Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop
This workshop is designed to help adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes learn self-management skills and increase their confidence in managing their diabetes.
- Wednesdays: March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; April 2nd, 9th and 16th
- 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
- ADRC of Dane County, 2865 N. Sherman Ave., Madison
- Refundable $20 book deposit
- Call 240-7474 now—space is limited
ADRC of Dane County's 1st Anniversary
The ADRC of Dane County recently celebrated its first anniversary. It's been an exciting, challenging and rewarding year. Since we opened, people now have the option to contact one place to learn about resources and options for older adults and adults with disabilities. We are thankful for our partners in the community who have helped us along the way and we look forward to continuing to work together in the future.
In 2012, the ADRC was an idea, a well-thought out one, but it was still just an idea. There was a proposal, a virtual framework for our agency, and an empty hardware store for us to set up shop. Today, we have over forty people working at the ADRC. Our staff now includes Information & Assistance Specialists, Disability Benefits Specialists, Managers, IT Support, and Administrative Support staff to keep things running smoothly. Thanks to being co-located with the Area Agency on Aging, we also benefit from their staff expertise in our office regarding resources for older adults and caregivers.
In our first year we have fielded more than 15,000 calls for information and assistance, responded to numerous emails, met with people who came to our office (no appointment necessary) and completed hundreds of visits with people in their homes. Our goal is to provide comprehensive, unbiased information about resources for older adults and persons with disabilities to enable them make more informed choices, live more independent and fulfilling lives and to help them navigate what is sometimes a complex and confusing human services system.
Our services are free, confidential and there are no income restrictions to meet in order to receive our services. If you or someone you know has questions about benefits, services or planning for the future for an older adult or adult with a disability, please contact us by phone, email or simply stop by our office.