ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

 

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(This page is under construction.  You can call the ADRC for assistance at 262-833-8777 weekdays between 8 am and 4:30 pm or email )

The Caregiver Support team at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Racine County, along with providing ongoing support for caregivers, facilitates several classes for older adults and caregivers throughout the year. Below is a very basic understanding of the classes offered. The classes for each year are published both in our newsletter and on the ADRC website. If you are interested in learning more about any of these classes, registering for a scheduled class, or being added to a waitlist, please contact the ADRC 

 

Virtual Courses

 

See Powerfull Tools and Healthy Living with Chronic Pain below.  Watch this space for upcoming offerings.

 

Evidence Based Classes*

 

Stepping On*

Stepping on is a seven week, two-hour per week course for older adults about falls prevention. During the course, participants learn exercises specific to balance and falls prevention, along with discussing a multitude of other topics that relate to falls prevention, such as footwear, medication, and vision.

Next class:
August 3rd-September 7th
(subject to change)

 

Living Well*

Living Well is a six week, two-and-a-half-hour per week course for older adults that is designed to help people with various long-term ailments manage those conditions. Participants learn many different tools to help themselves manage different aspects of their chronic conditions, such as communicating with health professionals and lifestyle changes to help cope with challenges.

 

Healthy Living with Diabetes*

Healthy Living with Diabetes is a six week, two-and-a-half-hour per week course designed for older adults who are pre-diabetic, have type 2 diabetes, or are caregivers for someone with diabetes. Participants learn many different tools to help themselves or their loved one manage their diabetes, such as communicating with health professionals and lifestyle changes to help cope with challenges.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers*

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a six week, two-hour per week course. Caregivers learn many different tools to work with their loved one and others during their caregiving journey. There are communication techniques, relaxation options, and many other things that are very helpful along any caregiving journey.

Next Class: Mondays
June 7th - July 19th
1:30 to 3:00 pm
(Method/Location to be determined)
Donation for textbook $10.00
Register today! 262-833-8764 or email
 
There are Powerful Tools Classes scheduled for the following dates – This are subject to change but you can check back for registration information closer to class start time.
 
 
Thursdays
September 9th – October 14th
1:30pm – 3:00pm

 

 
*Evidence-based class through the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging
All of the classes are informative not only because of the facilitation by the leaders, but also because each person who comes to the class has their own wisdom and experiences that they bring to the table. In this way, the participants and co-leaders all learn from each other. Each class is a rich experience that can be remembered long after the class is over, and each class has information that can be used all throughout your life.
 

 

Other Classes and Workshops

 

Sip & Swipe

Sip & Swipe is a four-week, one hour per week course that teaches older adults how to use a tablet computer. The learner needs no prior experience with any type of computer and does not need to bring their own. A coach is at each session to help guide learners through the tutorial program.  Know your way around a tablet computer? Become a volunteer coach for the Sip and Swipe Cafe Tablet training program. Click here for further information about volunteering.

 

Medicare Workshops 

Call the ADRC for a Benefit Specialist referral or see the webpage at: https://www.adrc.racinecounty.com/site/472/medicare.aspx

Featuring:

  • The Basic Overview of Medicare
  • Medicare Supplements –vs– Medicare Advantage
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Medicare Plan Finder
  • What is new with Medicare 

These workshops are being held virtually:

Medicare Basics
Friday, April 9, 1-2 pm
 
Medicare & Medigap Insurance
Friday, April 23, 1-2 pm

 

 

 

Advance reservation is required for the Workshops.  Use the links noted, or call the ADRC of Racine County 262-833-8777 for more information.  
 

Watch for more dates coming soon.

 

 

    

Opportunites with ADRC Partners:

 

Information will be posted as we receive it.  Check back soon.