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AGING-RELATED LINKS

Note that many of the organizations listed under the UW-Madison and Wisconsin links have exhibits at the Health and Resource Fair that is part of the IOA annual Colloquium on Aging, held each Fall in Madison, WI.

UW-Madison Aging-Related Links


  • UW CARBON CANCER CENTER (UWCC) - Designated by the National Cancer Institute as the only comprehensive cancer center in the state of Wisconsin, UWCC conducts innovative cancer research and provides cancer treatment, prevention and control programs, as well as community outreach and education.

  • CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY - Engages in research in a broad spectrum of population related issues, both domestic and international. Research projects include tracking the life course with the Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, investigating health conditions of the elderly in Latin America, and studying factors affecting the wealth and retirement of older Americans.

  • CENTER FOR DEMOGRAPHY OF HEALTH AND AGING - An interdisciplinary research center, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging, that focuses on research and training in the health of aging human populations, with major themes including midlife development and aging, economics of population aging, and inequalities in international comparisons of health and aging.

  • DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE - Brings together investigators from multiple disciplines to study fundamental neurological processes and use the information obtained to develop therapeutic interventions in the treatment of human diseases such as Alzheimer's and autism.

  • CENTER FOR WOMEN'S HEALTH RESEARCH - Aims to advance women’s health and leadership with a multidisciplinary approach in research areas, including the study of sex and gender differences as well as women and leadership in academia.

  • DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE- Geriatrics & Gerontology - Advances the health of the people of Wisconsin and beyond through high quality, patient-centered care, innovative research, and educating the next generation of physicians.
  • GRADUATE SCHOOL - Facilitates research and graduate education through partnerships with schools, colleges, and other campus unities.

  • INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH ON POVERTY - One of three National Poverty Research Centers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the institute is a nonprofit and nonpartisan center for research into the causes and consequences of poverty and social inequality in the United States.

  • LA FOLLETTE INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS - Pursues research, education, and public service in a collaborative setting, aiming to improve the design, implementation, and evaluation of public policy.

  • McARDLE CANCER RESEARCH - Provides high quality training in basic cancer research at the graduate and post-doctoral levels, and pursues outstanding research programs directed toward understanding the causes and biology of cancer.

  • OSTEOPOROSIS CLINICAL CENTER AND RESEARCH PROGRAM - Provides clinical evaluation and treatment of persons with osteoporosis and related bone disorders; their research focuses on finding better ways to maintain bone health to prevent and treat osteoporosis and fractures that may accompany this disease.

  • OFFICE FOR EQUITY AND DIVERSITY - Nurtures human resources by promoting the use of standardized and proactive HR practices, ensures campus compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity requirements, and provides leadership and consultation to develop and integrate equity and diversity throughout the campus.

  • PLATO (PARTICIPATORY LEARNING AND TEACHING ORGANIZATION) - A member-directed and participatory learning-in retirement organization committed to developing, offering, and promoting opportunities for intellectual and cultural enrichment for its members, and to providing scholarship support for adult students with significant financial needs enrolled in post-secondary education courses.
  • RESEARCH AND SPONSORED PROGRAMS - Promotes and facilitates the research, education, and outreach missions of the University of Wisconsin–Madison by supporting and administering outside funding.

  • SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH - Recognized as a worldwide leader in education, research, and treatment, SMPH integrates the principles of both traditional medicine and public health approaches to develop new methods of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment while focusing on both individuals and populations. They have a VIDEO LIBRARY of faculty presentations available to the public, in many health-related categories, including GERIATRICS & GERONTOLOGY.

  • SCHOOL OF NURSING - As the leading nursing research institution in Wisconsin, the School of Nursing’s research is grounded in practical applications that have an immediate impact in the state’s communities.
  • SCHOOL OF PHARMACY - Educates, trains, and provides life-long learning opportunities for students, pharmacists, and scientists alike by creating, disseminating, and applying new scientific knowledge to enhance quality of life through improved health.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTING COOP - SSCC is made up of departments, schools, and research agencies that contribute to the cooperative and receive services in return; the SSCC supports research and instruction with strengths in statistical software, remote access to services, and an extensive computing infrastructure.

  • UW HEALTH INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE - Integrative Medicine focuses on less invasive therapies to help you achieve your highest potential for longevity and wellness by offering services that draw from both conventional and complementary medicine, such as meditation and acupuncture.

