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The ADRC of Dane County provides information about resources and support on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability and is a one-stop shop for older adults, people with disabilities and their families. ADRC staff are unbiased and knowledgeable professionals who listen to your concerns, help clarify your options and direct you to appropriate resources. The ADRC is also the access point for information about long-term care options and applying for public benefits. Services provided by the ADRC are free and available to all Dane County residents regardless of income or assets.

Customer Survey The ADRC and the State of Wisconsin are working together to improve the ADRCs and our services across the state. Tell us about your experience.

The following link leads to the customer satisfaction survey for the ADRC of Dane County. We would appreciate you taking this brief customer satisfaction survey:

Heat Warning Issued for Dane County Residents Advised to Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated, Stay Connected

Temperatures are predicted to be dangerously hot with heat indices above 100° this weekend! The national weather service has issued a Heat Advisory from Friday through Saturday.

Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures coupled with high humidity can have some serious effects on your health such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

Over 600 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States. Most vulnerable are older adults, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with a chronic medical condition.

Here are some important precautions you should take to avoid serious health consequences related to this extreme heat.

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings. If you need a cool place to stay, public places such as local senior centers, libraries, and malls are good options.
  • Limit outdoor activity, especially midday when it is the hottest part of the day, and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Never sit in a parked car or leave a child or pet in a parked car.

  • Drink more than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid alcohol and liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Make sure your family and pets are drinking enough water.

  • Drink more than usual and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
  • Regularly check on friends, loved-ones, and neighbors either face-to-face or via telephone.

Stay aware about your own situation as well as what’s going on around you. If you start feeling overheated, weak, dizzy, nauseated, or have muscle cramps, you could be experiencing heat illness. Move to air conditioning, drink water, get under a fan, and put on cool washcloths. If your symptoms worsen or don’t improve, go to the emergency room.

If you see a parked car with a child left alone, call 9-1-1 and stay with the car. If you see a pet left alone, also call 9-1-1 and don’t leave until help arrives.

If you need a cool place to visit, several local options include:
  • Belleville
    Library | 130 S. Vine St | (608) 424-1812
  • Black Earth
    Library | 1210 Mills St | (608) 767-4905
  • Deerfield
    Library | 12 W. Nelson St | (608) 764-8102
  • DeForest
    Senior Center | 505 North Main Street | (608) 846-9469
    Library | 203 Library St | (608) 846-5482
  • Fitchburg
    Senior Center | 5510 Lacy Rd | (608-270-4290
    Library | 5530 Lacy Rd | (608) 729-1760
  • Madison
    The Beacon | 615 E. Washington Ave | 8 am - 5 pm daily
    See the City’s website to find libraries and community centers near you. |
  • Marshall
    Library | 605 Waterloo Road | (608) 655-3123
  • Mazomanie
    Library | 102 Broadhead St | (608) 795-2104
  • McFarland
    Library | 5920 Milwaukee St | (608) 838-9030
  • Middleton
    Senior Center | 7448 Hubbard Avenue | (608) 831-2373
    Library | 7425 Hubbard Avenue | (608) 831-5564
  • Monona
    Senior Center | 1011 Nichols Rd. (lower level)
    1000 Nichols Rd | (608) 222-6127
  • Mt. Horeb
    Senior Center | (608) 437-6902
    Library | 105 Perimeter Road | (608) 437-5021
  • Oregon
    Senior Center | 219 Park St | 608 835-5801
    Library | 256 Brook St | (608) 835-3656
  • Stoughton
    Senior Center | 248 W. Main St | (608) 873-8585
    Library | 304 S. 4th St | (608) 873-6281
  • Sun Prairie
    Library | 1350 Linnerud Dr | (608) 825-7323
  • Verona
    Senior Center | 108 Paoli St | (608) 845-7471
    Library | 500 Silent St | (608) 845-7180
  • Waunakee
    Senior Center | 333 S. Madison St | (608) 849-8385
    Library | 710 South St | (608) 849-4217
  • Local Malls
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RESOURCE WISE is our ADRC quarterly newsletter. This newsletter provides valuable information and timely tips to our Dane County community.

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ADRC Mission Statement
To support seniors, adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers by providing useful information, assistance and education on community services and long-term care options and by serving as the single entry point for publicly funded long-term care services while at all times respecting the rights, dignity and preference of the individual.
ADCR Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
7:45 am – 4:30 pm
*After-hours appointments are available upon request
ADRC Contact information
Toll-Free: 855-417-6892
Phone: 608-240-7400
Fax: 608-240-7401
2865 N. Sherman Avenue
Northside Town Center
Madison, WI 53704

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RESOURCE WISE is our ADRC quarterly newsletter. This newsletter provides valuable information and timely tips to our Dane County community.

Click here to read the lastest issue.

A memory screen is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. It creates a baseline of where a person is at so future changes can be monitored. Memory Screening can be conducted at the ADRC, or we can visit your home.
Call (608) 240-7400 to schedule a memory screen.