ADRC of Racine County, Wisconsin

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Activities

 

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Benefits

  • Accessing Racine County Services

  • Apply by email for W2 and Emergency Assistance programs in Racine County during COVID-19 pandemic.

  • FoodShare - Under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is able to give households eligible for FoodShare benefits the maximum monthly benefit amount. As a result, over 215,000 FoodShare households will be getting additional FoodShare benefits for March and April. See Flyer.

  • Connecting with Internet and Phone Services The Public Service Commission of WI has announced resources to help people connect internet and phone sevices. See Flyer.

  • Wisconsin Lifeline Telecommunications program information.

 

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Caregiving

  • ADRC Telephone Support Groups 
1st Friday - NOON - 1:00 pm
2nd Wednesday 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Call Ruth Stauersbol to get call-in information at 262-833-8764

 

 

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Disability Resources

 

 

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Elders/Seniors

  • Please be aware that COVID-19-related fraud is on the rise.  Guard your personal information and never give it to someone who contacts you by phone or email.  Always check directly with the agency in questions.  Report to or ask the Wisconsin Consumer Protection line at:  800-422-7128  See InfographicYou can also call the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or email disaster@leo.gov. 
  • What do Older Adults and People with Disabilities Need to Know? from the Administration for Community Living.

  • Older Americans Month 2020 - Engage Virtually!

 

 

 

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

  • If you are in need of crisis intervention or non-emergency emotional support, you can consider calling the Friendship Line, a 24-hour toll-free helpline for people over age 60 and adults living with disabilities. The Friendship Line’s toll-free phone number is 800-971-0016.

  • You can also call the Racine County Crisis line at 262-638-6741

  • Telehealth and Nurse line information

 

 

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Nutrition and other Services

 

 

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Transportation

During this challenging and difficult time Racine County Specialized transportation is still providing transportation to older adults and people with disabilities. If you have any questions about transportation you may call the ADRC at 262-833-8777.
  • Ktown Specialized Transportation Services continues to provide essential rides to people who receive dialysis treatments, and urgent medical appointments not related to Covid 19. They are also providing rides to the grocery store or the pharmacy.  Safety efforts are being put into effects for each rider.  During this time there is no copay asked of the riders.  If you need transportation and you are a senior or have a disability you may call 262-764-0377.

  • In Burlington the West End Express is still providing transportation for one person at a time to the grocery store pharmacy or medical appointments within the city of Burlington.  There are no copays at this time you may call for a ride at 262-764-0377.

  • MyRide is offering curb-to-curb delivery of groceries, prescriptions and other essential items to seniors over the age of 55 who can no longer drive and to those who are legally blind,  MyRide volunteer drivers will pickup prepaid online and phone orders from grocery stores, pharmacies and pet stores and deliver them to clients at a prearranged time.  The number to call is 262-417-7544.

     

 

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COVID-19 Information

  • DRIVE-THRU CLINIC TO BE OFFERED IN BURLINGTON: The Central Racine County Health Department and the Racine County Emergency Operations Center are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to open a five-day surge COVID-19 testing site
    From Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15, between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wisconsin residents or people who work in Wisconsin who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 can come to a free, drive-thru clinic. Drive-thru testing will be conducted at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Pkwy, Burlington, WI 53105. People should enter the testing site from the driveway north of the high school from McCanna Parkway.
  • COVID DRIVE THRU TESTING SITE – FESTIVAL HALL, RACINE  The City of Racine, in partnership with Racine County, the State of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin National Guard will be holding a drive-thru COVID-19 community testing site in the City of Racine at Festival Hall. The site will be open Monday, May 18th, through Friday, May 22nd from 9:00am to 6:00pm daily. Interpreters will be on site to assist Spanish-speaking residents.

  • Coronavirus Response Hub Racine County https://coronavirus-response-racinecounty.hub.arcgis.com/