Senior and Retirement Resources

  • Access America for Seniors A government-wide initiative to deliver electronic services from government agencies and organizations to seniors. Visitors can utilize a number of services, including comparing Medicare health plan options, comparing nursing homes throughout the U.S., and receiving estimates of social security benefits.
  • The Age Page This Wisconsin Dept. of Health and Family Services site provides links to programs and resources for older people and their caregivers in Wisconsin.
  • AARP -- American Association of Retired Persons Features information for retirees on numerous topics including health, housing, travel, insurance and consumer issues.
  • Area Agency on Aging of Dane County Includes contact information for Senior Advocacy organizations. Over 60 resource directory found at this link.
  • BenefitsCheckUp A service of the National Council on the Aging, BenefitsCheckUp offers a free online service to help older Americans identify which federal and state assistance programs they may be eligible for. Seniors or caregivers fill out a Web form,entering information such as income, age and zip code. BenefitsCheckUp is completely confidential, and does not require a name, address, phone number or social security number.
  • Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups (CWAG)
  • Independent Living, Inc. A nonprofit, multi-care organization assisting older and disabled adults to live with independence and dignity and maintain health and well being. Includes area services like Meals on Wheels.
  • Medicare (Official U.S. Government Medicare site)
  • National Senior Citizens Law Center Offers information, news, and legal help, particularly to older persons of limited income.
  • National Institute on Aging
  • Retirement links:
  • SeniorCare Prescription drug assistance program for Wisconsin seniors
  • Senior Job Bank Search jobs for Seniors 50+
  • Senior Resources Online Directory of Services for Older Adults in South Central Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging Offers links to not-for-profit corporations principally serving the elderly and disabled.
  • WPS Medicare Part B As the Medicare Part B carrier for the state, the Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation offers a webpage dedicated exclusively to the program. The site answers commonly asked questions, allows access to the Medicare Part B policy manual, features information for Wisconsin providers, and resource links.