Monday, May 4, 2009

What does elder economic security mean for Wisconsin?

Our Wisconsin partner, the Wisconsin Women's Network, blogs about what elder economic security means in their state.

Here in Wisconsin, we believe that elder economic security means the ability to age in place with dignity – for everyone. We believe that all elders deserve to be able to age in the place they choose with the economic resources and support necessary to do so, while maintaining independence and community involvement for as long as possible. The Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Initiative (WiEESI), a program of the Wisconsin Women's Network , is working in a variety of areas to help achieve this goal. We are providing the Wisconsin Elder Economic Security Standard Index and the information it contains to advocates, organizations and policy makers to inform the creation of policy and programs through venues such as a legislative seminar in September 2009 and ongoing presentations around the state. We are partnering with the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) to pilot seminars which combine the WiEESI data and WISER’s experience in teaching women about planning for retirement to help Wisconsin women of all ages prepare for a financially secure retirement. On the horizon, we are looking into partnering with other state groups on common goals to give elders an opportunity to raise their voices on the issues that affect their economic well-being. We hope you’ll join us!

1 comment:

Marie Nelson said...

Wisconsin has done a great job of partnering with us (Minnesota) for different projects and providing support to our work. Wisconsin launched their data before us and has been a great help to us in determining next steps. We are looking forward to working with them in the future as we consider a regional conference or other collaborations.