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!

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!

Unsure about using technology?

Plug In with ADRC

Amy is offering one-on-one, 45-minute appointments where she will walk you through the entire process of downloading, accessing, and connecting to WebEx, the program we use for all of our online events. Gain the knowledge and confidence to join us online!

*In order to participate, you will need a computer/tablet/smartphone, internet access, and email address.

Mon, 12/6

In person at Olive Garden
11:30 a.m.

Tea Square Lunch Outing

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Join Tea Square for a fun lunch outing at Olive Garden. Bring your conversation and connect with other seniors. No registration required.

Tues, 12/7

Online
12 – 1 p.m.

Dementia Friends: Changing the Way We Think, Act, and Talk About Dementia

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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.

    Thurs, 12/9

    Online or in person at ADRC
    10 – 11:15 a.m.

    Let’s Move Safely

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    We all need to move, but pain can make that difficult. Learn how to move safely and stay independent at home or help transfer a family member with good body mechanics to limit pain. Prepare for winter weather with tips and tricks to keep you moving safely. By learning a few exercises to help keep your muscles flexible and strong, you will give yourself the best chance to improve your quality of life or that of a loved one.

      Tues, 12/14

      In person at ADRC
      10 – 11 a.m.

      Tea Square

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      It’s never too late to make new friends! It can get a bit trickier as we get older to meet new people, so we’re here to help. ADRC invites you to join Tea Square, where together we build community and ignite conversation. We provide a safe and friendly way to connect with other seniors. Staying active and social is key to maintaining your emotional and physical health.

      Wed, 12/15

      Online
      1 – 2:30 p.m.

      Got Dementia on the Brain? Holiday Tips for Dementia Caregivers

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      Holidays can be a challenging time for people with dementia and their caregivers. Planning ahead and managing expectations can make all the difference! Join us to talk about creative strategies and tips to help the holidays run smoothly and peacefully.

      Wed, 12/15

      Online or in person at ADRC
      11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

      Taking Care of You: Body, Mind, & Spirit

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      What is on your list of things you need to do today? Whether your list is short or long, it will help you focus on the items that need to be completed within a certain timeframe. Those items are your priority. Is your physical, mental, and spiritual wellness on the list? If not, why not? Come learn ways to help you make sure this happens, not just once in a while, but every day. Whole-person wellness will be life changing for you!

        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.

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        Healthy Living with Chronic Pain

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        Join us for this interactive, online workshop. Research has proven that this program can help decrease pain, improve mental health, and increase confidence in one’s ability to manage pain down the road. Each weekly session provides a venue for mutual support and sharing among participants.

        Living with pain? This workshop can help!
        Upcoming Workshop

        Tuesdays, Sep 14 – Oct 19, 2021
        12 – 2:30 p.m.
        Online

        3rd Thur of the Month: 12/16/21, 1/20/22

        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.”
        Upcoming Classes

        Nov 18, 2021
        10-11:30 a.m.

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        BE! Brain Enrichment Course

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        Learn how to keep your brain healthy with our variety of classes and workshops. All include different brain games in a fun and interactive group setting.

        • Work-Out For Your Brain 1
        • Work-Out For Your Brain 2
        • Path to Better Brain Health
        • BE! Brain Enrichment Course
        Upcoming Workshops

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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 Class

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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!”

        Upcoming Workshops

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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.
        Upcoming Workshop

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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:
        Wednesdays and Fridays
        Sep. 8 – Nov. 5, 2021*
        At Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
        Health Sciences Building
        2740 W Mason St. Green Bay
        *No class Oct. 13 & 15

        To Register:
        Contact Cheryl Neyrinck at (920) 498-6283

        Note: Medical clearance from a physician is required for participation

        Mondays, 1/31-3/14/22

        10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
        In person at ADRC

        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.

        Upcoming Workshop

        Mondays,
        1/31 – 3/14/22
        10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
        In person at ADRC
        $25

        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.

        Monday, Dec 13, 2021
        at 2-3:30 p.m.

        Online

        Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022
        at 10-11 a.m.

        In Person at ADRC

        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.

        SHIP Case Study
        Joanne has had Original Medicare and a Part D plan for four years. While Joanne does not get a flu shot each year, her doctor strongly recommended she get one for the 2020/2021 flu season. So, in January 2021, Joanne received her flu shot. Now it is November 2021, and her doctor is again recommendign that she get the flu shot. Joanne believes that Medicare will only cover one flu shot per year, so is worried she wll have to wait until January. What should Joanne do?
        Join us to learn more!

        Tuesday, Dec 21, 2021 at 10-10:30 a.m.

        Monday, Jan 17, 2022 at 1-1:30 p.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!