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2019-2020 Mini-Grant Announced for Wisconsin Community-Based Organizations

For Stepping On and Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs The Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging is pleased to announce the availability of mini-grants for the period January 1, 2019-July 31, 2020 to improve the health of your community by developing or expanding evidence-based health promotion programs in community-based organizations that make a long-term commitment to...

2019 Leader Training Schedule

2019 DRAFT Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging Leader Training Schedule                          Do not make any travel arrangements until your application is accepted. Welcome!  And thank you for your interest in becoming a healthy aging program Leader.  We’re committed to both training and supporting...

Summit Speaker Sounds Alarm on Opioid Abuse and Older Adults

Older people often overlooked in conversations about opioid addiction and overdose. 

Ageism - Ask Me About 7.5!

The latest news, information, and resources on ageism and our efforts to combat it.

Job Opening: Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator   Location:  Milwaukee   Summary: In support of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, this 80-100% FTE position will be dedicated to improving the health of the African American adult community by identifying, developing and supporting individual and organizational partnerships in Milwaukee.  The position will strive to improve the...

WIHA Debuts New Stepping On Video

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Falls are not a normal part of aging - seniors can take action to prevent falls.

Falls prevention advocate builds awareness -- and strength.

Strengthening body and building awareness make falls prevention a life-changing pursuit   Kathryn Bowen’s life gives her lots of reasons to stay on her toes – but caring for her granddaughter is the biggest one.  “Her toys are everywhere,” Kathryn admits with a wry chuckle.  “I really have to work to keep them picked up!”   Like many...

History of Falling Increases Crash Risk for Older Drivers

New partnership promotes safety and mobility by preventing falls   MADISON, Wisc. (Dec. 5, 2016) – A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that seniors and their families should view falls as a possible early indicator of risk behind the wheel. According to the research, older drivers with a history of falling are 40 percent more likely to be involved...

Coming Home to Caregiving - Holiday Trips Often Reveal Challenges Facing Older Loved Ones

Being a family caregiver is rewarding, but it can be stressful, too.  When a loved one lives far away, caregivers face even more challenges.  A trip home for the holidays may reveal the first clues that older relatives or parents are struggling with day-to-day tasks. Your mom may have projected a cheerful voice over the phone - but you find a different story when she greets you at...