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

Help develop your County's three-year plans-learn more and take a survey here! Deadline is April 30th!

ADRC Updates

Please note we are available for phone a e-mail contacts. For help and support, use our Contact Us form or call us:

  • Toll-free all locations (888) 538-3031

  • Barron County (Barron Office) 715-537-6225

  • Rusk County (Ladysmith Office) 715-532-2176

  • Washburn County (Shell Lake Office) 715-635-4460

Our ADRC offices are not providing face-to-face appointments at this time.

If you are a caregiver, check out this list of links to a wide variety of helpful caregiver information resources. We are available for phone and e-mail contacts.

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

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Monitor local news sources or check the Wisconsin Department of Health Services COVID-19 web page and for up-to-date vaccination information.

Counties may be able to provide more specific information. You can check these additional resources:

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.

CDC Recommendations

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.

Congratulations to Barron County's Centenarians!

This year we're honoring our Barron County Centenarians with a video. Click the image to watch!

Music Credits:
"When My Baby Smiles at Me"
Ted Lewis Ragtime Band
â„— 2013 Dance Plant Record/FHT


Current Program and Service Information by County:


Information about the Barron County meals program.

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. Visit their Facebook page for current information.

More Barron County Information

Barron County Tourism has a page of reliable source and local information here.


Up-to date info will be here for each county.


Up-to date info will be here for each county.

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.