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Fourth Annual Touched Twice Clinic Assists 675 people in just four hours

The fourth annual Touched Twice Clinic was held Saturday at the new Lisbon School. While the event is held one day a year, the work by organizer Rhonda Larson and countless volunteers goes on throughout the year. Collecting Clothing, school supplies, and food are just a few things that go on behind the scenes before the yearly event can be held. This year, organizer Rhonda Larson reported that they served 675 people in just four hours. There were 215 volunteers Saturday alone, and more that … Read More

Cutting the Red Tape – How an ADRC Benefits Specialist helped a customer apply for Disability

Dear Trish Vandre, Director of the ADRC office in Baraboo: Hello from Reedsburg! In October  1977, four blocks from home, I fell asleep driving.  Totaled the vehicle, heart stopped 3 times, broke every bone in my face,  lost a dozen teeth, cracked the first 3 vertebrae, caught right boot on the brake pad —to break right ankle. Comatose for 44 days, from the scene of accident taken to trauma hospital by Flight for Life helicopter in Denver, Colorado.  Inpatient and outpatient at Craig … Read More

Don’t Let This Happen to You !

*This is not an actual client case, and any similarities between the example and an actual client are purely coincidental.  Here in the Aging and Disability Resource Center, we have been seeing a new trend.  One which puts people in a very serious situation.  Let me explain with a story.  Several months ago, I received a call informing me of a person who was living at an assisted living facility and had been paying privately for their care at the facility.  After paying these costs for … Read More