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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
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Southwest Wisconsin is 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. The goal of the ADRC is to empower individuals to to make informed choices and to streamline access to the appropriate services and supports.
Stepping On is a Falls Prevention workshop that is 2 hours for 7 weeks. Stepping On helps participants identify why they fall and different ways to prevent falls, including strength and balance exercises. After the workshop, participants leave with more strength, better balance, and experience a feeling of confidence and independence as a result. Please contact the ADRC if you are interested in participating. Space is limited!
Learn How to Eat Healthy and Exercise More!
Try a Healthy Eating for Successful Living Workshop
New in 2015, The Aging & Disability Resource Center is expanding its prevention programming to include a healthy eating workshop called Healthy Eating for Successful Living.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living is a proven program designed to help you assess your current eating habits and then set small, realistic goals to improve your nutrition. Other topics include keeping a food journal, understanding the USDA’s MyPlate concept and how it can work for you. As well as tips on ordering at a restaurant and how to shop for healthy food with a grocery store trip.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living meets weekly for six weeks for 2.5 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 Healthy Eating for Successful Living Workshop – Click Here
Please note Healthy Eating for Successful Living is a six-week workshop.
Falls Prevention Workshop in Green County- Stepping On
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.
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Thank you Pleasant View Nursing Home and Green County Health Department for supporting this program!
Join the Care A Van for Bell Tower Theater Trips!
Sunday, October 23 at 2:00 pm. $18 ticket, $5 bus. Leave Dodgeville at 10:30 and Mineral Point by 11:00 am. Group decides where to go for lunch.
A Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten
From the authors of Dixie Swim Club and Hallelujah Girls. This hilarious, fast-paced comedy, the inhabitants of one of the smallest trailer parks in Texas — four double wide trailers and a shed — are thrown for a loop when they realize the nearby town is determined to annex them. Friends, enemies and neighbors will have to work together to defeat “the big guys” if they — and their way of life — have a snowball’s chance to survive. So come on over to Doublewide, Texas, where life is double the fun and you will double over with laughter!
Do you have a loved one in the New Glarus community that is getting older or living with a disability? Are you yourself getting older or living with a disability and want to know what is available to help? come join us at this health fair to find out about resources in your community. Available to all ages.
Events of the day include:
+FREE Health Screenings
- *balance testing
- *blood pressure screening
- *glaucoma screening (10am-12pm)
- *mini-memory screening
+Flu Shots-Flu shots are $35 or covered by Medicare Part B (Medicare card required)
+Shingle Shots- $210 or covered under Medicare Part D
+Tetanus/Tdap- $5.00 donation
+Information provided on:
- *Dementia Friendly Communities
- *Medication Safety
- *Prevention Programs
- *Community Programs
- *In-home Supports
Put Life Back in Your Life – Living Well FREE Workshop
Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition? You’ll get the support you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health.
Tuesdays, October 11-November 15
9:00 – 11:30 am
Health and Human Services Center, Dodgeville