Archives for 2015

Building a Dementia Friendly Community in Prairie du Chien

The ADRC of Eagle Country - Prairie du Chien office is leading the way in the region becoming Dementia friendly.  The ADRC of Eagle Country Prairie du Chien, in conjunction with the Crawford County Public Health Department, have been establishing a Dementia Friendly Coalition in the Crawford County area.  The group has already had a few meetings, the last of which was a "Train the Trainer" meeting with Becky DeBuhr from the Alzheimer's and Dementia Alliance.  Becky DeBuhr lead the group in a … Read More

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am— “This year's theme encapsulates the important message that people with disabilities are just that — people," said Jennifer Sheehy, acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for disability employment policy. "And like all … Read More

Heidi Randall to Retire After 37 Years of Service

Heidi Randall, Director of the Aging and Disability Resource Center and Aging Programs, will be retiring after 37 years of public service to Juneau County. Representative Ed Brooks presented Heidi with a plaque and the Juneau County Board of Supervisors signed a resolution all in appreciation for her exceptional public service to their community.     … Read More

Counties Urge Legislators to Take Aging & Disability Resource Center and Long-Term Care Changes Out of the Budget

County Board Supervisors across the state have expressed their opposition to a provision in Governor Walker’s proposed 2015-2017 biennial budget that would eliminate the current system of county-run Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) by contracting out many of their functions and eliminating their local governing boards.   The ADRC of Eagle Country serving Crawford, Juneau, Richland and Sauk Counties announced that 35 County Boards across the state have passed resolutions … Read More

ADRC of Eagle Country Says Goodbye to Two Governing Board Members

Friday, April 22, 2015 marked the end of two ADRC of Eagle Country Governing Board Member's terms. Robert Neal Smith was honored for his commitment and advocacy representing elders by serving on the ADRC of Eagle Country Governing Board from 2008 to 2015. Marjory Sheckler was honored for her commitment and advocacy representing Sauk County by serving on the ADRC of Eagle Country Governing Board from 2009 to 2015. Thank you Robert and Marjory! … Read More