We Need Your Help to Best Serve Older Adults.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) supports good health and independence as we age in our communities. Our office plays a crucial role in advocating and supporting a community that values, supports, and empowers older adults.
Every three years we formally request community input to develop a new three-year plan for aging programs and services, which we call our “Aging Plan.” The plan will outline milestones and goals for our staff and represents the county’s intention to ensure older people have the opportunity to realize their full potential and to participate in all areas of community life. Once the plan is approved by our policy-setting commission/committee, it is submitted to one of our primary funders, the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources. We use it to help guide decisions and provide an annual report on our progress achieving the milestones and goals.
To get started, we are gathering county-wide community input from older adults and those who care about them. Our survey provides anyone an opportunity to share thoughts and ideas about how to make their county a great place to age well. Creating an Aging Plan is a community effort, and we hope you will join us in sharing your thoughts and vision for the future.”
Community input is crucial to a successful process because we rely on your knowledge and experience to help develop goals. Each new Aging Plan reflects the evolving needs, expectations, and contributions of our increasingly aging population.
We are excited to hear from you. We want to know what is working, what needs to be changed, what concerns you think about as you age, and your ideas of what should be started. We hope you share your thoughts and ask that you please tell others to share their thoughts too.
You can give us input through our survey and our “Ideas Wall”.
You can complete the survey three ways:
online at www.ADRCBarronCounty.com
give us a call at 888-538-3031 to complete the survey over the phone
This year we’ve added an opportunity to provide more comments on questions about specific services, called our “Ideas Wall.” You can share your thoughts several ways:
visit the Ideas Wall link
write down your ideas and drop them off or mail them back to us
give us a call at 888-538-3031 to provide feedback over the phone.
We are gathering your input through April 30, 2021.
Thank you for helping shape the future for older adults in Barron County!