

ASSISTED LIVING - CBRF

Photograph provided by All Saints Neighborhood

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. Licensed 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

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, THE HEALTH CENTER (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

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6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 ryan.walsh@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 ryan.walsh@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.

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (844) 658-4475 heritagesenior.com/middleton

HERITAGE MONONA (844) 658-4475 heritagesenior.com/monona

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

OAKWOOD VILLAGE PRAIRIE RIDGE

5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 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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OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

6175 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4580 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.

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 one-

bedroom apartments with private baths and kitchenettes. Licensed nurses available 24/7, experienced staff members, and a life rich with social opportunities help deliver optimal aging.

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

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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 LivingWell@atticangel.org atticangel.org 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 MIDDLETON (844) 658-4475 heritagesenior.com/middleton

HERITAGE MONONA (844) 658-4475 heritagesenior.com/monona

OAK PARK PLACE MADISON ASSISTED LIVING ®

702 and 719 Jupiter Dr. Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com marketing@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place offers assisted living for seniors on Madison’s east side. Twentyfour-hour care is provided along with meals, housekeeping services, and a full complement of activities. Transportation is available for group activities and regularly scheduled outings.

Oak Park® Place is committed to promoting independence through its full continuum of care. Serving seniors with skilled nursing/orthopedic rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, and independent living on Madison’s east side, Oak Park® Place actively supports local community programs.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE PRAIRIE RIDGE

5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 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 adults. Locally operated by Oakwood

Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheransponsored nonprofit organization.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4580 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 30 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.

WAUNAKEE MANOR (608) 849-5016 waunakeemanor.com

CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY - CCRC

Photograph provided by All Saints Neighborhood

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.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

COVENTRY VILLAGE BY FIVE STAR (608) 829-0603 coventryvillagewi.com

OAK PARK® PLACE

618-719 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 marketing@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


76 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE HOUSING RESOURCES Check also the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for the Caregiver Information category.

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

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

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

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 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, SEPTEMBER 2021–FEBRUARY 2022 JOURNEY OF AGING


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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 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.

meals, indoor parking, activities, and transportation for group activities are all included. Pets are welcome to reside with you at Oak Park® Place.

ANGELL PARK

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

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.

THE ARBORS AT OAK PARK® PLACE

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com The Arbors at Oak Park® Place offers independent living for seniors on Madison’s east side. Housekeeping,

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

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

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Pheasant Branch Middleton - 55+ 608-836-5905

Angell Park

Greentree Glen

Willard Haus

608-837-9400

608-274-5161

608-752-3060

Sun Prairie - 55+

Madison - 62+

Income restrictions may apply

Janesville - 55+

1 & 2 bedrooms Non-Smoking Parking Available 24-hr Emergency Maintenance

First Senior I & II Frost Woods I & II Monona - 55+ Janesville - 55+ 608-516-4280 608-289-2200

Burr Oaks

One West Wolfe

608-250-2585

608-852-1899

Madison - 62+

Oregon - 55+

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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 community room for social gatherings, a deck or patio on each apartment, energy star appliances, a third-floor terrace, and much more.

COLONIAL VIEW APARTMENTS

601 Thomas Dr., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 837-3174 colonialview@colonialview.org colonialview.org Amenities include spa room with walkin tub, coffee shop/convenience store,

on-site management, passageway to senior center, exercise room, beauty salon, laundry and trash room on each floor, two elevators, full-time services coordinator, and local taxi service.

COURTYARD HOMES CONDOMINIUMS at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community (608) 829-0603 coventryvillagewi.com

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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.


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GREENSPIRE APARTMENTS

924 Jackson St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-7855 greenspire@sbcglobal.net Designed for older adults 62+ and disabled persons. Greenspire 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.

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.

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.

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.

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80 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE OAKWOOD VILLAGE PRAIRIE RIDGE

5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580 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.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4580 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.

PHEASANT BRANCH Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

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.

PINE GLEN SENIOR APARTMENTS HERITAGE MIDDLETON

6206 Maywood Ave., Middleton 53562 (844) 658-4475 jkrause@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com/middleton 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.

HERITAGE MONONA

211 Owen Rd., Monona 53716 (844) 658-4475 tpowless@heritageal.com heritagesenior.com/monona 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.

