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CONTENTS AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES

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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA

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Young at Art Recognizing and Protecting Against Identity Theft

Developing Dementia-Friendly Communities with My Sister’s Kitchen and Others Know the 10 Signs – Early Detection Matters

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publisher

126 Water Street Baraboo, WI 53913-2445 P (608) 356-8757 • F (608) 356-8875

editor-in-chief Amy S. Johnson publication coordinator Jennifer Baird publication designer Barbara Wilson senior copy editor Kyle Jacobson copy editor Krystle Naab graphic designers Jennifer Denman, Crea Stellmacher, Linda Walker administration Sandy Carlson, Lori Czajka contributing writers Janet Bollig, MSSW; Kelly Cheramy; Laura Fay; Yvette Ferris; Marianne Gariti; Elizabeth Humphries, RN, MSN, CNM; Jennifer Klug; Tammy Koester Parks; Lori Scarlett, DVM; Jan Somerfeld; Angela M. Velasquez; Elizabeth H. Winston, PhD

END OF LIFE

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ESSENTIAL PREPARATION

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A New Paradigm Evolving for End-of-Life Care

Reasons to Name a Corporate Fiduciary

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GENERAL 41 The Golden Years – Taking Care of Pets As They Age Much More Than Moving or Downsizing

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HEALTH 59 Transition to Retirement – Your Psychological Well-Being My Meal, My Way – A New Community Meal Option for Dane County Seniors

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Independent Living – Choosing A Lifestyle Attic Angel Builds Sense of Community through Second Chance Shop

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME

How to Determine Home Care Needs and Where to Go for Assistance

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ADVERTISER INDEX Acti-Kare 9 ADRC (Aging & Disability Resource Center) 19 Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care 32 All About Living with Carol Koby 50 All Saints Neighborhood 85 Alzheimer’s Association 22 Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance 23 A New Leaf Flowers & Gifts 49 Area Agency on Aging 20 Artisan Senior Living 74 Attic Angel Community 94 Bering Bounty Seafood Company 98 BrightStar Senior Living/BrightStar Care 77 Capitol Lakes Retirement Community 63 & 86 CapTel, Inc. 100 Care Wisconsin 62 Clarity Patient Advocacy Services 97 CNA On The Go, LLC 100 Colonial View Apartments 87 ComForCare Home Care Services 12 Community Living Alliance, Inc. 13 Coventry Village 78 Dane Buy Local 46 Dane County Humane Society 58 Elizabeth H. Winston, PhD LLC 67 EMMCA (East Madison Monona Coalition of the Aging) 13 Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic 42 Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) 2 & 60 Gunderson Funeral Home 33 & 40 Haskins Short, LLC – Attorneys at Law 37 SEPTEMBER 2017–FEBRUARY 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

Heritage Senior Living 91 Ho-Chunk Gaming - Madison 43 & 47 Home Elements & Concepts 51 Home Health United 33 & 107 Home Instead Senior Care 30 Horizon Senior Housing 90 Hupy and Abraham S.C. 15 & 108 IndependenceFirst Mobility Store 106 Independent Living, Inc. 94 Joe Drury – Restaino & Associates Realtors 54 Keller Apartments - Whitcomb Square 93 Madison Essentials 56 Madison Gas and Electric 14 Madison Originals 40 Meadowmere Assisted Living 80 Meridian Group Apartments 92 Milestone Senior Living 81 Moving Forward 55 Moving Maude 57 Oak Park Place 4 & 84 Oakwood Village 3, 76 & 95 Restaino & Associates Realtors 55 Rise Up, Inc 67 RSVP of Dane County 48 Segues, LLC 54 Senior Helpers 27 SAIL (Sharing Active Independent Lives) 66 Stoughton Hospital 61 Sun Prairie Health Care Center 79 SVA Plumb Trust Company, LLC 37 Visiting Angels 103 Waunakee Manor Health Care Center 79


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 facilities: 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

AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES Abuse & Neglect Advocacy Groups & Support Benefit Specialists Caregiver Information Case Managers Coalitions Consumer Protection Crime Prevention & Safety Energy (Utilities) Health Plans & Assistance Membership Programs Nonprofit Organizations Senior Centers Social Services Veteran Services

• ​Home health and hospice agencies (608) 267-1441 or (800) 642-6552

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• ​Long-term care providers: hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-state renal dialysis, outpatient rehabilitation agencies, 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 dhs.wisconsin.gov/bqaconsumer /healthcarecomplaints.htm

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

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8 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES CENTER FOR PATIENT PARTNERSHIPS (608) 890-0321 advocacy services (608) 265-6267 general information patientpartnerships.org

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG) (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

CONCIERGE CONSULTING (608) 999-0805 seniorpositioning.com

HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We handle nursing home abuse/neglect, car/motorcycle accidents, slip/ fall, and pharmaceutical class actions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

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 states.aarp.org/region/wisconsin

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

DANE COUNTY SOS SENIOR COUNCIL (608) 256-7626

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 (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 in-

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dividuals 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. Listings in the Case Managers category in this section are knowledgeable regarding available benefits.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

EBS Colocated at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 aaa.dcdhs.com Provides free advocacy and legal advice/representation for senior adults age 60+ residing in Dane County faced with financial, housing, and other healthcare related disputes, denials, unpaid claims, and similar issues which cause economic or socially isolating effects. Calls are routed through the ADRC.

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

BENEFITS ENROLLMENT CENTER (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org/elder-law-center

COMMUNITY BENEFITS SPECIALISTS (CBS) (608) 246-3444 eri-wi.org/programs/cbs

CONCIERGE CONSULTING (608) 999-0805 seniorpositioning.com

PUBLIC BENEFITS ASSISTANCE (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org/benefits.html


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 9 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.

ABUSE PREVENTION GROUP FOR CAREGIVERS (APGC) (608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

ACTI-KARE OF DANE COUNTY

4703 Carter St., Oregon 53575 (224) 698-7050 abalmaseda@actikare.com dane.actikare.com When you or your loved ones need help in your daily lives, Acti-Kare can provide affordable in-home care services. Enjoy life to the fullest while we help you stay active, keep you company, do your housekeeping, or even drive you places.

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC)

2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 or (855) 417-6892 adrc@countyofdane.com daneadrc.org The first place to contact for unbiased, accurate information on all aspects of life related to aging or a disability. This center will support seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers by providing useful information and assistance, long-termcare-options counseling, benefits counseling, and access to publicly funded long-term care programs.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Caregiver Chronicles & Caring and Kinship Connection News Colocated at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com Caregiver Chronicles features informative articles and information on workshops and events for family caregivers. Caring and Kinship Connection News includes resources for grandparents and Other Relatives as Parents Caregiver Program. Both are available monthly via email or postal mail.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Meditation Classes for Caregivers Presentations and Learning Sessions

Colocated at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com Classes empower caregivers to better care for a family member and themselves while reducing stress, guilt, and anger. Caregivers learn to problem-solve and communicate more effectively with other family members. Visit wihealthyaging.org for workshops and dates offered.

CAREGIVER ACTION NETWORK Caring For The Caregiver (608) 261-5679 caregiveraction.org

CATHOLIC CHARITIES (608) 826-8010 ccmadison.org

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Young at ART BY JAN SOMERFELD Learning something new can be a challenge at any age. For some, that is an exciting opportunity. For others, moving beyond routine makes them uncomfortable and tests their self-confidence. But opportunity can outweigh risk, and as the old saying goes, “nothing ventured, nothing gained.” A year ago, Ruth Hellenbrand, programs manager at the North/Eastside Senior Coalition (NESCO), offered an Artful Aging class and 12

students responded. The weekly class provided opportunities to explore different mediums of art and identify the one best suited for each student while taking into account their stage in life and interests. “I entered the class with no experience and a lot of doubt as to my art talent,” explains Sharon, a recent retiree. “The Artful Aging class helped build my self-confidence and gave me a strong desire to explore the art world more.” Sharon encour-

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ages others to experience what they can do just by giving themselves the chance. “If I never took this class, I would not have realized this.” Ruth proposed the class to use creative aging to motivate older adults to learn, make, and share art in a socially engaging setting. She promoted the class to seniors 60+ from different backgrounds and cultures. Ruth explains, “The focus was on encouraging people who enjoy art but are isolated or have


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 11 An art show and reception was held at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center in November. Students selected pieces for display and planned and hosted the event. A second art show was held in December at the Madison Lakeview Library. “Many people stopped specifically to see the art show and asked for it by name,” says librarian Lesley Kircher.

minimal interaction cultures.”

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The Dane County Agency on Aging provided funding through a Leck Grant. The idea came from a program developed by Amy Conover Cavi when she was artist in residence at a local memory care facility. Amy instructed the NESCO class, gently encouraging the students and providing them with the tools to complete their projects. Amy dubbed the group “young at art.” The first assignment was to select a personal item and share its significance with the class. Amy taught students different mediums to reproduce each item, and paired them during class to foster discussions and support for one another, particularly relating to their cultural differences and similarities.

The students didn’t want the class to end. “They were all working toward the same goal,” Ruth explains. “They cheered each other on and boosted each other’s self-esteem. They took an interest in each other because their work was so personal and there was always a story to be shared.” The class felt a strong sense of belonging, purpose, and pride, and as one student, Dana, recently told Ruth, “I forgot to tell you, this class changed my life.” But Irma may have expressed it best. “I see it now—art is from the heart. It’s not about who we are or what we do. We connect through the heart.” The young at art students wanted to continue and Ruth had a growing list of new prospects. Through the generosity of two private donations, NESCO held a second Artful Aging class in February. Twelve eager students responded and three returning students served as mentors.

program specialist, assisted with translation. Although the students were new to art, they were very receptive to exploring the various mediums and techniques. Roberto explains, “Some drawings are much harder than others, but combining the colors is my favorite part of creating art.” Amy worked with the students to discover the best medium for each individual. At the last class in May, students pondered their selections for display. The Madison Lakeview Library hosted the opening art show and reception in early June followed by a second show at the Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Ruth is planning a third Artful Aging class in response to Olga’s request, “Senorita, more classes please.” Photographs provided by NESCO.

Jan Somerfeld serves on the NESCO Board of Directors and the Warner Park Community Recreation Center Advisory Subcommittee. NESCO provides programs, advocacy, and resources to enhance the quality of life for older adults and helps them remain active, independent, and connected in the community.

Amy notes the new class had a “different cultural flavor,” and it was important to help the students get to know one another. She asked them to identify their hometowns, and they covered the globe. “We had students from Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, and Africa.” Amy continues, “Language was more of a challenge in this class, but it was fun to have the different stories.” Rodrigo Valdivia, NESCO Latinx JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


12 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES COMFORCARE

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

COMPASSION CAREGIVERS, LLC

5902 Raymond Rd., Ste. 2 Madison 53711 (608) 467-9507 compassioncaregivers2016@gmail.com compassioncaregiversllc.com A Madison-based personal care agency dedicated to helping elderly and disabled individuals live independently with dignity at the comfort of their own home. For your safety and peace of mind, we conduct a thorough background check on all of our staff.

FAMILY SERVICE MADISON (608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

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

LIFESPAN CARING NETWORK TRAINING (608) 222-2033 respitecarewi.org

SUPPER AND SUPPORT (608) 223-3100 emmca.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

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

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 Safe & Healthy at Home section.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Colocated at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com AAA contracts with Dane County senior centers to provide case managers who assess senior needs and create service plans that may include applying for community resources and programs. See website for provider list/location.

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

AVENUES TO COMMUNITY, INC. (608) 663-8390 avenuestocommunity.com

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 SEPTEMBER 2017–FEBRUARY 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


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provides individualized services, including case management, personal care, and home chore services that help people to improve their quality of life and live with self-determination.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH WISCONSIN TRAINING AND CONSULTATION (608) 265-9440 cow.waisman.wisc.edu/traincon.html

RN PATIENT ADVOCATES OF MADISON LLC (608) 807-8195 madisonpatientadvocates.com

COALITIONS Coalitions are a great source of information and a good place to start researching specific areas of interest (for example, senior housing options). They staff case managers who can coordinate services and assistance when needed and provide activities, such as education classes, wellness events, health screenings, social activities, and home chore services.

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG) (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

COMMUNITY ACTION COALITION (CAC) (608) 246-4730 www.cacscw.org

EAST MADISON MONONA COALITION OF THE AGING (EMMCA)

4142 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 223-3100 emmca@emmca.org emmca.org EMMCA’s free case management program connects seniors to resources, such as food assistance, energy assistance, Medicare, Medicaid, and transportation. EMMCA’s free home chore program connects income eligible seniors with volunteers to assist with household tasks.

NORTH/EASTSIDE SENIOR COALITION (NESCO) (608) 243-5252 nescoinc.org

SAFE COMMUNITIES MADISON-DANE COUNTY Falls Prevention Classes (608) 441-3060 safercommunity.net/falls _prevention.php

SOUTH MADISON COALITION OF THE ELDERLY (608) 251-8405 smcelder.com

WISCONSIN COALITION OF INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTERS, INC. (WCILC) (608) 444-3842 il-wisconsin.net

WISCONSIN IDENTITY THEFT COALITION PROGRAM (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

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


14 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

Want to save energy?

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We handle nursing home abuse/neglect, car/ motorcycle accidents, slip/fall, and pharmaceutical class actions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, TRADE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Make mge.com your first stop • Get easy, low-cost ways to save energy • Use calculators to estimate your savings • View energy-saving brochures • Learn about Focus on Energy Interested in our energy future? Visit: energy2030together.com

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

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

CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION PROGRAM (608) 264-9497 doj.state.wi.us GS3129 03/20/2017

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AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 15 CYBER SAFETY (608) 255-2345 cityofmadison.com/police/safety /cyber

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

HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We handle nursing home abuse/neglect, car/motorcycle accidents, slip/fall, and pharmaceutical class actions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

MADISON POLICE DEPARTMENT (608) 266-6014 - Crime Stoppers

TRIAD—RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (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. Dane County/State Triad Crime Prevention and Safety Conference & Expo (September 22, 2017).

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.

ENERGY (UTILITIES) MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC Life-Sustaining Equipment 133 S. Blair St., Madison 53703 (608) 252-7000 mge.com/safety-outages/home/life -equipment.htm

Contact us if you have medical equipment requiring electricity 24/7 in order to be listed as a special needs customer.

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

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

HEALTH PLANS & ASSISTANCE Information on Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid as well as Wisconsinbased programs. 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


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Recognizing and Protecting Against

IDENTITY THEFT BY LAURA FAY

Every two seconds someone becomes a victim of identity theft, the fastest-growing crime in the United States. Identity theft is the misuse of another person’s personal information to fraudulently obtain goods and services. By acquiring just a small amount of personal information, identity thieves can destroy a person’s financial reputation and cause endless stress on that person and their family.

While identity theft comes in many shapes and sizes, the most wellknown form is financial identity theft. Financial identity theft refers to anything affecting your financial status or credit score, such as unexpected purchases on your existing accounts or loans and lines of credit opened in your name. Child identity theft, where the identity of a minor is stolen and misused,

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is the fastest-growing type of identity theft. It also creates the most sustained damage because it often goes undetected until the minor is old enough to attempt to take out loans or apply for jobs using their Social Security number. Medical identity theft is the misuse of insurance information to obtain medical services. It could involve alterations to treatment services and


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 17 medical records. Finally, criminal identity theft is committed by individuals who are hiding from law enforcement. Identity thieves use various methods, both high- and low-tech, to get their hands on your personal information. Some of the low-tech methods to collect personal information include dumpster diving (literally digging through the trash) for sensitive documents and mail. Other low-tech methods involve stealing wallets, purses, or phones or finding these lost items. Any of these items is a treasure trove of information for an identity thief.

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Identity theft is the misuse of another person’s personal information to fraudulently obtain goods and services.

••••••• Data breaches, a high-tech version of identity theft, allow thieves to compromise potentially millions of records at once. Pop-ups on your computer, fraudulent texts asking you to click on a link, and phone calls requesting personal information are all examples of high-tech phishing scams. Skimming devices overlaid on point-of-sale terminals or installed in gas pumps are yet another high-tech threat to your personal information. These devices are able to capture the account information from your credit or debit card. If you become a victim of identity theft, report the fraud immediately. Also, file a report with your local police department, the Federal Trade Commission, and Wisconsin’s Bu-

reau of Consumer Protection to cover all of your bases. Help prevent identity theft by implementing a few simple safeguards. Register your phone number with the Do Not Call Registry to limit unwanted telemarketing calls, limit junk mail by opting out of preapproved credit card and insurance offers, shred anything containing personally identifiable information, and limit what you carry in your wallet or purse (like Social Security cards and passports). Practice safe internet habits, such as using strong passwords and security software, keeping your browser and operating systems up to date, and paying attention to security warnings. Check your credit report regularly for fraud. You are entitled to one free credit report a year, so take advantage of it. Finally, place a fraud alert or security freeze on your credit report to prevent identity theft. For more information, visit Wisconsin’s Bureau of Consumer Protection at datcp.wi.gov or call (800) 422-7128.

Laura Fay is the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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

CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave. PO Box 14017, Madison 53708 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin matches frail seniors and individuals with disabilities to the Medicare and Medicaid programs we offer. Since 1976, we’ve been helping members live as independently as possible.

DANE COUNTY SOS SENIOR COUNCIL (608) 256-7626

GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN (608) 828-4853 ghcscw.com

MEDICARE INFORMATION (800) 633-4227 medicare.gov

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

WISCONSIN SENIOR MEDICARE PATROL (800) 488-2596 wisconsinsmp.org

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18 | AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN FOUNDATION (608) 263-4545 supportuw.org

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

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

WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING (608) 243-5690 wihealthyaging.org Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMS Specific interests, sometimes at a cost.

