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Please see the Benefit Specialist  page for information about  benefits available through Medicare and information for 2017!

 

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
Click here for further information.
 
 
 
Share the Care Have you been taking care of someone? Learn about ways to connect with others and reduce stress at: http://www.sharethecare.org/index.html , or call the ADRC at 262-833-8777.  Local Flyer for Share the Care.

The Racine County Specialized Transportation Program for older adults and people with disabilities helps people get around.

Please see the brochure  for the Burlington area shuttle -SPARC, information on Ktown,  and other transportation information on the Racine County Human Services Website:  Transportation

Want to know about different types of transportation see: Transportation Primer