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 The Regional Governing Board meeting scheduled for February 22nd at Towne Bank in Darlington has been cancelled.


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


Our Mission

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.

Feb
23
Fri
Hand In Hand Day Center @ Monroe United Methodist Church
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Hand In Hand

Adult Day Center

 

Our mission is to provide older adults the opportunity to build and maintain social, cognitive, and physical skills.

 

Tuesday & Friday * 9:30 am – 2:30 pm *

 

Program Location:

2227 4th Street

Monroe, WI 53566

(United Methodist Church)

 

 

What services do we offer?

  • An inclusive, warm, ‘family’ atmosphere
  • Fun physical exercises to keep joints/muscles flexible
  • Stimulating mental activities
  • Crafts
  • Group games
  • Delicious full noon meal
  • Medication reminders
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Transportation available
  • Musical entertainment
  • Community outings
  • Local speakers

 

Positive Outcomes for participants:

  • Foster a sense of belonging, purpose
  • Rekindle old hobbies and learn new ones
  • Reduce depression
  • Improve mental agility
  • Stronger, more flexible joints & muscles

 

Who can attend?

  • Older adults facing health and social changes who want to participate in fun, stimulating, and meaningful  activities

 

What about cost?

  • Scholarships available
  • Other funding options possible
  • Complimentary first visit

 

For more information contact the Aging Programs Coordinator at 608-328-9499.

 

 

 

Feb
26
Mon
Monday’s ~ Blends & Friends Cafe @ Churchill Woods Apartments
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

cafe-changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
27
Tue
AARP Tax Prep in Spring Green @ Spring Green Community Church
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The AARP Volunteer Tax Aides will be accepting income tax appointments in Spring Green on Tuesdays. For persons with low to moderate incomes, do not need to be a member of AARP. Cannot do working farm returns, businesses with over $5000 in expenses, apartment rentals, and other more complicated returns. Call the ADRC office to schedule your appointment, (608) 930-9835.

Click Here for AARP Tax flyer

Hand In Hand Day Center @ Monroe United Methodist Church
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Hand In Hand

Adult Day Center

 

Our mission is to provide older adults the opportunity to build and maintain social, cognitive, and physical skills.

 

Tuesday & Friday * 9:30 am – 2:30 pm *

 

Program Location:

2227 4th Street

Monroe, WI 53566

(United Methodist Church)

 

 

What services do we offer?

  • An inclusive, warm, ‘family’ atmosphere
  • Fun physical exercises to keep joints/muscles flexible
  • Stimulating mental activities
  • Crafts
  • Group games
  • Delicious full noon meal
  • Medication reminders
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Transportation available
  • Musical entertainment
  • Community outings
  • Local speakers

 

Positive Outcomes for participants:

  • Foster a sense of belonging, purpose
  • Rekindle old hobbies and learn new ones
  • Reduce depression
  • Improve mental agility
  • Stronger, more flexible joints & muscles

 

Who can attend?

  • Older adults facing health and social changes who want to participate in fun, stimulating, and meaningful  activities

 

What about cost?

  • Scholarships available
  • Other funding options possible
  • Complimentary first visit

 

For more information contact the Aging Programs Coordinator at 608-328-9499.

 

 

 

ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County Board Meeting @ Health & Human Services Center
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugar River Transit
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monroe Cab & ADRC Partner to Keep You Connected

Sugar River Transit – Serving Belleville, Monticello & New Glarus

 

Take a trip North of Monroe and you will encounter a wealth of interesting spots as you venture through Monticello, New Glarus, and finally into Belleville.  Each village, though small, has its own unique flavor and offerings to the growing family or active senior.  Under the surface though is the warmth and history of the community members who make each village special.

 

These community connections are not only nice, they also contribute to your overall health.  AARP reports that social contact can prevent long-term illness, lowers your risk for depression, and keeps you optimistic about the future, to name a few!  The other good news is for seniors in Monticello, New Glarus, or Belleville there is now a public transportation service available for you to use.  It is called Sugar River Transit.

Sugar River Transit is the result of a new partnership between the Monroe Cab and the Aging & Disability Resource Center.  It provides a wheelchair accessible transport service on Tuesdays  from 10 am to 2 pm.  Riders can be of any age and can request a ride for any reason, whether it be a medical appointment, groceries, banking, or a lunch out with friends.  Through this partnership we hope residents who utilize UW-Belleville Family Medicine or Monroe Clinic-New Glarus will view this as an opportunity to keep up with medical appointments and stay healthy.

 

The service area includes the villages of Belleville, Monticello, and New Glarus offering both in-town and between-town rides.  The rate schedule, determined by a community survey done in July of 2016, includes a $2 each way fare for in-town rides and a $4 each way fare for between-town rides.  Scheduling is also easy.  You may schedule in advance or the day of for transportation.  To schedule a ride call Monroe Cab at 608-325-6993 and let them know your needs.

 

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers @ United Methodist Church
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Healthy Living with Diabetes @ Lands' End Comer Center
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

This researched and proven workshop is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes learn skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes. The workshop meets for 2 1/2 hours once a week for six weeks.

Call (608) 930-9835 to register.

Health Living with Diabetes flyer

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