Community Partners

WINRS partners with two Madison community centers and other Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in its work with the Community Advisors on Research Design and Strategies (CARDS) and Board of Older Adult Advisors (BOAAs).

  • Aging Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Southwest Wisconsin – Center dedicated to providing older adults and people with physical or developmental/intellectual disabilities with the resources needed to live with dignity and security, and achieve maximum independence and quality of life.
  • Center for Aging Research and Education (CARE) – Research center based at the UW-Madison School of Nursing that supports discoveries to improve aging and builds the skills and capacity of those who care for older adults.
  • Goodman Community Center – Community center serving the Madison community for nearly 70 years, providing children and youth programs, older adult activities and meals, food pantry, fitness center, event spaces, and more.
  • Iowa County Veterans Service Office – Advocacy office in Iowa County for people who have served our country in the Armed Forces, offering services such as transition assistance for new veterans, educational benefits, aid grants, homeless programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, state nursing homes, burial benefits, survivor benefits, VA Hospital care, VA Mental Health services, low income pensions, and disability compensation.
  • Lussier Community Education Center – LCEC has been serving the Madison community since the mid-1970s, focusing on youth development, racial and social justice, intrinsic motivation, trauma informed mindset-culture, and organizing & power.
  • NewBridge Madison – NewBridge provides older adults a bridge to successful aging. To ensure longer, healthier, and safer independent lives, NewBridge offers a variety of services and activities such as classes, food programs, foot care, guardian & representative payee program, chore support, equipment loans, and mental health and nutrition resources.

"The WINRS team are the perfect ambassadors between the worlds of research and the grassroots community. They create spaces and processes where people can really communicate across barriers that often divide us."

Paul Terranova, Former Executive Director of the Lussier Community Education Center