Life Span

UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Life Span programs help individuals, families and communities transition through the aging process by providing programming, resources and support on topics such as, family caregiving, healthy aging and creating aging-friendly communities.


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Even after children grow up, families keep right on changing!  But old family patterns and decisions don’t always fit changing needs.

Personal decisions about health care, housing, legal issues, and financial matters can be hard to think about and even harder to discuss with family members.  You need accurate information to make wise decisions.  You also need some communication tools.

By exploring the issues and questions included in this program, you and your family members can strengthen your understanding of change.  You also can increase your skills for coping with change together.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Caring for others is very rewarding, but it can also be very stressful.  It is therefore very important to learn how to take care of YOU while caring for another.  The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is an evidence-based education program that offers a unique combination of elements to make a positive difference in your life by helping you to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Balance your life
  • Better communicate your feelings
  • Increase ability to make tough decisions
  • Locate helpful resources
  • Take care of YOU

See our state-wide website for more resources.