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Gwaar, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc. , is a nonprofit agency dedicated to supporting the successful delivery of aging programs and services in Wisconsin. With a commitment to serving 70 counties and 11 tribes, Gwaar provides training, technical assistance, and advocacy to aging lead agencies, ensuring the availability and quality of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older individuals in the state. Gwaar offers a range of programs and services to support older adults and their families.
These include the Elder Abuse Hotline, Business Development Center, Wisconsin Guardianship Support Center, Guide to Elder Law and Benefits in Wisconsin, Veteran-Directed Home- and Community-Based Services, Wisconsin Senior Employment Program (WISE), and Wisconsin Senior Medicare Patrol. They also provide technical assistance in areas such as aging plans, data management, elder benefit specialists, family caregiver support, fiscal health promotion, Medicare outreach and assistance, nutrition programs, transportation, tribal technical assistance, and volunteerism. Moreover, Gwaar has introduced the Gwaar ED online platform, offering training and professional development for their Older Americans Act programs. Gwaar ED provides convenient and flexible learning opportunities for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.
For comprehensive support in areas like pension and retirement rights, Wisconsinites can rely on Gwaar's partnership with Trellis Pension and Retirement Rights. Their counselors provide expert guidance and assistance to help individuals make informed decisions about pension or retirement savings plans. Advocacy updates are also available, keeping individuals informed about state and federal developments. To find local aging services and support, individuals can use Gwaar's interactive map to locate their nearest county or tribal aging services office.
Those seeking information on guardianship, protective placement, and other related matters can turn to Gwaar's Guardianship Support Center. With a focus on excellence and a dedication to aging success, Gwaar is committed to empowering leaders in the field of aging by providing vital resources, training, and advocacy.
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