Successful Aging in Greendale for Everyone SAGE
What is SAGE?
SAGE stands for Successful Aging in Greendale for Everyone. It is a group of passionate volunteers supported by the Greendale Health Department to find and implement ways to support seniors and their caregivers in our community.
Mission: SAGE will support innovative ideas to promote healthy and productive lives for Greendale residents especially older adults
Vision: Greendale will be an age-friendly community where everyone can age successfully
Dementia Friendly Greendale
Learn more about the efforts of SAGE's Dementia Friendly Greendale Subcommittee HERE
S.T.O.P. Senior Frauds and Scams Zoom information Session
Tuesday, May 4th from 6-7:15 pm
We know scammers frequently target seniors with a variety of schemes – many of them successful. Addressing this will be Heather Uzowulu, Development Director for Eras Senior Network, and Greendale Police OfficerJeff Dibb. Both of these individuals have considerable knowledge and experience with this topic to share!
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Thursday, April 8th, 5-6:30 PM – Basic Needs Discussion
Join DHHS for Community Conversations to Help Inform How We Can Best Serve the Residents of Milwaukee County
The Department of Health & Human Services invites Milwaukee County residents to join us for a series of Community Conversations focusing on the basic needs of individuals and families, the strategic planning process, and upcoming budget priorities. Join DHHS leadership and stakeholders to provide insight into these key areas. We look forward to learning how we can better serve our community.
Thursday, April 15th, 5-6:30 PM – Inform the Strategic Plan
Thursday, April 22nd, 5-6:30 PM – 2022 Budget Priorities
Click on the VIRTUAL MEETING LINK below or in the attached flyer to join the sessions.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 976 6442 3585
As always, feel free to contact the Milwaukee County DHHS Division on Aging (MCDA) at (414) 289-6874 for questions about resources, services, and information for Milwaukee County older adults; you can also visit the MCDA website at https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging and the MCDA Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MilwaukeeCountyDepartmentonAging. Thank you.
Access the Health Department Event Calendar HERE for upcoming opportunities
AARP Friendly Voice
AARP launched “AARP Friendly Voice” as sometimes just hearing a friendly voice on the other end of the line can help in challenging times. AARP Friendly Voices are trained AARP volunteers who will provide a call to say “Hello”. You can click HERE to fill out an online form or call 1-888-281-0145 to request an AARP Friendly Voice phone call. You can also fill this online form on behalf of someone you think would enjoy a call!
This is open to ALL ages and no cost. Feel free to also share this with your friends and family.
The Greendale Health Department provides leadership for this multi-year initiative. The SAGE Workgroup, made up of Greendale residents, members of community non-profits, representatives from the Board of Health and area businesses, will be responsible for implementation of the Village of Greendale’s Livable Community Action Plan.
Take a look at the Village of Greendale's Livable Communities Action Plan
Pick up a copy of our rack card (from the Greendale Welcome Center or Health Department) to learn more about SAGE and share with your family and friends!
Village Views SAGE Page
If you are a Greendale Resident a newsletter gets delivered to you every few months called "The Village Views" you may have noticed that some issues have an extra page insert. SAGE creates a page to go in these newsletters a few times a year to share relevant information about aging. Not everyone has access to a computer and this helps spread information to those who don't. Check out previous SAGE pages by clickin the links below!
Click HERE to read about senior resources
Click HERE to read about physical activity
Click HERE to read about transportation
Click HERE to read about activities and resources while staying safe at home
Click HERE to read about medication and talking to your doctor
Click HERE to read about aging myths
Click HERE to read about how to love your brain
If you have an idea for a topic this page could address, call the Greendale Health Department at 414-423-2110.
Congrats Village of Greendale!
AARP awarded the Village of Greendale a highly competitive $7,500 grant! The funding was used to purchase and install benches and directional signage on some of the walking paths. Additionally, an updated walking path map was created and printed. The Greendale Health Department, Department of Public Works, Greendale School District and Girl Scout Troop 8035, led by Aleks Skibicki worked together to accomplish these goals. Older adult focus groups held in 2018 pinpointed the need for the additional benches, directional signage and a new walking path map.
A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has
affordable and appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers
supportive community features and services.