  • UW/VA SWALLOWING SPEECH AND DINING ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM (SSWAL-ADE) - An internationally recognized program dedicated to the evaluation, treatment, and research of swallowing disorders. The program has developed a number of the field’s diagnostic tools and treatment methods and conducted research to improve treatment and quality of life for patients.

  • UW-MADISON SPEECH AND HEARING CLINIC - Offering services to children and adults who are deaf or have delays or difficulties with hearing, speech, and communication. Services include, but are not limited to, full diagnostic hearing evaluations; new hearing aids or assisted listening devices; repair or programming of hearing aids; programming, troubleshooting, or counseling services for those with cochlear implants.

  • WILLIAM S. MIDDLETON MEMORIAL VETERANS HOSPITAL GERIATRIC RESEARCH, EDUCATION & CLINICAL CENTER/ UW-MADISON - This joint program conducts cutting edge research in aging, interdisciplinary education in geriatrics (9 disciplines), and develops/implements new clinical models of care.

  • WISCONSIN BRAIN DONOR PROGRAM - A repository for brain tissues that are donated and collected from approved donors for the purpose of research to advance knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.

  • WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEACH CENTER - Academic & clinical research organization investigating better treatment & prevention plans for Alzheimer’s disease & Mild Cognitive Impairment. Has resources for professionals, reseearchers, and the community.
  • WISCONSIN ALZHEIMER'S INSTITUTE - An organization within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health that conducts research to gain knowledge of, prevent, and treat Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as initiating efforts and partnering with others to provide education and develop service programs for those affected and their caregivers.

  • WISCONSIN LONGITUDINAL STUDY - A continuing study of over ten thousand people who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in 1957. WLS provids an opportunity to study a number of factors over the life course, such as physical and mental health and well-being, schooling, family functioning, etc.
  • WISCONSIN NATIONAL PRIMATE RESEARCH CENTER - One of eight federally supported primate research centers that conducts research to increase the understanding of basic primate biology from molecular and whole animal levels to the understanding of primate ecosystems, and to improve health and quality of human life by discovering treatments, preventions and cures for human diseases.

State, National & International Aging-Related Links


Wisconsin Links

  • AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER OF DANE COUNTY - The ADRC provides free unbiased information and assistance to older adults, people with disabilities, caregivers, and professionals regardless of income or personal resources. The ADRC empowers people to make informed choices about services and supports.

  • AGING RESOURCE ALLIANCE (ARA) - An alliance of senior care professionals in the Madison area committed to providing resources, support, and outreach for older adults and their families. Maintains a directory of presenters on aging topics.

  • AGRACE - Provides end-of-life services and programs for people in south central Wisconsin.

  • ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN - A leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. With many local educational and support services, they offer assistance and hope. See their website for information, referral, education, and care.

  • AMERICAN PARKINSON DISEASE ASSOCIATION (APDA) OF WISCONSIN - The APDA Information & Referral Center of Wisconsin is committed to assisting people with Parkinson’s disease and their families. The center provides information on support groups, community events, exercise programs, specialist referrals, educational materials, and other valuable resources for patients and their families.

  • AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF DANE COUNTY - Plans and coordinates services to assist people age 60 and over to maintain health and community connections, as well as advocates on behalf of older adults in Dane County.

  • BLUESTONE PHYSICIANS SERVICES - Bluestone Physician Services provides on-site primary care services to residential care communities in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Our Physician-led, pro-active, collaborative approach to healthcare allows us to provide exceptional care to our patients.

  • BRIGHTSTAR - Compassionate in-home personal care, skilled care, house chore, and transportation services for adults and seniors throughout south central Wisconsin.

  • CAPITOL LAKES - Madison’s only downtown continuing care retirement community and exclusive partner of Wisconsin Alumni Association for retirement living services. Capitol Lakes offers independent living apartment homes, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, and rehabilitation with a lifestyle focused on research-based, holistic wellness.

  • CAPTEL- CAPTIONED TELEPHONE - Captioned Telephone for people with hearing loss.

  • CAIRASU HOME CARE - a non-medical senior care agency, whose mission is to provide the highest quality elderly care service based on individual needs.

  • CENTER FOR COMMUNICATION HEARING & DEAFNESS - The Center provides needed services to children and adults throughout Wisconsin. It is one of the only specialized hearing centers of its kind in the country, where individuals with all degrees of hearing loss - from infants to the elderly - can find comprehensive programs and services that enhance communication and promote independence.

  • COALITION OF WISCONSIN AGING GROUPS - A nonprofit, nonpartisan, statewide membership organization founded in 1978. CWAG’s mission is to improve quality of life for people of all ages through: Intergenerational Understanding & Leadership Development, Public Education, Legal & Legislative Advocacy & Public Policy Development.

