Archives for 2017

Seniors Living at Home

Seniors Living at Home By the GWAAR Legal Services Team (for reprint) Nearly 90% of people over age 65 want to stay at home for as long as possible, according to AARP.  Living independently can be very good for a senior’s mental health and can have many other positive impacts.  In fact, many seniors are living at home. The U.S. Census Bureau found that 11 million, or 28% of people over age 65, lived alone at the time of the census. While this can be extremely positive, there are some risks … Read More

Remote Interpreter Services Pilot with the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH)

The ADRC of Eagle Country is participating in a pilot project with the Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ODHH) to bring remote interpreter services into our offices. Our staff will have access to an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter from ODHH through a computer program which allows for on-demand interpretation services through the internet. Please feel free to contact the ADRC office to learn more about this exciting new program.   In addition, the ADRC office has a hearing … Read More

Be Aware of Phone Scams

The following article was taken directly from the DHS website August, 21 2017. Be Aware of Phone Scams If you are getting health care benefits, DHS will not call you seeking personal or financial information. If you are getting FoodShare benefits, your agency will call you to complete a FoodShare interview and may ask you to verify certain information to ensure they are talking with the correct person. If you are unsure of who you are talking to, hang up, and call your agency or Member … Read More

ADRC of Eagle Country – Mauston Office Celebrates Dairy Month

Each year Juneau County celebrates Dairy Month with the Cowtastic CowMOOnity event. This June boasted the 3rd annual event sponsored by the Juneau County Dairy Council. Youth groups and businesses painted a cow cutout in support of their business or group. What a great way to advertise while supporting a good cause! Proceeds will benefit the Robert Holig Dairy pavilion at the Juneau County Fairgrounds. All the cows were on display the month of June at Lions Park in Mauston. 10 lucky cows will … Read More

National Volunteer Week

April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week.  We would like to recognize and give a heartfelt thank you to our many wonderful volunteers in the ADRC of Eagle Country!  We could not go on without you! … Read More