Stay Active and Healthy

Classes Now Available Online

ADRC has a number of classes available for participation online – from the comfort of your home.

Scroll down for some scheduled offerings and check out our YouTube videos (see button on right).

Watch this page for online, a.ka. “Virtual” offerings:  
https://schedulesplus.com/adrc/kiosk/

Online Catalog

Check out our available videos!

Search for topics that interest you – or even learn something new!

Watch and follow along with some of our classes, when you have time- 24/7, from the comfort of your home.

Unsure about using technology?

Plug In with ADRC

Interested in joining an online ADRC class or workshop but hesitant or unsure about using your technology?

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.

Wednesday, Apr. 14 at 1 – 3 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 22 at 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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

Apple iPad Basics I

Want to learn the basics? This class is taught by librarians from the Brown County Library. Learn the essentials with plenty of time for your questions.

Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021
11 a.m.

Adventure with GeoCheer

In partnership with UW-Madison Geology Museum, join us for three amazing adventures you can go on from the comfort of your own home! All events are free and open to all ages.

Devil’s Lake Virtual Hike
Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

Fossil Safari
Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

Apple iPad Basics II

This class digs a little deeper than Apple iPad Basics I. Learn how to get the most out of your iPad settings, back up your iPad using iCloud, and explore the Safari Internet browser.

Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021
11 a.m.

iPhone 101: Increase your Ability to Connect with Others

Join us to learn how to use your iPhone as well as a few popular apps! Get familiar with the App Store, Facetime, Facebook, Zoom, and YouTube.

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 2021
12 p.m.

iPhone 100: Learning How to Operate your iPhone

Join us to learn how to use some of the features of your iPhone! Get familiar with phone calls, text messages, Siri, photos, and takign a screenshot.

Monday, Apr. 26, 2021
9 a.m.

The Tea Square

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.

Monday, May 24, 2021
10:30 a.m.

Join us for a variety of speakers and presentations covering a multitude of different topics. New classes are added regularly, so check back often!

“Thank you for offering these speakers and prevention classes. Outstanding and practical information and not something I can find anywhere else. Thank you for helping us seniors.”

Examples of Topics Presented 

Each month we present on topics you’ve asked for, including:

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Mindfulness

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Rent Smart

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Home Transitions

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Skin Cancer Screenings

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Cooking for 1 or 2

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Eating for Brain Health

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Why Organic

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Essential Oils

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Sleep

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Life Letters

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Body Mechanics

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Funeral Planning

Classes and Workshops

Lifelong Exercise

Scroll up and click on the ADRC YouTube button to find a video of Libbie leading this exercise class.  Once on YouTube – Click on Playlists and then select the Stay Healthy, Stay Active one. Stay in shape in 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 and pre-diabetes. This six-week class meets 2 ½ hours per week. 
Call ADRC (920) 448-4300 for information on upcoming workshops.

 “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 Online 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.

Three classes meet for 2 hours.  Watch for classes to be posted here as they are scheduled.

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

Men – we need your input!

Adult male input is needed to develop a new educational program addressing urinary and bowel incontinence for men. Our goal is to provide valuable information for men to support or prevent these issues. If you are able, please fill out a survey to assist us with this research. We want to make this educational opportunity geared toward local needs that will benefit men. Thank you!

Upcoming Online Workshops

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

Advance Directives & Beyond

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

Watch for workshop dates on this important topic.

“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 Online Classes

Advance Directives: National Health Care Decisions Day

Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain

Join us for this interactie, 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 Online Class

Tuesdays, May 11 – Jun. 15, 2021
12-2:30 p.m.

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. Seven-week class meets 2 hours per week.

Upcoming Workshop

Tuesdays, Apr. 27 – Jun. 8, 2021
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

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 others about what I’ve learned!”

You Can Help Prevent a Fall

  • 25% of people over the age of 65 fall every year
  • On average, 23 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!

You, your church, 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. Learn about how you can help to get the important Fall Prevention message out to others.

Keep your Mind Sharp

Brain Health Programs

Learn how to keep your brain healthy.  Something for everyone.  Choose a 1.5 hour class or workshops that run either 5 or 10 weeks.  All include a variety of brain games in a fun and interactive group setting.

  • Work-Out For your Brain 1, 1.5 hour class
  • Work-Out For your Brain 2,  1.5 hour class
  • A Path to Better Brain Health, 2 hour class for 5 weeks
  • BE! Brain Enrichment Course, 1.5 hour class for 10 weeks.  

Upcoming Online 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.

Monday, April 19, 2021
at 10-11 a.m. 

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.

Thursday, April 27, 2021 at 9-9:30 a.m. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 11-11:30 a.m. 

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 used 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.