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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 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
Looking for programs or services outside Barron, Rusk or Washburn County? Find your local ADRC

You're Welcome Here

We welcome everyone to the ADRC, regardless of race, age, color, national origin, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or socioeconomic, marital or military status. Your ADRC respects the diversity of our customers, employees, and communities.

NEWS

Legislation Translation Information Sessions

These sessions will provide facts about complicated information coming from Madison and Washington. Please attend one of the following session:
April 12, 2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m., Rice Lake City Hall
April 17, 3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m., Mosaic Telecom Meeting Room, Cameron
April 20, 2:30 p.m. — 4:00 p.m., Rusk County Law Enforcement Center, Ladysmith
April 25, 10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m., Hawkins Community Center 

The following topics will be covered:

· Governor Walker’s proposed 2017-19 budget

· President Trump’s proposed budget. 

· Transportation funding for seniors and persons 
   with disabilities

· Community services for people with dementia

· Funding for Older Americans Act programs

· How people of all income levels will be affected by:

¨ Repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act

¨ Proposed changes to Medicare

¨ Proposed changes to Medicaid

Register to Ride the Bus to Aging Advocacy Day!
Click here to reserve your spot on the free coach bus to Aging Advocacy Day, May 17, 2017, in Madison.

Joint Finance Committee Budget Hearings Nearby
You have a unique opportunity to share your thoughts with the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) about the state budget. (The Committee serves as the principal legislative committee that reviews all state appropriations and revenues.) Two of six statewide Budget Hearings are scheduled nearby:

  • Tuesday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    • Spooner High School Auditorium, 801 County Highway A, Spooner
  • Wednesday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • Ellsworth High School Gymnasium, 323 West Hillcrest Street, Ellsworth
The JFC hearing is for anyone wishing to share their concerns about what is and what is NOT in the Governor’s proposed budget.  No experience is necessary, just a concern or passion. These hearing are valuable; the JFC wants to hear from you …it is more difficult to make decisions about legislation and spending when people don’t speak up. We have some great tips to make it a little easier and maybe even a bit less nerve-wracking!
If you need transportation, please let us know and we will try to help make arrangements.