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

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

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 available, such as prescreened vendors, daily check-in service, house checks, home technology assistance, discounted personal emergency services, and more —all for less than $1 per day!

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS COMMUNITY LIVING CONNECTIONS (608) 661-7999 clconnections.org

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

CREEKSIDE PLACE (608) 882-0407 creeksideplace.org

FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF MADISON (608) 233-9774 fusmadison.org

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

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

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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.

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

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

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

EMMCA (608) 223-3100 emmca.org


AGING & CAREGIVER RESOURCES | 19 FITCHBURG SENIOR CENTER (608) 270-4290 fitchburgwi.gov/621/senior-center

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

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

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

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

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

WEST MADISON SENIOR CENTER

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MININSTRY

(608) 238-7368 wmseniorcenter.org

(608) 826-3410 momhelps.org

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

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (608) 242-8335 clanet.org

OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER (608) 255-8582 lgbtoutreach.org

UNITED ASIAN SERVICES OF WISCONSIN (608) 256-6400

VETERAN SERVICES

JEWISH SOCIAL SERVICES OF MADISON

ADDICTIVE DISORDERS TREATMENT PROGRAM

(608) 442-4081 jssmadison.org

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

LUTHERAN SOCIAL SERVICES (608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

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

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

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

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

VERONA SENIOR CENTER (608) 845-7471 veronaactiveadults.org

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


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

SENIOR HELPERS (608) 729-5365 seniorhelpersmadison.com

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

VISITING ANGELS

BADGER HONOR FLIGHT, INC. (608) 616-0243 badgerhonorflight.org

COMFORT KEEPERS (608) 442-1898 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

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

GERIATRIC RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND CLINICAL CENTER (GRECC) William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital (608) 280-7000

HOME HEALTH UNITED

(800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org As a We Honor Veterans partner, Home Health United staff and volunteers are given ongoing veterancentered training and education in order to provide specialized care to the veterans we proudly serve.

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

1574 W. Broadway St., Ste. 101 Madison 53713 (608) 663-2646 tim.francis@homeinstead.com homeinstead.com/madisonwi

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6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for families. Our services include: bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

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

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


Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

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

ADULT DAY CENTER (608) 826-8106 adultdaycentermadison.org

ALZCONNECTED® alzconnected.org

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WI PROGRAMS (608) 232-3400 alzwisc.org

Alzheimer’s & Dementia: First steps for families: Learn about dementia, how it affects each person differently and ways to adapt the environment, communications and daily activities. The Caregiving Journey: An intensive program for family members caring for someone with middleto 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. Legal and Financial Planning Seminar: A two-part seminar for families that provides a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or another dementia.

ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA Caregiver & Family Programs Programs for Individuals with Dementia Issues Support Systems & Local Resources Wandering Assistance

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Boost Your Brain Health: This is an interactive workshop for the general public featuring nutritional and lifestyle advice along with strategies to keeping your memory sharp. Making the move to Facility Care: This program covers how and when to make the decision to move a loved one to a residential facility or nursJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


22 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA ing home, as well as what to consider when making the actual move. Monthly Family Caregiver Education: This meets on the third Monday of each month and alternates between the Alicia Ashman branch of the Madison Public Library and the Monona Public Library. Powerful Tools for Caregivers: A sixpart class for people who care for loved ones with stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, or similar long-term conditions. Classes cover various topics such as reducing stress, communicating effectively, practicing self-care, dealing with emotions, and making tough decisions. Savvy Caregiver Training: This indepth training class, a 12-hour commitment, reviews the necessary care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. It can be thought of as professional-level training for non-

professionals. Caregiver’s manual included. Fees apply.

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

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION E-LEARNING alz.org Educational courses covering what to expect from this disease as well as useful care strategies.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

(608) 203-8500 alz.org/scwisc Basics-Memory Loss, Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease: Learn more about the basics of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Caregiver Stress: Take Care of Yourself: Caregivers will gain a better understanding of the disease, the changes and how these may affect their caregiving journey. Learn what stress is, how to identify stress, and initiate an action plan to lessen caregiving stress. Conversations about Dementia: This program offers helpful tips to assist families with difficult conversations related to dementia, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Effective Communication Strategies: This program helps families facing Alzheimer’s explore effective communication strategies by learning to decode messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions, and body language Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research: Learn about research in the area of diet, exercise, cognitive activity, and social engagement and learn how to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Know The 10 Signs: This interactive workshop identifies the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease and the benefits of early detection. (See pg. 28) Living with Alzheimer’s: For caregivers in early, middle, and late stages, this series of programs provides answers to the questions that arise in the early, middle, and late stages of the disease. Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior: This program helps caregivers understand behaviors and determine how to best respond.

ALZHEIMER’S NAVIGATOR®

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ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 23 designed specifically for individuals with Alzheimer’s, their families, and caregivers to navigate through the disease. This helps guide you to answers by creating a customized action plan and linking to information, support, and local resources.

Your partner along the journey.

PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DEMENTIA ISSUES ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: MEMORY CAFÉ

(608) 232-3400 alzwisc.org Individuals with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, and other dementias can come together in a relaxed environment to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Six (6) locations throughout Dane County.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN: PROGRAMS

(608) 232-3400 alzwisc.org Crossing Bridges: Four-week educational support group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia, or are a primary care partner.

Meeting Minds: A memory enhancement program for people with mild memory impairment that includes stimulating activities, intellectual exercises, and tai chi-based exercise. Must have completed Crossing Bridges. Three 12-week sessions per year. Learning Among Friends: After completing Crossing Bridges, there is an opportunity for participants to continue to meet together regularly to discuss topics of their choice.

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

su pport@a lzwi sc. org

608.232.3400 or 888.308.6251

www.alzwisc.org ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Fitchburg Spry Society Coventry Village Spry Society bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc This is an early-stage social engagement program for people in the early stages of memory loss. The group meets in different places around the area. The Coventry Village Spry Society focuses on brain games, providing a healthy meal, and exercise.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Living with Alzheimer’s Series (For people with Alzheimer’s) 2820 Walton Commons W., Ste. 132 Madison 53718 (608) 203-8500 bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc An interactive, three-part program designed to help people with the

disease better understand Alzheimer’s and memory loss.

CNA ON THE GO, LLC HOME CARE SERVICES (608) 609-8491 cnaonthegollc.com

EMMCA’S ADULT DAY CARE

4142 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 223-3100 michellea@emmca.org emmca.org EMMCA’s Adult Day Center provides safe, affordable care for seniors with dementia. Activities include games, gentle exercise, social interactions, music, and healthy meals. Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Call (608) 223-3112 for information and to schedule a visit.

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DEVELOPING

Dementia-Friendly Communities

WITH MY SISTER’S KITCHEN AND OTHERS BY YVETTE FERRIS To caregivers and dementia patients’ loved ones, dementia-friendly community is an often-unknown phrase that could greet them with the promise of a sunrise after a long, dark night. Finding businesses who welcome our loved ones with open arms and minds is often more challenging than anticipated. For example, finding servers willing to repeat the daily specials over and over again with fewer words and more patience or a store whose glaring displays and loud sounds don’t put

our loved ones into sensory overload can be a grand challenge. Thanks to the dementia-friendly community program initiated by Joy Schmidt in Dane County, those welcoming spots are more present than ever. Originally with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin (ADAW) and now with the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Joy says the need for dementia-friendly communities is only growing. According to the State of

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services, “Dane County currently has approximately 7,000 living with dementia. That number is expected to rise to over 17,000 by 2040.” Though dementia-friendly community training is available at a number of churches, nonprofits, and other organizations, local businesses are also participating. After a brief 30- to 45-minute presentation, owners and their employees are trained in how to help those with dementia and


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 25 their caregivers. Once trained, these businesses are given a window cling with the purple angel icon, informing the public they are part of the dementia-friendly movement. Businesses receiving training range from having as few as two employees to much larger companies, such as Old National Bank branches across the county; Care Wisconsin, which covers the state; and Walgreens, who is looking for ways to offer similar training to all its employees nationwide. Diane Mikelbank, director of the Monona Senior Center, says, “The dementia-friendly community initiative helps to give a quality of life for people living with dementia and for their friends and family.” This is done by helping waiters, cashiers, and others to take the time to help with choices so it’s not so overwhelming for those with dementia to be out in public. Diane adds, “While the Senior Center enhances the lives of older adults, so does a dementiafriendly community. Monona is lucky because there is a local group working on a letter-writing campaign to local businesses regarding the brief dementia-friendly community training.” Diane also credits the Monona City Council for their support and being a part of their proactive team for this initiative. The need for communities to understand and welcome those with dementia into local businesses is not only for the benefit of the person with dementia, but also holds value for the family members and caregivers. Diane explains, “Caregivers will stop taking their loved ones out if it gets too frustrating. If we can make other businesses aware by keeping interactions simpler for those with dementia, all involved will have a greater tendency to socialize in the community.”

Having had a grandmother with dementia, sisters Shelly Nelson and Karen Grove, who own and operate My Sister’s Kitchen café in Middleton, concur. They were approached by the ADAW to take part in the dementia-friendly community training. Shelly says most who work at the restaurant have had some acquaintance to a person with dementia. As Shelly says, “It’s our goal to make all of our patrons safe and comfortable while they’re out of their home. Caregivers can feel safe to bring their family members in to receive the respect and service they deserve.” Joy Schmidt feels optimistic about the work being accomplished in Madison and surrounding communities. “It’s been truly amazing to see all the growth in awareness as everyone works together across the community—from libraries, senior centers, first responders, local hospitals, businesses, Alzheimer’s agencies, municipalities, churches, museums, and many volunteers.” Joy has seen many successes in expanding area businesses’ and residents’ awareness of dementia, and how to become a more welcoming community for those with the disease and their caregivers. These include Walgreen’s Shop in their Shoes campaign; the Capitol Square museums’ participation in SPARK!, a program for individuals with early memory loss; and a program with former Governor Marty Schreiber and many local businesses.

duce the stigma of this disease. We hear specific examples from businesses about how this has improved their understanding and comfort level when serving a customer with cognitive impairment.” If you would like to become involved in the dementia-friendly community initiative, or if you know of a business who would like to receive training, contact Joy Schmidt at the ADRC at (608) 240-7400. Photographs provided by Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin.

Yvette Ferris graduated with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. After forays into the restaurant and finance worlds, she has come full circle back to writing. Yvette has lived many places, but is happiest to call Madison home.

Joy says, “The true success stories come from the people living with this disease and their caregivers. When they have a positive experience from a dementia-friendly business or organization, it makes it all worthwhile. When they feel welcome and accepted, we’ve done our job. We hear from many that they appreciate the efforts that are being made to reJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


26 | ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA LANGUAGE ENRICHED EXERCISE PLUS SOCIALIZATION (LEEPS) AT ADRC (608) 240-7400 daneadrc.org

SPRY SOCIETY AT COVENTRY VILLAGE (608) 203-8500 alz.org/scwisc

VISITING ANGELS

6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands;

shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

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

ACTI-KARE OF DANE COUNTY (224) 698-7050 dane.actikare.com

AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC) 2825 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 or (855) 417-6892 adrc@countyofdane.com daneadrc.org

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The first place to contact for unbiased, accurate information on all aspects of life. The Information & Assistance Specialist at the ADRC is able to complete an early cognitive screen for people concerned about their memory. The ADRC also employs a Dementia Care Specialist who provides the Memory Care Connections Program and also facilitates the Language Enriched Exercise Plus Socialization (LEEPS) program.

ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA ALLIANCE OF WISCONSIN 517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 301 Madison 53705 (608) 232-3400 or (888) 308-6251 support@alzwisc.org alzwisc.org


ALZHEIMER’S & DEMENTIA | 27 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.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

Care. Comfort. Compassion. • Companionship (including cueing, monitoring & activities) • Care management • Meal preparation & clean up • Light housekeeping & laundry • Medication reminders • Personal care (bathing, dressing & grooming assistance) • Assistance with walking

2820 Walton Commons W., Ste. 132 Madison 53718 (608) 203-8500 (800) 272-3900 24hr/365day helpline bnuttkinson@alz.org alz.org/scwisc The Alzheimer‘s Association offers local caregiver support programs, community educational workshops, professional caregiver training opportunities, and care consults with individuals and families. They work in state and national public health advocacy to enhance early detection efforts and Alzheimer’s awareness, and remain active in accelerating progress on new treatments and ultimately seeking a cure for all those affected by this disease. alz.org/scwisc /in_my_community_support.asp.

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

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION TRAILMATCH®

CROHN’S, COLITIS & IBD SUPPORT GROUP STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

(800) 272-3900 alz.org/trailmatch More than 130 research studies pertaining to this disease and other dementias are under way and recruiting volunteers. Here you can find the right one; there is no cost and it’s easy to use.

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

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

• Running errands & driving to appointments • Alzheimer’s & Dementia Care • Up to 24-hour Care & Live-in • RN Supervised, Bonded & Insured ...and more

Let us ease your mind with a free in-home assessment. Call today to learn more.

608-729-5365 www.seniorhelpersmadison.com All rights reserved. Senior Helpers locations are independently owned and operated. ©2016 SH Franchising, LLC.

This group meets the third Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Contact Marilyn (608) 873-7928.

DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP - OREGON This group meets the fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Oregon Area Senior Center, 219 Park St., Oregon. (608) 835-5801.

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

1574 W. Broadway St., Ste. 101 Madison 53713 (608) 663-2646 tim.francis@homeinstead.com homeinstead.com/madisonwi With a strong focus on Alzheimer’s & Dementia training, our professional CAREGivers™ are well equipped to provide safe, quality care for your loved ones, wherever they may be. Call today for your free Care Consultation. We are here to serve you!

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KNOW the 10 SIGNS

ALZHEIMER’S...

HAVE YOU NOTICED ANY OF THESE WARNING SIGNS?

EARLY DETECTION MATTERS

1. MEMORY LOSS THAT DISRUPTS DAILY LIFE. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; and relying on memory aides, such as reminder notes or

electronic devices, or family members for things they used to handle on their own. What’s typical? Sometimes forgetting names or appointments, but remembering them later.

2. CHALLENGES IN PLANNING OR SOLVING PROBLEMS. Some people may experience changes in their abil-

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ity to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before. What’s typical? Making occasional errors when balancing a checkbook.


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6. NEW PROBLEMS WITH WORDS

4.

IN SPEAKING OR WRITING. People with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word, or call things by the wrong name, such as calling a watch a “hand clock.” What’s typical? Sometimes having trouble finding the right word.

DIFFICULTY COMPLETING FAMILIAR TASKS AT HOME, AT WORK, OR AT LEISURE. People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work, or remembering the rules of a favorite game. What’s typical? Occasionally needing help to use the settings on a microwave or recording a television show. CONFUSION WITH TIME OR PLACE. People with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates, seasons, and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it‘s not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there. What’s typical? Getting confused about the day of the week but figuring it out later.

5. TROUBLE UNDERSTANDING VISUAL IMAGES AND SPATIAL RELATIONSHIPS. For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer’s. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance, and determining color or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room. They may not recognize their own reflection. What’s typical? Vision changes related to cataracts.

7. MISPLACING THINGS AND LOSING THE ABILITY TO RETRACE STEPS. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time. What’s typical? Misplacing things from time to time, such as a pair of glasses or the remote control.

8.

DECREASED OR POOR JUDGMENT. People with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping

themselves clean. What’s typical? Making a bad decision once in a while.

9.

WITHDRAWAL FROM WORK OR SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. A person with Alzheimer’s may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects, or sports. They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. They may also avoid being social because of the changes they have experienced. What’s typical? Sometimes feeling weary of work, family, and social obligations.

10.

CHANGES IN MOOD AND PERSONALITY. The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer’s can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful, or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends, or in places where they are out of their comfort zone. What’s typical? Developing very specific ways of doing things and becoming irritable when a routine is disrupted. If you have questions or concerns and want to learn more about early warning signs from a local resource please call (800) 272-3900 or visit alz.org/10signs for more information.

Note: This list is for information only and not a substitute for a consultation with a qualified professional. This is an official publication of the Alzheimer’s Association but may be distributed by unaffiliated organizations or individuals. Such distribution does not constitute an endorsement of these parties or their activities by the Alzheimer’s Association. Copyright 2009 Alzheimer’s Association. All rights reserved.

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4726 East Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 tanyas@seniorhelpersmadison.com seniorhelpersmadison.com We strive to ensure a better quality of life for our clients by keeping them independent, safe, and well cared for in their home. Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we provide clients and their families dependable services throughout south central Wisconsin.

VISITING ANGELS

6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Our

services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship.

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

WANDERING ASSISTANCE

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

MEDICALERT® + ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION SAFE RETURN®

(888) 572-8566 medicalert.org/safereturn This is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service, ideal for individuals with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, who wander or have a medical emergency.

CARE TRAK OF DANE COUNTY/DANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE (608) 266-3456 Northeast Precinct (608) 266-9122 Southeast Precinct (608) 243-0500 West Precinct

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS & AGING ADULTS IN SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN

When you can’t be with your loved one 24 hours a day...we fill in the missing pieces!

