The mission of the Aging and Disability Resource Center is to support seniors, adults with disabilities, and their families and caregivers by offering easy access to services and by fostering a caring community that values lifelong contributions, maximum independence, and individual dignity.
The Commission on Aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center Board is appointed by the County Executive and is responsible for governance. Program advisory councils assure that services are targeted to the expressed needs of our target populations.
Funding for services is provided through grants and allocations from federal, state, and county governments, the United Way of Portage County, underwriting by local businesses, private contributions, and participant fees and donations.
Fiscal Year 2019 to 2021 Portage County Aging Plan
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
- How do I know which benefit specialist I need to see?
An Elder Benefit Specialist can assist you if you are age 60 or over; a Disability Benefit Specialist will handle your case if you are under age 60. Please call beforehand to schedule an appointment.
- How do I register for Senior Center classes, programs and activities?
A registration form must be completed and submitted by mail or in person; payment may be required upon registration.