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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.


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

WHITCOMB COTTAGES SENIOR APARTMENTS

4903, 4905, and 4907 Whitcomb Dr. Madison 53711 (608) 577-2451 info@kellerrealestategroup.com KellerApartments.com BRAND NEW duplex available now. Located beside Whitcomb Square Apartments. Gorgeous two-bedroom, two bath home displays stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, luxury vinyl tile/ceramic tile floors, in-unit washer/dryer and private patio. Near shopping and restaurants. No pets, no smoking.

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

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 sq. ft., all two bedrooms, most with two baths.

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 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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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.

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

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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.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, APARTMENTS WITH SERVICES (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org


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

SKILLED NURSING CARE/ REHABILITATION

Colonial View APARTMENTS

Located Next to Colonial Club Senior Activity Center

INDEPENDENT SENIOR HOUSING

608-837-3174 601 Thomas Drive, Sun Prairie

“Living Independently with Neighbors Who Care” • Rent Based on Income

• Coffee/ice-cream shoppe

• On Site Management

• Beauty/barber shop

• Over 62 or Mobility Impaired

• Spa with walk-in Jacuzzi tub

• 24 Hour On Site Resident Managers

• Local taxi service

www.colonialview.org

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 LivingWell@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.

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

HEBRON OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6201 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 230-4580 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.

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84 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE OAK PARK® PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

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Put more life into your

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• Warm-Water Pools at our premier properties* • On-Site Restaurant Style Dining • Fitness Centers with on-site Therapy Services • Outdoor Grills and Firepits • Housekeeping Services • Entertainment Theaters at our premier properties* • Transportation provided for scheduled events & activities • Spacious Floor Plans We can help you with the Next Step! • Independent • Assisted Living • Memory Care • Pendant Program: Safety, Security & Peace of Mind

Heritage Elm Grove 800 Wall Street Elm Grove, WI 53122

Heritage Monona 111 Owen Road Monona, WI 53716

Lincoln Village 1330 West Lincoln Ave. Port Washington, WI 53074

Heritage Muskego* S64 W13780 Janesville Rd. Muskego, WI 53150

Lexington Heritage 5020 South 107th Street Greenfield, WI 53228

Heritage Court N48W14250 W. Hampton Ave. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Heritage Waukesha 1831 Meadow Lane Pewaukee, WI 53072

Heritage West Allis 7901 West National Ave. West Allis, WI 53214

Heritage Middleton 6234 Maywood Ave. Middleton, WI 53562

Aspire* 825 Cobblestone Lane Kimberly, WI 54136

Heritage Deer Creek 3585 147th Street New Berlin, WI 53151

Heritage Lake Country* 2975 Village Square Drive Hartland, WI 53029

Heritage Court 3515 East Hamilton Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701

Heritage Oakwood Hills 3606 Damon St. Eau Claire, WI 54701

*Oshkosh Coming Summer 2021! • 150 Aspire Lane, Oshkosh, WI 54904

718 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 madisonsales@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com Oak Park® Place provides a comforting environment with skilled nursing services, including specialized programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our Rehab Team works with family and physicians to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.

PRAIRIE RIDGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5833 American Pkwy., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4580

oakwoodvillage.net

The Health and Rehabilitation Center provides short-term rehabilitation 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.

SUBSIDIZED HOUSING 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 Photograph provided by The Pines Senior Living

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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93 Home Modification 93 Home Safety Assessments 94 In-Home Medical Assistance/Licensed Medical Practitioners

95 In-Home Nonmedical Assistance

97 Live-In Support 97 Meal Plans/Delivery 97 Medical Equipment & Supplies

98 Respite Care

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Maintaining INDEPENDENCE by Gretchen Schadeberg, MSW, CAPSW

Independence is one of our most treasured privileges, and one of the greatest fears for older adults is the loss of that freedom. Independence comes in a variety of ways and is integral to maintaining autonomy with regard to lifestyle, health, and well-being. As we age, independence may change or look different, but it plays an even more vital role in healthy aging. Much of the research done on healthy and successful aging focuses heavily on the role of physical health (biomedical model) because there’s a strong correlation between the two.

