What's New in Aging & Disability Services
Senior Farmers Market Vouchers Available in JuneThe Bayfield County Department of Human Services will once again be distributing the Wisconsin Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers to low income seniors beginning in June 2017. The goal of this program is to help seniors improve their diets with fresh produce while giving local farmers more business and adding support to the local economy. Click this link for SFMNP eligibility, requirements and disbursement schedule.
Preparing Your Home for Safe Mobility
New! Family Caregiving Videos-watch online by clicking the desired topic:
(you will be redirected to the AARP website)
Getting from a Car to a Wheelchair
What to Do When Someone Falls
Using a Walker or Cane and Navigating Stairs
Moving from a Walker to Shower or Bed
The Guardian is a newsletter published by the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc that provides information on issues related to guardianship, protective placement, advance directives, and more.
Family and Caregiver Newsletter-November 2016
Family and Caregiver Newsletter-July 2016
10 Warning Signs of Dementia Video
Individual at Risk Restraining Orders and Injunctions
To read Guardian Newsletters or look up related resources, follow this link: WI Guardian Support Center
Service Providers Needed!!!
Bayfield County Human Services is experiencing a shortage of service providers to assist children with disabilities. We are looking for: mentors, supportive home care workers, daily living skills coaches, respite providers, and in-home nursing staff. We have several children with funding approved from the State of Wisconsin, but no people to provide the services they need. Some of these services are needed on a daily basis, but others are only once or twice per month. If you have experience working with people with special needs, or you have some extra time and kindness to share with a local family, we NEED YOU! Please contact the Youth Services Coordinator, Kristin Opperman, at 715-373-6144 x122 or email@example.com.
Administration for Community Living
Family Caregiver Alliance
Caregiver Action Network
SeniorCare Program covers Prescriptions for SeniorsSelect from the following links for more information:
SeniorCare application instructions
Link to information describing the Nutrition Program for 60+ residents
Elderly Nutrition Program Vital to Area Residents
Silver Alert Program launches August 1, 2014
The Silver Alert Program notifies the public when an at-risk or vulnerable senior is missing.
Link to the full Silver Alert News Release