ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

 

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 

 

Classes and Programs

 

Caregivers/Caregiving

 

Powerful Tools*

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.

Virtual Class / Zoom
Thursday’s Oct 5th - Nov 9th
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Flyer

Suggested Donation for textbook $10.00

Register today by calling 262-833-8764 or email Ruth.stauersbol@racinecounty.com

 
For Information on the next session check back

 

Wellness/Self Care

 

Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes Online*

During this 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 and occur weekly for 12 months see the - Flyer  For details and to register, please email Taylor Scherer taylor.scherer@racinecounty.com
 

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 
For details and to register, please email Taylor Scherer
 
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.
Healthy Living with Chronic Pain*

Six-session workshop:

Mondays, July 6 – August 10, 2023 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

$10 for materials

Convenient, contact-free format via phone conference!

If living with Chronic Pain is keeping you from doing the things you want to do, Healthy Living with Chronic Pain can help by giving you the tools and strategies to manage your pain. Designed for adults dealing with on-going (chronic) pain; teaches skills to effectively manage pain; improves quality of life; better ability to understand pain, gain confidence, and use coping skills.

To register visit aurora.org/events or click here
Keyword: Pain
For more information, call: 800-499-5736 or email: communityeducation@aah.org

Sponsored by: Aurora Health Care, ADRC of Racine and Walworth County, & WIHA

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. 

Check back for future program offerings.

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! 

Where: Norway Lutheran Church
6321 Heg Park Rd. Wind Lake, WI 53185
When: Tuesday's, Sept 12th - Oct 24th
10:00am -Noon
To register:
Call: Ruth 262-833-8764 or
email: ruth.stauersbol@racinecounty.com
Sponsored by: The Aging & Disability
Resource Center of Racine County
Suggested Donation $10.00
 
Where: Aurora Wellness Center
300 McCanna Pkwy, Classroom C
Burlington, WI
Mondays, September 18 – October 30, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Class Fee $10
Questions? 800-499-5736
Sponsored by Advocate Aurora HealthCare and the ADRC
 

Flyer

Where: Marian Housing Center
4105 Spring St. Racine, WI 53405
When: Tuesday's, Oct 31st - Dec 12th
10:00am -Noon
To register:
Call: Ruth 262-833-8764 or
email: ruth.stauersbol@racinecounty.com
Sponsored by: The Aging & Disability
Resource Center of Racine County
Suggested Donation $10.00

 

Check back here for future offerings or contact Ruth at 262-833-874 or email Ruth.stauersbol@racinecounty.com

 

Medicare Programs

 

Medicare Workshops for those 60+

Medicare information can also be found on the webpage at: https://www.adrc.racinecounty.com/site/472/medicare.aspx

Workshop Features:

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

New Classes Coming Soon

 

   Check out our Medicare Workshops above, but if you want to go online:

Several Videos about how Medicare works.  See: https://youtu.be/WZVQSFBq2uw?list=PLaV7m2-zFKpjt7jXQYFjiy6fZ9qstPlxJ  You can also find information on enrollment. See more information on our Medicare page.

 

Information Series and Other Opportunities

 

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. 

Programs coming soon

Partner Programs

Check back for upcoming programs

 
 
*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.