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Contact us for a free, confidential consultation to get unbiased information about local resources for individuals ages 60 + and adults with disabilities. Your local Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) 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
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Notice of Public Meeting

Barron County Transportation Coordination Plan
Thursday, July 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Barron County Government Center 
335 E Monroe Avenue, Barron, WI-Room 110

The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Barron, Rusk, and Washburn Counties is conducting the five year (2019 – 2023) Locally Developed Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan for Barron County. Members of the public are invited to attend the meeting to share their thoughts about public transportation for seniors and persons with disabilities. The coordination plan will help improve public transportation for these groups. The plan is required by federal legislation under the FAST Act for the county to receive transportation grants through the 5310 federal program and the 85.21 state program.

Meeting facilities are accessible to the disabled.  Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For information or to request this service, or if you are unable to attend the meeting and would like to provide input for the plan, please contact Jennifer Jako at 715-537-6225 or

Seeking Community Input for 3-Year Aging Plan!
The ADRC is starting to gather community input for our next 3-Year Aging Plans for each county. We would like to collect as much feedback as we can to help plan for future programs and services to keep people healthy and independent as long as possible. Please take a few minutes to fill out the short survey below and give us your insight on what you want it to look like to AGE WELL in your county. Your input is key to building this very important plan for the future!

Your responses are confidential, not connected to your email or identity.

Please share these links with others connect to Barron, Rusk and Washburn Counties. The more feedback we receive, the better we can serve our communities. We will also collect feedback through other avenues including future public listening sessions, interviews, and pen/paper form for those who don’t have access to the internet.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Speaking Up Is Important

If you think that your voice doesn’t matter, think again!  It is only because people were willing to speak up that our state budget includes permanent AND expanded funding to support Dementia Care Specialists in Aging & Disability Resource Centers across the state. Currently there are 19 positions covering approximately 54% of Wisconsin’s age 60+ population.  This is great, and even though our ADRC secured a grant in 2014 for a Dementia Care Specialist, we believe that every person in Wisconsin should have access to the expertise these positions provide. 

In addition to the expansion of Dementia Care Specialists, the state budget also provides additional funds to support transportation services for persons age 60 or better and those with a disability. At this point we aren’t sure how much of the additional funding will come to Barron County, but we are optimistic and thankful that the need for an increase was recognized by our legislators. The budget doesn’t solve the overarching concern of long term sustainable funding of transportation, but at some point compromise has to occur for the greater good.

As with any budget there are disappointments but it doesn’t serve any of us to dwell on those things. It just means we have to step back, celebrate our achievements, roll up our sleeves and find a new approach to solving problems. 

In the meantime, it’s important to contact your legislators and say “thank you” for supporting the Dementia Care Specialist and the additional Transportation funds. In Barron County, your legislators are:
Senator Janet Bewley, (608) 266-3510,  Room 126 South, State Capitol, Madison WI  53707
Representative Romaine Quinn (608) 266-2519  Room 323 North, State Capitol, PO Box 8953, Madison, WI  53708