Medication Reminders Meals/Housekeeping Shopping & Errands Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias Personal Care

Call for your FREE Care Consultation today! 1574 W Broadway St., Suite 101. Madison, WI 53713

608.663.2646

Each Home Instead Senior Care franchise office is independently owned and operated

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Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

CEMETERIES & MEMORIAL PRODUCTS BRONZESTONE GROUP CEMETERIES & MEMORIZATION Dane County locations bronzestonegroup.com

NATURAL PATH SANCTUARY AT THE FARLEY CENTER (608) 845-8724 naturalpathsanctuary.org

RESURRECTION CATHOLIC CEMETERIES (608) 238-5561 madisondiocese.org

SPELLMAN MONUMENT (608) 643-8241 spellmanmonument.com

DO-NOT-RESUSCITATE BRACELETS Direct emergency medical technicians, first responders, and emergency healthcare facilities’ personnel. See also Legal category in the General Section to set up a living will which can detail your wishes when you are unable.

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

END OF LIFE Cemeteries & Memorial Products Do-Not-Resuscitate Bracelets Funeral & Cremation Services Grief & Spiritual Support Hospice Care Hospice Inpatient Facilities

MEDICALERT FOUNDATION

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(888) 633-4298 medicalert.org

FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES ALL FAITHS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES (608) 442-0477 866allfaiths.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


32 | END OF LIFE BRONZESTONE GROUP CEMETERIES & MEMORIZATION Dane County locations bronzestonegroup.com

COMPASSION CREMATION SERVICE (608) 217-9166 compassioncremation.com

CRESS FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

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

cressfuneralservice.com (608) 238-3434 or (800) 235-9681

GRIEF & SPIRITUAL SUPPORT

FOSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE (608) 661-3678 fosterfuneralhomes.com

A LIGHT IN THE NIGHT (608) 415-0409 or (608) 444-8327

AGRACE (608) 276-4660 agrace.org/griefgroups

THE GREAT CIRCLE COLLABORATIVE (608) 444-8327

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

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

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

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

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END OF LIFE | 33 RAINBOW HOSPICE CARE (920) 674-6255 rainbowhospicecare.org

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 persons’ and their familes’ 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 in-patient hospice facility.

AGRACE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE

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

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HOME HEALTH UNITED

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

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34 | END OF LIFE

A NEW

PARADIGM Evolving for

End-of-Life CARE BY ELIZABETH HUMPHRIES, RN, MSN, CNM

It ought to be lovely to be old to be full of the peace that comes of experience and wrinkled ripe fulfilment… …Fragrant like yellowing leaves, and dim with the soft stillness and satisfaction of autumn… “Beautiful Old Age,” by D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence was ahead of his time when he celebrated aging with these words. Following his call for a new perspective on aging and the end of life, many in the hospice and palliative care communities, as well as in the deathcare industry, are searching for better ways to end our days.

A new cultural paradigm is arising, ripe with personal meaning, conscious choices, and transcendent rituals that hope to bring us to our final days with ease and a sense of beauty and completeness. Many seniors are finding they want more control over their final days. They want a more natural and joyful ending that brings closure without all the medical intervention, hospitalization, and emergency room visits, and even something more than the cold and often impersonal funeral and burial traditions that have persisted for decades. They want creative options. Families, too, are looking for ways to add meaning and to personal-

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ize funeral celebrations—everything from video legacies and balloon and lantern releases to home funerals and green burials. Many have found the services of an end-of-life midwife, or death doula, offer just the kind of coaching and family support that is needed as the end-of-life process evolves. Hospice has built a strong support system for dying ones and their families, providing comfort medications, and adding spiritual and volunteer involvements that help to calm and ground families in the process. Still, many are finding there are ways that hospice cannot fulfill the ongoing


END OF LIFE | 35 RAINBOW HOSPICE CARE (920) 674-6255 rainbowhospicecare.org

SEASONS OF LIFE LLC

2911 Marina Dr., Madison 53562 (608) 770-2730 nurseandcaregiverservices@gmail.com nursecaregiver.wordpress.com Seasons of Life. Dignity, Honor, Kindness. That is our mission for senior home care. Owned and operated by a geriatric nurse of 22 years, bringing experience, compassion, and integrity home to seniors. Assistance with daily living, including end of life “Death Doula” care.

SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE (608) 833-3295 www.southerncareinc.com

guidance that is needed day by day and hour by hour as families meet the end of life, often with fear and shock. End-of-life coaches can ease final months of life with consistent, compassionate care, establishing a relationship that evolves with the family going through the process. Death doulas are an innovative and evolving field in deathcare. One pioneer in the industry is Henry FerskoWeiss, former hospice social worker in New York City, who found that hospice provided some, but not all of what families need at end of life. In 2003, he proposed using the birth coach/birth doula model of care for end of life, and called the role a death doula. His organization, INELDA (International End of Life Doula Association), trains and certifies death doulas around the world. His goal is to “help the dying to find meaning in their life, express that meaning in powerful and beautiful legacies, and plan for the final days.” Death doulas guide and support people through the dying process.

To find out more about the new paradigm in end-of-life services, including death doulas, home funerals, green burials, and death cafes in Madison, please visit inelda.org, The Great Circle Collaborative on Facebook, seasonsoflifemadison .com, naturalpathsanctuary.org, and walkingeachotherhomemadison.org.

Elizabeth Humpries, RN, MSN, CNM, is the owner of Seasons of Life, LLC, seasonsoflifemadison.com.

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

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

RAINBOW HOSPICE INPATIENT CENTER (920) 674-6255 rainbowhospicecare.org

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ADVANCE HEALTHCARE DIRECTIVES Known also as a living will. Visit the Legal category in the General section for assistance to learn about this important option you have to protect your wishes if and when you are unable.

CLARITY PATIENT ADVOCACY SERVICES, LLC (608) 284-8795 clarityadvocacy.com

MIDWEST HOME CARE (608) 276-6000 midwesthomecare.com

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT Place the following items in a plastic lidded container: • Three-day supply of water • Three-day supply of non perishable food • Three-day supply of high energy foods, such as granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter, jelly, and crackers

ESTATE PLANNING

ESSENTIAL PREPARATION Advance Healthcare Directives Emergency Preparedness Estate Planning Funeral Preplanning Organ Donation

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See also Legal and Financial Services categories in the General section for additional information.

CHRISTENSON JOHNSON, LLC

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(608) 273-8609 cjlawwi.com

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS S.C. (608) 255-8891 dewittross.com


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5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 brenda@haskinsshort.com haskinsshort.com Haskins Short, 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).

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

LIFE MESSAGES MEDIA, LLC (608) 620-4590 lifemessagesmedia.com

Life has its Changes Consult with our advisors for legacy planning, beneficiary designations, estate planning, probate, powers of attorney, setting up a trust or‌just to have us listen to figure it all out.

You can trust that we are here to guide you.

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Some changes are completely unexpected while others are planned. We at SVA Plumb Trust are here to help with the life changes you and your family are facing.

Kathryn Norton, President, 608-826-2757 Tammy Parks, Senior Vice President, 608-826-2658 www.svaplumb.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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REASONS to Name a

Corporate Fiduciary BY TAMMY KOESTER PARKS

While you may be initially inclined to name a family member or friend as the fiduciary in your will or trust, you may want to consider using a corporate trustee. Corporate trustees are experienced and trained in administrating trusts and estates. With their

expertise, they are able to act more efficiently when handling fiduciary matters. A trust officer has procedures in place to ensure that issues are handled in an appropriate and timely manner, and that assets are safeguarded and invested properly. This is quite distinct from when a family member or friend is

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named as the nominated fiduciary in a will or in a trust because they have no experience and can be overwhelmed by the duties and responsibilities. A corporate fiduciary is subject to many levels of regulation and oversight from internal auditors to out-


ESSENTIAL PREPARATION | 39 side auditors and government regulators, which often require insurance and fidelity bonding. As a result, malfeasance and loss are less likely than if Uncle Joe was in charge. A corporate fiduciary must be objective and impartial, administering the will or trust as written. Where an individual fiduciary might be personally pressured by a beneficiary, the professional fiduciary is seasoned in not succumbing to pressure from beneficiaries, avoiding conflicts of interest.

••••••• Corporate trustees are experienced and trained in administrating trusts and estates. With their expertise, they are able to act more efficiently when handling fiduciary matters.

••••••• It isn’t uncommon that a child who is acting as trustee has personal interest in the trust. Corporate fiduciaries have a network of professionals, such as attorneys or accountants, from whom they can get answers to difficult questions that come up during administration.

Recordkeeping is another responsibility of the fiduciary. Trusts are often required to file annual court reports or to provide accountings to beneficiaries. Individuals who serve as trustees may not have the ability to keep or provide such reports. However, for a corporate fiduciary, required trust reporting is a standard part of trust administration. Continuity is yet another reason to consider a professional fiduciary over a family member or friend. When a corporate fiduciary is named, the trust or estate is always being administered and monitored. And there is no need to go to court to change trustees as opposed to when an individual trustee is unable or unwilling to act. Last but not least, family harmony is a key reason to name a corporate fiduciary since a fiduciary must often make tough choices that may not be popular with beneficiaries. SVA Plumb Trust Company can help you with your estate planning and trust needs. Contact us at svaplumb.com or (608) 824-8800.

Tammy Koester Parks is the President of SVA Plumb Trust Company, LLC.

MADISON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (608) 232-1763 madisongives.org

MURPHY DESMOND S.C. (608) 257-7181 murphydesmond.com

STAFFORD ROSENBAUM, LLC (608) 256-0226 staffordlaw.com

SVA PLUMB TRUST COMPANY, LLC

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

WILSON LAW GROUP, LLC (608) 833-4001 wilsonlawgroup.com

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

ZERBST & KLUCK, S.C. (608) 316-3805 wi-atty.com

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

FOSTER FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICE

case you move away, and prearranging relieves your family of the financial burden. By relieving your family of decisions at a difficult time, you are showing your love and respect for their needs.

ORGAN DONATION DONATE LIFE WISCONSIN yesiwillwisconsin.com

(608) 661-3678 fosterfuneralhomes.com

GUNDERSON FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE

5203 Monona Dr., Madison 53716 (608) 221-5420 gundersonfh.com Prearranging is simple and the benefit to loved ones is well recognized. The benefits are numerous: they allow you to express your own wishes, your funeral plan is transferable in SEPTEMBER 2017–FEBRUARY 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

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


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

FOUR LAKES VETERINARY CLINIC

4504 Monona Dr., Madison 53717 (608) 819-6750 staff@fourlakesvet.com fourlakesvet.com Four Lakes Vet is the right clinic for you! We offer a variety of services for your pet cat or dog (or both). A calming environment and fear-free techniques will make your trip to the vet pleasant for both you and your pet. We are a both a Certified Fear-Free and Gold Certified Cat Friendly clinic and we participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

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PET HEALTH PHARMACY 800-742-0516 pethealthpharmacy.com

T & T PET CARE SERVICES (608) 772-9436 tandtpetcareservices.com

WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF GRADUATE SERVICE DOGS (WAGS) (608) 250-9247 wags.net

ARTS, CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT A ROOM OF ONE’S OWN (608) 257-7888 roomofonesown.com

FARLEY’S HOUSE OF PIANOS (608) 271-2626 farleyspianos.com

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42 | GENERAL 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

HO-CHUNK GAMING MADISON

4002 Evans Acre Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 223-9576 ho-chunkgaming.com/madison Our nonstop, 24-hour, 100% smokefree casino welcomes ages 21+ and offers over 1,200 slot machines, a Rewards Club and casual dining. Come experience Madison’s Casino.

MADCITY MUSIC EXCHANGE (608) 251-8558 madcitymusic.net

MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR)

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

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO

CREATIVE COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES

WARD-BRODT MUSIC

(608) 222-2071 cclswi.com

(608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

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

WISCONSIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM

MONROE STREET FRAMING

(608) 264-6535 wisconsinhistory.org

OVER 50 DINNER GROUP (608) 255-6873

SENIOR BEAT TELEVISION SHOW (608) 267-8650 to submit program ideas cityofmadison.com/seniorcenter

THEATER BUS - FOR THE OVER 55s (608) 257-0003 theaterbus.org

Listings include employment assistance, career counseling, and training.

(608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

Arts & Enrichment Classes (608) 204-3021 mscr.org

(608) 255-7330 monroestreetframing.com

EMPLOYMENT

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

AUTOMOBILE CARE/ REPAIR SCHWENN’S SERVICE

5601 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 222-4254 Full-Service gas station with automobile repair services.

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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

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

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


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44 | GENERAL

The Golden YEARS TAKING CARE OF PETS AS THEY AGE BY LORI SCARLETT, DVM

Stiffness getting out of bed in the morning. Waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Weight gain. Diabetes. Thinning hair due to an underactive thyroid. Memory loss. Senility. High blood pressure. New lumps or growths on the skin. A personal pharmacy in your home. You may be experiencing one or more of these things as you get older, and if you own an aging dog or cat, they may be experiencing them, too. Studies show that by the age of 6 (about 40 in human years), a third of all cats have some arthritis. By the time a cat is 12 (the equivalent of a 60-year-old person), there is a

90 percent chance of arthritis. Dogs develop arthritis at about the same rate, although large breeds, working breeds, and overweight dogs will start to show stiffness sooner than small dogs. Like people, some cats and dogs are great at regulating how much they eat, and keep a slim figure. But more commonly, dogs and cats eat what is put in front of them, even if they aren’t hungry. Which means that well over 50 percent of dogs and cats are overweight. As with people, this predisposes them to arthritis, diabetes (at least with cats), heart disease, and a shorter life span.

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Older female dogs that have been spayed (equivalent to having a hysterectomy or going through menopause in women) are at increased risk for developing urinary incontinence. They might leak a little if they laugh or cough, but more often they leak when they are relaxed and sleeping. Both cats and dogs can develop kidney failure, which causes an increase in drinking, leading to more frequent urination. Endocrine diseases, such as an underactive thyroid gland, are more common in older dogs. These dogs have similar signs to human symptoms: thin hair, weight gain,


GENERAL | 45 sluggishness, and slow heart rate. Cats, on the other hand, are more likely to develop hyperthyroidism— an overactive thyroid gland. These cats will be ravenously hungry, but lose weight. They may also have increased vomiting or diarrhea, increased shedding, and, oddly, vocalize in the middle of the night.

please don’t share your medications with your pet! There are many different options for arthritis pain: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, glucosamine or other nutraceutical supplements, chiropractic adjustments, and acupuncture. There are even prescription diets designed for pets with arthritis.

Older pets, particularly those reaching the equivalent of 80- to 90-yearold people (16-plus years in pet years) will have cognitive decline. They may forget which side of the door opens to go outside, wander aimlessly outside or around the house, stare blankly at a wall, or even have sundowners syndrome. This is when the pet has more confusion and anxiety or agitation in the early to late evening. Dogs may have difficulty sleeping and be pacing and whining all night long.

It’s difficult to teach a dog Kegel exercises, but there are prescription medications that can control incontinence. Thyroid medications are given daily to either supplement or prevent formation of thyroid hormone. A diagnosis of diabetes means a diet change and daily insulin injections. Surgery can be per-

Our pets can also develop high blood pressure. This is often first detected when the retina in a cat’s eye suddenly detaches and the cat becomes blind, fully dilating its pupils. Although blood pressure cuffs are used to determine blood pressure in cats and dogs, the cuff is often placed on the tail, rather than the upper arm. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign growths under the skin. They are very common in dogs and can get quite extensive in size. Sebaceous adenomas (better known as moles), cysts, and skin tags all occur in both pets and their owners. Not all growths are benign, however. There are a number of malignant cancers that can be found in the skin or elsewhere in and on the body, so don’t ignore a lump or growth on you or your pet. The good news is that all of these conditions we share with our pets can be treated or managed. But

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Enjoy the golden years of your pet... they’re worth it.

••••••• formed to remove growths. Small adenomas and skin tags can be frozen off. Senility, as in humans, can be hard to manage. Working on memory and learning skills with puzzles, exercise, and daily interactions can help. There are nutraceuticals and prescription foods that contain antioxidants and other ingredients to improve cognition. There are many medications that can be used to help with anxiety and induce sleep. Older people should see their physician more frequently, have screening tests, get blood pressure checked, and stay active. The same applies for older pets. Make that veterinary appointment for your cat or dog now. Ask for senior bloodwork to be run, including a urinalysis and a blood-pressure check. Aging is not a disease, and if a problem is discovered, early intervention and treatment may be able to greatly

improve the quality and quantity of your pet’s life. We often dwell on all the negative aspects of aging, but there are some great things about getting older, like becoming smarter and wiser, and they apply to our pets, too. How many people have adopted a new puppy so that their older dog can train it? Think about kittens that play so hard that they collapse and pant. Older cats know that one good chase after the feather toy is sufficient. We can play and have a good time without overdoing it. With the kids out of the house, we are finally able to sit in our comfy chair and watch television…if our pets haven’t beaten us to it. We can enjoy the grandkids and still be happy they go home at night. Older pets likely feel the same way about your grandkids! Enjoy the golden years of your pet, but remember that, like you, they may not be able to walk quite as far, may need to be taken out to the bathroom a little more frequently, and may need your help remembering to take their medications on time. But they’re worth it.

Lori Scarlett, DVM, is the owner and veterinarian at Four Lakes Veterinary Clinic. For more information, visit fourlakesvet.com.

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46 | GENERAL WORK PLUS, INC.

