ADRC Events & Workshops

Stay Engaged for a Better Life

ADRC has the programs you are looking for to take control of your health and life. We have classes available for participation in person and/or online – from the comfort of your home! Register online or by calling us at (920) 448-4300.

There is something for everyone!

Being healthy and active is more than just eating right and exercising, it’s paying attention to social, emotional, financial, and spiritual parts of your life. Listening to you, our customer, we look for a variety of programming topics, like health, eating better, preparing for retirement, exercising, music, home improvement, or learning something fun and new. Bring your friends or make new ones!

Is there something online you would like to attend but do not have technology to be able to? We have iPads available!

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Our YouTube channel includes lots of great videos – whether you’re looking to follow a class on your own time or wanting to get more information about different topics. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any new videos!

Wed, 5/25/22

Online
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Got Dementia on the Brain? Managing Difficult Situations

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Behavior is one of the primary ways that people with dementia communicate. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.

Thu, 5/26/22

Online or in person at ADRC
2 – 3 p.m.

Looking for Laughter

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Do you spend time looking for a parking spot, looking for a bargain, looking for your keys, or looking for lost
socks? Is it possible to look for more laughter in your life and really find it?

Come and explore the adventure of looking for laughter in our daily lives. Janis Robertson will share
not only techniques to look for more laughter, but also techniques that will help you find more laughter.

Presented by:
Janis Robertson, Community Volunteer

Mon, 6/6/22

In person at Oak Street Cafe (De Pere)
11:30 a.m.

Lunch Bunch

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Join the Lunch Bunch to build community and ignite conversation as you connect with others. Staying active and social is key to maintaining your emotional and physical health.

Fri, 6/10/22

In person at Veterans Manor
10 – 11:30 a.m.

Veterans Lunch

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We will kick off with a short update from Joe and then JP, ADRC Information & Assistance Specialist, will be presenting on Sober Green Bay. At the end of the presentation, Grounded Café will provide lunch!

*Lunches are provided on a suggested donation of  $4.There is a registration form that will need to be completed in order to participate.

Wed, 6/15/22

In person at ADRC
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Dementia Friends

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What is Dementia Friends?
Dementia Friends is an information session led by a Dementia Friends Champion. The session includes education on the basics of dementia, activities that help people understand what it might be like to live with dementia, and tips on how to better communicate with someone with dementia.

What makes me a Dementia Friend?
Each person leaves the session with their own concrete action that will help them become a better “Dementia Friend.” The action can be as big or as small as you choose—every action counts!

Thur, 6/16/22

Online or in person at ADRC
12 – 1 p.m.

Funeral Planning

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My goal as a Family Service Associate is to help people help themselves by being prepared for an event we will all face at some point in our lives. By planning for funeral and cremation arrangements in advance, you gain peace of mind knowing that you have made the choices that are right
for you and made a record of your preferences. This will also make the process easier for your loved ones.

Why pre-planning is important:
• 88 decisions that need to be made
• Cremation options
• Burial
• Final disposition papers

Presented by:
Dona Schmitt, Master Family Service Associate Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

3rd Monday of the Month (6/20/22)

In person at ADRC
1 p.m.

Book Club

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June’s book is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. Books will be available at the front desk for sign out.

Tues, 6/21/22

Online or in person at ADRC
10 – 11 a.m.

Moment by Moment Mindfulness

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Are you curious about all this talk about mindfulness? Could mindfulness be just the latest fad or a cliché within our culture? Or is there something about being mindful that can help us deal with life’s stress and deliver inner peace in the midst of turmoil?

Join us as we learn about being mindful, as we look into the benefits of mindfulness, and as we learn methods that will help us incorporate mindfulness into our daily lives.

Presented by:
Janis Robertson, Community Volunteer

Wed, 6/22/22

In person at ADRC
9 – 11 a.m.

Apple iPad Basics I

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Are you new to using iPads and want to learn the basics? This class will cover the essentials followed by time to ask questions. Feel free to bring your own iPad or watch ours on the big screen.

Please note: This course is designed for Apple iPad users running iOS 15 or higher. For questions on how to check which version of iOS your iPad is running, please contact the library at (920) 448-5824.

