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.

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!

Upcoming Online Presentations

Tea Square - Monday, 5/24/21 - 10:30 a.m.

Continue the conversation! 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. You can join us online by computer, tablet, or smartphone. No technology? No problem! You can join us by phone as well.

Don't Snooze on Your Health - Wednesday, 6/9/21 - 9 a.m.

Did you know 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep? Adequate and restful sleep plays a critical role in our overall health including metabolism, memory, immune system response, and more. If you experience poor sleep, experience symptoms, or have a diagnosis of sleep apnea, join us to learn more about:

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
  • The symptoms of OSA
  • Treatment for sleep apnea
  • Variety of mask styles
  • Qualifications for insurance coverage
Don't Stress It - Thursday, 6/24/21 - 12 p.m.

Improving Stress Management

Everyone gets stressed now and then, but too much stress can be harmful for your health. Join us to learn:

  • How stress works and develops
  • Ways to become aware and acknowledge signs of stress within yourself
  • Natural tools you can utilize to lower and manage stress
  • An overview of the self-care assessment tool
  • How to develop and practice a personal action plan for stress management

Classes Now Available Online

ADRC has a number of classes available for participation online – from the comfort of your home! Register online or by calling us at (920) 448-4300. Looking for something to do during your free time? Check out our videos on YouTube!

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.

Classes and Workshops

Lifelong Exercise

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.”
Healthy Living with Diabetes

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

Check back for upcoming workshops!

Mind Over Matter - Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder

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

After four months, 71% of women in the program reported improvements in urinary incontinence.

Upcoming Workshop

Mondays, May 10, May 24, & June 7, 2021
9 – 11 a.m.

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain

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, May 11 – June 15, 2021
12 – 2:30 p.m.

Advance Directives & Beyond
Experts help you organize and complete your personal wishes. 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 Class

Advance Directives: National Healthcare Decisions Day
Thursday, April 22, 2021
12 – 2:30 p.m.

Caring for Caregivers in Cars

Drive-thru Caregiver Resource Fair

Are you caring for a parent, grandparent, spouse, adult child, grandchild, neighbor, or friend? Join us from the comfort of your car to receive resources and give-a-ways while enjoying music and free refreshments!

Upcoming Event

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 E. Mason St. Green Bay, WI

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!

Fall Prevention

Stepping On Workshop

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

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Boost Your Balance

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!”
You Can Help Prevent a Fall

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!

Keep your Mind Sharp

Brain Health Programs

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

Check back for upcoming workshops!

Stay in the Know with these Medicare Workshops

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, May 20, 2021
at 2-3 p.m. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
at 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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, May 25, 2021 at 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 

Wisconsin FoodShare

Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible families and individuals purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with the Bay Lake Consortium and an online application at access.wisconsin.gov. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

The Homestead Tax Credit Program

Designed to assist low income households offset the financial impact of property taxes and rent. Program eligibility is based on specific criteria including income, work status, age, and disability. Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website for eligibility and application information revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/ise-home.

Income Tax Assistance Programs

Wisconsin residents can take advantage of two programs designed to provide tax assistance for low income seniors and individuals with a disability. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative between the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation. Both programs are staffed by volunteers who are trained by the IRS and DOR to prepare basic income tax returns for free. Visit the WI DOR website for eligibility and locations revenue.wi.gov/Pages/FAQS/pcs-vita.

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program - (WHEAP)

Provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy related crisis situations. Most fuel types are eligible to receive assistance. There are a number of different programs a household can apply for.

Brown County Health and Human Services is the place to apply for these programs. This Home Energy Assistance Programs link will take you to a website outlining the types of programs as well as application information or call the ADRC Benefit Specialists for more information.

Operation Community Cares (OCC)

Website for non-profit organized to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.  Volunteers available to pick-up and deliver food and basic needs for persons unable to get to the store and/or pantry.  Find registration information at the buttons below. If you are having trouble ADRC staff can help you register, call (920) 448-4300. 

OCC is also looking for volunteers.  See Volunteer button for more information.

Basic Needs

Basic Needs Brown County Community Resources

Booklet with descriptions and contact information for service providers for persons who are looking for services to meet their basic needs. Includes food, shelter, childcare, employment, medical, transportation, etc.

Government Free Cell Phone Program

A program called Lifeline that provides free and discounted cell phone service for qualifying low-income consumers.

The Homestead Tax Credit Program

Designed to assist low income households offset the financial impact of property taxes and rent. Program eligibility is based on specific criteria including income, work status, age, and disability. Visit the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue website for eligibility and application information.

Income Tax Assistance Programs

Wisconsin residents can take advantage of two programs designed to provide tax assistance for low income seniors and individuals with a disability. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a cooperative between the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) and the State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR). The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) foundation. Both programs are staffed by volunteers who are trained by the IRS and DOR to prepare basic income tax returns for free. Visit the WI DOR website for eligibility and locations.

Brown County Food Resources

Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown

Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.

Wisconsin FoodShare

Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible families and individuals purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with the Bay Lake Consortium and an online application. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.

