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.
Guest: John M. Cooper, American history professor at UW-Madison and author, Woodrow Wilson: A Biography
John Cooper is considered the foremost authority on Woodrow Wilson in the country.In his new Wilson biography, Professor Cooper introduces us to the man who became America’s 28th President, detailing the circumstances of his life that molded who he was and how he functioned. In this program, you’ll get to know Woodrow Wilson, the man – his background, struggles, accomplishments, loves, health crises, and disappointments. How does a person become President of the United States? Woodrow Wilson’s life is one example of what it takes.
She highlights the journey women’s health has undertaken from the Supreme Court ruling which allowed married women to use birth control pills in 1962 to the gender differences in health issues that have since been uncovered. Her advice: continued access and advocacy. Mryon Gadke joins the conversation describing how the mobile imaging program he developed at the Marshfield Clinic has delivered mammogram and bone density screenings to thousands of Wisconsin women in underserved rural areas.