Oct
23
Mon
Monday’s ~ Blends & Friends Cafe @ Churchill Woods Apartments
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

cafe-changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct
24
Tue
Hand In Hand Day Center @ Monroe United Methodist Church
Oct 24 @ 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
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sugar River Transit
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monroe Cab & ADRC Partner to Keep You Connected

Sugar River Transit – Serving Belleville, Monticello & New Glarus

By Stephanie Hafez, Aging Programs Coordinator

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 and Fridays 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.

 

Medicare Presentation @ Health and Human Services Center
Oct 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Do you know your health insurance needs and options? Questions about your parents Medicare plan? Are you turning 65 soon? Retiring? Then join Stacey Terrill, Benefit Specialist with the ADRC, Iowa County, at this informal meeting. Time is allowed for questions and answers.

Call 608-930-9835 to register.

10.24.17 medicare flyer

Oct
25
Wed
New Glarus-Monticello to Monroe Shuttle
Oct 25 @ 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
Oct 25 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

cafe-changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Living Well with Chronic Conditions @ Health and Human Services Center
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Put Life Back in Your Life! Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition? You’ll get the support your need, find practical ways to deal with pain, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, and learn ways to talk to your healthcare provider.

Register with the ADRC by calling (608) 930-9835.

Living Well Workshop 2017

Oct
26
Thu
Albany-Brodhead-Juda to Monroe Shuttle
Oct 26 @ 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.

Informational Meeting/Regional Governing Board Meeting @ Iowa County Human Services Building
Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We want to hear from YOU!

 Adults 60 years or older, Adults with Disabilities, or Family & Friends,

Do you have concerns about any of the following?

We would like you to join us for an informational meeting

with our Governing Board to help us better advocate for and serve our communities!

We will be holding four meetings and encourage you

to attend the one that best fits your needs!

There will be a monthly open board meeting following each informational meeting.

 If you have any questions or concerns please contact

our Regional Office at 608-328-9610 or dhay-skattum@gchsd.org.

Serving Grant, Green, Iowa and Lafayette Counties.

Oct
27
Fri
Elderfest 2017 – Senior Health Fair @ Youth & Ag Building - Grant County Fairgrounds
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join us for Elderfest 2017 on October 27th, 2017 from 9:00am to 12:30pm at the Youth & Ag Building!

Free admission, door prizes, and giveaways! Continental breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. For free (limited space) bus transportation, please call 608-723-6113 or 1-800-514-0066.

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

 

 

 

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