Who Are We:
The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)is the place to start whether you or a loved one is facing the challenges that come with changes in health, disability and age or to prevent these changes from becoming challenges. The ADRC listens to understand each unique situation, gathers information about available options, and connects people to services and resources that best fit their needs so they can maintain control of their lives.
Who We Serve:
The ADRC serves elderly, adults with physical and developmental disabilities as well as serving the families, providers, friends and neighbors of these consumers. We are here to help you navigate through what can be a confusing and complicated web of services and programs. All of our information and assistance is free and confidential so give us a call and we look forward to talking with you!
The ADRC of Green County Serves:
- adults with physical and developmental disabilities
- as well as serving the families, providers, friends and neighbors of these consumers
ADRC can provide valuable knowledge and resources to caregivers, family members, friends. Visit our Resources page to learn what resources are available.
Hand In Hand
Adult Day Center
Our mission is to provide older adults the opportunity to build and maintain social, cognitive, and physical skills.
Tuesday & Friday * 9:30 am – 2:30 pm *
2227 4th Street
Monroe, WI 53566
(United Methodist Church)
What services do we offer?
- An inclusive, warm, ‘family’ atmosphere
- Fun physical exercises to keep joints/muscles flexible
- Stimulating mental activities
- Group games
- Delicious full noon meal
- Medication reminders
- Nutritious snacks
- Transportation available
- Musical entertainment
- Community outings
- Local speakers
Positive Outcomes for participants:
- Foster a sense of belonging, purpose
- Rekindle old hobbies and learn new ones
- Reduce depression
- Improve mental agility
- Stronger, more flexible joints & muscles
Who can attend?
- Older adults facing health and social changes who want to participate in fun, stimulating, and meaningful activities
What about cost?
- Scholarships available
- Other funding options possible
- Complimentary first visit
For more information contact the Aging Programs Coordinator at 608-328-9499.
Monroe Cab & ADRC Partner to Keep You Connected
Sugar River Transit – Serving Belleville, Monticello & New Glarus
Take a trip North of Monroe and you will encounter a wealth of interesting spots as you venture through Monticello, New Glarus, and finally into Belleville. Each village, though small, has its own unique flavor and offerings to the growing family or active senior. Under the surface though is the warmth and history of the community members who make each village special.
These community connections are not only nice, they also contribute to your overall health. AARP reports that social contact can prevent long-term illness, lowers your risk for depression, and keeps you optimistic about the future, to name a few! The other good news is for seniors in Monticello, New Glarus, or Belleville there is now a public transportation service available for you to use. It is called Sugar River Transit.
Sugar River Transit is the result of a new partnership between the Monroe Cab and the Aging & Disability Resource Center. It provides a wheelchair accessible transport service on Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Riders can be of any age and can request a ride for any reason, whether it be a medical appointment, groceries, banking, or a lunch out with friends. Through this partnership we hope residents who utilize UW-Belleville Family Medicine or Monroe Clinic-New Glarus will view this as an opportunity to keep up with medical appointments and stay healthy.
The service area includes the villages of Belleville, Monticello, and New Glarus offering both in-town and between-town rides. The rate schedule, determined by a community survey done in July of 2016, includes a $2 each way fare for in-town rides and a $4 each way fare for between-town rides. Scheduling is also easy. You may schedule in advance or the day of for transportation. To schedule a ride call Monroe Cab at 608-325-6993 and let them know your needs.
Reservations are required and can be made by calling the ADRC at (608) 328-9499. Priority is given to older people and people with disabilities. If space is available, we provide transportation to anyone of any age who requests a ride. Reservations can be made at any time, but must be made at least one day prior to the trip.
These are open to any Green County resident with priority given to those age 55+ or disabled. Please call the ADRC at 608-328-9499.
Stepping On Peer Leader in New Glarus, WI
“My favorite part of being a peer leader is knowing that I can inspire someone else…..”
- 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.