In an article titled “Successful Aging: Advancing the Science of Physical Independence in Older Adults,” Florida researchers determined successful aging is largely represented by good health, independence, and high levels of cognitive and physical functioning, with lifestyle and psychosocial factors also being contributing factors. The National Institute on Aging studies different ways to promote healthy lifestyles for older adults. Some suggestions to maintain independence include exercise, physical activity, and good nutrition.

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Independence comes in a variety of ways and is integral to maintaining autonomy with regard to lifestyle, health, and well-being. As we age, independence may change or look different, but it plays an even more vital role in healthy aging.

Increased physical activity reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, obesity, and fall-related injuries. It’s important to set realistic goals and think through exercise plans to ensure safety. There are resources, such as senior centers, community centers, and fitness facilities that offer group exercise for older adults, which also provide wonderful opportunities for socialization. Daily nutritious meals are extremely important, but older adults often

experience a decreased sense of smell or taste, teeth issues, or mental health concerns, consequently impacting their nutritional intake. It’s also important to create a plan with a doctor to address any nutritional deficiencies that might negatively impact health and wellbeing. The 12 Senior Focal Points in Dane County, like NewBridge in the city of Madison, are great resources to connect with community dining sites or Meals on Wheels to obtain nutritious meals and to discover a variety of health, social, and recreational programs.

The good news is that everyone, no matter what age, can take steps to improve and maintain good health, starting with a positive outlook and the belief that you can make a change. According to the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, having a positive perception regarding aging can help older adults live an average of seven and a half years longer than those who do not. By adding the management of ongoing health problems, avoiding injuries, exercising regularly by walking or doing chair-based exercise to gradually build up strength and stamina, and getting proper daily nutrition, you’ll have hit the key factors in maintaining independence.

Gretchen Schadeberg, MSW, CAPSW, is a case manager at NewBridge Madison. newbridgemadison.org Photographs provided by NewBridge.

NewBridge 1625 Northport Dr., Ste. 125 Madison, WI 53704 (608) 512-0000

newbridgemadison.org

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88 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME 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.

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SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 89 AGRACE ADULT DAY CENTER

1702 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison 53713 (608) 327-7303 agrace.org/adultdaycenter Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Agrace Adult Day Center is for older adults who cannot, or choose not to, stay alone all day. They may live alone with family members or in assisted living but need the reassurance and support of having others with them throughout the day.

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

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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90 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME HOMEWARD BOUND – BARABOO (608) 356-4666 hwbcare.com

NORTHWEST DANE SENIOR SERVICES – CROSS PLAINS

REMINISCE ADULT DAY SERVICES – REEDSBURG

(608) 798-6937 nwdss.org

(608) 495-1344 ramchealth.com/services /adult-day-services

MADISON AREA REHABILITATION CENTER

OREGON AREA SENIOR CENTER

(608) 223-9110 marc-inc.org

(608) 835-5801 oregonareaseniorcenterwisconsin.com

NATIONAL ADULT DAY SERVICES ASSOCIATION

Photograph provided by Oakwood Village

(877) 745-1440 nadsa.org

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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY This is equipment or technology that helps a person function better or more


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A nurse on your side makes all the difference. When your loved one needs extra care at home, choosing the right caregiver agency can be tough. Let BrightStar Care® make it easier. • Your loved one’s care is led by a Registered Nurse who conducts regular supervisory visits.

Call for your free in-home assessment. BrightStar Care of Madison

608-441-8620

• We’ve earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® which validates that we follow the highest standards of safety and care. Learn more at brightstarcare.com/Madison. ©BrightStar Care Independently Owned and Operated

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. Services may be adjusted or impacted due to COVID-19.

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any other telephone with one important addition: it displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation.

coordinating available support systems needed now or in the future to assist with healthcare needs for aging adults.

SSM HEALTH AT HOME

ATEMPO LLC

(800) 924-2273 ssmhealthathomewi.com

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM (TEPP)

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

(608) 231-3305 psc.wi.gov/pages/programs/tepp.aspx

WISCONSIN RELAY SYSTEM - 711 (608) 234-4781 wisconsinrelay.com

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

CARE MANAGERS

(608) 441-8620 brightstarcare.com/madison

MY CHOICE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave., Madison 53704 (800) 963-0035 mychoicewi.org/JA My Choice Wisconsin offers governmentfunded programs to frail seniors and adults with disabilities. We match members to the health and long-term care supports and services they need.