CUSTER PLUMB FINANCIAL SERVICES

(608) 238-6018 workplus.org

(608) 238-8388 custerplumbfinancialservices.com

WORKSMART NETWORK

DANE COUNTY CREDIT UNION

(608) 288-2459 worksmartnetwork.org

(608) 256-5665 dccu.us

YWCA EMPOWERMENT CENTER

ELDER FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

(608) 257-1436 ywcamadison.org

(608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & SERVICES

FINANCIAL ABUSE SPECIALIST TEAM (FAST) HELPLINE

See also Aging & Caregiver Resources and Essential Preparation sections.

(608) 261-7326 danecountyhumanservices.org

BROYLES & COMPANY CPAS, LLC

HOME SAVINGS BANK (608) 282-6000 home-savings.com

(608) 960-4700 broylesco.com

CHECK ON YOUR WISCONSIN STATE REFUND (608) 266-8100

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

JOHNSON FINANCIAL GROUP (608) 203-3900 johnsonbank.com

LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS (608) 235-2800

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

Dane BUY

LOCAL

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

THINK TH T HIN H IN NK LO L LOCAL OCA CA AL L FIRST. FIRS FIR F IRST ST danebuylocal.com

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

MODIFIED REVERSE MORTGAGE PROGRAM cityofmadison.com/finance /mortgage

MONONA STATE BANK (608) 223-5141 mononabank.com

PARK BANK (608) 278-2801 parkbank.com

PERSONAL MONEY MANAGEMENT, LLC (608) 520-0602 personalmoney.vpweb.com

PORTER & SACK, CPAS, S.C. (608) 233-8333 pscpas.com

SUMMIT CREDIT UNION (608) 243-5000 summitcreditunion.com

SVA PLUMB TRUST COMPANY, LLC

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

UW CREDIT UNION (800) 533-6773 uwcu.org

WEGNER CPAS (608) 274-4020 wegnercpas.com


GENERAL | 47 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.

WISCONSIN STATE CUSTOMER SERVICE BUREAU (608) 266-2486 revenue.wi.gov

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

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

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

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

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HO-CHUNK GAMING MADISON (608) 223-9576 • 4002 Evan Acres Rd., Madison 53718 ho-chunkgaming.com/madison

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

GRANDPARENTS AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Caregiver Chronicles & Caring and Kinship Connection News Colocated at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-5679 aaa.dcdhs.com Caregiver Chronicles features informative articles and information on workshops and events for family caregivers. Caring and Kinship Connection News includes resources for grandparents and “Other Relatives as Parents” Caregiver Program. Both are available monthly via email or postal mail.

FOSTER GRANDPARENTS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7894 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/fgp.html Income eligible volunteers age 55+ serve 15 to 30 hours a week working with children in Dane County schools and Head Start sites. The grandparents function as consistent, caring role models providing one-on-one adult attention. Volunteers earn a tax-free, hourly stipend and travel reimbursement.

GRANDPARENTS AS PARENTS (608) 238-8751 or (608) 255-7356 therainbowproject.net

HOBBIES JIM’S COINS & PRECIOUS METALS

HOME & GARDEN A NEW LEAF FLORAL

4106 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 221-8800 anewleaffloral@att.net madisonflorist.net Whether you prefer something time honored and traditional or something contemporary and modern, we design breathtaking fresh flower arrangements for all occasions— sympathy, weddings, anniversary, birthdays, and get well.

AMERICA’S BEST FLOWERS (608) 222-2269 americasbestflowers.com

BETHKE HEATING AND AC (608) 251-2222 bethkeheating.com

BLAIR LAWN & LANDSCAPING, INC.

(608) 233-2118 jimscoins.com

(608) 255-1920 blairlandscape.com

THE VINERY STAINED GLASS STUDIO

BROTHERS MAIN APPLIANCE & TV

(608) 244-9900 vineryglass.com

(608) 221-7860 brothersmain.com

WARD-BRODT MUSIC

CAPITAL WINDOW CLEANING, LLC

(608) 661-8600 wardbrodt.com

(608) 669-1439 capitalwindowcleaningllc.com

THE CENTURY HOUSE (608) 233-4488 centuryhouseinc.com

CHAD’S DESIGN BUILD (608) 221-1799 chadsdesignbuild.com

COYLE CARPET ONE (608) 257-0291 coylecarpet.com

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GENERAL | 49 CREATIVE ENERGY DESIGNS, INC. (608) 256-7696 creativeenergydesignsinc.com

CURRAN CABINETRY & DESIGN, LLC (608) 575-5552 currancabinetrydesign.com

FITCHBURG FARMS (608) 819-6693 fitchburgfarms.com

GANSHERT NURSERY & LANDSCAPES, LLC (608) 274-2443 ganshert.com

GARDEN SEARCH & RESCUE, LLC (608) 438-9571 gardensearchandrescue.com

HABITAT RESTORE

PROJECT HOME

(608) 661-2813 restoredane.org

(608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org

HALLMAN LINDSAY PAINTS

QUAL LINE FENCE CORPORATION

(608) 834-8844 hallmanlindsay.com

KLEIN’S FLORAL & GREENHOUSES

GOOD OAK ECOLOGICAL SERVICES, LLC

(608) 244-5661 kleinsfloral.com

(608) 209-0607 goodoak.com

NATURA CLEAN

(608) 849-4654 quallinefence.com

QUIGLEY DECKS & CABLE RAIL (608) 577-4277 quigleycablerail.com

(608) 215-6737 naturaclean.com

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50 | GENERAL SELECTRIC, INC. ELECTRICAL CONTRACTING (608) 277-9090 selectricmadison.com

SERGENIANS FLOOR COVERINGS

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

LEGAL

(608) 271-1111 sergenians.com

THE STRAIGHT THREAD (608) 250-5135 thestraightthread.com

TDS CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION, INC. (608) 251-1814 tdscustomconstruction.com

TIME 2 REMODEL, LLC (608) 212-0633 time2remodel.com

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

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

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

WISCONSIN URBAN WOOD

BOARDMAN & CLARK, LLP LAW FIRM

(608) 622-7212 wisconsinurbanwood.org

(608) 257-9521 boardmanclark.com

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

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

HOUSEHOLD ITEM DONATIONS 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

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CHRISTENSON JOHNSON, LLC (608) 273-8609 cjlawwi.com

DEWITT ROSS & STEVENS S.C. (608) 255-8891 dewittross.com

ELDER LAW CENTER (CWAG) (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

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

HASKINS SHORT, LLC

5113 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 237-6673 brenda@haskinsshort.com haskinsshort.com Haskins Short, LLC specializes in providing professional and com-


GENERAL | 51 passionate 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).

HUPY AND ABRAHAM, S.C.

3001 W. Beltline Hwy., Ste. 204 Madison 53713 (800) 800-5678 info@hupy.com hupy.com Get All The Money You Deserve. Choose the firm that is Voted Best, Rated Best, Year after Year. We handle nursing home abuse/neglect, car/motorcycle accidents, slip/fall, and pharmaceutical class actions. Hupy and Abraham, S.C. has collected over $1 billion for thousands of satisfied clients for more than 40 years.

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

MURPHY DESMOND S.C. (608) 257-7181 murphydesmond.com

NEIGHBORHOOD LAW CLINIC (608) 265-2441 law.wisc.edu/eji/nlp

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

SVA PLUMB TRUST COMPANY, LLC

1221 John Q Hammons Dr. Madison 53717 (608) 824-8800 trust@svaplumb.com svaplumb.com Making sure your estate will be professionally administered is a source

of security and peace of mind for you and your family. Our professional trustees take care of your assets for you and your survivors when you no longer can.

WISCONSIN STATE LAW LIBRARY (608) 266-6316 Dane County wilawlibrary.gov

WISE: ELDER MEDIATION SERVICES (608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

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

HOME ELEMENTS & CONCEPTS

126 Water St., 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

126 Water St., 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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52 | GENERAL

Much More than

Moving or Downsizing BY MARIANNE GARITI

I often hear the same two questions: “So you move people?” and “You help seniors downsize?” I think carefully before answering because it’s yes to both, but it’s also so much more than that. For me and my staff, it’s about our passion to help families know the state of mind they’re in when trying to either move or downsize their loved ones.

It’s not a job in the regular sense. It’s about caring and understanding. It’s about knowing what type of stress is created and can result from leaving a home that one has lived in for many years—sometimes 10, 20, or even 50 years. It’s about family members who are left without words when picking what family heirlooms and memories to keep and which to part

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GENERAL | 53 with. There are many details that go missed and forgotten. I saw a need in the community to help families and bring passion and knowledge during a very chaotic period. Before I began the journey of establishing Moving Forward, I had heard of the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). I wanted to learn more about the organization and how I could formulate my business around the NASMM structure. I learned the NASMM Code of Ethics and received structured training on working with seniors with dementia and Alzheimer’s. I was able to develop my own tools and grow my business based through NASMM seminars and training.

It’s not a job in the regular sense. It’s about caring and understanding. Imagine, if you will, how difficult it is to part with your favorite shirt or picture. Think about years of memories in a home where you raised your children and had multiple celebrations: birthday parties, holiday events, and graduations. I go into a home and not only hear the stories but also see the memories, like when the homeowner shows me the growth chart on the wall. I listen to the description about the trees that were planted when they brought home each of their children. Images of children playing on the swing come to my mind while parents’ eyes light up and then sadden when they realize they have to move. How do you pack those memories? How do you bring them to your new home? Often clients move to independent living communities and assisted living communities, which are much smaller spaces than their current home. I have to be very creative on how to do just that while bringing along those memories.

When I do an initial home visit, I learn about the family and the dynamic of their relationships. I am a stranger in their environment, but at the same time, they’re looking to my expertise for guidance and reassurance. It’s extremely important to me that they know how much I cherish their memories and belongings.

OUR LIVES MAGAZINE

Since it’s a stressful time, once we have everything packed up and the movers arrive, we will actually unpack and get them settled in that same day. We normally do a floor layout plan prior to the move, and are aware of where everything will be placed. By that evening, we have the bed made, the shower curtain hung, everything put in its place, and all the boxes removed. They can start living there immediately.

(608) 554-4187 CaringTransitionsMadison.com

What I bring through Moving Forward is a sense of direction, calm, and confidence to something that initially seems overwhelming but, with our help, becomes attainable. Photographs provided by Moving Forward.

Marianne Gariti has a BS from Western Illinois University and a passion for organizing and helping seniors downsize.

(608) 358-8680 ourlivesmadison.com

MOVING SERVICES/ SPECIALISTS CARING TRANSITIONS OF MADISON

MAD CITY MOVING

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

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

MOVING FORWARD– SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS

1022 Lumbermans Trl. Madison 53716 (608) 395-1821 movingforwardmadison@gmail.com movingforwardmadison.com Moving Forward is Wisconsin’s only Senior Move Manager with the A+ Accreditation Rating from the National Association of Senior Move Managers. We help seniors with selling treasures, floor planning, packing, moving, unpacking, setup, and more. Our goal is to help seniors downsize with ease.

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54 | GENERAL MOVING MAUDE SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT

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

SEGUES SENIOR MOVE SPECIALISTS

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

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

TLC RELOCATION SERVICES (608) 576-1794 tlc-relocation.com

PHOTOGRAPHY/VIDEO SERVICES HINCKLEY PRODUCTIONS (608) 819-6022 hinckleyproductions.com

HOLDER PRINTWORKS (608) 576-6416 holderprintworks.com

LIFE MESSAGES MEDIA LLC (608) 620-4590 lifemessagesmedia.com

REALTORS & REAL ESTATE SERVICES ANDREW WILLITS, REALTOR WITH KELLER WILLIAMS (608) 535-9909 RealEstateMovesMadison.com

JOE DRURY–RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES

2945 Monroe St., Madison 53711 (608) 213-3205 druryj@charter.net Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, I’m ready to dedicate my time and invest my efforts into helping you every step of the way. SEPTEMBER 2017–FEBRUARY 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


GENERAL | 55 RESTAINO & ASSOCIATES

Assisting Seniors Transition 26 Schroeder Ct., Ste. 200 Madison 53711 (608) 833-7777 (800) 637-1178 info@restainohomes.com restainohomes.com Real Estate Masters­­— assisting seniors’ transitions to new homes.

STARK COMPANY REALTORS – REALTOR® LINDSAY KOCH (608) 443-4814 lkoch.starkhomes.com

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

MY SISTER’S KITCHEN

2227 Parmenter St. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-3773 mysister.midd@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook! Home cooking that’s a favorite with regulars who can order “the usual.” Breakfasts served all day, every day.

YOLA’S CAFE (608) 827-5800 facebook.com/yolascafe

ZIGGY’S BBQ SMOKEHOUSE (608) 291-0915 Find us on Facebook

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

RESTAURANTS

Barb Dawson Ginny Hazen Damman Gayle Galston 575.3290 334.8544 239.0842

Sue Gilbertson 576.4488

Susan Goebel 843.5769

Jackie Hayes 235.4897

Musa Jallow 446.2210

Tom Meyer 332.8331

Faith Morledge Jim & Lisa Olmsted 444.8330 575.7562

Matt Silvern 332.7565

Barb Stephani 235.5124

Lorri Stueber 212.6476

Sandy Grunke 212.0642

CRANBERRY CREEK CAFE (608) 222-4803 cranberrycreekcatering.com

DEFOREST FAMILY RESTAURANT (608) 846-6910 deforestfamilyrestaurant.com

Sheila Power 469.5800

FINK’S RESTAURANT (608) 437-8922 facebook.com/finkscafemh

HERITAGE TAVERN (608) 283-9500 heritagetavern.com

Jim Todd 469.5538

Bill Wermuth 628.0210

Pat Whyte 513.2200

WWW.RESTAINO HO MES.CO M

Participating restaurant in Dane County Nutrition Program. See article on page 70.

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56 | GENERAL SHOPPING & SPECIALTY RETAIL BRIGHTSIDE SKINCARE (608) 284-8939 brightsideskincare.com

BROTHERS MAIN APPLIANCE & TV (608) 221-7860 brothersmain.com

COYLE CARPET ONE (608) 257-0291 coylecarpet.com

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES (608) 246-3140 goodwillscwi.org

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

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3417 momhelps.org

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

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

HABITAT RESTORE (608) 661-2813 restoredane.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.

ABBY VANS (800) 236-8438 abbyvans.com

BUS BUDDY & BUS BUDDY TOURS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org Volunteers teach other older adults, individually or in groups, how to achieve more independence and mobility by using the public system.

CAPITOL EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION, INC. (608) 661-7433

CAR CONCIERGE AUTO DELIVERY (608) 692-8322 carconciergeautodelivery.com

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

DRIVER SERVICES/VETS HELPING VETS RSVP OF DANE COUNTY 517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7896 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/drivers.html SEPTEMBER 2017–FEBRUARY 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING


GENERAL | 57 RSVP volunteers provide rides to medical appointments for Dane County residents 60+ and rides to other important appointments for veterans of all ages. Passengers must not have access to other transportation resources. Drivers receive mileage reimbursement, extra insurance coverage, and the satisfaction of helping seniors and veterans remain independent.

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

METRO TRANSIT (608) 266-4466 mymetrobus.com

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

MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY TRANSPORTATION AND SHOPPING ASSISTANCE (608) 826-3417 momhelps.org

MONONA LIFT (608) 423-4118 monona.transloc.com Real-time vehicle locations

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

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

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

nonmedical rides volunteer drivers.

provided

by

TRANSIT SOLUTIONS, INC. (608) 294-8747

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

UNION CAB COOPERATIVE

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

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

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

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

TRAVEL & TOURS GREEN CONCIERGE TRAVEL (608) 204-2717 greenconciergetravel.com

HIGH ROLLERS CASINO BUS TRIPS (800) 416-2049 badgerbus.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


58 | GENERAL

Face of Grey, Heart of Gold

You can give a senior pet the loving home they deserve. Visit giveshelter.org or call (608) 838-0413 for more information.

RADISSON HOTEL MADISON (608) 833-0100 radmad.com

UW–MADISON CONTINUING STUDIES (608) 263-7787 or (608) 262-3731 uwtravel.org

VAN GALDER TOUR SERVICES (800) 747-0994 coachusa.com/vangalder

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

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

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

RSVP OF DANE COUNTY

517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 300 Madison 53705 (608) 441-7891 info@rsvpdane.org rsvpdane.org/comconnections.html 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.

STATE OF WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE Volunteer Ombudsman Program (800) 815-0015 longtermcare.wi.gov

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

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

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WHEELCHAIR VANS & ACCESSORIES A&J MOBILITY (608) 579-1500 aandjmobility.com

GT MOBILITY & SERVICES (608) 395-2350 gtmobility.com

TRANSIT AUTO MOBILITY (608) 839-0743


Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS NONEMERGENCY The following listings can assist you with finding medical care. It is 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) 443-5482 dental appt (608) 443-5480 medical appt accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN (GHC-SCW)

HEALTH Clinics & Medical Centers - Nonemergency Clinics & Medical Centers - Specialty Clinics & Medical Centers - Urgent Care Chronic Conditions & Support Disability Resources Eye Care Fitness & Sports Hospitals Insurance Companies Intellectual Health & Disabilities Mental Health & Psychiatric Services Nutrition/Meal Programs Palliative Care Pharmacies Prescription Drug Assistance Spas/Massage Therapy Spiritual Health & Well-Being Substance Abuse & Addictions

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1265 John Q Hammons Dr., Madison 53717 (800) 605-4327 member_services@ghcscw.com ghcscw.com When you’re a GHC-SCW member, you get access to our six primary care clinics in the Madison area, where you’ll receive best-in-class primary care. At GHC-SCW, we are committed to providing the care you need, when you need it.

