UPDATE--OLDER ADULTS | COVID-19: Senior Activities & Congregate Meal Site Attendance
Effective immediately, Public Health Madison & Dane County is advising all persons to self-quarantine for 14 days if they had traveled to areas with coronavirus (Level 2 and 3 countries with widespread illness and domestic travel to states with more than 10 cases). This applies to all persons attending older adult activities (regardless of size of the audience) and/or attending senior dining sites (to include the restaurant sites). If you have traveled to such areas, do not attend older adult activities or group meal sites for 14 days upon your return.
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The Area Agency on Aging of Dane County serves individuals who are age 60 and over and/or their family members in accessing services that will help older adults continue living in their own homes and communities. The amount of assistance that is provided is dependent upon the needs of the older adult. These services can be short-term (such as getting signed up for a prescription drug program) or long-term (such as someone who is frail or who has a chronic health condition receiving ongoing monitoring and support from a Case Manager) and anywhere in between. Examples of community-based services include: congregate and home-delivered meals, caregiver support, case management, and help with benefit questions. Many of these services are provided on a donation basis and are delivered at the local level.
The Area Agency on Aging of Dane County is the designated County Aging Unit. The Aging Unit is appointed to act as a planning and policy development body for programs for older adults in the county that are funded by the federal Older Americans Act and state supplemental funding.
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- To advocate for older adults and to enable them to maintain their full potential and enhance their quality of life.
- To affirm the dignity and value of older adults by supporting their choices for living in and giving to our community.
- To create and promote opportunities for communication among the entire community, including local organizations and elected representatives and public and private service providers.