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Join ADRC & community professionals for presentations on a variety of health topics.
All classes held at ADRC (300 S. Adams St., Green Bay). Registration required three days prior to every event, unless noted, as space is limited. Call ADRC for more information and registration (920-448-4300).

February

How to Talk to Your Doctor:
Make Your 15 Minutes Count


This informative program will help you turn your patient-doctor relationship into a partnership.


Register by calling the ADRC at 920-448-4300
Download the How to Talk to Your Doctor flyer for more information.





































Could this be the year you try Stepping On?
Stay safe this winter by taking a class. Learn more from one of the local Stepping On leaders in your community!

Fall prevention in Brown County is a serious issue. Just look at the numbers:
  • 1 out of every 4 Americans 65+ experience a fall every year
  • Every 11 seconds someone in Wisconsin visits the emergency department or hospital for a fall-related injury
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal death in Wisconsin, making our state the second in the nation for falls-related deaths
  • 21 patients are admitted to an emergency room every day in Green Bay, making Brown County one of the highest-ranked counties for falls in the state
  • 40% of people admitted to a nursing home had a fall in the 30 days prior to admission
  • Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries such as hip fractures or head traumas that reduce mobility and independence, and increase the risk of premature death

Stepping On is a falls prevention program for seniors age 60+ that have fallen, have a fear of falling or want to avoid falling. The workshop runs for 7 weeks, meeting 2 hours each week. A $20 fee includes all learning materials.

Stepping On workshops offer:
  • A team of experts on falls prevention to help make simple changes in your lifestyle to minimize your risk of falling
  • Discussions about in-home falling hazards, how to improve your vision, medication risks related to falls, the proper use of assistive devises
  • Demonstration and practice of simple strength and balance exercies proven to help you improve your strength and balance.
  • 50% reduction in falls
  • 70% reduction in emergency visits due to falls
Sign-up today for a 2018 Stepping On Workshops! Call ADRC at 920-448-4300 to register.

Mondays, Apr 2 - May 14
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Aurora BayCare Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center (1160 Kepler Dr., Green Bay)

Wednesdays, Apr 4 - May 16
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Prevea Shawano Avenue Health Center (1727 Shawano Ave., Green Bay)

Thursdays, Apr 12 - May 24
12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Bellin Health Family Medical & Wellness Center - Bellevue (3263 Eaton Rd., Green Bay)

Mondays, May 7 - Jun 25
(skipping Memorial Day)
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

ADRC (300 S. Adams St., Green Bay)



Don't take our word for it! Watch these brief videos to see how Stepping On workshops have helped people just like you:
  • Get the basics. Watch this Stepping On video to learn how the program can help you prevent falls.
  • Watch the actual strength & balance exercises demonstrated by Stepping On leaders.
  • Eau Claire, WI's Stepping On program outlines the series with participant testimonials.
  • Read an article from one of Brown County's Stepping On leaders to see how YOU can prevent falls.
  • Still not sure if you need a Stepping On class? Take this online falls quiz to test your knowledge of falls!


Keep Stepping

Continue on your path to staying healthy & active! If you have completed the Stepping On workshop, you may be eligible for this series. The ADRC & NWTC Physical Therapy (PT) Program have teamed up to provide you with one-on-one exercise assistance with a PT student. Call the ADRC at (920) 448-4300 to find out more.

Want to learn more? Watch this Keep Stepping Video.

Still have yet to sign-up for a Stepping On workshop? Contact the ADRC at (920) 448-4300 today so you can register and then be eligible for a future Keep Stepping session!

Freedom from Falls

Freedom from Falls- Simple Ways to Prevent a Fall


Learn from the experts! This easy-to-follow tool helps you become aware of your risk of falling. Learn what you can do in your home & everyday life to prevent a fall. Included are simple exercise suggestions that will improve your strength & balance, plus make your home safer.

Brochure written & produced by the Brown County Prevention Coalition:
Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Bellin Health, HSHS St Vincent and St Mary's Hospitals, MetaStar, and the ADRC of Brown County.


Healthy Living with Diabetes








A workshop to help you manage your diabetes with confidence!


Diabetes is a national health issue, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States—8.3% of the population—have diabetes, of those 10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes. Source: American Diabetes Association website: Data from the 2011 Diabetes Fact Sheet. In Wisconsin, there are 475,000 adults with diabetes and 1.45 million adults with pre-diabetes.

Once diagnosed, what do you do? So much information, so many changes you need to make in your life. And if you don't the consequeces to your health are very serious. Diabestes is the leading cause of blindness, heart disease and stroke, and amputation of lower extremities.

This workshop is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes learn skills and increase confidence in managing their diabetes. You meet for 2.5 hours once a week for six weeks. It complements not replaces the existing treatments you are already receiving.