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

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER CLINICS

unitypoint.org/meriterclinics UnityPoint Health – Meriter has seven primary care clinics conveniently located in Madison, Middleton, Monona, Fitchburg, DeForest-Windsor, and Stoughton. Our physicians care for adults and children. Schedule a complimentary meet and greet appointment to get to know your doctor. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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

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

AIDS RESOURCE CENTER OF WISCONSIN (608) 252-6540 arcw.org

ALS ASSOCIATION WISCONSIN CHAPTER

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS - SPECIALTY ADVANCED ALLERGY RELIEF OF WISCONSIN (608) 279-9639 madisonbraincenter.com /allergy-relief

GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN (GHC-SCW)

1265 John Q Hammons Dr., Madison 53717 (800) 605-4327 member_services@ghcscw.com ghcscw.com When you’re a GHC-SCW member, you have access to over 1,300 world-class specialty care providers through our partners at UW Health and University Hospital.

MADISON BRAIN CENTER (608) 467-7916 madisonbraincenter.com

CLINICS & MEDICAL CENTERS URGENT CARE GHC-SCW URGENT CARE CLINIC AT CAPITOL CLINIC

(414) 763-2220 alsawi.org

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY (608) 662-7100 cancer.org

675 W. Washington Ave., Madison 53703 (608) 442-8100 member_services@ghcscw.com ghcscw.com As a GHC-SCW member, you can call ahead to schedule a time to be seen that same day at our Urgent Care Clinic. Which means you can be treated for non-life-threatening conditions without wasting time in a waiting room.

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

(608) 345-7938 wichapterapda.org

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

SEPTEMBER 2017–FEBRUARY 2018 JOURNEY OF AGING

(608) 222-7785 diabetes.org

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

AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA)


HEALTH | 61 AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER (ADRC)

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshops: Healthy Living with Diabetes Colocated with ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com These evidence-based prevention programs are offered throughout Dane County. For the most recent workshop schedule, visit wihealthyaging.org.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION -

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

DISABILITY RESOURCES Check the Aging & Caregiver Resources section as well as the Safe & Healthy at Home section for additional resources. Section includes hearing and visual disabilities and assistance.

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

2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 or (855) 417-6892 adrc@countyofdane.org daneadrc.org The first place to contact for unbiased, accurate information on all aspects of life related to aging or a disability. This center will support seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers by providing useful information and assistance, long-termcare-options counseling, benefits counseling, and access to publicly funded long-term care programs.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Stepping on: Falls Prevention Colocated at ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com These prevention programs are offered throughout Dane County. For the most recent workshop schedule, visit wihealthyaging.org.

Madison Office (608) 221-9800 arthritis.org/wisconsin

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

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

MADISON SPINAL CORD INJURY SUPPORT GROUP (608) 620-5666 madisonsci.org

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION (MDA) SOUTHERN WISCONSIN (262) 432-7992 mda.org

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62 | HEALTH

Disability Resources (continued)

BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED INFORMATION & SERVICES Dane County (608) 757-5203 dhs.wisconsin.gov/blind

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

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (608) 238-5400 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.

CARE WISCONSIN

1617 Sherman Ave. PO Box 14017, Madison 53708 (800) 963-0035 carewisc.org/joa Care Wisconsin matches frail seniors and individuals with disabilities to the Medicare and Medicaid programs we offer. Since 1976, we’ve been helping members live as independently as possible.

CLIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP) (800) 224-5070

CNA ON THE GO, LLC (608) 609-8491 cnaonthegollc.com

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (CLA)

CLA Care Solutions™ 1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8335 clanet.org Committed to helping seniors and people with disabilities stay at home and stay independent, CLA Care Solutions™ provides customized private-pay home care services. For help with housekeeping, errands, chores, meal preparation, and personal care, call CLA Care Solutions™.

COMPASSION CAREGIVERS, LLC (608) 467-9507 compassioncaregiversllc.com

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

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DEAF UNITY OF WISCONSIN (800) 799-7233 or TTY (800) 787-3224 deafunitywi.org

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

EASTER SEALS OF WISCONSIN (608) 277-8288 eastersealswisconsin.com

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES CO-EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (608) 246-3140 x153 goodwillscwi.org

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

OFFICE FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (ODHH) (608) 261-7823 dhs.wisconsin.gov/odhh

MOBILITY TRAINING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING PROGRAM, INC. (608) 288-0641 mtilp.net


HEALTH | 63 The GHC-SCW Eye Care Center at Hatchery Hill Clinic is your onestop-shop for all your vision needs including eye exams, treating vision symptoms, top-of-the-line eyewear, sunglasses, contact lenses and more! And it’s open to anyone regardless of health coverage.

MADISON OPTOMETRIC CENTER (608) 251-2020 madisonoptometriccenter.com

FITNESS & SPORTS Check the Aging & Caregiver section for the Senior Centers category too.

RIDELINE SERVICE (608) 242-6486 danecountyhumanservices.org

RURAL ACCESS PROGRAM FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES 211 danecountyhumanservices.org

ST. COLETTA OF WISCONSIN – JEFFERSON COUNTY (920) 674-4330 stcolettawi.org

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

WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED (608) 255-1166 wcblind.org

WISCONSIN HEARING AIDS INC (608) 244-1221 wisconsinhearingaids.com

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

ADAPTIVE SPORTSMEN IN WISCONSIN adaptivesportsmen.org

BODYFIT SOLUTIONS FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN bodyfitsolutions.com

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

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

EYE CARE EYE CONTACT (608) 833-3937 eyecontactmadison.com

GHC-SCW EYE CARE CENTER AT HATCHERY HILL CLINIC

3051 Cahill Main, Fitchburg 53711 (608) 257-7328 member_services@ghcscw.com ghcscw.com

CAPITOL LAKES AQUATIC AND WELLNESS CENTER

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

DAIRYLAND WALKERS (608) 821-0263 dairylandwalkers.com

DR. JUDY CIASTO MD, SPORTS NUTRITION (608) 609-3081 drjudy.myshaklee.com

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Transition to RETIREMENT Your Psychological Well-Being BY ELIZABETH H. WINSTON, PhD

“I don’t know how I ever had time for work!” said a recent retiree as she described a full life of volunteerism, travel, socializing, and relaxation. The transition to retirement can be exciting but also anxiety provoking. Here are some ideas to keep in mind as you navigate the process.

IDENTITY Americans identify strongly with our profession and a sense of belonging and camaraderie in the workplace. As we prepare for retirement,

it helps to strengthen and broaden one’s identity to include other interests, relationship ties, and group memberships. As you establish a new retirement routine and expand social connections, your emerging retirement identity will solidify.

ACTIVITIES Retirement is not a static moment in time, but rather a process. It’s okay if it takes you a few months or even a couple of years to find your rhythm. Finding the right number

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of commitments and deciding what they will be may be a process of trial and error. Don’t hesitate to make changes if you find that an activity you thought you would like does not suit you. According to the American Psychological Association, retirees who are fully engaged with their volunteer work have less depression, higher levels of well-being, and lower blood pressure. Volunteering for a cause you believe in can provide a sense of meaning, belonging, and social connections. But if volunteer-


Retirement is not a static moment in time, but rather a process. ing isn’t your passion, it can feel like a burden and, frankly, a continuation of the shoulds from your preretirement life. A growing number of retirees pursue second careers, serve in consultant or mentoring roles in their area of expertise, and take on occasional special projects. Be flexible and keep an open mind.

RELATIONSHIPS If you are single, divorced, or widowed, this may be a time for you to pursue a new romantic relationship or close friendship. If you have a partner or spouse, retirement may mean being around one another more often than you have been in years. Some couples redistribute household chores, create a new space for reading or a hobby, or pursue shared hobbies collaboratively. One recent retiree I talked to said that her husband encouraged her to pursue biking, an interest of his. Soon after she retired, they took a delightful bike trip together in the fall, a time she could never have traveled before when she worked as a school teacher. Retirees may struggle with balancing their own needs with those of family. This is an opportunity to take stock of your values and priorities, and communicate your plans and expectations. Perhaps you aren’t willing to care for your grandchildren regularly, but would be happy to spend a long weekend with them once or twice a year. Communicating with siblings about elder parent care and being clear about what you can do is essential.

PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING Like any time of transition, taking stock of your own psychological well-being and that of your close re-

lationships is key. If you tend to become anxious or depressed at major times of transition (think marriage, parenthood, job change, loss of a loved one), then you may be vulnerable to these now. Prepare by talking to a psychologist or other mental health professional to shore up your coping skills. If your relationship with your partner or spouse has taken a back seat for a while, reestablish regular quality time together, get support from your community, or do a few sessions of couples therapy to get you back on track. Taking care of your mind and your body is just as important as ever. Take the opportunity to cook more healthfully, exercise regularly, and be social. Try activities you never had time for and enjoy this exciting time in your life. You’ve earned it!

Elizabeth H. Winston, PhD (elizabeth@elizabethwinston.com) is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Madison who provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment to adults across their lifespan. She is also a partner in the business consulting organization Consulting Collaborative (consultingcollaborative.org).

HEALTH | 65 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 fitness, yoga, tai chi, golf, walking clubs, and more at affordable prices at various sites in Madison.

JULES PILATES STUDIO (608) 233-7745 julespilates.com

KULA YOGA & WELLNESS (608) 709-5464 & (608) 839-6100 flywithkula.com

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

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

RUTABAGA PADDLESPORTS (608) 223-9300 rutabaga.com

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

6209 Mineral Point Rd., Ste. 210 Madison 53705 (608) 230-4321 info@sailtoday.org sailtoday.org JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


66 | HEALTH UnityPoint Health – Meriter is a nonprofit community hospital that provides a complete range of medical and surgical services. Our Emergency Services Department is open 24 hours a day. Throughout Meriter, our professional staff offers coordinated care in a friendly atmosphere.

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

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SAIL is a nonprofit membership Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL) Journey Aging Ad YOGA FOR of UNLIMITED inquiries: Allison organization ofFilepeople 55+ Gritton living at 608.320.0842 MOBILITY or agritton@grittondesign.com in the MadisonPlacement: area. Membership Madison Senior Center SAIL/Ann Albert at 608.230.4321 or ann.albert@sailtoday.org includes a 10 percent discount to (608) 266-6581 Madison Schools and Community Recreation Programs (MSCR), lowHOSPITALS cost personal training services, access to falls prevention programs, SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL and more! (608) 260-2700 madison.selectspecialtyhospitals.com

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WISCONSIN

(608) 222-1324 specialolympicswisconsin.org

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

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

SSM HEALTH ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL (608) 251-6100 stmarysmadison.com

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

UNITYPOINT HEALTH – MERITER 202 S. Park St., Madison 53715 (608) 417-6000 unitypoint.org

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

INSURANCE COMPANIES AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE JOSH ERICKSON AGENCY (608) 241-8444 joshericksonagency.com

APEX INSURANCE GROUP (608) 237-1737 apexquotes.com

GROUP HEALTH COOPERATIVE OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN (GHC-SCW)

1265 John Q Hammons Dr., Madison 53717 (800) 605-4327 member_services@ghcscw.com ghcscw.com GHC-SCW is the area’s only nonprofit, member-owned, healthcare cooperative. Since 1976, we’ve been providing exceptional care and health insurance coverage to groups and individuals, including our competitively priced Medicare supplement plans.


HEALTH | 67 HAUSMANN-JOHNSON INSURANCE, INC. (608) 257-3795 hausmann-johnson.com

HEMB INSURANCE GROUP, LLC (608) 310-7085 higadvisors.com

WPS HEALTH SOLUTIONS (608) 221-4711 wpsic.com

INTELLECTUAL HEALTH & DISABILITIES These disabilities are attributable to brain injury, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, intellectual or mental disability, and any other neurological condition closely related to intellectual or mental disability which has continued or can be expected to continue indefinitely and constitutes a substantial handicap to the afflicted individual.

THE ARC-DANE COUNTY (608) 833-1199 arcdanecounty.org

COMMON THREADS (608) 838-8999 commonthreadsmadison.org

COMMUNITY OUTREACH WISCONSIN

sion to provide the people served with opportunities for maximum choice, independence, and personal growth. Job opportunities are always available for dependable, motivated caregivers. EOE/AA employer with full-benefit package.

MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES Below find counseling, support groups, and inpatient facilities providing comprehensive mental health support for mental health issues, such as stress, emotional problems, anxiety, and relationship problems.

ADULT CRISIS STABILIZATION (608) 280-2624 (608) 280-2700 limited hours journeymhc.org

DANE COUNTY EMERGENCY CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES (608) 280-2600 24hr/365day

ELIZABETH H. WINSTON, PH.D., LLC

4510 Regent St., Madison 53705 (608) 238-3001 elizabeth@elizabethwinston.com elizabethwinston.com Elizabeth H. Winston, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private

practice in Madison who provides psychotherapy and psychological assessment to adults across their lifespan. She is also a partner in the business consulting organization Consulting Collaborative.

HOARDING ASSISTANCE (608) 261-9933

(608) 265-9440 cow.waisman.wisc.edu

RISE UP, INC.

101 Nob Hill Rd., Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 237-7710 amelton@iriseup.org Facebook: RISE UP, Inc. @ iriseup.org RISE UP is a nonprofit residential agency that supports adults/older adults who have disabilities in their own homes and apartments in the community. It is our misJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


68 | HEALTH HOARDING CLEANUP IN WISCONSIN (262) 879-4525 wihoarding.com

JOURNEY HEALTH WELLNESS RECOVERY (608) 280-2700 journeymhc.org

NUTRITION/MEAL PROGRAMS Check the Aging & Caregiver Resources section for the Senior Centers category as some offer on-site or home-delivered meals.

APPLE WELLNESS CENTER

LSS OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

(608) 663-2640 apple-wellness.com

(608) 277-0610 lsswis.org

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

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

MOBILE OUTREACH TO SENIORS TEAM (MOST) (608) 280-2555 journeymhc.org

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

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

RECOVERY DANE MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION SERVICE (608) 237-1661 danecountyhumanservices.org /mentalhealth/adult

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL

Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Program 900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2242 stoughtonhospital.com

My Meal, My Way Colocated at ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 240-7400 aaa.dcdhs.com Locations offer seniors a meal on a donation basis, meaning you pay what you can afford with no set cost charged to dine. Join us in aging well by eating right.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY

Colocated at Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane County 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com Well-balanced meals are available at dining centers throughout Dane County for those ages 60+. Visit website or call for information regarding center sites or meals delivered to homebound older adults.

AREA AGENCY ON AGING (AAA) OF DANE COUNTY Senior Farmers’ Market Program (FMNP) Colocated at ADRC 2865 N. Sherman Ave. Madison 53704 (608) 261-9930 aaa.dcdhs.com

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Offers low-income adults, ages 60+, vouchers to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from certified farmers.

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

EMMCA’S SENIOR NUTRITION SITES (608) 223-3100 emmca.org/home/senior-meals

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

FOODSHARE WISCONSIN (800) 362-3002 dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare

SENIOR NUTRITION PROGRAM OF DANE COUNTY (608) 261-9930

PALLIATIVE CARE Palliative care is 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 disease 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 care 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.


HEALTH | 69 COMFORCARE HOME CARE SERVICES (608) 836-1868 comforcare.com/madison

HOME HEALTH UNITED

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

PALLIAHEALTH BY AGRACE

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

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

HOEY APOTHECARY (608) 221-4639 hoeyrx.com

MALLATT’S HOMECARE PHARMACY (608) 310-9922 mallattsltc.com

PET HEALTH PHARMACY 800-742-0516 pethealthpharmacy.com

WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL PHARMACY (608) 221-7800 womensinternational.com

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My Meal, MY WAY A New Community Meal Option for

Dane County Seniors BY ANGELA M. VELASQUEZ

It’s noon and the joint is jumping. The conversation is lively, the music takes you back to the late 60s, and you’re welcome to take a seat at any table if you’re 60 or older. The smoky flavor of pulled pork, beef brisket, and salmon await you, to be followed up by the tasty ice cream flavor of the day. This food utopia is

at Ziggy’s BBQ & Ice Cream Parlor in Oregon, the most recent restaurant to join the Dane County Senior Nutrition Program. For Ziggy’s, My Meal, My Way is available every Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Friday mornings, try the incredible French toast, topped with

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fresh strawberries and blueberries, smothered in real maple syrup, and served with locally sourced sausage and freshly squeezed orange juice at Cranberry Creek Café in Monona. Or mix it up by choosing the steel-cut oatmeal with cranberries and pecans, brown sugar, and cream or the scrambled eggs with


HEALTH | 71 ham and freshly made potatoes. All this and more is available for those 60 or older on Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast for lunch is my thing for sure! Fink’s Café in Mount Horeb or The DeForest Family Restaurant is where you’ll find me every Wednesday. Choose between breakfast or lunch with a menu including everything from eggs to spaghetti and meatballs. If you thought proper nutrition as an older adult had to be boring, you haven’t tried the Senior Nutrition Program. All participating sites now have a vegetarian option daily and a salad option weekly. Whether you choose to dine at one of the My Meal, My Way locations or one

of our other popular senior dining locations across Dane County—see aaa.dcdhs.com for more information—you are always welcome! All locations offer seniors a meal on a donation basis, meaning you pay what you can afford with no set cost charged to dine. For help in locating a site near you, call the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Dane County at (608) 240-7400. Join us in aging well by eating right. Photographs provided by Area Agency on Aging of Dane County .

Angela M. Velasquez is the Aging Program Specialist at Area Agency on Aging of Dane County.

