ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

 

Sign Up for Classes

(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 

 

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.

 

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:      Flyer
Thursdays, October 1 - November 5, 2020
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Virtual Class 
Cost $10.00 for textbook
Register by calling 262-833-8777  or email ruth.stauersbol@racinecounty.com
register by September 23, 2020

 

*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 - On Hold 

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 held at:

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Racine County
Auditorium
14200 Washington Ave
Sturtevant, WI 53177
 
Advance reservation is required for the Workshop. 
Call the ADRC of Racine County 262-833-8777 for more information and to register.  
 
Future Medicare Workshops - Dates and times are subject to change:

 

    

Opportunites with ADRC Partners:

 

Healthy Living with Chronic Pain - Advocate Aurora Health

What is Healthy Living with Chronic Pain?  Flyer
This is a proven workshop… • Designed for adults dealing with on-going (chronic) pain  • Teaches skills to effectively manage pain • Improves energy, mental health, and quality of life! • Decreases pain and dependence on others • Better ability to understand pain, gain confidence, and use coping skills.
The workshop, facilitated by a trained leader, meets for 45 minutes once a week for six weeks.  This workshop does not replace existing treatments but serves to complement a participant’s medical treatment.
Held every Tuesday from October 6 – November 10, 2020
10:00 – 10:45 a.m.          
Each individual will need access to a CD player
Cost FREE
Convenient, contact-free format via phone conference
Conference phone number and instructions will be provided prior to class.
Please call to register today! 800-499-5736 or 767-7185