Wed, 6/22/22

Online
1 – 2:30 p.m.

Got Dementia on the Brain? Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

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Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Keep your brain and body healthy!

Join us online!
To register:
www.bit.ly/hlybb0622
OR
Call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at
800.272.3900

Wed, 6/29/22

In person at ADRC
9 – 11 a.m.

Apple iPad Basics II

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Geared for those who have attended the iPad Basics I class or have some experience using an iPad. Learn how to get the most out of your iPad settings, back up your iPad using iCloud, and explore the Safari Internet browser. Bring your own iPad or watch ours on the big screen.

Please note: This course is designed for Apple iPad users running iOS 15 or higher. For questions on how to check which version of iOS your iPad is running, please contact the library at (920) 448-5824.

Thur, 6/30/22

In person at ADRC
1 – 2 p.m.

Facebook Marketplace for Beginners

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Facebook Marketplace has become a popular social media platform for people in the community to buy and sell new or used items – it’s become a common alternative to garage sales. Through this presentation, you will learn:

• How to post items for sale
• How to search for and purchase items
• How to communicate with potential sellers/ buyers through Facebook Messenger
• How to avoid scams and stay safe when you’re buying and selling through Marketplace

Presented by: Kelsey Warren

Classes and Workshops

On Demand

Online 24/7

Lifelong Exercise

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Find a video of Libbie leading this exercise class on our YouTube page! Click the button on the right to follow along with Libbie from the comfort of your home!

“I tear up after this class. I can forget about all of the stress in my life. This class means so much emotionally, mentally, and physically.”

Every Wednesday

In person at ADRC
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Chair Yoga

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Want to feel better and have more strength and flexibility? Chair Yoga is a fun set of exercises that you can do from teh comfort of your own chair, goign at your own pace. Everyone is welcome – no prior yoga experience necessary. Wear comfortabel clothing.

Every Wednesday

In person at ADRC
10 a.m.

Gentle Yoga

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This yoga can be done on the floor or in a chair. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and wear comfortable clothing.

Every Wednesday

In person at ADRC
11:30 a.m.

Slow Vinyasa Flow Yoga

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This yoga can be done on the floor or while standing. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and wear comfortable clothing. This class is good for beginners.

Every Thursday

In person at ADRC
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

T’ai Chi Therapy

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This is a slow-moving meditation exercise form that originated from martial arts. it is done standing and incorporates dance-like postures performed in sets. it helps to improve posture, body awareness, balance, cardiovascular and respiratory function, as well as pain and emotional wellness. This session is for beginners and those who have had some experience with the practice of T’ai Chi.

*T’ai Chi will be moving to Voyageur Park in De Pere beginning June 1. Class will be Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

3rd Thur of the Month: 6/16/22

In person at ADRC
1 p.m.

Jin Shin Jyutsu

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Come join other Jin Shin Jyutsu enthusiasts and bring any questions you may have.

Mondays, 6/6 – 8/15/22

In person at ADRC
2 p.m.

Harmonica for Beginners

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Learn basic harmonica techniques and songs like: You are my Sunshine, Happy Birthday, Amazing Grace, and more. Research shows adults in group music making activities report social, cognitive, and emotional health benefits.

No music experience necessary. Supplies (harmonica and music) are included in the cost of the class.

3rd Thur of the Month: 6/16/22

Online

Advance Directives & Beyond –
Same class offered on different dates

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Experts help you organize and complete your personal wishes for healthcare. Classes are run by local professionals. Get the information you need to feel confident about your decisions.

“Before the workshop I knew nothing. After the workshop, I’ve learned the necessity of it… and what a joy and gift to give this to my family.”

 

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BE! Brain Enrichment Course

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An interactive, 10-week educational experience for older adults who are not experiencing memory loss or cognitive change. Learn:

  • The brain’s process of attention, working memory, long-term memory, reasoning, problem solving
  • Mental exercises each week to engage and stimulate the brain
  • Lifestyle practices for maintaining brain health
  • Strategies for improving thinking and memory

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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Take care of yourself. Get a recharge and learn tools to help you focus on taking care of yourself so you can be the caregiver you want to be. There’s even a class to address the unique needs of caregivers of adult children with special needs. The workshop meets for 2 hrs a week for 6 weeks. An optional 7th week is available to cover how ADRC can help you navigate your caregiver journey.

