Archives for Meghan Rohn

May is Older American’s Month

May 6, 2014 3 ways to act during Older Americans Month May is a great time to tell Congress what matters for our nation’s seniors. We have three action alerts online where you can send an email about funding for falls prevention, elder justice, and the Older Americans Act. Take a moment and send a message on behalf of seniors today! Contact Congress Webinar: SNAP eligibility and benefits for seniors Join us on May 27 to understand why the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, … 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

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