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

Openings in Barron County's Daybreak Adult Day Services for Individuals Living with Dementia

Daybreak provides services to individuals three days per week in two different locations, Barron and Rice Lake. Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Barron on Mondays and Thursdays and Rice Lake on Tuesdays. Guests enrolled in the program can choose to attend from one to three times per week based on need interest. They receive five hours of fun, engaging activities which include social time, person-centered educational activities, music, arts and crafts, games, physical activity and more. Our trained staff and volunteers have developed a safe space where individuals living with memory and cognitive concerns feel welcome and at home with others who understand their challenges. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone thrives and no one feels alone. Individuals who are a good fit for the program are in the early stages of their disease and are physically independent.

Daybreak has openings now for new guests at both locations! If you are caring for or know someone living with a dementia diagnosis (Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Vascular, Frontotemporal, etc.), contact the ADRC Caregiver Specialist at 715-537-6225 or alisa.lammers@co.barron.wi.us to learn more. Don’t delay, spaces are limited and fill up fast. Contact us today!

Barron and Rusk County Meals on Wheels Joining Share the Love® Event

Barron and Rusk Counties are proud to announce they will be participating in the 2023 Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the campaign. From November 16, 2023, through January 2, 2024, Subaru of America and its retailers will donate a minimum of $300 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased to the customer's choice of participating charities.

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.

Find Support from Listings in our Resource Guide

Our resource directory contains information on many topics, products, and programs to help you find services and support you need to help you live independently.

Vaccines and Boosters!

Find out where you and your family members can get your vaccines and the latest booster with the vaccine locator! Visit vaccines.gov

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 or Rusk County? Find your local ADRC. 

ADRC Program Information on Rice Lake Media

We are partnering with Rice Lake Community Media to get the word out about ADRC programs and events. Here are the most recent segments  with ADRC staff and program host James Wyngaard:


Alisa Lammers, Caregiver Specialist and Healthy Aging Coordinator discusses how caregivers need to care for themselves while helping friends or loved ones.


Supervisor Mary Updike, discusses common scams that can affect you and your money and how you can protect yourself from them.


Director Jennifer Jako, Director, discusses volunteering for ADRC programs.


Alisa Lammers, Caregiver Specialist and Healthy Aging Coordinator discusses healthy living as we age.


Trisha Witham, Dementia Care Specialist talks about signs and symptoms of dementia and some ways to try and protect against dementia.


Darby Smith, Nutrition and Transportation Manager discusses the importance of transportation to our older friends and neighbors.


Alisa Lammers, Caregiver Specialist and Health Promotions Coordinator, talks about Daybreak, a full-day adult program for people dealing with dementia and other cognitive disabilities.

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.