Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) are the first place to go with your aging and disability questions. ADRC of the Lakeshore is a place where older people and people with disabilities who live in Manitowoc and Kewaunee Counties, and their families can get information. The ADRC is a “One Stop Shop” where you are able to obtain information about Caregiving, the Family Care Program, Insurance Coverage, the IRIS Program, Long Term Care, Medication Coverage, Transportation, and much more. The ADRC can assist you in determining eligibility for these, and other Public Benefit Programs.
Information provided about service providers is intended for information purposes only. The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore does not license service providers, nor guarantee the quality of service they provide. Therefore, our role is not to endorse or recommend any provider over another, but to assist individuals in making an informed choice. The decision to use any service provider must be made solely by the customer and/or appropriate representative.
For more information on how to schedule an appointment call us at 1-877-416-7083 or Contact Us. We will respond to all messages within one business day.
AGING UNIT PLAN UPDATE
At the ADRC, we strive to develop and maintain programs and services for older adults and individuals with disabilities that best meet the needs of the people and community we serve. Please follow the link below to for our 2022-2024 Aging Unit Plan Draft.
VIEW FULL AGING UNIT PLAN HERE
2022-2024 AGING UNIT PLAN UPDATE
Every three years, The ADRC of the Lakeshore develops an Aging Plan to encourage growth in programs, services, and resources for our aging populations in both Manitowoc and Kewaunee Counties. We are over halfway through the current plan and have made great strides towards meeting our goals, which are stated below. We will continue to provide updates through our Newsletter, Website and Facebook Page along with the radio.
Increase Support to Caregivers: In March and April 2023, our Elder Benefit Specialists gathered legislative updates for our ADRC board members, caregivers, and those signed up for Aging Advocacy Days in Madison, WI. In May, ADRC staff organized a trip to Aging Advocacy Days to talk with our senators and state assembly members regarding key legislation that would help increase funding for caregivers.
Improve Health and Immunity: In 2022 and 2023, our Nutrition team completed several Stepping Up Your Nutrition Classes partnered with our prevention program, Stepping On. We will continue to hold these classes as they stress the importance of adequate hydration and protein intake when it comes to reducing the risk of falling.
Provide More Options: Our Caregiver Specialists continue to look for ways to offer our programs both in person and virtually to give customers more choice and control. So far, we have held the Powerful Tools for Caregivers Program virtually a couple of times, and it has been well received. In addition to this, we are working on implementing a new prevention program called Bingocize. This combines the beloved game of Bingo with some light exercises.
Distribute Produce to Homebound Participants: Utilizing the Senior Farmers Market Voucher Program, our Nutrition team has been developing a plan to provide fresh produce to some of our home delivered meal participants for the 2024 harvest season. We are in the beginning stages of talking with one of our interested farmers regarding the details of how they would like to move forward.