ADRC is Here to Help
- adults with physical and developmental disabilities
Learn How to Eat Healthy and Exercise More!
Try a Healthy Eating for Successful Living Workshop
New in 2015, The Aging & Disability Resource Center is expanding its prevention programming to include a healthy eating workshop called Healthy Eating for Successful Living.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living is a proven program designed to help you assess your current eating habits and then set small, realistic goals to improve your nutrition. Other topics include keeping a food journal, understanding the USDA’s MyPlate concept and how it can work for you. As well as tips on ordering at a restaurant and how to shop for healthy food with a grocery store trip.
Healthy Eating for Successful Living meets weekly for six weeks for 2.5 hours. New participants may only join week 1 and 2. To sign up or for more information, please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 608-328-9499.
To learn more about a Healthy Eating for Successful Living Workshop – Click Here
Please note Healthy Eating for Successful Living is a six-week workshop.
Green County Elder Benefit Specialist Community Visit:
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Monroe Behring Senior Center
Elder Benefit specialists help older adults to understand and access benefits such as Senior Care Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Social Security, FoodShare, low-income housing and health insurance.
Elder Benefit Specialists serve people age 60 or older.
What can an elder benefit specialist do for you?
- Provide accurate, up-to-date information about a wide variety of programs that cover healthcare, food and other household expenses
- Help you to identify and apply for programs that will best meet your needs
- Assist with an appeal when eligibility or coverage is denied
- Advocate on your behalf with other parties
- Refer you to an appropriate attorney when necessary
Where can I find a benefit specialist?
In Green County, contact Linda Gallagher in the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 328-9366.
Falls Prevention Workshop in Green County- Stepping On
Falling is very common; it can result in injury and can shake your confidence. The threat of falling can be a barrier to safely doing all the things you want to do at home and in the community. In fact, more than one-third of all people age 65 and older fall each year.
Stepping On’s main goal is to empower older adults who have fallen or who have a fear of falling to recognize and carry out health behaviors that reduce their risk of falls. The program is designed to assist older adults to take control of their falls risk, explore different coping behaviors and encourage follow-through of safety strategies in everyday life.
The program is offered in a two-hour session once a week for seven weeks, followed by a home visit or phone call to each participant after the seven sessions, and a booster session three months later. Classes are usually 10 to 15 older adults who have fallen or worry about falling. Stepping On Leaders invite volunteer Guest Experts in content areas of exercise, vision, medications, and community safety to lead segments within different sessions.
Stepping On meets weekly for seven weeks for 2 hours. New participants may only join week 1 and 2.
To sign up or for more information, please call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 608-328-9499.
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Thank you Pleasant View Nursing Home and Green County Health Department for supporting this program!
Name: Barb Kummerfeldt
Position: Stepping On Peer Leader in New Glarus, WI
“My favorite part of being a peer leader is knowing that I can inspire someone else…..”Good Neighbors Make Good Neighborhoods
- Connects you to others & to the community.
- Brings fun & fulfillment to your life.
- Increases self-confidence, self-esteem, & satisfaction.
- Helps you stay physically healthy.
- Provides a sense of satisfying achievement.