Aging & Disability Resource Center
ADRC is the first place to go with your aging and disability questions. Tell us your story.
We are here to empower and enrich the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers.
We create real change for real people.
“Empower and enrich the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers”
ADRC of Brown County impacts the community through the critical programs it provides. It is an easily accessible, welcoming place where adults with disabilities, seniors, their families and caregivers can find current, unbiased and comprehensive information about services that help them live as independently as possible. ADRC helps individuals conserve their personal resources, health and independence, reducing the demand for public funding for long term care by delaying or preventing the need for it. We empower individuals through information, education, prevention programs and benefit advocacy. We create real change for real people.
Older adults and adults with disabilities find answers and solutions within our doors, through a call, or right in their home.
We reach out, reach up, and reach those who need to be connected to our community.
Through 27,132 phone calls, 2,410 office and home visits, we have made 35,994 connections for people in most need. In 2021, we served 137,709 meals to homebound individuals and those able to attend a congregate site. 6,049 people were empowered through educational programs and evidenced based classes. 331 volunteers donated 15,163 hours of service, without them, we are unable to have our reach. We are actively working in Brown County to create change for people and for systems in our community. Our work will never be done.
Breaking down stereotypes of “disability” and “seniors”.
Grounded Café is our vehicle to introduce new people to ADRC. To expand our reach to the active older adult, persons with disabilities, and those who care for them. It is an opportunity to change the stereotype that we serve only old, frail, low-income persons particularly in the dining site. Once people are here, we are challenged with making our new Café guests Champions of ADRC and the people we serve. Grounded Café is here to break down stereotypes and ageism, forming new paradigms and awareness of the strengths and “abilities” of seniors and persons with disabilities. We want our guests to feel like they belong to something big! To celebrate and be part of the many, many small things staff do every day that make big, big changes in people’s lives. Grounded Café tackles high unemployment rates for persons with disabilities through job training skills and “front door” experiences.
Tackling isolation and hunger.
Home delivered meals and group dining tackles isolation and hunger. Benefit advocacy tackles poverty. Options counseling and prevention programs get people their lives back after an accident, navigate the minefields of a terrible diagnosis and relieve the stress of caregiving.
Supporting you when everything changes.
Dementia changes everything. It impacts the individual and large family system. As the disease progresses demands on daily living needs, supervision, and as a result caregiver support quickly escalate. The cost of providing care for persons with dementia is very high. In Brown County 14,000 persons are living with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia – including persons in their 20’s. The state projects that number to double by 2035. Ninety percent of people living with dementia live in their own home or with family who are caring for them, not in nursing homes. We have Dementia Care Specialists who are able to screen for memory loss, educate on the journey ahead, support families through consultation and support groups, and intervene with challenging behaviors that are often the cause of early institutionalization.
Join our team where we believe that diversity makes us stronger! ADRC values individuals with diverse experiences and perspectives, are collaboration focused, and work to build connected relationships with community partners and customers.
Submission Deadline: Continuous
Long Term Care Information & Assistance Specialist
Submission Deadline: Sunday, January 29, 2023
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Classes & Events
Check out our virtual events.
ADRC offers a wide variety of classes and events. Check out our calendar!
Enjoy great food while supporting job training for persons with disabilities.
Everyone is welcome. All ages. All abilities.
Come Celebrate Abilities!