Grandfather looking at and laughing with seven-year old granddaughter.Older adult woman and man standing outside a two-story colonial home.Older woman in a senior living facility talking with her visiting daughter.Young man with Down's Syndrome in office building lobby.Middle-aged woman in a wheelchair outside on a path looking at fall leaves with her small dog on a leash.

Welcome to the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Barron, Rusk & Washburn Counties

Registration is open for

Empowering Family Caregivers

Friday, October 28th, 9:00 a.m. - Noon

New Hybrid Format! Join in person at Northwood Technical College- Rice Lake Campus or virtually by Zoom. Get more information and register!

All About the Brain!

We have a number of brain-health and dementia-related programs happening right now including:

Beneficial Bites

This year's workshops focus on foods for brain health. Learn more.

Boost Your Brain and Memory

This workshop will be held in Ladysmith October 4-November 15. Learn more or register.

Dementia 101 and Dementia Live

This workshop will be held in Cumberland October 13. Learn more. You can also watch a recently recorded Dementia 101 workshop here.

Thank Your Brain Thursday

Get a Memory Screen at the ADRC's Barron Office at 335 E. Monroe, Room 100. No registration or appointment is needed, walk-in, between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • October 20

  • November 17

  • December 15

Wits Works

In Barron, Ladysmith and Rice Lake. Learn more or register here.

Find out where you and your family members can get your vaccines and the latest booster with the 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:

  • Healthy living

  • Getting rides

  • Benefit eligibility

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

Looking for Barron County Centenarians

Barron County residents born in 1922 or earlier will be honored by the ADRC at our annual Centenarian Celebration. If you are a Centenarian or know a friend or family member who is 100 years old or older, please contact Jennifer at the ADRC at 715-537-6209 or jennifer.jako@co.barron.wi.us by Friday, October 14th, to ensure we can include everyone. We are hoping Centenarians can share a photo, a quote or message, some fun history or stories for the celebration.

“The annual Centenarian Celebration provides an opportunity to honor local residents, thank them for their contributions, and recognize the value of their wisdom,” said Jennifer Jako, ADRC Director. “We appreciate the perspective and insight they bring to our communities.”

Help Fill the Need for Respite Care Providers!

Becoming a Respite Care Provider in Wisconsin provides a brief introduction to respite care and related training support for individuals interested in becoming independent respite care providers.

Volunteer with the ADRC!

It's good for you and your community! Read about our volunteer opportunities, contact us or call toll-free at 1-888-538-3031.

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, socioeconomic, marital or military status. We respect the diversity of our customers, employees, and communities. You can find the ADRC policy here.