Generally fee-based providers who assist patients and families in evaluating and

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Caring starts here. My Choice Wisconsin Medicare Dual Advantage is a Medicare Advantage insurance plan for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. This plan includes benefits for total wellness like a $100 monthly allowance towards OTC products and a dental benefit that expands your access to care providers. To learn more, call a Medicare Advisor at…

800-963-0035 TTY: 711 www.mychoicewi.org/JA

my choice Medicare Dual Advantage

$0 premium | $0 deductible We Cover:

Extra benefits that save you money:

Part A: Hospital Visits & Expenses Part B: Doctor Visits & Tests Part D: Prescription Drugs

Over-the-Counter Vision Dental Personal Emergency Coverage (OTC) Catalog Response Button Coverage (PERS)

My Choice Wisconsin Health Plan, Inc. complies with applicable Federal Civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATENCIÓN: Si habla español, tiene a su disposición servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingüística. Llame al 1-800-963-0035 (TTY: 711). LUS CEEV: Yog tias koj hais lus Hmoob, cov kev pab txog lus, muaj kev pab dawb rau koj. Hu rau 1-800-963-0035 (TTY: 711). My Choice Wisconsin Medicare Dual Advantage is an HMO SNP (Special Needs Plan) with a Medicare contract and a contract with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for the Medicaid Program. Enrollment in My Choice Wisconsin Medicare Dual Advantage depends on contract renewal. This is not a complete description of benefits and services. Visit us online or call 800-963-0035 and ask to speak with a Medicare Advisor for information on our 2021 Summary of Benefits. H5209_4FullPgAd_M DHS Approved 12/21/2020


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 93 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.

ADT SECURITY SERVICES (608) 216-2292 adt.com/senior-safety

LIFE ASSIST USA (608) 831-1688 Middleton office lifeassistusa.com

PROJECT LIFESAVER - BEAVER DAM POLICE DEPARTMENT Lieutenant Brandon Stommel (920) 887-4613 x504

HOME MODIFICATION ADAPTIVE REMODELING SOLUTIONS (608) 234-7440 adaptiveremodelingsolutions.com

DESIGN COALITION (608) 246-8846 designcoalition.org

HOME SAFETY MODIFICATION (608) 268-9643 intake@independentlivinginc.org

PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

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

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94 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME 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 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

A Helping Hand at Home Age at Home is in-home personal care from a trusted, local nonprofit. We can help with housekeeping, transportation, medication reminders and more— so you can stay independent at home.

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VISITING PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION (608) 807-1600 visitingphysicians.com/vpa-locations /wisconsin

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.

AGRACE AGE AT HOME

(608) 327-7456 info@ageathome.org ageathome.org Agrace Age at Home 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 8383 Greenway Blvd., Ste. 600 Middleton 53562 (608) 836-1868 home@cfchomecare.com comforcare.com/madison ComForCare Home Care Services provides assistance with activities of JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


96 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME daily living, such as light housekeeping, meal preparation, dressing, personal care, 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 AND PERSONAL CARE SERVICES (608) 268-9643 intake@independentlivinginc.org

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

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 has access to high-quality, vetted service providers who offer home care, meal programs, etc. Automated daily check-in services provided at no additional charge.

VISITING ANGELS

6401 Odana Rd., Ste. 15, Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 infomadison@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com/madisonwi Local, family-owned business offering flexible hourly care, 24/7 care, and

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

MEAL PLANS/DELIVERY SSM HEALTH AT HOME– MEALS ON WHEELS (Madison, Middleton, Monona, Sun Prairie only) (800) 924-2273 ssmhealth.com/athome

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.

• Bathing Assistance • Dressing Assistance • Personal Care • End of Life Care • Errands • Medication Reminders • Shopping • Light Housekeeping • Meal Preparation • Friendly Companionship • Flexible Hourly Care • Respite Care for Families

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

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ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE

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THE PINES ASSISTED LIVING

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VISITING ANGELS

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