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green bullet point Read our annual Dementia Friendly Community Imapct Report: Dane County Dementia Friendly Community Impact Report 2018

green bullet point Ballroom Basics for Balance Ballroom Basics for Balance
Ballroom Basics for Balance is known for providing evidence-based, intergenerational, and accessible balance and falls prevention classes by inspiring creative movement experiences that fit into the culture of each community. We will bring people of diverse backgrounds together to celebrate the joy and wisdom of movement through dance, art, and music and share motivating tools to improve self-efficacy and confidence to promote a healthy and safe society.

This class is for you if:

  • You want to get better at walking or moving around on various surfaces and in various environments, both inside and outside: Carpets, grass, and snowy walkways; among crowds, at theaters, and in your living room!
  • You want to challenge yourself in a safe environment to reduce your risk of falls.
  • You are able to participate in medium-difficult activity without major health symptoms (like chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness).
  • You are able to move about on your own with or without a device to help you.
  • You can hear and see well enough to participate in a group class.
  • You are interested in having fun!
⤷ Click here for information on classes.

green bullet point Stepping On Only Leaves Should Fall 2018
Stepping On is a high-level, evidence-based program proven to reduce falls and build confidence in older people.

Stepping On workshops
Stepping On is designed specifically for people who are: 1) at risk of falling, 2) have a fear of falling, or 3) who have fallen one or more times. Participants meet for two hours a week for seven weeks. Workshops are facilitated by trained Leaders and provide a safe and positive learning experience.

It is the process in which the program is taught that makes it effective. Classes are highly participative; mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health behaviors, reduce their risk of falls, and maintain active and fulfilling lives.

⤷ Click here a list of upcoming workshops

green bullet point Coffee For Caregivers
Coffee Break for Male Caregivers

green bullet point Read our latest newsletter: Resource Wise, Fall 2017 Edition

green bullet point PODCAST: Support After Diagnosis: Dementia Care Specialists and Dementia Friendly Communities
Feb 27th, 2018 by Dementia Matters
After a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, patients and caregivers can turn to local agencies and associations for education and support. Dementia friendly communities represent an international movement to help businesses, the general public, and government agencies better recognize and support people living with dementia. Guest: Joy Schmidt, dementia care specialist, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Dane County
⤷ Click here to listen to the Podcast.

green bullet point AAW Outdoor Wheelchair

In partnership with Access Ability Wisconsin an outdoor wheelchair is available for reservation by the public. The wheelchair is stored at Orchid Heights Park and can be reserved online at or by contacting us at (608) 821-8360. All reservations require a $50 security deposit. For more information regarding Access Ability Wisconsin, visit them at

green bullet point ADRC in the news...a must watch:
CHANNEL 3000 [WISC-TV . News 3 . Madison] - Local workers get better understanding of living with dementia

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green bullet point Looking for Dementia Friendly Community Champions

Dementia Friendly Community Champions grahics
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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.