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The Area Agency on Aging of Dane County received an Aging Innovations Award at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) virtual conference for our “My Meal-My Way” congregate dining restaurant model, which was created in 2014 and is being replicated in various counties across the State of Wisconsin It has been the inspiration for similar models nationally in states like Iowa and Washington. “My Meal-My Way” also received third place in the nation and was recognized by the National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults (engaging) Practices: Best Practices for Helping Older Adults Stay Socially Engaged.

The “My Meal-My Way” restaurant model involves partnerships with local, accessible, and inviting restaurants and has several characteristics (in non-pandemic circumstances) that make it unique and successful:

  • A variety of menu options to choose from
  • Expanded dining hours
  • No advance reservations required
  • Coordinated transportation to and from the restaurant/food service establishment
Photo: L to R-- Alyce Miller (Registered Dietitian and Healthy Aging Coordinator), Angela Velasquez (Aging Program Specialist/Nutrition Director), Cheryl Batterman (AAA Manager)

Free Welcome to Medicare Seminars | What you need to know about enrolling in Medicare
Presented by AAA Elder Benefit Specialists

If you are turning age 64 this year, the Dane County Area Agency on Aging wants to help you make informed choices about your Medicare options! Do you understand what Medicare is and isn’t... how to avoid penalties for late enrollment in Medicare... and how to get the most out of your health and prescription benefit plans? Some decisions and actions about Medicare can take place 3-6 months before you turn 65, so don’t wait until you are turning 65 to understand all you need to know about this important benefit.

Want easy to understand answers to all of these complex questions? Sign up to attend one of the Free Welcome to Medicare Seminars. By attending a seminar, you’ll walk away with the accurate and detailed information you need from unbiased experts in benefit programs.

Click here for the Welcome to Medicare Seminars 2021 Schedule and registration information.
“Changing Landscape of Services for Older Adults” — this PowerPoint was presented to the Dane County Health & Human Needs Committee on 8/8/19 by AAA Manager Cheryl Batterman & Aging Program Specialist Angela Velasquez.

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The AAA publishes a monthly newsletter [Caregiver Chronicles] to provide Dane County Caregivers with useful information and resources.

Please check out our latest edition below.

Read Caregiver Chronicles:
Jun 2021 | May 2021 | Apr 2021
Check our archives to view past publications

To subscribe, email or call 608-261-5679.

Nutrition News is a quarterly newsletter published by the AAA to provide Dane County older adults with nutrition information, wellness tips, and other health-related resources. Please see the latest edition below.

Read Nutrition News:
Spring 2021 Edition

For more information on this publication, contact Shannon Gabriel: or call 608-261-5678.

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