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Department Detail:  Department on Aging

Department Department on Aging
Elected Official Dianne Jacobson
Address Oneida Senior Center
100 W. Keenan Street
Rhinelander, Wisconsin  54501
Phone Number 715-369-6170
Alt. Phone Number 800-379-7499
Fax Number 715-369-6245
Email doaging@co.oneida.wi.us
Staff Department on Aging Staff
Office Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Services

Information & Assistance: Wading through the maze of services available for older adults and people with disabilities can be very daunting.  This program provides accurate information and assistance on all issues concerning older adults. Contact our Aging Disability Resource Center Specialists at 800-699-6704.

Benefit Specialist: Benefit Specialists will help you "cut through the red tape" of federal, state and county benefit programs like Medicare, Social Security, medical billing problems, etc.  Home visits are available for homebound older adults.

Senior Nutrition Program: People age 60 and older, enjoy a nutritious meal in a social setting at 8 locations (Rhinelander, Woodruff, Sugar Camp, Three Lakes, Pier Willow, Nokomis, Cassian/Harshaw, Lake Tomahawk).  Home delivered meals available for those unable to attend their local mealsite.

Transportation: Three options are available to older adults and persons with disabilities in Oneida County  1.Wheelchair ramp bus in Rhinelander  2.Wheelchair lift van in Woodruff/Minocqua  3.Volunteer escort drivers for travel in and outside county limits.

Loan Closet: Home health adaptive aids (wheelchairs,  walkers, canes, etc.) available for 90 day loan for older adults of Oneida County.

Alzheimer's Family Caregiver Support: Financial assistance for families and caregivers of persons with Alzheimer's Disease and other irreversible dementia's.

Oneida Senior Center: Located at 100 W Keenan St., Rhinelander, offers recreational, educational, events, and social activities with no membership fee.

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are our corner stone.  A variety of opportunities are available for all ages.

Duties The Department on Aging services as the spokesperson for the interest and concerns of Oneida County residents, age 60 and over, as well as to initiate, coordinate and administer programs which help older adults remain active, contributing members of the community.

Public Information

Oneida County Aging Information

Dept. on Aging "As You Plan to Go Home" Brochure

Committee Of Jurisdiction Health and Aging Committee
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