Learn to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve communication
  • Set goals
  • Cope with anger, guilt, and depression

$30 covers all materials (scholarships available)

Upcoming Classes

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Healthy Living with Diabetes – Series

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You can manage your diabetes. Learn the step-by-step process toward effective management of diabetes or pre-diabetes.

“Best diabetic class I have ever taken. I loved learning about action plans, positive thinking, and self-management. My blood sugar has gone down since starting the class!”

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Mind Over Matter – Series
Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder

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Conquer incontinence! Build skills and confidence to improve bladder and/or bowel health.

After four months, women in the program reported 71% improvement in urinary incontinence and 55% improvement in bowel incontinence.

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Stand Up and Move More

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Are you ready to get off the couch and get motivated to be more active? You can do it! Stand Up and Move More is a four-week group health education workshop for adults 55 and older who want to learn how and why to get moving. This program also has a refresher meeting at the 8-week mark. Throughout this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to set goals and specific strategies for standing up and moving more
  • Get new ideas and different perspectives from your peers
  • Health benefits of sitting less
  • And more!

Let us be your partner on your path to a healthier you. Discover ways you can be more active through this health education workshop.

 

Fall Prevention

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Keep Stepping

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Keep Stepping is a program created to meet the needs of adults aged 60 and older through physical activity, health promotion, and education activities. Students in the NWTC Physical Therapist Assistant program will carry ou the Keep Stepping program under the direction and supervision of NWTC faculty who are licensed as Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.

If you want to improve you health, wellness, and mobility, Keep Steppign may be right for you!

Keep Stepping provides:

  • Individual health and fitness assessments
  • Small group activities focusing on safe, yet progressive aerobic, strength, flexibility and balance exercises
  • One-on-one physical activity and health promotion planning and progression
  • Educational sessions on healthy aging, home safety, fall prevention and other health and wellness topics

Meeting Days and Dates:
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Stepping On – Workshop Series

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Is falling a concern? We can help! Don’t let the fear of falling leave you stuck at home. Hear from a variety of experts about what you can do in your daily life and surroundings to prevent a fall. This class will build your confidence to get out and be active.

 

Call for details.

(920) 448-4300 

You Can Help Prevent a Fall

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You and/or your organization’s older adult members will benefit from learning about how to prevent a fall so they can stay healthy and active. Click below for information about Brown County’s Prevention Coalition and the Fall Prevention Subcommittee. Lean about how you can help to get the important Fall Prevention message out to others.

  • 25% of people over the age of 65 fall every year
  • On average, 32 people per day are seen in our Green Bay Emergency Departments due to falls
  • Falls can lead to loss of independence, disability, and even death – they can be prevented!

Call for details.

(920) 448-4300 

Boost Your Balance

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Balance is critical to help prevent falls. Staff or retired medical professionals conduct an in-home screening to identify areas of risk and then work with you to set up a plan to reduce those risks.

“This screen made me think about potential fall issues. You have helped so much and given me ideas. I’ll be telling other about what I’ve learned!”

ABCD's Of Medicare

Learn about the full scope of the Medicare program:

  • Different parts of Medicare
  • Enrollment information
  • Coverage options

Now available online! You need a computer, tablet, or smart phone and internet service to participate.
Choose from one of the following sessions:

Click here for more detailed Medicare resources.

Thursday, June 23, 2022
at 1 - 2:30 p.m. 

In person at Ashwaubenon Community Center

Monday, June 27, 2022
at 2 - 3 p.m. 

Online

Thursday, July 7, 2022
at 1 - 2 p.m.

Online

Medicare Minute

The Medicare Minute provides accurate, up-to-date, and easy to understand information. Please join us to learn more about your Medicare benefits.

Now available online! You need a computer, tablet, or smart phone and internet service to participate.

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 at 10 - 10:30 a.m. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 10 - 10:30 a.m. 

Join Us Online!

Our YouTube channel includes lots of great videos – whether you’re looking to follow a class on your own time or wanting to get more information about different topics. Be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any new videos!