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 accesscommunityhealthcenters.org

COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS (CWAG) (608) 224-0606 cwagwisconsin.org

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

SPAS/MASSAGE THERAPY GHC-SCW COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE

740 Regent St., Ste. 106 Madison 53703 (608) 662-5090 member_services@ghcscw.com ghcscw.com GHC-SCW offers integrative therapies in acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathy, Reiki, and classes in yoga, tai chi and more. Members and nonmembers can reach their health potential with the GHC-SCW complementary medicine program– the first of its kind in Dane County!

LIGHTHOUSE HEALING MASSAGE THERAPY LLC (608) 216-6761 lighthousehealing.com

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72 | HEALTH SPIRITUAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING 4PILLARS4HEALTH ECO SPACE LLC (608) 279-5225 4p4h.com

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

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

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE (AODA) SERVICES (608) 242-6200 scaoda.wisconsin.gov

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS (608) 222-8989 aamadisonwi.org

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Damascus Road Church facebook.com/drcrecoveryroad

CELEBRATE RECOVERY Door Creek Church facebook.com/celebraterecoveryat -doorcreekchurch

DANE COUNTY EMERGENCY CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES (608) 280-2600 24hr/365day

FAMILY SERVICE MADISON (608) 252-1320 fsmad.org

HOPE HAVEN Alcohol & Drug Treatment Program (608) 251-8881 hopehavenhelps.org

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JOURNEY HEALTH WELLNESS RECOVERY (608) 280-2700 journeymhc.org

LSS OUTPATIENT TREATMENT (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


Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

ALZHEIMER’S/ DEMENTIA/ MEMORY CARE It’s important to be educated on the various supportive programing and living environments to find the best place that fits the progressive needs of an individual. Please also see the Alzheimer’s & Dementia section for additional resources and refer to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website 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 facilities foster secured environments with specially designed programs and regulated care. Licensed as a CBRF or Skilled Nursing.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MEMORY CARE

8210 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-3029 jessica@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Offering specialized, person-centered care at All Saints Neighborhood for those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. Experienced nurses, care staff, and activity staff provide individualized services and dignified assistance to support seniors and their families.

RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE Alzheimer’s/Dementia/Memory Care Assisted Living - AFH Assisted Living - CBRF Assisted Living - RCAC Continuing Care Retirement Community - CCRC Housing Resources Independent Living Apartments & Communities Life-Lease Communities Skilled Nursing Care/Rehabilitation

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ARTISAN SENIOR LIVING

Assisted Living & Memory Care 5330 Century Ave., Middleton 53562 (608) 828-9600 artisanseniorliving.com Assisted Living, Memory Care, and early to late Respite Care. Four innovative households, including our newest, the American Farmhouse. Unique décor, soothing color palette, and whimsical themes are familiar and comforting. JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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Vibrant life engagement, music and memory, and Artist in Residence programs. Spacious private studios with views and apartment suites available.

AZURA MEMORY CARE OF STOUGHTON

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 bonnie.banker@ 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, one-bedroom, and deluxe suites.

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

(608) 873-8333

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING

AVALON ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY (608) 807-0325 avalonalcommunity.com

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

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

COVENANT OAKS MEMORY CARE

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6165 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus

5330 Century Ave l Middleton l artisanseniorliving.com

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RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 75 amenities make Oakwood the best value in Madison. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned and operated since 1948.

DEERFIELD PLACE (608) 764-3142

FAITH GARDENS MEMORY CARE UNIT (608) 834-3178

FOUR WINDS MEMORY CARE (608) 845-6465 fourwindsmanor.com

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

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

HOMESTEAD LIVING, INC. (608) 850-4610

KINDREDHEARTS OF COTTAGE GROVE MEMORY CARE (608) 839-5343 khearts.com

MEADOWS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE SPRING GREEN (608) 588-2101

MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

1574 W. Broadway, Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 819-2200 jheil@milestonems.com milestoneseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living, we provide exceptional service in a comfortable and homelike setting. You can garden or

Photograph courtesy of Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries

simply enjoy the view from your patio or deck while receiving stateof-the-art healthcare services at our Stoughton and Cross Plains campuses.

programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. We work with family and physicians to ensure the best possible care for your loved one.

NEW PERSPECTIVE SENIOR LIVING (formerly Lighthouse)

OAKWOOD KNOLL MEMORY CARE

(608) 825-1603 npseniorliving.com

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 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

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

REYNOLDS ASSISTED LIVING AND MEMORY CARE (608) 222-7557

SEBRING BRIDGE TO REDISCOVERY

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7710 S. Brookline Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 662-7622 jroemer@5sqc.com coventryvillagewi.com Our specialized “Bridge to Rediscovery” program and the attenJOURNEYOFAGING.COM


76 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE tive support of caring professionals make for a warm, engaging environment at Sebring Gardens—one that promotes social participation, mobility, and activity while maintaining the utmost in personal dignity for every memory care resident.

SIENNA MEADOWS MEMORY CARE – OREGON (608) 835-0000

SYLVAN CROSSINGS MEMORY CARE – FITCHBURG (608) 274-1111

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING/ OPENING 2018 managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 274-7900

ASSISTED LIVING - AFH Adult Family Home facility. Licensing renewals and dates vary – please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. 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.

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

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

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING

402 Rustic Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 669-5542 info@emersonmadison.com emersonseniorliving.com Experience two wonderful options: Independent supportive living and assisted living that offers gracious hospitality, loving staff, and

delicious home cooked meals in a beautiful 8-suite executive residence nestled in a park-like setting. Visit our website or Facebook page, facebook.com/emersonseniorliving.

ASSISTED LIVING - CBRF Community Based Residential Facility. Licensing renewals and dates vary – please reference dhs.wisconsin.gov for information that is updated quarterly. 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’srelated dementias or other ailments requiring more in-depth monitoring.

ARTISAN SENIOR LIVING

Assisted Living & Memory Care 5330 Century Ave., Middleton 53562 Oakwood Lutheran SeniorSenior MinistriesMinistries is the 828-9600 Oakwood Lutheran is(608) the parent organization of two Continuing Care artisanseniorliving.com parent organization of two Continuing Care Retirement Communities – Oakwood Village Assisted Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities Oakwood Village University Woods on the west side – of Madison and early to late Respite Care. University Woods on the west side and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the eastof Madison Four innovative households, inside Oakwood of Madison. We are a nonprofit and Village Prairiesponsored Ridge on thecluding east our newest, the American by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned Farmhouse. Unique décor, soothside of Madison. We are non-profit, sponsored and operated since 1948. ing color palette, and whimsical by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned themes are familiar and comforting. and operated since 1948. Vibrant life engagement, music and memory, and Artist in Residence programs. Spacious private studios with views and apartment suites available.

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OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES

(608) 230-4699 • 6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 oakwoodvillage.net

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(608) 276-5883


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AVALON ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY (608) 807-0325 avalonalcommunity.com

BRIGHTSTAR SENIOR LIVING

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison 53711 (608) 620-7900 bonnie.banker@ 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, one-bedroom, and deluxe suites. Chef-prepared meals.

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Expert clinical team Small, home-like setting Memory Care support Chef-prepared meals Daily social enrichment

6550 Schroeder Rd., Madison, WI 53711 608.620.7900 brightstarseniorliving.com/madison *New Waunakee location coming Summer 2018

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

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

DEERFIELD PLACE ASSISTED LIVING (608) 764-3142

FAITH GARDENS MEMORY CARE (608) 834-3178

FAITH LIVING CENTER (608) 825-3178

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HOMETOWN ASSISTED LIVING

(608) 347-0366

(608) 424-0174

FOUR WINDS MANOR

KINDREDHEARTS OF COTTAGE GROVE

(608) 845-6465 fourwindsmanor.com

(608) 839-1555

GIRLIE’S MANOR

MADISON POINT SENIOR LIVING

(608) 798-1086 Cross Plains (608) 437-2778 Mt. Horeb

(608) 244-8863

HERITAGE MIDDLETON (608) 831-7004 heritagesenior.com

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HERITAGE MONONA

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(608) 441-9990 heritagesenior.com

(608) 838-2231

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1574 W. Broadway, Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 819-2200 jheil@milestonems.com milestoneseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living, we provide exceptional service in a comfortable and homelike setting. You can garden or simply enjoy the view from your patio or deck while receiving state-of-the-art healthcare services at our Stoughton and Cross Plains campuses.

OAKWOOD MEADOWS ADVANCED ASSISTED LIVING

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4547 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus amenities make Oakwood the best Colors

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OAKWOOD SEASONS ASSISTED LIVING

SYLVAN CROSSINGS – CHAPEL VALLEY

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

OUR HOUSE ASSISTED CARE IN CAMBRIDGE (608) 423-9961

PRAIRIE GARDENS ASSISTED LIVING

Multiple Dane County locations (608) 835-0040 siennacrest.com

(608) 277-7586

SYLVAN CROSSINGS MEMORY CARE – FITCHBURG (608) 274-1111

SYLVAN CROSSINGS – WESTSHIRE VILLAGE (608) 241-9872

TABOR OAKS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6175 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Quality care, robust life enrichment programming, and campus

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

TENNYSON SENIOR LIVING/ OPENING 2018 managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 274-7900

WAUNAKEE MANOR

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

(608) 825-4884

SEBRING ASSISTED CARE RESIDENCE

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7710 S. Brookline Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 662-7622 jroemer@5sqc.com coventryvillagewi.com Productive. Meaningful. Engaging. That’s how we view life at the Sebring Assisted Care Residence, where supportive programs and expert care ensure a life-enriching experience for every resident, every day–because quality of life should be a priority at every age.

SEGOE GARDENS managed by Independent Living, Inc. (608) 204-0900

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

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSISTED LIVING

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 608-827-2990 hstringham@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Brand-new studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments offering the perfect blend of supportive services for All Saints Neighborhood. Professional nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities at the brand-new All Saints Main Street help deliver optimal aging.

ASTER RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (608) 839-8085 asterassistedliving.com

DISCOVER MEADOWMERE Health is the focus at Meadowmere Madison — where our priority is your physical, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and social health.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Laurie.Weyenberg@atticangel.org atticangel.org Attic Angel offers two options for RCAC assisted living: one- and twobedroom 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.

AVALON ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITY (608) 807-0325 avalonalcommunity.com

CAPITOL LAKES TERRACES

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

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

GLARNER LODGE NEW GLARUS At Meadowmere Assisted Living in Madison, you find the support you need to live well and enjoy all that life has to offer. Activities, therapy services, community dining, and individualized care promote your independence.

(608) 527-4491 nghome.org

HERITAGE MIDDLETON 5601 Burke Rd., Madison, WI (608) 268-9100 www.meadowmeremadison.com

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INGLEWOOD RCAC APARTMENTS at Ingleside Manor (608) 437-9647

KINDREDHEARTS Multiple Dane County locations (800) 713-6459 khearts.com

MEADOWMERE MADISON

5601 Burke Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 268-9100 meadowmeremadison.com Enjoy 24-hour assistance, which includes day-to-day tasks, activities, fine dining, and personalized care plans that provide a setting fostering independence. A person’s optimum health and well-being depend

MILESTONE www.MilestoneSeniorLiving.com

upon all aspects of care: physical, emotional, spiritual, and social.

MILESTONE SENIOR LIVING

1574 W. Broadway, Ste. 200 Madison 53713 (608) 819-2200 jheil@milestonems.com milestoneseniorliving.com At Milestone Senior Living, we provide exceptional service in a comfortable and homelike setting. You can garden or simply enjoy the view from your patio or deck while receiving state-of-the-art healthcare services at our Stoughton and Cross Plains campuses.

NEW PERSPECTIVE SENIOR LIVING (formerly Lighthouse) (608) 825-1603 npseniorliving.com

SENIOR LIVING

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. Twenty-four-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.

PARKSIDE ASSISTED LIVING (608) 713-0600 seniorlifestyle.com

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Independent LIVING Choosing A Lifestyle BY JENNIFER KLUG Wisconsin’s changing seasons bring the excitement and anticipation of vibrant colors on the trees in fall, the long sunny days of summer, freshly fallen snow in winter, and the emergence of flowers and green grass each spring. But the change in seasons and weather also brings thoughts of yard work, shoveling, cleaning, gardening, and keeping up a house that may seem bigger and more overwhelming each year. Many seniors find themselves torn between keeping their home with all the fond memories it carries and the practical need for

downsizing to something smaller, and the thought of change is scary. For seniors who are still independent and caring for themselves, assisted living may not be the next logical step. However, there is another option. Independent living is about a lifestyle that offers social opportunities and a sense of community without the hassles of upkeep that come with owning a home. The words independent living describe a range of options, from simple apartment living in a 55+ community to an apartment complex with daily services and amenities, such as meals, activities,

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and sometimes even transportation. Seniors can choose a community with all the features and amenities they want at this point in their lives. Even after the decision is made to make a move, mixed emotions, doubt, and even second thoughts may linger. Is this the right time? What about the happy memories from years in the house? These are natural reactions, and by embracing them rather than avoiding the conversation, families can find great joy in this process of preparing to make another important, exciting life change.


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 83 At this point, it’s important to take time to look back at milestones and memories—to reminisce and remember the good times in the home. Pull out the old photos and go through the carefully packed boxes tucked in the attic for safekeeping. No doubt there will be laughter and tears. Seniors, friends, and families alike realize the memories will always be with them—in their hearts and thoughts. Feeling alone in the decision-making process is hard. But as with all milestones in life, others have experienced the same feelings. Reaching out to an independent living community is a great way to start the conversation. Many hold regular social events for residents, and guests are often welcomed. This type of visit provides a glimpse into the lifestyle at an independent living community, as well as an opportunity to ask questions of people who have experienced the transition firsthand. And for most seniors who incorporate independent living into their home, there is one thought shared over and over: “I wish I had made the move sooner.”

THE WATERFORD AT FITCHBURG (608) 270-9200 waterfordatfitchburg.com

(608) 829-0603 coventryvillagewi.com

WAUNAKEE MANOR

OAK PARK® PLACE

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

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

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY Jennifer Klug is the Regional Director of Customer Relations at Oak Park Place.

COVENTRY VILLAGE BY FIVE STAR

(608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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

618-719 Jupiter Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 663-8600 marketing@oakparkplace.com oakparkplace.com 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) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net Located on 18 acres on Madison’s east side, an impressive community center and multiple levels of care are all connected to create a beautiful, service-rich campus serving older adults. Locally operated by Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries, a Lutheran-sponsored nonprofit organization.

OAKWOOD VILLAGE UNIVERSITY WOODS

6205 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 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.

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

A PLACE FOR MOM

Carrie K – APFM 13 Years Local Experience Madison WI (608) 287-8090 carriek@aplaceformom.com Free consultation about senior resources. Carrie can help narrow your search based on: care needs, location, timing, and budget. Carrie has 13 years of experience helping families find the right senior resources. Call Carrie today to get started.

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 movin-out.org

MOVING FORWARD– SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS (608) 395-1821 movingforwardmadison.com

SECTION 8 HOUSING/ CITY OF MADISON

Community Development Authority Housing Operations Division 30 W. Mifflin St., Ste. 501 Madison 53703 (608) 266-4675 housing@cityofmadison.com cityofmadison.com/dpced /housing/section-8/318 Provides rental assistance for lowincome families and seniors. Federally funded through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Community Development Au-

thority (CDA). Outside the City of Madison, see Dane County Housing Authority.

SECTION 8 HOUSING IN WISCONSIN

Milwaukee Field Office 310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 950 Milwaukee 53203 (414) 297-3214 WI_Webmanager@hud.gov section-8-housing.org/Wisconsin Section 8 Housing refers to the Housing Choice Voucher Program, which is a government-funded program assisting low- and moderateincome families find a rental home.

TENANT RESOURCE CENTER (608) 257-0006 tenantresourcecenter.org

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

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

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Assisted living & memory care services of the highest quality. Call today!

(608) 827-2772

allsaintsneighborhood.org and use of subsidies provided by the government. The subsidy makes up the difference between 30 percent of the resident’s income.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD MAIN STREET APARTMENTS

511 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2772 dmalaise@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Brand-new independent apartments at All Saints Neighborhood include in the monthly rent a variety of services, such as biweekly housekeeping and a noon meal, Monday–Friday. Enjoy an array of dining, recreational, and entertainment opportunities just steps away at the brand-new All Saints Main Street.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD SENIOR APARTMENTS

8202 Highview Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2222 mnaegle@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org Gracious independent apartments at All Saints Neighborhood located on Madison’s west side. An array of dining, educational, and entertainment opportunities are waiting for you just a short stroll across the skywalk to the brand-new All Saints Main Street.

ANGELL PARK

426 Park St., Sun Prairie 53590 (608) 225-4003 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, meals, indoor parking, activities, and transportation for group activities are all included. Pets are welcome to reside with you at Oak Park® Place.

ASTER RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (608) 839-8085

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ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Kelly.DuBois@atticangel.org atticangel.org Our Prairie Point neighborhood features 123 homes for independent living, while Attic Angel Place offers 74 one- and two-bedroom apartments with services. Our senior community comes with built-in access to additional levels of care as needed, from rehabilitation and skilled nursing to memory care.

ATWOOD COURTYARD (608) 256-4200

BROOKLINE INDEPENDENT APARTMENT HOMES

at Coventry Village by Five Star Continuing Care Retirement Community 7707 N. Brookline Dr. Madison 53719 (608) 829-0603 jroemer@5sqc.com coventryvillagewi.com Life-enriching services and amenities, thoughtfully designed floor plans, and no life-lease or

entrance fee ensure carefree, maintenance-free living at the Brookline Apartment Homes. Select the apartment that fits your needs and start enjoying the retirement lifestyle you deserve.