People who have taken the workshop show:
  • Better health, and a sense of confidence in managing their diabetes
  • Improvements in blood sugar levels
  • Decreast in health distress and hypo- and hyperglycemia
  • Fewer doctor and emergency room visits and fewer hospitalizations.
Cost: $20 (includes all learn materials & Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions book)
Registration: Required (Call ADRC @ 920-448-4300)

Sign-up today for a 2018 Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop! Call ADRC at 920-448-4300 to register.

Thursdays, March 8 - April 12
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Aurora BayCare Health Center (1881 Chicago St., De Pere)
Download the March-April workshop flyer here.

Wednesdays, April 11 - May 16
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
East Side YMCA (1740 Huron Rd., Green Bay)
Download the April-May workshop flyer here.

Thursdays, September 6 - October 11
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Aurora BayCare Health Center (1881 Chicago St., De Pere)
Download the September-October workshop flyer here.


Thursdays, October 11 - November 15
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
ADRC of Brown County (300 S. Adams St., Green Bay)
Download the October-November workshop flyer here.




Exercise for Life Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program in the ADRC Wellness Studio

ADRC's Wellness Studio is the place to go to exercise! With the help of dedicated volunteer leaders, ADRC offers Exercise for Life, an arthritus exercise class for all abilities throughout the year. Accredited by the Arthritis Foundation, this class helps people with arthritis exercise, stay flexible, reduce pain, and decrease stiffness. Call ADRC for more information & to register for the next class (920-448-4300).



Other Exercise Options at ADRC

Periodically throughout the year, ADRC offers classes and/or demonstrations for other exercise methods and classes. Watch for these in the latest issue of the ADRC Magazine (found on the ADRC home page scroll down)

Jin Shin Jyutsu - The art of releasing tensions to relief stress and pain.

Tai Chi - Moving meditation helpful for arthritis and balance, along with decreasing anxiety and depression. No charge to attend.

Sit and Be Fit - A chair-based class tied to music that builds strength, flexibility and balance. The benefits you gain with this basic exercise program will last a lifetime.



Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention

The Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is made up of many organizations working together to provide education and promote awareness for suicide prevention, and overcome the stigma of suicide. Go to their website Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention for more information.

Learn How to Save a Life with QPR
You may be in the best possible postion to prevent suicide. Much like CPR or the Heimlich maneuver, the fundamentals of QPR* are easily learned and like CPR and the Heimlich maneuver, the application of QPR may SAVE a life. QPR is designed to teach you how to identify someone considering suicide and help them get the assistance they need. QPR consists of three life-saving skills...

How to QUESTION a person about suicide

How to PERSUADE the person to get help

How to REFER the person to the appropriate resources

*QPR, Question, Persuade, Refer training is available for your staff, organization member, church group, etc.

To learn more about the Coalition for Suicide Prevention or about QPR training, contact Tana Koss at 920-436-4360, ext: 1252 or tkoss@familyservices.org.


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Aging

  • Stay Healthy, Stay Active
    Discover how you can improve your health & vitality with the prevention programs at ADRC!

  • Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
    Website that provides information for the public and service providers about evidenced based prevention programs and research. Link to statewide class offerings for Stepping On and Living Well with Chronic Conditions.

Diabetes

  • CDC National Diabetes Education Program
    Website: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lots of information and tutorials on all things diabetes. If you are living with diabetes or have a lonved one with the disease, use these resources to make healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Diabetes Etiquette
    Be your own advocate! Share this tool with people who DO NOT have diabetes so they can understand what you or your loved one is experiencing with diabetes.

Exercise

  • Exercise Options
    A listing of local exercise options for older adults & adults with disabilities. Includes information about low-cost exercise options.

Health

  • Board Certified Geriatric Medical Providers
    Information about and list of Board Certified Geriatric Medical Providers, Dementia Diagnostic Clinics and Neuropsychology in Brown County Wisconsin.

  • Immunization Clinic Schedule for Brown Co Health Dept
    Website with Immunization Clinic Schedule of the Brown County Health Department. Includes locations, time, days of the week clinics are held and a listing of available vaccines.

  • Vaccine Immunization Information for Brown County WI Residents
    Brown County Wisconsin Health Department webpage with Vaccine and Immunization information.

  • Vaccine Information National Site
    Website: Loaded with information about vaccines for children and adults. Which vaccines are recommended for whom and when. How they work, safety, why they are important. What vaccines you need before traveling, and much more.

  • Super Tracker My Food My Fitness My Health
    USDA Website where you can set up your own personalized nutrition and physical activity plan. Track your eating and physical activity and get great tips and support to help you make healthier choices. FREE!

  • Staying Healthy My Medicare
    Website: Listing of Health screenings and preventive services that Medicare pays for. What care costs are covered for persons with Alzheimer's, cancer, or diabetes. Information about the Living Well Workshops that are offered right here in Brown County WI. Scroll up on this page (Prevention Page) for information about upcoming classes.

  • Online Health Information: Can You Trust It?
    Website: Learn when and how to trust online health information from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).

Recreation

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