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 July, besides being able to "Beat the Heat," the ADRC would like to celebrate Summer and all our volunteers.  We are so grateful for our many volunteers. Thank you for all your contributions!

See the Summer Edition of our ADRC Connections Newsletter where we offer Summer Safety Tips and other timely and interesting information.   Find it on our website here, and check out the flyer -"Be Ready for Extreme Heat."

 

Some people are looking for that summer job or activity. Have only a few hours a week, or even per month?  Consider volunteering with one of several ADRC programs. please contact Ruth Stauersbol 262-833-8766 for more information about the volunteer opportunities listed below:

Let’s do lunch (Meals on Wheels) 

Since April 2016 over 200 active volunteers of the Racine County Senior Nutrition Program donated 13,574.75 hours of their time to serve hungry seniors in our community, but we still need your help!  Join this amazing group of volunteers.

Be a Guardian Angel for a senior or disabled person

Do you have 3 – 6 hours a month to offer? Would you like to make a difference in the life of a vulnerable individual? Please consider becoming a Volunteer Guardian.

You could make a difference in someone’s life by becoming a Volunteer Companion. Your volunteer time will be spent visiting with an older adult in their home. Training and support is provided. Volunteers should be 18 years old or older and be able to offer a couple of hours of time a week. Your commitment will give the caregiver the opportunity to take a much-needed and well deserved break.

Music and Memories

Follow up with participants in this music driven, effective program for people with dementia and their caregivers.

Volunteers can reap satisfaction and benefits of volunteering by becoming involved in their communities. Not sure how volunteering can be a personal benefit to you? Here are four reasons to give a little time.

1. Growth -Volunteers see growth and change. This reinforces the volunteer's own sense of worthiness and vitality in the program.
2. Enrichment -There's nothing more fulfilling than realizing how much of an impact a volunteer can make. Just a few hours of helping can turn into a lifetime of opportunity, which is one of the greatest benefits of volunteering.
3. Learning - Volunteer opportunities often allow people to try new activities or learn new skills.
4. Friendships - When like-minded people get together, friendships are formed. By giving just a few hours a week, lifetime friendships may be established.

Full Listing of Volunteer positions available

 

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

Sign up today!