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Notice is hereby given that the Dane County Area Agency on Aging Unit will hold a public hearing on the item listed on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 12:00pm.  The meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. All persons wishing to speak on the agenda item must pre-register for the meeting.  In order to register, please go to https:/ and select Area Agency on Aging Board meeting. Follow the directions on the agenda to register online.  You may also call 608-261-9930 and provide your name, 10-digit phone number, email address and your request to register for this public hearing. Online registration will be taken up to 30 minutes prior to the meeting.  If you would like to attend the meeting remotely and not speak, the meeting can be accessed by calling 1-833-548-0276 and entering access code: 969 4688 6739.  If you would like to obtain more details regarding the agenda item, please call 608-261-9789.

The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity for citizens of Dane County to comment and provide input on the Aging Plan draft. A draft of the 2022-2024 Dane County Aging Plan is available for examination by calling (608) 261-9930 to schedule an appointment for pickup or at

Input received by members of the public at the hearing or written comments will be considered in the development of the final draft of this plan. The final draft will be presented for approval at the Dane County Area Agency on Aging Board meeting scheduled for 3:45 PM, January 3, 2022 via Zoom.
Written comments may be mailed to the Dane County Area Agency on Aging, 2865 N Sherman Ave, Madison, WI 53704, Attn: Cheryl Batterman or emailed to through December 28, 2021.

Wisconsin State Journal publication dates:  November 30, 2021 and December 7, 2021.

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Human Services.

We provide a comprehensive array of health and social services and programs to over 65,000 people in Dane County each year. We're very proud of the work we do in collaboration with partners, providers, stakeholders, and staff. I hope these pages help you find what you need.

Otherwise, feel free to send us an email, which we check daily. Thank you again for your interest!

To Report Child Abuse/Neglect 
Call: 608-261-5437
7:45am - 4:30pm

Call: 608-255-6067
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To Report Adult/Elder Abuse
Call: 608-261-9933
Monday - Friday
7:45am - 4:30pm


Department Mission

Provide access to effective, innovative, and evidence-based services and resources that support wellbeing, opportunities to thrive, safety, and justice to persons of all backgrounds.

Department Vision

Empowered people thriving in safe, just, and caring communities.


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