  • COMFORT KEEPERS - Helps seniors live happy, healthy lives in the comfort of their own homes by providing quality, compassionate care, and safety technology solutions to preserve independence and contribute to a better life. The Hospital to Home Navigator program helps reduce re-hospitalizations by providing assistance to those most vulnerable following a hospital discharge.

  • COVENTRY VILLAGE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY - Madison’s west side retirement community, featuring amenities & lifestyle options for every need in the elegant Courtyard Homes Condominiums, Brookline Apartment Homes & expanded Sebring Assisted Care Residence.

  • DANE COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY - A non-profit organization whose motto is “Helping People Help Animals.” One of its core values is to hold central the welfare and care of animals. Seniors are welcome to join their more than 1000 volunteers who help with animal and wildlife care, administrative duties, and education.

  • DESIGNERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING - Interior designers that are Certified Aging in Place Specialists have been trained to help identify the needs of individuals, regardless of age or ability levels, and offer solutions for remaining at home. They provide professional assessments of your home and create a plan to enhance its safety and beauty.

  • THE DILLETT COMPANY, INC - Independent insurance agency with a specialty in plans for 55+, including critical illness, Medicare supplements, final expense and long term health care plans.

  • EMERSON ASSISTED LIVING BOUTIQUE (LIFESONG SENIOR LIVING) - a gracious residence for seniors that offers independent living and assisted living while embracing a holistic approach to services and care.

  • HEARING LOSS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN- WISCONSIN CHAPTERS - Wisconsin chapters of the national consumer organization representing people with hearing loss. Provides education, advocacy, and support.

  • GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE - MADISON - Compassionate senior care focused on providing the highest quality care with compassion, dignity, and respect. We empower our clients and caregivers to work as a team, which keeps loved ones feeling independent and secure.

  • HERITAGE MONONA & HERITAGE MIDDLETON - A warm and gentle community where daily assistance is provided with love and the utmost respect for the personal integrity of residents. Assisted living, Enhanced Assisted, and Memory Care available.

  • HOME HEALTH UNITED - Offers an integrated and comprehensive variety of services across Southern Wisconsin, including Home Health, Palliative Care, Hospice, Community Health Services, Meals On Wheels, Infusion Pharmacy, Immunization Clinics, Personal Emergency Response System, and Home Medical Equipment.

  • HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE- MADISON - Providing in home companionship, personal care services, meal preparation, laundry, light housekeeping, errands, and incidental transportation. Caregivers are screened, insured, and bonded.

  • INDEPENDENT LIVING, INC. - A nonprofit multi-service agency with 40 years of experience helping older adults and people with disabilities through in-home services, personal care, home health care, evening Meals on Wheels, volunteer assistance, and senior housing options in Madison, Fitchburg, and Sun Prairie.

  • MADISON CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - The museum offers SPARK!, a FREE 90 minute cultural arts program for children 7 & up, parents, and a grandparent with early memory loss. Assisted living & nursing home groups are welcome!

  • MADISON COALITIONS OF OLDER ADULTS AND MADISON SENIOR CENTER - Your source of information on Case Management Services, Senior Dining Sites, the Home Chore Program, Social/Educational/Health and Wellness Activities: West Madison Senior Coalition, North-Eastside Senior Coalition, Madison Senior Center.

  • MADISON SCHOOL & COMMUNITY RECREATION (MSCR), GOODMAN-ROTARY 50+ FITNESS - Offers a wide range of fitness and wellness opportunities for people ages 50+, including aquatics, strength, dance, yoga, chair-based exercise, pilates, tai-chi, and nutrition education programs.

  • MALLATT'S HOMECARE PHARMACY/ INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF WISCONSIN - Provides medication and pharmacy services to individuals in their own home and to those in long term care facilities. Provides in-home skilled nursing, personal care, companion, and home health aide services.

  • THE MEMOIRY JOURNAL - The Memoiry Journal provides the opportunity to reflect on your life, and to record your top 100 most meaningful memories for the benefit of future family members and loved ones.

  • MIDWEST HOME CARE - Provides non-medical care to help seniors stay active and independent in their own homes. Specializing in Alzheimer’s care. Located in Madison, WI.

  • MOMENTUM INSURANCE PLANS - A locally owned dental HMO that offers competitive pricing and great plans for seniors in the Dane County area.

  • NAVIGATING THE JOURNEY OF AGING RESOURCE GUIDE - This guide, produced by O’Gara Publishing, is a reference tool for information regarding aging resources, services, and products in the Dane County region.

