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

Free Diabetes Resources

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.

 

In November, the ADRC celebrates Family Caregivers- Please be sure to check out the Caregiver Support section of the ADRC website for current news, tips and resources.

Articles on Caregiving:

Caregivers Bill of Rights

Asking for Help

How Do You Recharge

The Rewards of Caregiving

Other Resources:

Wisconsin Caregiver Website:  http://wisconsincaregiver.org/

Wisconsin Family Caregiver Support Programs:  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aging/caregiver.htm     

          

Other Organizations

(from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Website above)

Caregiver education and support is also available through local and nationwide organizations and groups that serve families coping with a new diagnosis or a chronic illness. Most condition-specific organizations, such as Alzheimer's Disease, cancer arthritis, etc., provide information and offer classes to support families and help prepare for the future.

Links to a few more common organizations are listed below.

Caregivers are encouraged to conduct a thorough search of associations, organizations and private foundations that offer support.

Alzheimer's Association - Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter

https://www.alz.org/sewi/   

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin

http://www.alzwisc.org

National Alliance for Caregiving

http://www.caregiving.org/resources/

AARP

http://assets.aarp.org/external_sites/caregiving/index.html

National Center on Caregiving
https://caregiver.org/national-center-caregiving

Wisconsin Parkinson’s Association

http://www.wiparkinson.org/

American Cancer Society

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/index

National Kidney Foundation

http://www.kidneywi.org/

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America

http://www.ccfa.org/chapters/wisconsin/

Huntington’s Disease Society of America

http://www.hdsawi.org/

 

 

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Sip and Swipe Cafe Tablet training program
 

 

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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