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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

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.

Monday’s ~ Blends & Friends Cafe @ Churchill Woods Apartments
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am








Hand In Hand Day Center @ Monroe United Methodist Church
Jan 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.




ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin, Iowa County Board Meeting @ Health & Human Services Center
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugar River Transit
Jan 23 @ 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
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
New Glarus-Monticello to Monroe Shuttle
Jan 24 @ 4:30 am – 8:00 am

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.

Wednesday’s ~ Blends & Friends Cafe @ Twining Valley Apartments
Jan 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am








Healthy Eating for Successful Living @ Behring Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
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