Aging in Place Initiative
The City of Waupun is one of three communities around the state to be selected for the Healthy Aging in Rural Towns planning grant.
As baby boomers age, communities around the country are starting to look at the issue of aging in place and how community design and service delivery play a role in helping individuals remain independent within their communities over a lifetime.
This project is the result of a collaborative effort between SSM Dean Health and the City of Waupun. The goal of this grant is to help develop a plan that will prepare our community to support the wellbeing of older adults and their caregivers, with the primary goal of helping individuals age in place and maintain some level of independence in a residence of their choosing.
As a result of this collaborative effort, the Waupun Community Coalition on Aging was recently formed. The Coalition is comprised of a diverse set of community stakeholders and the grant award will bring outside experts in to help our community assess needs and formulate a strategy that will lay the foundation for a healthy future.