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.
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.
COUNTY TAXI available in Dodgeville every Wednesday and Friday. 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Serving all ages. $2.00 each way, 0.50 extra stops.
Call (608) 553-0590 to schedule your Dodgeville trip.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six-week program that helps caregivers better care for their loved one – and themselves. Are you helping a spouse, partner, parent, or friend? Someone who lives at home or in a nursing facility? Someone close by or across the country? This program will help you cope with the challenges that come with your role as caregiver.
Fridays, April 8 – May 13, 9:30 – 11:30 am, Mineral Point City Hall, 137 High Street, Mineral Point. No cost.
When you register you will receive “The Caregiver Helpbook”, which provides information on how to recognize a change in someone who may need extra help, hire in-home care, recognize and understand depression, make decisions about driving, etc.
Green County Elder Benefit Specialist Community Visit:
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Monroe Behring Senior Center
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.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions
Put Life Back in Your Life
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.
If you have conditions such as arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic pain, or anxiety, the Living Well Workshop can help you take charge of your life.
Tuesdays, March 1 – April 5, 9:30 AM-Noon. Health & Human Services Center, 303 W. Chapel Street, Dodgeville. Call (608) 930-9835 to register.
Join other older adults in learning how you can take control of your life to prevent falls! Take control to remain independent in your own home without a fear of falling. Enroll in a Stepping On workshop. You’ll learn strength and balance exercises and how to keep doing the exercises. Learn from local experts about the impact of medication and vision on your risk of falls and about mobility in your community, how to do a home assessment, safe footwear, and improving your sleep. You’ll get the support you need to take charge of your life.
Tuesdays, April 19 – May 31, 9:30-11:30 am, Health & Human Service Center, Dodgeville
Only $5 for 7 classes! Call the ADRC at (608) 930-9835 to register. Limited space.
The Caregivers Support Group provides a forum for those who are caring for a loved one to seek out information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation.
We are dedicated to support older adults and their families in our community through a variety of programs and services.
Various topics are discussed as well as Care & Share. Care & Share is a unique opportunity for group participants to connect with other caregivers as we share our challenges and our joys of caring for a loved one. Take advantage of this time to gain support as we learn useful tips for self-care from each other.
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from 10:30 AM-Noon. Health & Human Services Center, Room 1001, 303 W. Chapel Street, Dodgeville, Call (608) 930-9835 for more information.