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Information about the proposed 2015-2017 Wisconsin state budget

Thanks to all those who attended the 3/23/15 hearing in Rice Lake! Here’s how you can still provide feedback on the proposed budget:


1. Send an e-mail to the Joint Finance Committee email

The email will be available for comments from Mon. March 9 – Fri. March 27 (at the end of the business day).


2. Make a call:

Use the numbers below to connect with your representatives.

Senate 1-844-254-6876

Assembly 1-844-253-9862

When you call you will get a prompt to hit 1 to connect to your representative. You will need to enter your zip code. That should get you attached to the right elected official, whose name you’ll get before you get connected.


3. Mail your comments to:

Joint Finance Committee

Joe Malkasian

Room 305 East

State Capitol

Madison, WI   53702


Information about proposed changes



In Barron, Rusk and Washburn Counties, 3,077 individuals and their families will be affected by changes to SeniorCare.

· Proposed changes to SeniorCare

· Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network advocates no changes to SeniorCare



· Proposed changes to ADRCs

· Proposed changes that enhance services to older adults and persons with disabilities



· Budget Summary prepared by Disability Rights Wisconsin

· Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network memo to legislators


Family Care and IRIS

On March 17, 2015 the ADRC Board and the Barron County Commission on Aging unanimously approved this resolution. The Barron County Health and Human Services Board approved the resolution Monday, March 23, 2015.

· Resolution in Support of Retaining and Expanding Wisconsin’s Current Long Term Care System of Family Care, Iris, Partnership, and Aging and Disability Resource Centers

· Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations

· Wisconsin long-term care: Interview reviewing program history and impact of proposed budget changes (Wisconsin Public Radio)


State Budget Trainings

· Advocacy Training for the Disability Community


Other information

· Medicare Flu Shot Coverage

· What is Respite Care

· Are you a caregiver too? Check Out Third Thursday Thoughts

· Appointment Request

· Early Stage Memory Loss Support

· Medicare Notice of Changes


New Diabetes Workshop coming to Barron, Rusk and Washburn

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