THE TRUE COST OF AGING: The Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Standard Index

Guests: Eve Galanter, Chair
Johanna Hatch, Administrator & Project Coordinator
WISCONSIN WOMEN’S NETWORK

Learn about the new Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Standard Index, a tool that accurately reflects the real cost of aging in place today. Wisconsin is a pilot state for the application of this Elder Index, where decision-makers now have available to them on a county-by-county basis the current costs of housing, health care, food, transportation and other essentials for persons over 65. This updates the 50-year-old formula that has caculated the federal poverty level and will have great impact on shifting and adjusting programs to match what is needed for elders to achieve economic security. More information is available at www.wiwomensnetwork.org, or call 608-255-9809.