ADRC Month 2018:
Engage at Every Age
Across the country, older Americans and Americans with disabilities are taking part in activities that promote wellness and social connection. They are sharing their wisdom and experience, and are giving back to enrich their communities. They’re working and volunteering, mentoring and learning, leading and engaging.
For 55 years, Older Americans Month (OAM), and more recently ADRC Month, has been observed to recognize older Americans and Americans with disabilities and their contributions to our communities. This year’s OAM theme, “Engage at Every Age”, emphasizes the importance of being active and involved, no matter where or when you are in life. You are never too old (or too young) to participate in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotion well-being.
It is becoming more apparent that remaining socially engaged can improve the quality of life for person with disabilities and older adults. ADRC of Brown County will use ADRC 2018 to focus on how persons with disabilities and older adults in our area are engaging with friends and family, here at the ADRC, and through numerous community activities.
ADRC month is an opportunity to
showcase their engagement and
“change the way people see people”.
The ADRC is the beneficiary of the amazing talent and energy of many older adults and persons with disabilities in our community. They are active on our Board of Directors, advocate for you to local, state, and federal officials, lead classes and workshops, educate, deliver and serve food, provide hospitality, and so much more. Just take time to look around and you will find their impact, whether at church, in the neighborhood, workplace, or non-profit organizations.
|We hear all too often, "I wish I would have known about the ADRC sooner." Help us get the word out about how your ADRC helps seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers make connections to services so they can Live their best possible life.
Stop by or give us a call. (To view information about ADRCs and the services it provides in American Sign Language click this ADRC-ASL link.) 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;
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-home supportive and nursing care
- housekeeping and chore services
- home modifications
- memory screening, dementia care
- caregiver respite
- nutrition and home-delivered meals
- assisted living & nursing homes
- financial assistance through Medicare, Medicaid, FoodShare and
- many other aging and disability benefit programs.
In addition the ADRC offers a wide variety of educational, social and recreational activities. Professional presentations are offered on topics ranging from chronic conditions and taking medications to organizing your home and American History. Be part of helping a person with a disability get job training by stopping in for coffee, treats, and/or lunch with friends any weekday at the Grounded Cafe.
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 ADRC Magazine 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.
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Green Bay, WI 54301
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