Welcome to the Ashland County Aging Unit
The growth of the older adult population has increased the demand for information by both older persons and their caregivers. Today, older Americans face a complicated array of choices and decisions about a variety of issues, such as health care, housing, financial management, nutrition, and long-term care. With so many overlapping federal and state programs and their different requirements, older adults and their caregivers often need help to know what services are available and whether they qualify. The Ashland County Aging Unit helps older adults access services in the area. We are a source of accurate and unbiased information. We can assess the needs of older adults, identify the most appropriate services to meet their needs, and link older adults and their caregivers to agencies providing these services.
The Ashland County Aging Unit, Inc. a non-profit organization, will assist older adults age 60 and over, and their families in maintaining health, dignity, independence, and quality of life, by advocating, planning, coordinating, and delivering services and programs, with emphasis on meeting the needs of those who are socially and/or economically disadvantaged. This allows older adults to sustain a quality of life that promotes longevity with comfort, independence and maximum control over decisions which affect their lives. Services available include information and referral to appropriate agencies, advocacy, congregate and home delivered meals, specialized transportation, benefit specialist services, counseling, and senior home repair, and caregiver information and support.
Although our programs are structured to help people 60 and older, our assistance is available to anyone, especially families, in search of help for an elderly person who is over 60 years old.
Funding for services is provided through grants and allocations from federal, state and county governments, private contributions and participants’ fees and donations. Programs funded under the Older American Act do not have set fees, but accept donations from participants. No one is denied service because of inability to donate.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
400 Chapple Avenue, Suite 100, Ashland, WI 54806