  • OAK PARK PLACE - Oak Park Place senior living communities feature skilled nursing, orthopedic rehabilitation, assisted living, memory care, and independent living products for seniors with locations on Madison’s east side, Middleton, and Baraboo.

  • OAKWOOD LUTHERAN SENIOR MINISTRIES - Oakwood Lutheran Senior Ministries is the parent corporation of two faith-based, not-for-profit retirement communities, Oakwood Village Prairie Ridge and Oakwood Village University Woods, located in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • OFFICE FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED - A Wisconsin state agency offering training & services to help blind & visually impaired individuals cope with significant vision loss in an effort to maximize independent living.

  • OUTREACH LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER - The mission statement for the South Central Wisconsin OutReach LGBT Community Center is: “To promote equality and quality of life for LGBT people.” This includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders.

  • RECOVER HEALTH - A Medicare/Medicaid-certified home health agency providing a full range of in-home services, making everyday living easier for those with special needs, chronic illnesses, or when recovering from hospitalization. Has several offices located throughout Wisconsin.

  • RSVP OF DANE COUNTY - A volunteer program that places volunteers, age 55 & older, in assignments all over Dane County, with about 2200 volunteers in over 88 non-profits, public agencies & schools.

  • SAIL— SUPPORTING ACTIVE INDEPENDENT LIVES - A non-profit membership organization serving the Madison area by providing services, resources, and support to help older adults live active, healthy, and independent lives in their own homes.

  • SENIOR HELPERS- MADISON OFFICE - Helping seniors age in place by providing homesafe assurance; geriatric care management; and flexible, compassionate home care.

  • SENIORS HELPING SENIORS - A unique business that exclusively hires Seniors to provide a wide array of non-medical in home services for seniors such as Handyman, Housekeeping, Companionship, and Respite.

  • ST. COLLETA OF WISCONSIN - Residential and vocational programming for adults over 18 with developmental disabilities. Providing day services to the aging.

  • ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL - St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI is committed to the health, wellness, and social needs of individuals through all stages of life. They offer a wide variety of programs and services specifically designed for the older adult: Health Information for Seniors, Adult Day Health Center, GoldenCare, Home Help Monitoring, and St. Mary’s Care Center.

  • STOUGHTON HOSPITAL– INPATIENT GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY - An inpatient program designed to meet the acute mental health needs of individuals 55 and older. Treatment is provided for depression, anxiety, behaviors associated with Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and psychosis.

  • VISITING ANGELS LIVING ASSISTANCE SERVICES - “Angels” to serve non-medical in-home care needs.

  • WISCONSIN BOARD ON AGING AND LONG-TERM CARE - Advocacy services including the Ombudsman Program, Volunteer Ombudsman Program, and Medigap Helpline.

  • WISCONSIN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED - A private, non-profit community-based organization. Their mission is to promote the dignity and independence of the people in Wisconsin who are blind and visually impaired by providing services, advocating legislation, and educating the general public.

  • WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR HEALTHY AGING - WIHA was formed to advance the spread of evidence-based prevention programs that encourage and support healthy living among older people, including: Living Well with Chronic Conditions, Tomando de su Salud (Spanish), Healthy Living with Diabetes, Vivir Saludable con Diabetes, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, Stepping On,and Pisando Fuerte.

  • WISCONSIN SLEEP - Offers sleep experts for adults & children, combined with the latest technology, in a home like setting.

  • WISCONSIN TALKING BOOK & BRAILLE LIBRARY (WTBBL) - Provides recorded & Braille books to Wisconsin residents who for any visual or physical reason cannot read normal print. The service is free to everyone.

  • ZOUNDS HEARING OF MADISON - Provides rechargeable hearing aids.


National Links
  • ADMINISTRATION ON AGING (AOA) - A federal agency responsible for advancing the concerns and interests of older persons and their caregivers through funding of comprehensive lower-cost, nonmedical community and home-based services and support for health and independence.

  • AGENET - The Aging Resource Network is a charitable organization focused on raising aging awareness and addressing the barriers to developing treatments and therapies, by educating the public of the near-term potential of the development of new technologies, and funding research relevant to addressing the epidemiology of age-related diseases.

  • AGE PAGES - a National Institute on Aging resource for different topics such as exercise, medications and supplements, men’s and women’s health, etc.
  • AGING PARENTS AND ELDERCARE - This website contains a plethora of information for caregivers to overcome the challenges of elder care, such as articles, checklists, books and video suggestions, support groups, and more.

