Get Help to Live Independently and Stretch Your Money at Your Local ADRC

Contact us for a free, confidential consultation to get unbiased information about local resources for individuals ages 60 + and adults with disabilities. Your local ADRC (Aging and Disability Resource Center) staff knows how to help you find what you need to make decisions about independent living and your quality of life. 

Confidentially-at no cost, with no pressure. You make the decisions. 

Local Information, Personal Choice 

Review our comprehensive resources directories or set up a personal consultation to help find out what makes sense for you. Choose what you need to stay as independent as possible, as long as possible, while stretching your dollars as far as possible. Learn about options including: 
  • Healthy living 
  • Getting rides 
  • Benefit eligibility
Looking for programs or services outside Barron, Rusk or Washburn County? Find your local ADRC
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Get Connected with Elder Tree! 

Elder Tree provides older adults an opportunity to connect, learn about local events, track their health and give back. It’s a website just for Wisconsin seniors, even those with no computer experience! Learn more!

See Wisconsin seniors who've learned to use Elder Tree and find it improves their lives!

Funding Cut of 42% Proposed for Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Programs 

Congressional leaders are deciding whether to retain a proposed 42% cut to Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP).  The cut would significantly erode the national SHIP network of unbiased, personalized Medicare benefits information counseling. Learn more.

Senate Proposed Cuts to Falls Prevention and Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME)

Funding for proven Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and evidence-based Falls Prevention programs are facing 5% cuts in fiscal year 2016. Learn more.

Re-examine Medicare Coverage Every Year!

by GWAAR’s Legal Services Team

It’s that time of year again! From October 15 through December 7, Medicare beneficiaries can re-evaluate Medicare prescription drug and health plans. Learn more!

Medicare Resources for Wisconsin Residents 

  • Medigap Part D and Prescription Drug Helpline (For people ages 60+): 1-855-677-2783.
  • Disability Drug Benefit Helpline (For people under age 60): 1-800-926-4862
  • Medigap Helpline (Medicare supplement and Medicare Advantage information for all ages): 1-800-242-1060