ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

 

Sign Up for Classes

(This page is under construction.  You can call the ADRC for assistance at 262-833-8777 weekdays between 8 am and 4:30 pm or email adrc@racinecounty.com)

 

The Caregiver Support team at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Racine County, along with providing ongoing support for caregivers, facilitates several classes for older adults and caregivers throughout the year. Below is a very basic understanding of the classes offered. The classes for each year are published both in our newsletter and on the ADRC website. If you are interested in learning more about any of these classes, registering for a scheduled class, or being added to a waitlist, please contact Elizabeth Trudeau, the ADRC’s class coordinator. She can be reached by phone at 262-833-8762, or by email at Elizabeth.Trudeau@racinecounty.com.

 

Stepping On*

Stepping on is a seven week, two-hour per week course for older adults about falls prevention. During the course, participants learn exercises specific to balance and falls prevention, along with discussing a multitude of other topics that relate to falls prevention, such as footwear, medication, and vision.

 

Living Well*

Living Well is a six week, two-and-a-half-hour per week course for older adults that is designed to help people with various long-term ailments manage those conditions. Participants learn many different tools to help themselves manage different aspects of their chronic conditions, such as communicating with health professionals and lifestyle changes to help cope with challenges.

Next Class begins August 16th - Flyer   Registration opens in June

Chronic Pain Managment Class begins May 8th - Flyer

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes*

Healthy Living with Diabetes is a six week, two-and-a-half-hour per week course designed for older adults who are pre-diabetic, have type 2 diabetes, or are caregivers for someone with diabetes. Participants learn many different tools to help themselves or their loved one manage their diabetes, such as communicating with health professionals and lifestyle changes to help cope with challenges.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers*

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six week, two-hour per week course. Caregivers learn many different tools to work with their loved one and others during their caregiving journey. There are communication techniques, relaxation options, and many other things that are very helpful along any caregiving journey.

Next Class Begins May 1st - Flyer

 

Caregiving Relationships

Caregiving Relationships is a three-session workshop designed to help participants realize the importance of self-care; identify their needs and use community resources; discover and stay in touch with available caregiver support; and use effective coping strategies and communication techniques.

 

Sip & Swipe

Sip & Swipe is a four-week, one hour per week course that teaches older adults how to use a tablet computer. The learner needs no prior experience with any type of computer and does not need to bring their own. A coach is at each session to help guide learners through the tutorial program.  Know your way around a tablet computer? Become a volunteer coach for the Sip and Swipe Cafe Tablet training program. Click here for further information about volunteering.

 

*Evidence-based class through the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging

All of the classes are informative not only because of the facilitation by the leaders, but also because each person who comes to the class has their own wisdom and experiences that they bring to the table. In this way, the participants and co-leaders all learn from each other. Each class is a rich experience that can be remembered long after the class is over, and each class has information that can be used all throughout your life.

 

Medicare Workshops

Featuring:

The Basic Overview of Medicare
Medicare Supplements –vs– Medicare Advantage
Prescription Drug Coverage
Medicare Plan Finder
What is new with Medicare 

These workshops are held at:

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Racine County
Auditorium
14200 Washington Ave
Sturtevant, WI 53177
 

May 3rd 2 pm -4 pm  Flyer

Registration is open - Advance reservation required call  the ADRC of Racine County 262-833-8777
 

 

Additional Workshop dates and times (subject to change):

 
June 21st 10am – 12 noon
Registration opens 5/6/19
July 19th 2pm – 4pm
Registration opens 6/24/19
August 16th 10 am-12 noon
Registration opens 7/22/19
September 20th 2 pm – 4 pm
Registration opens 8/23/19

 

 

Opportunites with ADRC Partners:

SPARK - Care Couple Sampler, Wednesday April 17th 2019 -  Flyer