THE SAGE PAGE

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SAGElogoWhat is SAGE? SAGE stands for Successful Aging in Greendale for Everyone.

SAGE is a work group of passionate volunteers supported by the Greendale Public Health Department 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.



New for Summer 2024 !

Get active around Greendale!  Participate in the Adult Passport to Wellness Program.  For each activity you complete from the menu on the passport, mark off a stop around Greendale. Each checkpoint you reach earns you a chance to win a prize.

Your summer goal is to do at least 8 activities by July 8th, 
from the activity menu.   
If you do, you'll receive extra entries!
To be eligible for the drawing, bring your passport to the Greendale Public Health Department by Monday, July 8th.
Link to print the passsport is listed below!
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Adult Passport to Wellness 2024
 

What is an AARP Livable Community?
A livable community is one that is safe and secure, has affordable, appropriate housing and transportation options, and offers supportive community features and services. 

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 Public 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.


The Greendale Public 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 the implementation of the Village of Greendale’s Livable Community Action Plan.
Take a look at the Village of Greendale's Livable Communities Action Plan

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.


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Events and Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers
Greendale Memory Cafe    

Cafés offer people with dementia and their care partners the opportunity to enjoy regular, enjoyable social interaction with others in similar circumstances in a safe, welcoming environment. Memory cafés do not require people to present a diagnosis at the door! Rather, they advertise themselves as being for people living with memory loss and other symptoms of dementia.
Call the Greendale Public Health Department at 414-423-2110 to register.
Visit our Facebook Page Greendale Memory Cafe.

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Access the Greendale Public Health Department Event Calendar for
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Age Well: Dimensions of Wellness

 

We all want to age well. To be free of chronic diseases and sicknesses. To feel strong and independent. But what does it take to get there? Wellness is an all-encompassing term. Individual health may be broken up into different categories, known as the 8 Dimensions of Wellness. To age well, it is important to pay attention to each dimension. No dimension needs to have perfect health, but if one dimension is severely lacking, that can have a big effect on our health. It is best to pay attention to each dimension as we age. 
Aging Well Series: Wisconsin Institute of Healthy Aging has education for you!  The first presentation is a free webinar on the 8 dimensions of wellness to increase happiness and well-being.  To register go to AGEWELL SERIES: 8 DIMENSIONS 


 

Current Resources and Services for Older Adults

For the most current information regarding services and resources for older adults, please contact: Milwaukee County DHHS Division on Aging by calling (414)289-6874 or visit https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Department-on-Aging as organizations and services will always continue to evolve.

Love Thy Neighbor Foundation also has a great list of resources available on their website: 
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Caregiver Stress and Elder Abuse

(Information from the National Institute on Aging)
The mistreatment of older adults can be by family members, strangers, health care providers, caregivers, or friends. Abuse can happen to any older adult, but often affects those who depend on others for help with activities of everyday life. Learn how to recognize some of the signs of elder abuse so you can step in and help. For example, you may notice that the older adult:
  • Seems depressed, confused, or withdrawn.
  • Appears dirty, underfed, or dehydrated.
  • Has unexplained bruises, burns, cuts, or scars.
  • Has unpaid bills or recent changes in banking or spending patterns.
Check out these links to learn more about the signs of elder abuse, how to get help for elder abuse, and how to spot elder abuse as a long-distance caregiver.

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What Can You Do to Help Greendale's Aging Community?

  • If you have an idea or a topic SAGE could address, please call the Greendale Public Health Department at (414)423-2110.
  • To learn more about SAGE visit the Greendale Welcome Center at 5680 Broad St. Greendale to pick up a copy of our rack card!


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