Minutes from November 18, 2021
AAA Aging Specialist Angela Velasquez met with new Transportation Coordinator
Nathanael Brown, ADRC Manager Jennifer Fischer, and ACS Administrator Todd
Campbell. Discussed the connection with the ADRC and Transportation and the needs of
older adults. BATTERMAN explained the Transportation unit is moving from their
Northport location to the ADRC and will be supervised by ADRC Manager Jennifer
Next Meeting: January 20, 2022 at 5:15 pm via Zoom
3. Caregivers Discussion
a. See Us: Wisconsin's Invisible Family Caregivers
Without the essential support from dedicated family members, many older adults and
people with disabilities would not be able to live in their own homes and would be forced
into expensive Medicaid-funded institutional settings.
b. Two Jobs, No Breaks: Employed and Caregiving (https://youtu.be/I5g2RiOBgxs)
[5 minutes] How family caregiving impacts family caregiver's participation in Wisconsin's
c. All On Our Own: Part Time Help for Full Time Care
families provide, and the lack of paid help available to hire; the lack of quality direct care
workers has increased pressure on family caregivers to an unsustainable level. Families
have been forced to fill in the gaps, even though they already provide 80% of all the care
needed. 85% of families do not have enough direct care workers to staff all authorized
Watched three videos highlighting the impact caregiving has on community members.
4. Age Discrimination Discussion
AAA Legislative/Advocacy Committee will be discussing this at the next meeting.
5. Chair & Staff Reports
BATTERMAN announced this is her last Board meeting due to her pending retirement.
She will be working in the office until her retirement date (2/2/22). She will be working on
a transition plan for the new AAA Manager. BATTERMAN thanked CMAPBELL for
allowing her to think outside of the box to address the concerns of older adults in Dane
County. She thanked the AAA Board members for their continued support of her and
older adults living in Dane County. Board members joined in thanking BATTERMAN for
her 10 years serving as AAA Manager and previous 12 years working within the Dane
County Aging Network. MINOGUE expressed many thanks from the state office for all of
her years of service and leadership.