ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

Prevention Activities

The ADRC would like to educate the community about prevention and wellness as we age. Studies show that as we age we are at greater risk for declining physical and mental health however there are activities that can delay this or improve our physical and mental well being. Also be sure to check out our calendar for schedule activities in the community.

Presentation topics include:

  • What is the ADRC?
  • Falls Prevention

 

Flyers:

Home Safety Checklist

Driver Training, Evaluation and Modification Resources

Don't Get Swept Away in Sweepstakes Scams

The linked article below is written by attorney Steve Baker, retired Midwest Region Director of the Federal Trade Commission. Steve, who’s received a Consumer Advocate of the Year award and been recognized by the FCC for his work around scams and fraud, has done a number of articles on scams including this one about the Jamaican Sweepstakes scam:

http://www.nextavenue.org/jamaica-sweepstakes-fraud-older-adults/

 

If your church, business, group or organization is interested in a training or hosting a workshop please contact the ADRC today to inquire about our outreach services to the community. Call 262-833-8777 or e-mail: ADRC@goracine.org. The Aging Disability Resource Center does a variety of activities in the community. Be sure to check out our Calendar.

 

March is Nutrition Month at the ADRC

National Nutrition Month® 2017

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. 

The theme for 2017 is "Put Your Best Fork Forward", which acts as a reminder that each bite counts. Making just small shifts in our food choices, can add up over time. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggest starting with small changes in order to make healthier lasting changes you can enjoy. This year's theme for National Nutrition Month® inspires us to start with small changes in our eating habits – one forkful at a time. So whether you are planning meals to prepare at home or making selections when eating out, Put Your Best Fork Forward to help find your healthy eating style.

Key Messages:

  1. Create an eating style that includes a variety of your favorite, healthful foods.
  2. Practice cooking more at home and experiment with healthier ingredients.
  3. How much we eat is as important as what we eat. Eat and drink the right amount for you, as MyPlate encourages us to do.
  4. Find activities that you enjoy and be physically active most days of the week.
  5. Manage your weight or lower your health risks by consulting a registered dietitian nutritionist. RDNs can provide sound, easy-to-follow personalized nutrition advice to meet your lifestyle, preferences and health-related needs.

Games:  http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/national-nutrition-month-games

Eating Right Isn't Complicated at: http://www.eatright.org/resource/food/nutrition/dietary-guidelines-and-myplate/eating-right-isnt-complicated

 

The ADRC is able to offer free Memory Screens to adults over the age of 60 in other locations as well. Book an appointment for yours today by calling 262-833-8777

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