The Gerontology Center

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Items of Interest

  • Alzheimer's Disease: View streaming video of the HBO program on Alzheimer's disease
  • Social Security: Read a Summary of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees Annual Report

Environmental Issues

Finding ways to maintain independence as the aging process occurs can be as simple as altering your environment. Combating physical challenges due to illness or accident does not mean the sacrifice of your psychological well-being. In Wisconsin a local organization that is dedicated to researching the best ways to keep our aging population in the area and in their homes has been developed. It is called Options for Independent Living and is found on the Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College campus. This site includes a virtual tour of possibilities for modifying your home in a way that will allow for independent living regardless of the physical limitation.