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

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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

Wisconsin Department of Health Services/Division of Public Health 
Department of Health Services Chapter 78 Public Meeting and Regional Listening Session

The Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) and the Governor’s Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing need your feedback. Join us for a public meeting and regional listening session to learn about proposed changes to the Telecommunications Assistance Program (TAP) and offer us your feedback. 

When: Friday, November 18, 2016 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Where: Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County 721 Oxford Avenue #2560 Eau Claire, WI 54703 

Agenda: 
9:30 a.m. Arrival 
10:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions 
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Telecommunication Assistance Program (TAP) Presentation and Open Meeting 
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Break for Lunch 
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. ODHH Updates 
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Public Comments and Suggestions

Sign language interpreters and captioning services will be provided. If you require further accommodation, or if you have any questions, please contact the Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at 715-502-9355 or by email at JenniferJ.Anderson@wisconsin.gov.

Tell Lawmakers About the Shortage of Direct Care Workers

The Survival Coalition, the Wisconsin Personal Services Association and the Workforce Alliance need your help to tell lawmakers how the workforce crisis is impacting real people.

To answer a simple survey about how the workforce crisis is impacting you, please use this link or print this file, complete and return a hard copy of the survey attached.

Please respond by November 11.

Connect With Your Legislators about Volunteer Drivers!

Wisconsin lawmakers need to hear from you―the riders and volunteers―about the importance of volunteer driver programs! Some volunteer mileage reimbursement rates have not kept pace with inflation, which can keep people from volunteering. 

Let legislators them know what would happen if rides from volunteer drivers were no longer available; tell them about any struggles you have faced finding transportation. They need to understand the importance of implementing legislation to keep volunteer drivers on the road. Find contact information for Wisconsin lawmakers here.

Music and Memory Grant Supports Partnership to Support Those Living with Dementia in Their Homes.

Music and Memory press Conference in Barron

On July 12th, 2016, Wisconsin’s Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services, Tom Engels, joined representatives from Mayo Hometown Health, the Boys & Girls Club of Barron County, and the Aging & Disability Resource Center to announce the implementation of a $25,000 grant from the Mayo Clinic Health System to offer the Music & Memory Program in Barron County to people with dementia living in their homes. Learn more.