Established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973, Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) respond to the needs of Americans aged 60 and over in every local community. Wisconsin has three of these agencies. Milwaukee and Dane are single county agencies that also serve as county aging units. The other 70 counties and 11 federally recognized Indian Tribes are served by the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources as the contract and oversight agency.
Wisconsin's Area Agencies on Aging, in partnership with the local aging units, strive to meet the needs of Wisconsin's rapidly-growing older population. The Wisconsin Area Agencies on Aging:
Assess current needs of older people in their planning and service area;
Assess available services, programs, and institutions;
Develop plans to help address service gaps;
Assure access to services, programs, and institutions;
Advocate for the needs of older people;
Develop leaders and advocates among Wisconsin's older population;
Finance and administer contracts to direct providers of services;
Provide leadership and technical assistance to local aging service providers; and,
Serve as a focal point for evidence based health promotion and disease prevention activities.
Dane County Area Agency on Agency
2865 N. Sherman Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 261-9930 voice
(608) 261-9787 fax