THE SAGE PAGE
- What is SAGE?
- What is an AARP Community?
- Dementia Friendly Greendale
- Events and Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers
- Current Resources & Services for Older Adults
- Caregiver Stress and Elder Abuse
- What Can You Do to Help Greendale's Aging Community?
SAGE is a work group of passionate volunteers supported by the Greendale 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.
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 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 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.
Dementia Friendly Greendale
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 Health Department at 414-423-2110 to register.
Visit our Facebook Page Greendale Memory Cafe.
Access the Greendale Health Department Event Calendar for
Additional Information of Upcoming Events & Opportunities.
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:
Love Thy Neighbor Foundation - Love Thy Neighbor Foundation
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.
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 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!