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Governor Walker Announces Expansion of Family Care

Governor Walker announced Monday, April 21, at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay that Family Care will be expanded to 7 of the remaining 15 counties that have been waiting for the services. The seven counties include Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano. The plan would end waiting lists in these seven counties. The eight counties that will still be waiting for Family Care are Florence, Forest, Oneida, Taylor, Vilas, Adams, Dane, and Rock.

The next step is for Wisconsin Department of Health Services to release a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit responses from potential providers. Check out this press release from the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN). More information to come.




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The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a welcoming place where seniors, adults with disabilities, and their cargivers can learn about and make connections to services to help them

Live their best possible life.

Staff are dedicated to learning each person's story to provide them with options, advice and/or help connecting to services personalized to their unique situation. The ADRC serves as a clearing house for information and access to a wide range of services and their costs, including;
  • in-home supportive and nursing care
  • housekeeping and chore services
  • home modifications
  • memory screening, dementia care
  • caregiver respite
  • nutrition and home-delivered meals
  • transportation
  • assisted living & nursing homes
  • financial assistance through Medicare, Medicaid, FoodShare and
  • many other aging and disability benefit programs.
As the single point of access for publicly funded long-term care, ADRCs provide eligibility determinations and enrollment counseling for the state's (publicly funded) managed long-term care services. The ADRC provides consumers and their caregivers with the information they need to make cost effective and informed decisions and will advocate for them if they are denied services.

In addition four AddLife Centers (Green Bay, De Pere, Denmark, and Pulaski) offer a wide variety of educational, social and recreational activities. Presentations are offered from professionals on topics ranging from chronic conditions and taking medications to organizing your home and American History. Activities including cooking demos, cards, Wii Bowling, exercise classes, day trips, and more. At the Green Bay AddLife Center an exercise room with treadmill, stationary bikes, and weight equipment is very popular and offers a place to work out with peers. Or make a reservation and have lunch with friends any weekday at any of the centers.

Check out the links on the left to see the wide variety of the information we gather and the activities available for you to enjoy. Scroll down to subscribe to the AddLife News to keep up with what's happening and read interesting articles that pertain to you and your life.

We'd love to talk to you, call 920-448-4300, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Staff is available via phone, in our office or your home during business hours or by special appointment outside of our hours.

Like us on Facebook and get valuable information about caregiving. Post a question and read responses from other caregivers and professionals who will share their knowledge and experience.


Community Services Database-211 The ADRC in partnership with United Way 211 and the Crisis Center maintains this comprehensive data base of community services that is a valuable on-line tool, available 24 hours a day-7 days a week.

2013-2015 ADRC of Brown County - Aging Unit Plan - Read about who the ADRC serves, what their needs are, and how we plan on addressing those needs.

2013 ADRC of Brown County Annual Report - Look back at a busy and successful years. Read how we put plans into action and live our vision and mission.

2013 Year end ADRC-Crisis Center-211 Trends, Unmet Needs Report - This report uses data collected through a collaborative effort between the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Crisis Center and 211 of Brown County, WI. The intent is to demonstrate patterns of need in the Brown County community and to educate policy makers and the public about potential services gaps in order to mobilize change. The ADRC, Crisis Center, and 211 of Brown County represent agencies that have a mission to respond to consumers who are searching for needed services. All three agencies provide reliable, unbiased information and links to community providers who have valuable services to offer.

Quality Service Survey Report. Read why the vast majority of customers (96.9%) said they would recommend the ADRC of Brown County.



ADRC- AddLife programs offer the opportunity for you to take a self-educated, proactive, and personal approach to your health and wellness. They Add-Laughter, Independence, Friends and Energy to your life!

Read the ADRC AddLife Newsletter free each month where ever you receive your email.


E-Newsletter Stay Connected
The ADRC of Brown County e-newsletter called Stay Connected is designed to keep our partners who provide services to seniors and adults with disabilities informed and connected by covering issues important to all of us. We know you receive lots of emails and have little time so the format will be purposely short and to the point and be published when there is something to share. If there are topics you would like covered let us know. You can send your topic to Laurie Ropson at ropson_lr@co.brown.wi.us. We want to Stay Connected for the benefit of all the persons we mutually serve.

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Contact:  Devon Christianson - Director
Phone: 920-448-4300
Fax: 920-448-4306
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Green Bay, WI 54301
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