BURR OAKS

2417 Cypress Way, Madison 53713 (608) 206-2356 burroaks@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Ages 62+ Burr Oaks is the gateway to Madison’s attractions. Amenities include heated underground parking, a large community room for social gatherings, a deck or patio

STAY ACTIVE, STAY HEALTHY.

Kaj lives the vibrant, independent lifestyle typical of downtown Madison’s only continuing care retirement community. He can do his daily laps, dine with friends, or take in one of our many cultural programs. Because at Capitol Lakes, you can be as social as you want to be and as active as your lifestyle demands.

Want to know more? We thought you’d never ask.

Call 608.283.2046

333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703

You + Madison. Capitol Lakes is an Equal Housing Opportunity

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retirement.org/madison Capitol Lakes is a Pacific Retirement Services Community


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CAPITOL CENTRE

333 W. Dayton St., Madison 53703 (608) 255-5311 meridiangroupinc.net Capitol Centre offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in downtown Madison near the senior center, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

CAPITOL LAKES RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

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

CHAPEL VALLEY SENIOR APARTMENTS (608) 278-8626

COLONIAL VIEW APARTMENTS

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

Colonial View

“Living Independently with Neighbors Who Care”

APARTMENTS

Located Next to Colonial Club Senior Activity Center

INDEPENDENT SENIOR HOUSING

608-837-3174

• 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 Emergency Response • Local taxi service

601 Thomas Drive, Sun Prairie

COUNTRY VIEW APARTMENTS (608) 849-4383

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

DRYDEN TERRACE

1902 Londonderry Dr. Madison 53704 (608) 241-3135 meridiangroupinc.net Dryden Terrace offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located on the north side of Madison, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

EDGERTON RETIREMENT APARTMENTS (608) 884-9009

THE ELMWOOD IN MIDDLETON (608) 798-4516

www.colonialview.org

ESSEX APARTMENT HOMES OF WESTSHIRE VILLAGE (608) 310-4510 westshirevillage.com

FISHER TAFT

2110 Fisher St., Madison 53713 (608) 255-9133 meridiangroupinc.net Fisher Taft offers affordable onebedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located on the south side of Madison, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

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.

EMERSON SENIOR LIVING (608) 669-5542 emersonseniorliving.com

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Attic Angel BUILDS

Sense of Community through Second Chance Shop BY KELLY CHERAMY

It’s 8:45 a.m. on the lower level of Attic Angel Community, and the line of residents and staff is starting to form. The countdown is on for the opening of the thrice-yearly Second Chance Shop. Sweet anticipation has everyone feeling like a gameshow winner, all just waiting to see what they’ve won. That’s because the items they will get to choose from bear no price tag—everything is free. When the doors swing open, each visitor methodically receives a shopper ID number and the following instructions: each person may select up to six items on this first day of the shop’s run, and no money is necessary at checkout. The shopper’s item

count is recorded, the goods are bagged, and the residents and staff shoppers leave very happy indeed. “The looks of delight with their newfound treasures are priceless,” says Attic Angel Community President Mary Ann Drescher. “For more than 20 years, our residents and staff have enjoyed the shop’s generous spirit of giving, the fun of shopping with friends, and discovery of oldthings-made-new.”

Self-Fueled Engine So how can a store possibly sell all of its merchandise for free? The secret is an age-old recipe for success that has defined Attic Angel Community since its founding more than

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a century ago. It’s called thrift, repurposing, recycling. Any way you dice it, it’s a wise use of resources with plenty of goodwill to boot. For background, Attic Angel Association was founded in 1889 by two sisters who descended from the third floor of their Victorian-era home bearing armloads of goods to share with families in need. When their father dubbed them his “attic angels,” history was born. Today’s volunteer organization, numbering more than 500 women, continues the tradition of turning secondhand treasures into first-rate experiences through three signature sales: the community-wide At-


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 89 tic Sale, Classic Clothing Sale, and Holidays Galore & More Sale. The money made from these high-end thrift sales goes into community grants that support children and seniors around Dane County. In fact, a history of fundraising helped the association start a special brand of senior care that is now represented by Attic Angel Community on Old Sauk Road. The Second Chance Shop is yet another facet of Attic Angel’s efficiencies and shrewdness when it comes to secondhand thrift. Specifically donated for the residents and staff of Attic Angel Community, the items in the shop come from three sources: Attic Angel residents, staff members, and leftovers from the fundraising signature sales. “Many residents donate things as they downsize with a new move,” says Sandy Spengler, an Attic Angel resident who marks her 15th year running the sale. Other residents’ changing lifestyles and physical abilities also translate to donations. Sometimes families want the items of loved ones to support the Attic Angel family. “Nothing’s wasted and everything goes to people in need,” explains Sandy. “And it’s really, really important from an ecological standpoint not to be sending it to the landfills.”

Community Builder Residents and staff alike love the treasure hunt and appreciate this perk of life at Attic Angel. It makes them feel like they’re getting something no one else is getting. “And to our knowledge, that’s true,” Sandy says. “I don’t know of any place else doing this, but they should.” Items in the Second Chance Shop are a true grab bag. They run the gamut from unopened packages of

shoestrings and greeting cards to used clothing and jewelry to housewares and DVDs to luggage and televisions. Some of the more coveted or valuable items are awarded by way of a drawing on the last day. Though recycling is the event’s main purpose, residents and employees also experience a lift in satisfaction with their life at Attic Angel. Three times a year (not counting the additional frequent drawings for large items that can’t be stored), they look forward to rewarding themselves or finding items to pass along to loved ones. For staff members, their beneficiaries include adult children moving out on their own or, in some cases, relatives in much poorer countries. “The Second Chance Shop helps so many people,” Sandy explains. “It extends the power of recycling and strengthens the bond of the Attic Angel family far beyond our own walls.” For residents, the shop provides a safe and convenient on-site shopping experience without the worries of transportation and additional cost. For some, it’s the only way they can safely venture beyond their living quarters, and they greatly enjoy the social outing. Though many residents claim no need for anything, they often find unique or useful treasures for themselves and gather white elephant gifts for their family holiday celebrations.

volunteer Angels who help with the shop. For residents, two things stand above all else: the bona fide treasure hunt and the chance to contribute their own time and treasures to make the sale a success. “The shop provides a fun opportunity and the ability to be a giver instead of just a receiver,” says Judy Von Bergen, whose husband, Mick, is perhaps the shop’s most enthusiastic customer. “I think helping the residents be givers is huge to their well-being.” Photographs provided by Attic Angel Community.

Kelly Cheramy is coordinator for Community.

the outreach Attic Angel

Value Beyond “Things” As the shop tries to keep landfills empty, it has the opposite effect on spirits. Volunteers who run the shop, including some residents, enjoy making friends or even small talk with the people who donate and shop. “I know practically everybody in the building,” Sandy says of the 300 residents, 300 staff members, as well as JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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THE GARDENS

managed by Independent Living, Inc. 602 N. Segoe Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 204-0900 housing@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Wonderful retirement community with tower and garden apartments near Hilldale mall. Amenities include housekeeping, dining service, art gallery, on-site salon, satellite TV, computer/business center, concerts/programs, and underground parking. Extra services include foot care and personal care.

GLARNER HAUS APARTMENTS (608) 527-2126 nghome.org

GLARNER RETIREMENT VILLAGE (608) 527-4491 nghome.org

GLENWOOD SENIOR LIVING

GREENWOOD APARTMENTS

(608) 839-1880

(608) 835-6717

GREENSPIRE APARTMENTS

GOLDLEAF DEVELOPMENT LLC

924 Jackson St., Stoughton 53589 608-873-7855 greenspire@sbcglobal.net Convenient, affordable apartment community designed for age 62+ or handicapped/disabled persons. Income limits apply, rental assistance may be available.

GREENTREE GLEN

732 Struck St., Madison 53711 (608) 575-5750 greentreeglen@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Ages 62+ Greentree Glen provides a comfortable, country-like setting featuring one- and 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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(608) 233-4423 goldleafdevelopment.com

HERITAGE MIDDLETON

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


RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE | 91 HERITAGE MONONA

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

HERITAGE OAKS AND THE OAKS

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

THE HOMESTEAD

5910 Anthony St., McFarland 53558 (608) 838-8644 meridiangroupinc.net The Homestead offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in McFarland, the building offers many amenities, including laundry facilities, a community room, and parking. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

THE JEFFERSON (608) 554-5004

KINDREDHEARTS OF SUN PRAIRIE (608) 837-2124 khearts.com

PROVIDING THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF CARE Heritage PROVIDING FORMiddleton ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE THE 6234 Maywood Ave • (608) 345-0426

Heritage Monona

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www.heritagesenior.com Please call to schedule a personal tour.

FOR ASSISTED LIVING Heritage Monona AND111MEMORY Owen Rd • (608) CARE 441-9990

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6234 Maywood Ave • (608) 345-0426

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Assisted Community We’dLiving be honored to show you oura unique “highestblend standard of care.” We offer of comfort,

care, dignity and recreational Please call today opportunities. Our advanced wellness to schedule a personal tour. programs help maximize the quality of life to their greatest extent.

INDEPENDENCE • INDIVIDUALITY • DIGNITY PRIVACY • CHOICE Memory•Care Community LIBERTY SQUARE SUN PRAIRIE (608) 305-0763 libertysquareseniorliving.com

MAPLE TERRACE

Our comprehensive Memory Care programs and services provide Grove niently located on Cottage Alzheimer’s and dementia care Road in Madison, the building offers residents with mind engaging manyactivities amenities, including to build and maintain underground parking, private cognitive strength.decks or pa-

tios, community room, and monthly social programs. 115 Maple Ct., Mt. Horeb 53572 INDEPENDENCE • INDIVIDUALITY • DIGNITY • PRIVACY • CHOICE (608) 231-2343 MIDDLETON GLEN meridiangroupinc.net (608) 836-7998 Maple Terrace offers affordable middletonglen.com one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disMONONA HILLS ability. Conveniently located in Mt. 353 Owen Rd., Monona 53716 Horeb, the building offers many (608) 221-8988 amenities, including a service coormeridiangroupinc.net dinator. Rent is based on 30 percent Monona Hills offers affordable oneof income. bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. MEADOW GROVE Conveniently located in Monona, 4815 Cottage Grove Rd. the building offers many amenities, Madison 53716 including laundry facilities, a com(608) 223-1126 munity room, and parking. Rent is meridiangroupinc.net based on 30 percent of income. Meadow Grove offers affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments MONONA MEADOWS for active adults age 55+. Conve(608) 221-4422 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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PRAIRIE PARK SENIOR APARTMENTS (608) 276-5785 prairieparkapts.com

REGENCY PLACE APARTMENT HOMES (608) 837-3478

RENTAL APARTMENTS

at Oakwood Village University Woods 6209 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53705 (608) 230-4266 oakwoodvillage.net Rental apartments located in the heart of the wooded Oakwood Village University Woods campus. Robust life enrichment programming 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.

PARK GLEN COMMONS (608) 241-4200

PHEASANT BRANCH

6430 Pheasant Ln., Middleton 53562 (608) 513-5860 pheasantbranch@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Pheasant Branch features one- and two-bedroom 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.

PIONEER PRAIRIE AND SETTLERS RIDGE

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5565 Tancho Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 230-4000 oakwoodvillage.net

ROSEWOOD APARTMENTS 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.

PRAIRIE OAKS SENIOR HOUSING II

1049 Enterprise Dr., Verona 53593 (608) 845-7475 prairieoaks2@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Prairie Oaks Senior Housing II features one- and two-bedroom apartment homes with a deck or patio. Amenities include heated underground parking; a community room with a fireplace, kitchen, and TV for social gatherings; ample storage space; and much more.

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Rosewood Apartments I Rosewood Apartments II (608) 873-2069

ROSEWOOD VILLAS (608) 827-5500

SAUK GARDENS (608) 664-1800 rousemgmt.com

SEGOE TERRACE

602 Sawyer Ter., Madison 53705 (608) 231-2343 meridiangroupinc.net Segoe Terrace offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in Madison near the Hilldale Shopping Center, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.


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SOUTHRIDGE VILLAGE

1914 Post Rd., Madison 53713 (608) 273-2797 meridiangroupinc.net Southridge Village offers affordable one-bedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in Madison, off Fish Hatchery Road, the building offers many amenities, including an on-site service coordinator. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

SUGAR CREEK - VERONA (608) 845-5561

TAYLOR RIDGE

510 Westlawn Dr. Cottage Grove 53527 (608) 839-5659 meridiangroupinc.net Taylor Ridge offers affordable oneand two-bedroom apartments for active adults age 55+. Conveniently located in Cottage Grove, the building offers many amenities, including underground parking, private decks or patios, community room, and monthly social programs.

VOSS HAUS

6710 Elmwood Ave. Middleton 53562 (608) 831-5990 meridiangroupinc.net Voss Haus offers affordable onebedroom apartments for seniors 62+ and persons with a disability. Conveniently located in Middleton, the building offers many amenities, including laundry facilities, a community room, and parking. Rent is based on 30 percent of income.

THE WATERFORD AT FITCHBURG (608) 270-9200 waterfordatfitchburg.com

WAUNAKEE MANOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

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

WELLINGTON APARTMENTS (608) 271-0104

WESTMINSTER APARTMENT HOMES

6160 Dell Dr., Madison 53718 (608) 206-4454 westminster@horizondbm.com horizonseniorhousing.com Located in a quiet east side neighborhood, Westminster features heated underground parking, a fitness center, hair salon, large community room for social gatherings, community store, business center, gazebo, putting green, and much more.

WHITCOMB SQUARE SENIOR APARTMENTS

4909-4911, 4914, 4929 Whitcomb Dr. and 6 Whitcomb Cir., Madison 53711 (608) 227-6543 info@kellerrealestategroup.com kellerapartments.com Whitcomb Square has 66 luxury apartment residences in four buildings located in wooded Orchard Ridge. Close to shopping and the bus line. Spacious apartments with underground garages. Wellmaintained with nicely landscaped buildings and 24-hour maintenance service. No pets, no smoking. Sizes from 900 sq. ft. to 2100 sq. ft., all 2 bedroom, most with 2 baths.

WILLIAMSTOWN BAY DEFOREST (608) 846-7265

WILLIAMSTOWN BAY EAST (608) 819-6288

WILLIAMSTOWN BAY MCFARLAND (608) 838-4248

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 JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


94 | RETIREMENT HOUSING & LONG-TERM CARE of facilities, such as a gym or spa. Residents pay an upfront fee in addition to a monthly fee, which covers maintenance and other expenses. When the resident leaves, the lease may be sold to another individual. The development may or may not offer a buy back option.

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY, PRAIRIE POINT HOMES (608) 662-8842 atticangel.org

JEFFERSON SQUARE (608) 846-6897

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

PARKSIDE VILLAGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY (608) 846-7900

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

ATTIC ANGEL COMMUNITY

Experience the Magic of Exceptional Living • Home-like charm • Wonderful amenities • Convenient location 8301 Old Sauk Road • Middleton

www.AtticAngel.org 608-662-8842

8301 Old Sauk Rd. Middleton 53562 (608) 662-8842 Katie.Meinholz@atticangel.org atticangel.org Providing both long-term skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation care, Attic Angel’s Health Center features private suites and a dedicated rehab unit. Residents enjoy all the amenities and activities of our beautiful facility and exceptional grounds.

BADGER PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE (608) 845-6601

BELMONT NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 249-7391 belmontmadison.com

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CAPITOL LAKES SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

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

FOUR WINDS SKILLED NURSING AND REHAB (608) 845-6465 fourwindsmanor.com

HEBRON OAKS

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


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Oakwood Lutheran SeniorSenior MinistriesMinistries is the Oakwood Lutheran is th parent organization of two Continuing Care parent organization of two Continuing Ca Retirement Communities – Oakwood Village Retirement Communities Oakwood Villag University Woods on the west side – of Madison University Woods on the west side and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the eastof Madiso side of Madison. We are a nonprofit sponsored and Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge on the ea by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owned side of Madison. We are non-profit, sponsore and operated since 1948. by 37 Lutheran congregations. Locally owne and operated since 1948.

(608) 850-9684 homeagainliving.com

INGLESIDE MANOR (608) 437-5511 inglesidehealthcare.org

KARMENTA HEALTH CARE CENTER (608) 249-2137 karmenta.com

NAZARETH HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 873-6448 nazarethhealth.com

NEW GLARUS HOME (608) 527-2126 nghome.org

OAK PARK PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER ®

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.

OREGON MANOR (608) 835-3535 oregonmanor.biz

PRAIRIE RIDGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER

at Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge 5833 American Pkwy. Madison 53718 (608) 230-4620 oakwoodvillage.net

OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES

(608) 230-4699 • 6205 Mineral Point Rd., Madison 53705 oakwoodvillage.net

OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES

The Health and Rehabilitation CenWAUNAKEE (608) 230-4699 • 6205 Mineral PointMANOR Rd, Madison 53705 ter provides short-term rehabilitaHEALTH CARE CENTER www.oakwoodvillage.net tion services and comprehensive 801 Klein Dr., Waunakee 53597 physical, occupational, and speech (608) 849-5016 therapy services on Madison’s east info@waunakeemanor.com side. Nonprofit, sponsored by 37 waunakeemanor.com Lutheran congregations. Locally Our multifaceted privately owned owned and operated since 1948. facility offers spacious private and semiprivate rooms with bathrooms SKAALEN NURSING AND included. Interdisciplinary staff REHABILITATION CENTER strive to provide comprehensive (608) 873-5651 care combined with sensitivity and skaalen.com respect. Amenities include an inhouse beauty salon, outdoor courtSUNNY HILL HEALTH yard, on-site religious services, and CARE CENTER dedicated activities department. (608) 271-7321

SUN PRAIRIE HEALTH CARE CENTER (608) 837-5959 sunprairiehc.com

THE VILLA AT MIDDLETON VILLAGE (608) 831-8300 villaatmiddletonvillage.com

WILLOWBROOK NURSING AND REHABILITATION (920) 648-8344

WILLOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (608) 837-8529 willowsskillednursing.com

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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.

