Who We Are

We’re here to help older people and people with disabilities – along with their families and caregivers – find services and resources to keep them living well and independently.We help: Adults age 60 and older, Adults with physical or developmental disabilities, Adults with mental health or substance abuse problems.


Our Mission

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin is dedicated to working with adults and families who are affected by aging, disability, mental health or substance abuse issues, by providing information and access to services to enhance their quality of life.

Mar
31
Tue
2015
Asking a family member to stop driving – We Need to Talk @ Albertson Memorial Library
Mar 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We Need to Talk Stop DrivingWe Need to Talk : Asking a family member to stop driving.

 

How do you know when it’s time for your loved one to limit or stop driving?

 

It’s a tough subject for most families, but it’s a serious matter. Now there’s help. The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will be offering AARP’s free seminar called We Need to Talk.  It will help you determine how to assess your loved ones’ driving skills and provide tools to help you have this important conversation.

 

Many times it is starting the conversation early in a kind and considerate manner that will help make this decision easier for them.  Learn how to do that at this program.

 

 

If you have questions, please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 608-328-9499. 

Apr
1
Wed
2015
Belleville-New Glarus-Monticello to Monroe Shuttle
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the ADRC at (608) 328-9499. Priority is given to older people and people with disabilities.  If space is available, we provide transportation to anyone of any age who requests a ride.  Reservations can be made at any time, but must be made at least one day prior to the trip.

These are open to any Green County resident with priority given to those age 55+ or disabled.  Please call the ADRC at 608-328-9499.

New Glarus-Monticello to Monroe Shuttle
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the ADRC at (608) 328-9499. Priority is given to older people and people with disabilities.  If space is available, we provide transportation to anyone of any age who requests a ride.  Reservations can be made at any time, but must be made at least one day prior to the trip.

These are open to any Green County resident with priority given to those age 55+ or disabled.  Please call the ADRC at 608-328-9499.

New Glarus-Monticello to Monroe Shuttle
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Reservations are required and can be made by calling the ADRC at (608) 328-9499. Priority is given to older people and people with disabilities.  If space is available, we provide transportation to anyone of any age who requests a ride.  Reservations can be made at any time, but must be made at least one day prior to the trip.

These are open to any Green County resident with priority given to those age 55+ or disabled.  Please call the ADRC at 608-328-9499.

Elder Benefit Specialist Community Visit @ Riverview Apartments & Albany Village Hall
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm

Green County Elder Benefit Specialist Community Visit:

 

12:30 – 1 PM Albany Riverview Apartments

1:15 – 2 PM Albany Village Hall

 

Elder Benefit specialists help older adults to understand and access benefits such as Senior Care Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Social Security, FoodShare, low-income housing and health insurance.

Elder Benefit Specialists serve people age 60 or older.

What can an elder benefit specialist do for you?

  • Provide accurate, up-to-date information about a wide variety of programs that cover healthcare, food and other household expenses
  • Help you to identify and apply for programs that will best meet your needs
  • Assist with an appeal when eligibility or coverage is denied
  • Advocate on your behalf with other parties
  • Refer you to an appropriate attorney when necessary

Where can I find a benefit specialist?

In Green County, contact Linda Gallagher in the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 328-9366.

Falls Prevention Workshop – Stepping On @ Brodhead Public Library
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Falls Prevention Workshop in Green County- Stepping On

Falls prevention

 

Falling is very common; it can result in injury and can shake your confidence.  The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community. In fact, more than one-third of all people age 65 and older fall each year.

 

Stepping On’s main goal is to empower older adults who have fallen or who have a fear of falling to recognize and carry out health behaviors that reduce their risk of falls.  The program is designed to assist older adults to take control of their falls risk, explore different coping behaviors and encourage follow-through of safety strategies in everyday life.

 

The program is offered in a two-hour session once a week for seven weeks, followed by a home visit or phone call to each participant after the seven sessions, and a booster session three months later.  Classes are usually 10 to 15 older adults who have fallen or worry about falling.  Stepping On Leaders invite volunteer Guest Experts in content areas of exercise, vision, medications, and community safety to lead segments within different sessions.

 

Stepping On meets weekly for seven weeks for 2 hours.  New participants may only join week 1 and 2.

 

To sign up or for more information, please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 608-328-9499.

 

To learn more about a Stepping On Workshop–Click Here

 

Thank you to Pleasant View Nursing Home and Green County Health Department for supporting this program!

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