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Online/Telephone Program Offerings

Our ADRC offices are not providing face-to-face appointments at this time. 
Please note we are available for phone and e-mail contacts. For help and support, call Barron County (Barron Office) 715-537-6225, Rusk County (Ladysmith Office) 715-532-2176 or Washburn County (Spooner Office) 715-635-4460 or use our Contact Us form. 

If you are a caregiver, check out this list of links to a wide variety of helpful caregiver information resourcesWe've restarted our Caregiver Support Group with a "remote" group. Contact Alisa Lammers at 888-538-3031 to learn how you can participate via phone or internet.

Nutrition and transportation services vary between counties-please see below.

Barron County Programs and Services

Barron County Public Health wants to keep the community informed as to what is happening and how best to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19. Please share these as needed.
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Rusk County Nutrition Program

Rusk County Grab and Go Lunch

Hawkins, Ladysmith and Sheldon provide lunch several days a week on "Grab and Go" basis as noted below. Meals must be ordered at least 24 hours ahead of time, and participants need to be registered in the Senior Nutrition Program. To order your meal and/or register, call the ADRC at 715-532-2176. When you call you'll get pick-up instructions to ensure the safety of you and our program staff. Suggested donation for those 60 and over is $3.50.
  • Hawkins: Tuesdays and Thursdays: pick-up between 11:00 a.m and noon.
  • Ladysmith: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: pick-up between 11:00 a.m and noon.
  • Sheldon: Tuesdays and Fridays: pick-up between 11:30 a.m and noon.
Dining @ Five
We've restarted Dining @Five once a month as a Grab and Go service! Contact Kay Stewart at 715-532-2176 for current information.

Meals on Wheels continues as usual. 
  • Please plan ahead for potential future disruption in Meals on Wheels service. 
  • If you are sick, please understand that we will still be delivering to you but ask that you please meet us at your door for delivery.

Washburn County Programs and Events

Due to COVID-19, our Aging and ADRC staff are not currently providing face-to-face appointments, but are still continuing to provide many essential services. We are available for phone appointments and encourage you to contact us directly by calling 715-635-4460. We can
then put you in touch with the right specialist to meet your needs. If you have any other comments or concerns, please contact Aging Director/ADRC Supervisor Linda Hand at 715-635-4460.

Home Delivered Meals are now available in Birchwood, Minong, Shell Lake and Spooner. Call 715-635-4460 to learn more.

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Other Service Providers

Given the evolving situation of the COVID 19 virus, we recommend you contact agencies and service providers directly to learn how their service delivery may be altered during this time.


CDC Recommendations

The ADRC encourages everyone to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) safety recommendations as they evolve. You can find information at  The 211 response line is also prepared to field general questions about the COVID-19 situation. They are up to date on all statewide information.

The CDC has identified those over age 60 and people with serious chronic medical conditions like diabetes, heart, lung, or kidney disease are at higher risk for a more serious COVID-19 illness. The CDC recommends that if you are at higher risk of more serious illness from COVID-19 because of any of these factors, it is especially important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. They recommend you:

  • stock up on supplies
  • take everyday precautions to keep space between yourself and others
  • keep away from others who are sick when you go out in public, limit close contact, and wash your hands often
  • avoid crowds as much as possible
  • stay home as much as possible to reduce your risk of being exposed during a COVID-19 outbreak in your community

If you are experiencing symptoms, please contact your health provider. This is an ever-changing situation and we will continue to monitor and evaluate the best ways to meet the community needs while addressing all safety concerns. For general agency questions, please contact Jennifer Jako at 715-537-6225 or jennifer.jako@co.barron.wi.usThank you for your understanding.

Live Independently and Stretch  Your Money

Contact us for a free, confidential consultation to get unbiased information about local resources for individuals ages 60 + and adults with disabilities. Learn about our healthy living workshops, meal programs, caregiver support, free dementia friendly business training and many more programs and services.

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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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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. You can find the ADRC policy here.