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 )

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 the ADRC 

 

Virtual Courses and other Opportunities

 

New Program - "Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Online"

During the 12-month FREE ONLINE program you will:
  • Attend live, interactive classes online from your computer or mobile device.
  • Receive weekly support from your instructor, a trained lifestyle coach.
  • Connect with others working on the same goals as you.
  • Learn ways to manage stress.
  • Overcome barriers to healthy eating and physical activity.
Please indicate if Internet service is a barrier. FREE Hot
Spots are available.All participants must be Racine County residents and over 60+ years of age.
 
New series begin frequently- Flyer
To find the next session and to register, please email Taylor Scherer

 

Get Healthy with “Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less Online”

Check it out!—a 15-week weight management program that works because it is not a diet—it’s a lifestyle!
All weekly classes are conducted online by a live instructor, fostering interaction between the instructor and all participants.
Participants can conveniently attend classes from home or office using a computer or mobile device.
ADRC of Racine County is covering the full cost of the program.
 
All participants must be Racine County residents and
over 60+ years of age.
 
New series begin frequently- Flyer
To find the next session and to register, please email Taylor Scherer

 

Concerned about Medicare Enrollment?

 

 

 

 

Evidence Based Classes*

 

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.

 
Join Us for Stepping On!  Flyer
Where: Albert House Apartments
4000 Maryland Ave. Racine, WI 53405
When: Tuesdays, Nov 15th – Dec 27th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 
To register:
Call: Taylor 262-833-8777 or
email: taylor.scherer@racinecounty.com
Suggested Donation $10.00

 

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.

 

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.

For Information on the next session check back
For questions or to Register Contact Ruth at 262-833-8764 or email Ruth.stauersbol@racinecounty.com
 
 
*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.
 

 

Other Classes and Workshops

 

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.

 

Memory Screen Events 

Check back for future events.  You can also check the calendar for other offerings.

For information call the ADRC at 262-833-8777

 

Medicare Workshops 

Currently you will need to call the ADRC for a Benefit Specialist referral or see the webpage at: https://www.adrc.racinecounty.com/site/472/medicare.aspx

Featuring:

  • The Basic Overview of Medicare
  • Medicare Supplements –vs– Medicare Advantage
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Medicare Plan Finder
  • What is new with Medicare 
NO Classes are currently scheduled.
 
Watch for updates.
Call the ADRC of Racine County 262-833-8777 for more information.  

 

  

Opportunites with ADRC Partners:

 

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain

What is Healthy Living with Chronic Pain? This is a proven workshop…  Flyer

Designed for adults dealing with on-going (chronic) pain

  • Teaches skills to effectively manage pain
  • Improves energy, mental health, and quality of life!
  • Decreases pain and dependence on others
  • Better ability to understand pain, gain confidence, and use coping skills.

The workshop, facilitated by a trained leader, meets for 45 minutes once a week for six weeks. This workshop does not replace existing treatments but serves to complement a participant’s medical treatment.

Class series runs every Tuesday,

Jan 10 - Feb 14, 2023  10:00 – 10:45 a.m. 

Fee: $10 

Held via phone.
Open to Wisconsin residents age 18 or older. Each individual will need access to a telephone/cell phone and a CD player.  

To register visit aurora.org/events  keyword: Chronic pain.
For more information call: 800-499-5736 or email: communityeducation@aah.org

 

 

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