Archives for 2013

Mauston Office Donates Caregiver Books to local Library

The ADRC of Eagle Country-Mauston Office recently donated Caregiver Assistance books to all 5 public libraries in Juneau County in celebration of Caregiver Month.  These resource books will provide hands-on practical ideas on care for frail elders.  One book is geared to general caregiving information and the second focuses on care of persons with chronic heart disease.  Heart Disease is one of the identified high risk areas in Juneau County by recent public health index ratings.  Resources such … Read More

Mauston Office’s Renovation Celebration!

Big Changes coming to the Mauston Office! November 20, 2013 was a day of celebration at the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eagle Country -  Mauston office, to show thanks for the recent improvements made to the dining area and resource area of the ADRC.  A generous memorial from the Harold Schmalz Estate was received and this summer and fall a number of changes were made to the area.  Improvements included a total kitchen renovation of new cupboards, steamtable,two door freezer, … Read More

Keeping Focus in the Face of Alzheimer’s

By Susan Price, LEEPS Volunteer Coordinator. The ADRC of Eagle Country is a partner in the Language Enriched Exercise Plus Socialization (LEEPS) research study, a program to find out what effect exercise and social outings have on people with early stages of dementia and their caregivers. One of the LEEPS participants in Sauk County is Everett, and his wife Ann is his caregiver.  Everett was telling me that when he was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease it was overwhelming to both him … Read More

ADRC Board Member Advocates for Improved Accessibility at Mauston City Hall

By Bette Smart, Mauston Office ADRC Governing Board Member. In the City of Mauston, City hall was impacted by the Mansion Street construction project this past summer.  The project involved a complete makeover of Riverside Park and some much needed roadwork. Mauston City Hall has limited parking and the one designated handicapped accessible parking space became inaccessible.  I expressed my concern to the City of Mauston Mayor and the City Administrator.  They assured me that there was a … Read More

Celebrate National Caregiver Month

CELEBRATE NATIONAL CAREGIVER MONTH November is National Caregiver Month, a time to recognize and thank the many hard working and devoted people who make it their job to keep a loved one happy and safe.  In hopes of making the lives of these caregivers a little easier, here are eight tips to read and follow to help you on your caregiving journey.  Remember, you do not have to live with the person to be considered a caregiver.  Anyone who helps an older adult with something he or she used to do … Read More