ADRC on the GO

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Have ADRC present to your group, organization or business

ADRC on the GO was developed to meet older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers where they live, socialize, and work. We are here to help the people we serve live their best possible life.

We have presentations on a wide range of topics designed to meet the needs of your members and staff. Depending on the topic, presentations are interactive and fun, many with audience participation.

Topics include:

  • Preventing Falls
  • Caregiving
  • Dementia
  • Brain health
  • Social Security
  • Medicare
  • Healthy Eating

Ask about Lunch & Learn

ADRC on the Go can include lunch! Ask about how you could pair a delicious lunch with the presentation of your choice.

Many organizations, groups, housing complexes, and businesses have partnered with ADRC on the GO, bringing interesting topics to their members, residents, and employees.

Take a look at this ADRC on the Go listing there is sure to be a topic of interest. Build your own package by selecting topics that interest you, from short and sweet to more in-depth.

Call ADRC (920) 448-4300 today to learn more about ADRC on the Go and/or set up a presentation.

Topics

Keeping You Informed

Caregiving – Finding Support and Well-being

30 & 60 min (1 hour)

A caregiver is someone who cares for and/or is concerned about a spouse, parent, child, sibling, other relative, or friend. Every caregiving journey is unique and comes with its own joys and challenges. Learn where you can turn to for support and tips on how to better nourish your own well-being as a caregiver.

Isolation and Loneliness

30 min

We all need social connections to thrive. Learn how to extend your social circle and stay active in the community around you. Research has shown that chronic isolation and loneliness is harmful to your health and well-being. Awareness is key in taking the steps to maintain and strengthen your ties to family and friends.  

Long Term Care Programs - Am I Eligible?

30 & 60 min (1 hour)

In Brown County, there are two publicly-funded program options: Family Care and IRIS. These programs are designed to provide you with the services you need to remain living in, or return to, the community. Learn more about Family Care and IRIS, including the functional and financial eligibility criteria.

Everything ADRC

15, 30 & 60 min (1 hour)

Empower yourself – join us for an informational session about ADRC programs and services. As an objective and unbiased agency, ADRC strives to improve the lives of older adults, adults with disabilities, and caregivers through education, exploration, and collaboration. Learn how we can help you prioritize evolving needs and navigate community supports.

Long Term Care Continuum. Weigh Your Options!

30 & 60 min (1 hour)

It’s never too soon to plan for the future. Learn how ADRC can help you find the care you need where you want to live. Learn about in-home care options, housing options, respite care, and more.

Transition - A New Beginning

30 & 60 min (1 hour)

Transitioning from school to adulthood should be an exciting time, but can be overwhelming, confusing, and uncertain, especially for adults with disabilities. Find out how ADRC can help you and your loved ones navigate all of your options, every step of the way.

 

For Your Benefit

Medicare Basics

60 – 90 min (1 – 1.5 hours)

Overview of the different parts of Medicare and explanation of the different coverage options.
Designed for those already on Medicare, or those caring for someone on Medicare that would like to learn more.

ABCD's of Medicare

120 min (2 hours)

In-depth coverage of Medicare including an overview of the different parts of Medicare and explanation of the different coverage options.

Designed for new and existing recipients, caregivers, and professionals wanting to learn the full scope of Medicare programs.

Medicare - Managing Your Benefits Online

60 & 90 min (1 – 1.5 hours)

Overview to help Medicare recipients understand and utilize online tools. The tools discussed:

  • MyMedicare.gov
  • Medicare Plan Finder
  • “What’s Covered” App
Medicare - Coordination of Benefits

60 – 90 mins (1 – 1.5 hours)

Learn the importance of how Medicare works with other health and drug plans, whether you are still employed or retired.  Understand how the rules decide who pays first, depending on your situation, and coverage options.

Medicare Minute

10 & 15 min

Brief presentations on specific topics related to Medicare, such as:

  • Preventive Care Services
  • Inpatient vs observation stay
  • Fall Open Enrollment

 Designed to be presented independently, or in conjunction with other scheduled speakers. Consider hosting a presentation monthly or quarterly. The timeline and topics can be personalized for your group or organization.

Open Enrollment Period (OEP) Seasonal Sept-Nov

30 – 60 min (1 hour)

Everyone should review their plan to avoid surprises in the coming year. Learn about why, how, and when to review your Medicare coverage options during open enrollment.

