Welcome to the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Barron, Rusk & Washburn Counties
For help, support and current program and service information, use our Contact Us form or call us. Please note, our ADRC office services vary.
Toll-free all locations (888) 538-3031
Barron County (Barron Office) 715-537-6225 (Offering in-person, phone, or virtual meetings)
Rusk County (Ladysmith Office) 715-532-2176
Washburn County (Shell Lake Office) 715-635-4460
If you are a caregiver, check out this list of links to a wide variety of helpful caregiver information resources.
Watch Our Beneficial Bites Video
We're starting to provide on-line demonstrations of Beneficial Bites demonstrations. Click here to watch Amy and Joe use brown rice to make some delicious stuffed peppers! You can get the recipes and handouts here and on our Nutrition page.
Check with 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.
Become a Member of the Barron County Commission on Aging Board
The board meets six times per year, and to qualify for this opening you must be a Barron County resident and 60 years or better. Members serve three-year terms. To learn more or apply, contact Director Jennifer Jako at 888-538-3031 or jennifer.jako.co.barron.wi.us
Check the Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 web page for the latest information.
To find out where you can get vaccinated, visit this vaccine locator.
Local Information, Personal Choice
Resources for Independent Living
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:
Looking for programs or services outside Barron, Rusk or Washburn County? Find your local ADRC.
The ADRC encourages everyone to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) safety recommendations as they evolve. You can find information on this COVID-19 page. 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.
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.