UPDATE--OLDER ADULTS | COVID-19: Senior Activities & Congregate Meal Site Attendance
Effective immediately, Public Health Madison & Dane County is advising all persons to self-quarantine for 14 days if they had traveled to areas with coronavirus (Level 2 and 3 countries with widespread illness and domestic travel to states with more than 10 cases). This applies to all persons attending older adult activities (regardless of size of the audience) and/or attending senior dining sites (to include the restaurant sites). If you have traveled to such areas, do not attend older adult activities or group meal sites for 14 days upon your return.
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Read our latest newsletter: Resource Wise, 2020 Special Edition
The ADRC of Dane County is pleased to announce the return of our newsletter after a two-year hiatus that enabled us to concentrate on Dane County’s transition to Family Care programs. The break also gave creators of the newsletter time to focus on solo projects and pursue higher states of consciousness.
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:
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- 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!
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.
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Read our annual Dementia Friendly Community Imapct Report: Dane County Dementia Friendly Community Impact Report 2019
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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
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Looking for Dementia Friendly Community Champions
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