Social Security & Medicare Overview

90 – 120 min (1.5 – 2 hours)

General overview of Social Security and Medicare Basics plus description of the different benefits and application processes.

In Touch with Dementia

Caregiving and Dementia

45 min

Caring for a person with dementia takes knowledge, patience, and a lot of support.  Learn how to navigate special challenges and where to find help.

Communication Strategies

60 min (1 hour)

Why is your loved one trying to communicate through their behavior?  Learn what can cause behaviors in people with dementia and the strategies you can use to support them.

Dementia Friendly Community

15 – 30 min

Alzheimer’s Association states 110,000 Wisconsin residents 65 and older had Alzheimer’s disease in 2018.  Projections show that number will more than double (242,000) by 2040.

Learn about what your community is doing to support people with dementia and their caregivers.

Dementia Friends

60 mins (1 hour)

Learn dementia basics and what it might be like to live with the disease.  Change the way you think, act, and talk about dementia.  Become a Dementia Friend and understand things you can do to help support someone in your community living with dementia.  Every action counts!

Jeopardy Games

Can be any length

Fun way to learn about dementia.

Topics include:

  • Dementia Basics
  • Warning Signs
  • Dementia Friendly Community
  • Caregiving
  • Brain Health and Activities
Warning Signs & Brain Health

60 min (1 hour)

Is it normal aging? Is it something to be concerned about? Learn about the warning signs of dementia and the importance of early detection as well as what contributes to brain health.

Purple Angel

30+ min

For businesses and organizations that deal with the public.  Purple Angel training teaches how to be ready and confident to welcome and serve people with dementia and their caregivers.  A Purple Angel certification can help your location become well-known and trusted in the community and increase customer loyalty!

Stay Healthy, Stay Active

Feet First - Preventing Falls Among Older Adults

30 – 45 min

Do you know someone who has recently fallen and incurred a serious injury? Learn why community professionals are partnering to help older adults reduce their falls risk. Learn about risk factors for falls as well as tips and community resources available to help you minimize your risk.

Brain Boosters - Sharpen Your Pencils and Give your Brain the Edge

30 min

Learn impacts to brain health and experience a few, fun ways you can challenge your brain and get a taste of other ADRC brain health programs.

Work Out for the Brain - Part I

90 min (1.5 hours)

Explore and participate in a variety of games that will help you engage, exercise, and challenge your memory skills. Learn some fun exercises using pen and paper. Max cap of 40.

Work Out for the Brain - Part II

90 min (1.5 hours)

Learn ways to stay mentally sharp: learn the pillars to better brain health, test and train your brain with new and challenging brain games, optical illusions, and more. Provided in a small group environment. Learn some fun exercises using pen and paper. Max cap of 40.

Eat Healthy – Nutrition Education

Cooking for One or Two

15 – 30 min

Cooking for one or two people doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. You will learn how to plan meals for the week, tips on reducing a recipe, and how to utilize your freezer.

Cooking on a Budget

15 – 30 min

Looking to save money?  Learn ways to eat delicious meals on a budget by preparing before the shopping trip, how to shop smart, and how to utilize kitchen appliances to say money.

Don't Sugar Coat It - Intro to Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop

15 min

Overwhelmed by a diagnosis of pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes?  Get a sample of how the Healthy Living with Diabetes workshop helps adults learn how to improve management of this condition.

Food for Thought: Jeopardy Game

30 min

Fast, fun, and interactive game with helpful nutritional tips.

Home Food Safety

15 & 30 min

Each year, millions of people contract a food borne illness. We’ll cover steps to take in your kitchen to decrease your chances of getting sick. 

Nutrition for a Healthy Brain

15 & 30 min

Brain health is important, so why not eat foods that help prevent cognitive decline? Discover foods that are especially important to protect your brain from aging.  Learn about a diet created for a healthy brain and tips to integrate it in your life.

Organic vs Nonorganic

15 & 30 min

There is much confusion about organic foods. Learn what it takes for a food to be considered organic and what to look for on the label.  Discover the pros and cons of purchasing organic vs non-organic.

Tips when Eating Out

15 & 30 min

Americans love eating out, but this can mean generous portion sizes and large amounts of calories and fat.  Learn tips on how to read a restaurant menu, portion sizes, and dessert options.

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