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

EMMCA ADULT DAY CENTER (608) 223-3100 emmca.org

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

SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME Adult Day Centers Assistive Technology Equipment Care Managers Emergency Response Systems Grocery/Food Delivery Home Modification Home Organization Home Safety Assessments In-Home Medical Assistance/Licensed Medical Practitioners In-Home Nonmedical Assistance Live-In Support Meal Delivery & Preparation Medical Equipment & Supplies Respite Care

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

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

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

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


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 97 ACCESS TO INDEPENDENCE (ATI) (608) 242-8484 accesstoind.org

AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION AIDS AND SYSTEMS CLINIC (CASC) (608) 263-3301 waisman.wisc.edu/clinics-augcomm .htm

CAPTEL, INC.

CapTel® Captioned Telephone 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (608) 238-5400 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.

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

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

NEW WORLD STRATEGIES LLC (608) 513-9388 facebook.com /NewWorldStrategiesLLC

SOUND RESPONSE (608) 265-3470 responsivesolutions.org

TELECOMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT PURCHASE PROGRAM (TEPP) (608) 231-3305 psc.wi.gov

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

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

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

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

CLARITY PATIENT ADVOCACY SERVICES, LLC

(608) 284-8795 kathleen@clarityadvocacy.com clarityadvocacy.com We clear the confusion in your healthcare experience. We help you navigate a complex medical system by helping you understand your diagnosis and treatment options; by attending medical appointments with you; and by reviewing your insurance and medical bills.

MADISON PARENT CARE (608) 237-6676 madisonparentcare.com

RN PATIENT ADVOCATES OF MADISON LLC (608) 807-8195 madisonpatientadvocates.com

SENIOR HELPERS

4726 East Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 tanyas@seniorhelpersmadison.com seniorhelpersmadison.com We strive to ensure a better quality of life for our clients by keeping them independent, safe, and well cared for in their home. Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we provide clients and their families dependable services throughout south central Wisconsin.

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.

HOME HEALTH UNITED

VoiceCare (855) 332-6882 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org Subscribers wear a pendant, which can be activated in the event of a fall or other emergency. Activating VoiceCare alerts monitoring center personnel who will contact the subscriber or designated emergency responders as needed.

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98 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME GROCERY/FOOD DELIVERY Listings below may offer online ordering and home delivery service.

BERING BOUNTY LLC

Verona 53593 (608) 320-3238 orders@beringbounty.com beringbounty.com We deliver, to your home or work, the finest wild-caught seafood from Alaska’s Bering Sea. All-American, healthful, sustainable. Bering Bounty is the only fisherman-owned seafood company in Wisconsin, our home. All our profits stay here. Please email or call today.

CAPITAL CENTRE FOODS (608) 255-2616 capcentremarket.com

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

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL LIFE ASSIST MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEM

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2372 stoughtonhospital.com For more information or to register for Life Assist Services, please call.

RESOURCE GUIDE FOR CAREGIVERS & AGING ADULTS IN SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN

(608) 283-9500 heritagecateringmadison.com

HYVEE (608) 244-4696 East Location (608) 273-5120 Fitchburg (608) 277-6735 Westgate Mall hy-vee.com

KNOCHE’S FOOD CENTER (608) 233-1410 knochesbutchershop.com

METCALFE’S MARKET

726 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison 53705 (608) 238-7612 hilldale@shopmetcalfes.com 7455 Mineral Point Rd. Madison 53717 (608) 829-3500 west@shopmetcalfes.com shopmetcalfes.com Metcalfe’s is a fourth-generation, family owned and operated neighborhood market overflowing with good things to eat—including over

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3500 locally sourced products. Order groceries at shopmetcalfes.com and have them delivered to nearly all of Dane County for just $5.95.

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

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

HOME MODIFICATION ACCESSIBILITY PLUS (608) 230-5836 accessibilityplusonline.com

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

DESIGN COALITION (608) 246-8846 designcoalition.org

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Home Safety Modification 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-7900 intake@independentliving.org independentlivinginc.org On-site professional review plus staff carpenter to make the changes you need. Adaptations include grab bars, ramps, and bath remodels; we coordinate installation of lifts and supply medical equipment (commodes to bath benches and more). Ask about our grants.

PROJECT HOME (608) 246-3737 projecthomewi.org


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 99 TZ OF MADISON, INC. (608) 241-2967 tzofmadison.com

WISCONSIN HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WHEDA) (608) 266-7884 wheda.com

HOME ORGANIZATION ACCESSIBILITY PLUS (608) 230-5836 accessibilityplusonline.com

LIFE ORGANIZED, LLC (608) 622-7678 lifeorganizedllc.com

LIFESTYLE HOME SERVICES (608) 291-5399 lifestylehomeinfo.com

MOVING FORWARD– SENIOR MOVE MANAGERS (608) 395-1821 movingforwardmadison.com

HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENTS HOME HEALTH UNITED

Safe At Home (608) 223-7970 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org Safe At Home is offered by Home Health United in partnership with the United Way of Dane County and is available to those 60+ living in Dane County. The program provides an in-home safety assessment and six months of follow up.

MIDWEST HOME CARE (608) 276-6000 midwesthomecare.com

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 long-term 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

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100 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME CNA ON THE GO, LLC HOME CARE SERVICES

6516 Monona Dr., Monona 53716 (608) 609-8491 cnaonthegollc@gmail.com cnaonthegollc.com Like working with a smart, dedicated team of professionals who offers trustworthy care to you or your loved one? Look no further. We have Certified Nursing Assistants and Nurses (LPNs, RNs) dedicated to providing a grateful service to our clients.

COMMUNITY LIVING ALLIANCE (CLA)

1414 MacArthur Rd., Madison 53714 (608) 242-8335 clanet.org Local, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping seniors and people with disabilities stay at home and stay independent by providing supportive home care, chore services, and hands-on personal care services.

HOME HEALTH UNITED

(800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org We are a nonprofit healthcare organization offering a comprehensive variety of services to patients in the privacy and comfort of their homes. Services include skilled nursing, physical/occupational/ speech therapy, medical social services, infusion/enteral therapies,

home telemonitoring, hospice, and palliative care.

INDEPENDENT HEALTH CARE

Home Health Care 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-2097 intake@independentliving.org independentlivinginc.org Compassionate, professional care comes to your home from our Medi-

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SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 101 ACTI-KARE OF DANE COUNTY

4703 Carter St., Oregon 53575 (224) 698-7050 abalmaseda@actikare.com dane.actikare.com When you or your loved ones need help in your daily lives, Acti-Kare can provide affordable in-home care services. Enjoy life to the fullest while we help you stay active, keep you company, do your housekeeping, or even drive you places.

ALWAYS BEST CARE® SENIOR SERVICES (608) 315-2378 alwaysbestcaremadison.com

BRIGHTSTAR CARE®

care-certified nonprofit agency affiliated with Independent Living, Inc. Nurses, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and personal care assistants help you continue to recover. Medication management and chronic disease monitoring also available.

VISITING PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATION

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH

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.

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2366 stoughtonhospital.com Provides comprehensive services, including 24/7 on-call registered nurses; home health aides; social services; and physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Also provides skilled nursing care, case management, medication monitoring, wound care, IV therapy, and education regarding chronic disease management. Medicare and Medicaid certified/Joint Commission accredited.

UNITYPOINT AT HOME

(608) 807-1600 visitingphysicians.com

IN-HOME NONMEDICAL ASSISTANCE

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

COMFORCARE

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

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102 | SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME COMFORT KEEPERS (608) 442-1898 madison-231.comfortkeepers.com

COMMUNITY LIVING CONNECTIONS (608) 661-7999 clconnections.org

COMMUNITY OPTIONS PROGRAM (COP) (608) 242-6418 dhs.wisconsin.gov/cop.index.htm

COMPASSION CAREGIVERS, LLC

5902 Raymond Rd., Ste. 2 Madison 53711 (608) 467-9507 compassioncaregivers2016@gmail.com compassioncaregiversllc.com A Madison-based personal care agency dedicated to helping elderly and disabled individuals live independently with dignity at the comfort of their own home. For your safety and peace of mind, we conduct a thorough background check on all of our staff.

GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE (608) 467-3590 goldenheartseniorcare.com

HOME CHORE ASSISTANCE MIDDLETON OUTREACH MINISTRY (608) 836-7338 momhelps.org

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

1574 W. Broadway St., Ste. 101 Madison 53713 (608) 663-2646 tim.francis@homeinstead.com homeinstead.com/madisonwi Our carefully selected, insured and bonded professional CAREGivers™ can help with a wide variety of services to help your loved one stay at

home…wherever “home” may be. Call today for your free Care Consultation. We are here to serve you!

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INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

SENIOR HELPERS

Home and Personal Care Services 2970 Chapel Valley Rd., Ste. 203 Madison 53711 (608) 274-7900 intake@independentliving.org independentlivinginc.org Home care services include housecleaning, laundry, yardwork, errands, and other chores for you. Personal care assistance includes bathing, getting in/out of bed, dressing, companionship, and more. Home health aides are carefully screened. We work with long-term care insurance and VA.

INTERIM HEALTHCARE (608) 238-0268 interimhealthcare.com

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

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(608) 276-6000 midwesthomecare.com 4726 East Towne Blvd. Madison 53704 (608) 729-5365 tanyas@seniorhelpersmadison.com seniorhelpersmadison.com We strive to ensure a better quality of life for our clients by keeping them independent, safe, and well cared for in their home. Specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care, we provide clients and their families dependable services throughout south central Wisconsin.

SENIORS HELPING SENIORS (608) 839-0993 seniorcaremadisonwi.com

SHARING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES

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,


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 103 one can obtain referrals to highquality vendors who offer home health care. Members can receive automated daily check-in services at no additional charge.

STOUGHTON HOSPITAL TRUSTED HANDS

900 Ridge St., Stoughton 53589 (608) 873-2366 stoughtonhospital.com Provides affordable and professional personal care and companionship services. Services include cooking, light cleaning, laundry, errands, grocery shopping, and respite for caregivers. Trusted Hands employees are hired and screened by Stoughton Hospital.

VISITING ANGELS

6425 Odana Rd., Ste. 5 Madison 53719 (608) 819-0665 dteske@visitingangels.com visitingangels.com Local, family-owned business offering flexible, hourly live-in care and respite care for families. Our services include bathing, dressing, and walking assistance; grooming; medication reminders; errands; shopping; light housekeeping; meal preparation; and friendly companionship. Call today for a free consultation.

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

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

SENIOR HELPERS (608) 729-5365 seniorhelpersmadison.com

MEAL DELIVERY & PREPARATION CHEFS FOR SENIORS INC (608) 220-9814 chefsforseniors.com

HOME HEALTH UNITED

Meals On Wheels (800) 924-2273 info@hhuvns.org homehealthunited.org Volunteers deliver nutritious, midday meals every day of the year to those in need living in Madison, Middleton, Monona, and Sun Prairie.

INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC.

Evening Meals On Wheels 602 N. Segoe Rd., Madison 53705 (608) 204-0923 meals@independentlivinginc.org independentlivinginc.org Great meals delivered to your door! Fresh, healthy, chef-prepared meals are made daily and delivered by trained volunteers between 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Customized diets include diabetic, gluten free, and vegetarian. Accredited program with menus reviewed by a dietitian.

every day, in every way • Family owned & operated local business • Providing non-medical, in-home care • Complimentary in-home consultation • Flexible hourly care and live-in care • Assistance with activities of daily living • Friendly companionship • Medication reminders • Respite care • Caregiver’s background checked • Personal care

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.

APRIA HEALTHCARE

Deb and Tracy Teske Co-Owners and Directors

(608) 221-5480 apria.com 6425 Odana Rd, Ste 5, Madison, WI 53719 (608) 819-0665, dteske@visitingangels.com VisitingAngels.com JOURNEYOFAGING.COM


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How to Determine Home Care Needs and

Where to Go for ASSISTANCE BY JANET BOLLIG, MSSW

For many people, knowing when a loved one needs additional care and support can be difficult. The first step is identifying any underlying issues that might indicate the need for more care. Some things to look for include: • Changes in medical condition • An acute, chronic, or terminal condition

• Functional or cognitive decline • Frequent visits to the emergency room, urgent care, or frequent hospitalizations • Concerns about home safety or falls • Changes in mobility • Isolation • Depression or anxiety • Lack of support • Financial concerns

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• Changes in appetite or weight loss or gain • Assistance with daily activities (chores, shopping, cooking, bathing, etc.) For a more extensive checklist, please visit HomeHealthUnited.org /checklist. Once you have identified a need, the next step is to determine the level of care needed.


SAFE & HEALTHY AT HOME | 105 The first step is identifying any underlying issues that might indicate the need for more care. ••••••• Nonmedical vs. Skilled Services Nonmedical home care provides assistance with general personal care, like dressing, grooming, eating, and other activities of daily living. This type of care is usually not covered by Medicare or private insurance; however, it may be covered under certain types of long-term care insurance. Nonmedical care can benefit people whose condition does not qualify them for skilled services but who may have a chronic illness, disease, or injury which requires increased day-to-day support due to physical or cognitive needs, or medication changes. Skilled services provide patients with medical care in the home. Skilled care is provided by a licensed home health agency and must be prescribed by a physician. Most skilled services are covered by Medicare.

Types of Skilled Services Skilled home healthcare helps patients remain at home and can include nursing, physical, occupational, and other therapies as well as medical social work support. Palliative care is a form of home healthcare for patients facing chronic or quality-of-life-limiting illnesses and is focused on relieving symptoms, pain, and stress. Palliative care can be provided alongside curative treatments and during any stage of an illness. Hospice is for patients with a limited life expectancy who are no longer receiving curative treatments. Care is focused on managing symptoms

and controlling pain, as well as supporting patients and their families through the end of life. Navigating the maze of care options available can be stressful for both caregivers and patients. While many may know they need additional help, they may not know where to find it. Start by talking with your loved one’s physician, call your local Aging and Disability Resource Center, or contact area home health agencies for guidance and support.

Janet Bollig, MSSW, is a Medical Social Worker with Home Health United and has been helping patients and families navigate their healthcare journeys for over 25 years. Home Health United is a nonprofit organization providing a variety of services, including home health, hospice, palliative care, medical equipment, personal emergency response systems, infusion services, Meals On Wheels, and home safety assessments. For more information or to request an informational visit, call (800) 924-2273 or visit HomeHealthUnited.org.

CAPTEL® CAPTIONED TELEPHONE

CapTel, Inc. 450 Science Dr., Madison 53711 (608) 238-5400 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.

HOME HEALTH UNITED (800) 924-2273 homehealthunited.org

INDEPENDENCEFIRST MOBILITY STORE

2554 Advance Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 243-1785 mds@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The IndependenceFirst Mobility Store accepts donations of used wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to refurbish and redistribute to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at 70 percent below retail prices.

INDEPENDENCEFIRST MOBILITY STORE

Scooters, Wheelchairs, Mobility Chairs, and Accessories 2554 Advance Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 243-1785 mds@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The IndependenceFirst Mobility Store accepts donations of used wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to refurbish and redistribute to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at 70 percent below retail prices.

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INDEPENDENCEFIRST MOBILITY STORE

Wheelchair Recycling 2554 Advance Rd., Madison 53718 (608) 243-1785 mds@ifmobility.org ifmobility.org The IndependenceFirst Mobility Store accepts donations of used wheelchairs, hospital beds, and other medical equipment to refurbish and redistribute to individuals of all ages who have either permanent or temporary mobility impairments. Our products are offered at 70 percent below retail prices.

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

mge.com/safety-outages/home/life -equipment.htm Contact us if you have medical equipment requiring electricity 24/7 in order to be listed as a special needs customer.

UNITYPOINT AT HOME

2180 W. Beltline Hwy. Madison 53713 (608) 417-3700 or (800) 236-1052 unitypoint.org/homehealth UnityPoint at Home provides comprehensive health services that enable you to receive care in the privacy and comfort of your own home. We are your one stop source for home care services. (Formerly Meriter Home Health)

RESPITE CARE

MADISON GAS & ELECTRIC Life-Sustaining Equipment 133 S. Blair St., Madison 53703 (608) 252-7000

Respite care provides temporary relief to the primary caregiver. This care

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is to relieve unpaid, primary caregivers whose patients requires constant supervision and cannot be left alone due to mental or physical problems. This care can be provided at an Adult Day Center, in your own residence, or at a facility.

ALL SAINTS NEIGHBORHOOD

519 Commerce Dr., Madison 53719 (608) 827-2990 hstringham@elderspan.com allsaintsneighborhood.org All Saints Assisted Living offers short-term care designed for seniors who need supportive services for a brief time. Professional nurses available 24/7 and a life rich with social opportunities at the brand-new All Saints Main Street help deliver optimal aging.

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


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