Advocacy Resources

Disability Rights Wisconsin

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN)

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Survival Coalition of Wisconsin

ABC for Health

AARP

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Medicare Rights Center

Wisconsin FACETS

De"MEN"tia Support Group - Virtual

1st Tuesday each month

9 - 9:45 am  Join by computer or phone!

Call: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 626 878 367
Password: 1234

Call Sheri Mealy at 920-764-1660 or email sheri.mealy@browncountywi.gov if you are intereste in participating or have questions.  Sheri can send a link for joining via computer.

Support for men caring for loved ones with dementia.  Men often have different perspectives and experiences as caregivers.  Join this group, specifically designed and led by men to share successes and challenges of caring for a love one with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

Go to this Men's Support Group Flyer for details.

Dementia Support Group for Women - Virtual

3rd Thursday each month

9 - 10 am  Join by computer or phone!

Call: 1-408-418-9388
Access Code: 624 337 538
Password: 1234

Call Sheri Mealy at 920-764-1660 or email sheri.mealy@browncountywi.gov if you are intereste in participating or have questions.  Sheri can send a link for joining via computer.

Don't miss out on connecting with fellow caregivers during this time.  Join this group to share successes and challenges of caring for a loved on with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

Go to this Women's Support Group Flyer for details.

Grief Group

2nd Wednesday

2 pm

Learn about natural and normal grief responses, and tips for coping with loss. Have questions? Call Mandy 920-339-9065

Healing Through Grief - Life After Caregiving

3rd Wednesday

4 - 5:30 pm

A monthly meeting for spouses, partners, family members, and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Download this Healing Through Grief flyer

Hispanic Support Group

Date To Be Determined

 ¡El ADRC legustaria anunciar la adición de un grupo de apoyo en español! Una vez al mes, reuniremos a personas que experimenten cualquier tipo de discapacidad, física o mental, para proporcionar un lugar seguro para hablar, escuchar y simplemente estar allí para ayudarnos.  No hay obligación de hablar, está bien simplemente venry escuchar mientras buscamos unir más a la comunidad hispana aquí en el Condado de Brown. ¡Hasta pronto!

Low Vision Support Group

2nd Tuesday

2 pm

Anyone with low vision join us to share your experiences and learn from others. Covers technology and other information of interest.

Mug Club - Virtual

2nd Wednesday

6 - 7 pm

Join by computer or phone.

Call: 1-414-655-0003
Access Code: 161 715 6921
Password: MugClub2020

Call Teri Bradford 920-448-4320 or email teri.bradford@browncountywi.gov if you are interested in joining!

A monthly gathering for families, friends, partners and other informal caregivers. Sponsored by Brown County Caregiver Coalition. Download this Mug Club flyer.

NAMI

1st Monday

6:30 pm

Support group for the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Open to families and caregivers.

Northeast Wisconsin RSD/CRPS Support Group

2nd Tuesday

6 - 8 pm

Voices Behind the Fire. Our goal is to create a safe place for those diagnosed with RSD/CRPS (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) Family, friends, caregivers, and medical professionals are encouraged to join our group.

Parkinson's Support Group

2nd Tuesday

12:30 pm

Caregivers are welcome.

Alzheimer's Assoc On-line Family Support Groups

Alzheimer's Association hosts teleconference or on-line support groups for Family Caregivers. 

There are a number of options for caregivers of persons with dementia, including Spanish speakers.  Click this Alzheimer's Association Support Group Flyer link for more information.

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families. They help with finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues, and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call ADRC at (920) 448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options, and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

 Agency serving individuals with disabilities. Services include intervention, employment, day services, and more. 1673 Dousman St. Green Bay, WI. (920) 498-2599

CP

Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information. 2801 South Webster Ave. Green Bay, WI. (920) 337-1122

Curative Connections

Offers a wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities. Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation, and more. 2900 Curry Ln. Green Bay, WI. (920) 468-1161

Options for Independent Living

Disability showcase model home and office. Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment. Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral. 555 Country Club Rd. Green Bay, WI. (920) 590-0500

ADRC Menu

Take a look at the menu. Monthly menus include a variety of meals for every taste. (ADRC Menu for Homebound meal delivery, Community Cafes, and Pick-up.)

Food Resources

Brown County Food Resources

Information about pantries, community meals, food share, and other programs that provide food assistance.

Despensas de Alimentos en el condado de Brown

Un recurso con informacion sobre despensas de alimentos, comedores comunitarios, FoodShare y otras programas que proveen la assistencia de comida.

Food Delivery & Pick-up

List of grocery stores offering online and phone ordering with at store pick-up or delivery.

Community Meals Response to Coronavirus Emergency

List of free community meal programs and changes to their emergency process during the Coronavirus Emergency. Includes school age free meal locations.

Fully Cooked Meals Delivered to Your Door

List of meal prep and delivery services. Order meals for weekly delivery.

Wisconsin FoodShare

Federal program created to stop hunger and improve health and nutrition. It helps income eligible individuals and families purchase the food they need for good health. The application process includes a phone interview with Bay Lake Consortium and filling out an online application. Call the Bay Lake Consortium 1-888-794-5747 today to check for eligibility and complete your phone interview.