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 September, the ADRC topic of the month is Fall Prevention.  There are also other observances this month that are of interest including Emergency Preparedness and Suicide Prevention.

Fall Prevention Resources

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/injury-prevention/falls/index.htm       

https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/index.html      

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans.

Falls are a threat to the health of older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. However, falls aren't something that just happens when you age, there are proven ways to reduce falls. 

Join us for a "Stepping On" open house September 22nd from 9:00 to 11:00 am at 14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant. Enjoy refreshments, meet class facilitators and participants and have questions answered.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Different types of emergencies require different responses. Below is disaster specific information and resources to better prepare you and your family for disasters.

Learn what you can do before, during, and after a disaster to make sure that your household is safe and prepared.

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/preparedness/disaster/index.htm     

Take a Minute, Change a Life

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Look out for those who may be struggling with life's challenges and check in with them. You don’t have to be an expert to talk and to listen, and often it’s the little things that make a big difference. Find a Suicide Prevention Awareness Month event in your area

Governor Scott Walker has issued a proclamation declaring September 2017 as Recovery Month in Wisconsin. This month is a time to promote the message that recovery is possible, celebrate individuals in recovery, and laud the efforts of the mental health and substance use treatment providers who help individuals achieve wellness.

This is a national observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This year's theme highlights the value of family and community support throughout recovery and invites individuals in recovery and their family members to share their personal stories and successes in order to encourage others. Find a Recovery Month event in your area.

 

Annual Educational Seminar Series:

  • Thursday, Sept 7 1:00– 3:00 pm Dementia Caregiving 101, Presented by Marilyn Joyce ADRC
  • Monday, Sept 11th 1:00 – 3:00 pm Care In The Home, Presented by Deb Mickelsen ADRC
  • Monday, Sept 18th 1:00-3:00 pm Share the Care– Caring for Dementia, Presented by Joan Litwitz, GWAAR (Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources)
  • Monday, Sept 25th 1:00-3:00 pm Understanding Your Hospital Discharge, Presented by Karla Boho APNP, Director of Care Management & an Ascension Pharmacist

ALL Seminars will be held in the ADRC Auditorium.

Click for Printable Flyer

Seating is limited, register early at 262-833-8777  

 
Seminar on Friday September 8th, 10 am to noon. 
 
Medicare Workshop - for those 60+ 
Friday September 22nd  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
14200 Washington Ave, Sturtevant 
Call to reserve your spot 262-833-8777
 
Know your way around a tablet computer? Become a volunteer coach for the new
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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