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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.

Nov
20
Mon
Monday’s ~ Blends & Friends Cafe @ Churchill Woods Apartments
Nov 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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Elder Benefit Specialist Community Visit @ St Clare Friedensheim & Twining Valley
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am

Green County Elder Benefit Specialist Community Visit:

 

11:00 AM -11:30 AM St Clare Friedensheim

1:00 PM -2:00 PM Twining Valley

 

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.

Nov
21
Tue
Hand In Hand Day Center @ Monroe United Methodist Church
Nov 21 @ 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.

 

 

 

Sugar River Transit
Nov 21 @ 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.

 

 

Mug Club for Caregivers (Support Group) @ Dodgeville Public Library
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Mug Club for 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 third Tuesday of each month from 10:30 AM-Noon. Dodgeville Public Library, 139 S. Iowa Street, Dodgeville. Call (608) 930-9835 for more information.

Nov
22
Wed
New Glarus-Monticello to Monroe Shuttle
Nov 22 @ 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
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

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Nov
23
Thu
Albany-Brodhead-Juda to Monroe Shuttle
Nov 23 @ 3:30 am – 7:00 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.

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