Archives for 2013

ADRC of Eagle Country and ADRC of Southwest WI Governing Boards Join Together to Learn About Effective Advocacy

The ADRC of Eagle Country and ADRC of Southwest WI Governing Boards decided it would be a strategic move to join together to learn more about how to advocate effectively as a body representing eight (8) counties.  On October 24, 2013 the group meet at the Iowa County Health and Human Services Building a central location for the 8 counties.  They invited Jon Hochkammer, Legislative Director for Wisconsin Counties Association, to provide an informative educational session on Advocacy and How to … Read More

Medicare Part D Assistance Clinics – Make Your Appointment Now!

This is a busy time of year for your mailbox.  Insurance companies are marketing and trying to convince you to purchase their prescription plan.  Medicare and Social Security Administration also send out various letters which include information about your eligibility for benefits and if they are changing.   Medicare Part D Open Enrollment is the time to: Find if there is a less expensive plan; Evaluate your current plan to see if all medications are still covered in 2014 and … Read More

Health Insurance Coverage and Badgercare Enrollment: Changes Begin October 1st

Signed into law March 2010, The Affordable Care Act is a fundamental transformation of health insurance in the United States.  It intends to ensure that all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care starting January 1, 2014. It further requires most Americans to carry a base level of insurance coverage.  The Internal Revenue Service will impose a payment penalty if you choose to remain uninsured.  There are some exemptions from the mandatory insurance requirement.   The … Read More

National Resource Center Provides Training on LGBT Aging

On August 23rd selected ADRC of Eagle Country staff,  two Governing Board Members and some local providers attended a four (4) hour workshop on Improving the Quality of Services and Supports Offered to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender)  Older Adults. It was led by trainers from the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Workshop Goals:  The overall goal of  was to support participants  in learning which individual and organization practices need to be created, changed, or … Read More

The Mauston Office participates in NOW 92.1 FM’s Million Penny Challenge!

(Click on the pictures below to enlarge them) Last Thursday was an exciting day for the Mauston ADRC Office! They had the privilege of being  a host for NOW 92.1 FM's Million Penny Challenge. The station embarked on this effort to try and raise one-million pennies ($10,000) for the American Cancer Society. 92.1 drove around to local businesses and gave them a chance to promote their services, and allowing community members to stop by and drop off donations. The WRJC truck was parked out in … Read More