  • ALLIANCE FOR AGING RESEARCH - Strives to advance science and enhance lives by being a national advocate for biomedical and behavioral research in aging and health.

  • AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONS (AARP) - Provides direct assistance and legal advocacy, as well as raises awareness about critical issues, to help Americans age 50 and over face their unique challenges and pressures.

  • AMERICAN FEDERATION FOR AGING RESEARCH - A national non-profit whose mission is to support and advance healthy aging by funding a broad range of research, attracting more physicians to the practice of geriatric medicine, and providing information to the public on new medical findings.

  • AMERICAN GERIATRICS SOCIETY (AGS) - A non-profit organization comprised of over 6,000 health professionals that provides leadership to healthcare professionals, policy makers, and the public by implementing and advocating for programs in patient care research, professional and public education, and public policy to improve the health, independence, and quality of life for all older people.

  • AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING - A collection of practitioners, educators, administrators, policy makers, business people, researchers, and students who seek to support and enhance the knowledge and skills of those who work to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families. Offers outstanding professional education, publications, and information and training resources to its members.

  • AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION - A non-profit based in Washington, D.C., whose members include college and university faculty, researchers, practitioners, and students who are dedicated to advancing sociology as a scientific discipline and profession serving the public good.

  • ASSOCIATION FOR GERONTOLOGY IN HIGHER EDUCATION (AGHE) - The members of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education are colleges and universities that provide a network base for communication and cooperation in higher education to offer training, education, and research programs in the field of aging.

  • THE FISHER CENTER FOR ALZHEIMER'S RESEARCH FOUNDATION - Aims to understand the causes of Alzheimer's, find a cure, and improve the care and quality of life of those living with it, as well as their caregivers. The website has in-depth information and resources regarding Alzheimer’s, including healthcare locators, an e-newsletter, and a quarterly magazine, Preserving Your Memory.

  • GERONTOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA (GSA) - The nation’s oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging.

  • HEALTH DATA INTERACTIVE - This website provides statistical information about trends in health and aging, research and publications, codebooks, surveys, instructions, and datasets of Longitudinal Studies in Aging, and more.

  • INFOAGING.ORG - Draws upon the expertise of scientists funded by the American Federation for Aging Research to provide the latest information in the science of aging.

  • MYSENIORCARE - a community on the topic of senior care providing information on home health care, assisted living facilities, and hospice.

  • NATIONAL ACADEMY ON AN AGING SOCIETY - As the policy institute of the Gerontological Society of America, the Academy aims to provide clear and unbiased research and analysis to enhance the quality of debates about the challenges and opportunities of an aging population by presenting findings in language aimed at the general reader.

  • NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING - a nonprofit advocacy organization that serves as a voice for older Americans and brings together other organizations, businesses, and government to develop creative solutions to improve the lives of all older adults.

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA) - As part of the National Institutes of Health, the NIA leads the federal government in conducting and supporting research on aging and the health and well-being of older people, to understand the nature of aging and the aging process, as well as diseases and conditions associated with growing older. They have a blog for researchers.

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION DISORDERS (NIDCD) - Part of the National Institutes on Health, the NIDCD conducts and supports research in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language.

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH) - As the largest source of funding for medical research in the world, NIH seeks fundamental knowledge of the behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.

  • NIH SENIOR HEALTH - NIHSeniorHealth.gov features authoritative and up-to-date aging-related health information that is easily accessible for family members and friends seeking reliable, easy to understand on-line health information.
  • POPULATION REFERENCE BUREAU - Informs people around the world about population, health, and the environment, and empowers them to use that information to advance the well-being of current and future generations.

  • SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION - The Official Website of the United States Social Security Administration; includes information about retirement, disability, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (UNT) MEDIA LIBRARY - THE FILM & VIDEO COLLECTION ON AGING - The Film and Video Collection on Aging is home to over 700 audio-visual titles, from feature films to clinical programs, concerned with different aspects of aging and long-term care that are available for institutional rental.

International Links


MIDUS Links

  • MIDUS WEBSITE - Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) is a national longitudinal study of health and well-being that is administered by the Institute on Aging. It began in 1995 with over 7000 participants, aged 25-74, and continues with follow-ups at 10-year intervals.

  • MIDUS NEWSLETTERS - MIDUS newsletters are intended for a general public audience and provide summaries of some of the key findings from the MIDUS study.

  • ICPSR - MIDUS data is publicaly available to researchers through ICPSR here.

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