Important Phone Numbers for Seniors
Senior Hotline to Help
Area Agency on Aging of Dane County
Elder Abuse Helpline
Elder Care Locator
United Way’s 211 Information Resource Assistance
Dial 2-1-1 or 608-246-4357. Available 24/7 for information.
(Aging and Disability Resource Center) is one of the first resources to contact when looking for information, resources, and referrals in Dane County for seniors.
Phone: (608) 240-7400 Toll-free 855-417-6892
ADRC also has Elderly Benefit Specialists that provide free advocacy and assistance to Wisconsin residents age 60 or older. “They assist Wisconsin residents with issues related to public and private benefits to which they are entitled due to age, disability, or financial factors. Elderly Benefit Specialists provide information and assistance on a broad range of public benefit programs including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security retirement, Supplemental Security Income, FoodShare and SeniorCare. They provide information on program eligibility criteria, assistance applying for benefits, and appealing benefit denials or incorrect benefit amounts. Elderly Benefit Specialist’s also offer representation to people age 60 or over in the areas of consumer debt, landlord/tenant law, and private insurance.”
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 232-3400 Toll-free: (888) 308-6251
Area Agency on Aging
Phone: (608) 261-9930
CWAG (The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups) & Elder Law Center
Phone: (608) 224-0606 Toll-free (800) 366-2990
CWAG’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people of all ages through: intergenerational understanding and leadership development, public education, legal and legislative advocacy and public policy development. CWAG’s Elder Law Center is nationally recognized as a provider of legal services and resources to citizens 60 years and older with special emphasis on the frail and vulnerable elderly in need of long-term care. CWAG also provides education and services at the local, state and national levels through training and publications. The Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups recognize the financial constraints facing many of Wisconsin’s seniors and provides most of its services free of charge.
“We envision homes in every community where elders and others enjoy excellent quality of life and quality of care; where they, their families, and the staff engage in meaningful relationships built on equality, empowerment, and mutual respect; where people want to live and work; and where all are protected, sustained, and nurtured without regard to the ability to pay”.
Madison Senior Center
Phone: (608) 266-658
Wisconsin Council for the Blind
Phone: (608) 255-1166