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

Take the ADRC Aging Plan Survey for Barron or Rusk County! 

We are gathering county-wide community input from older adults and those who care about them in both counties. Please complete a survey by March 31, 2024. 

Attend Confident Caregiver 2024 Sessions!

If you help a family member or friend with doctor visits, meals, medications, rides, or personal cares...you are a caregiver! Caregivers need training, skills, and support to do the job with confidence. We are offering a series of events and workshops this year to help caregivers do the best they can. These free opportunities include:

Learn more here.

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!

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:

December

Director Jen Jako is our guest and the discussion revolves around what ADRC is, the services they provide. and who can benefit from those services.

November

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

Find interviews about other programs and services. 

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.

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.

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

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.