News & Events

ADRC of Northwest WI Upcoming Events 

 The Aging and Disability Resource Center of Northwest WI offers vital information to older adults and individuals living with a disability. One of the many services we offer is educational events in the community to help bring awareness and information to those that need it. Our agency right now has numerous upcoming events and workshops for community members. Flyers for each event are located below.

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

From the comfort of your own home, join us for this free online workshop to learn how to take your health back. Through the class, participants get the support they need from fellow participants, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn to build a step-by-step plan to reach their goals. Each week participants learn new tools to put in their toolbox and create action plans for the next week. These action plans are stepping stones to achieving their ultimate health and wellness goal.

When: Every Thursday, September 16th-October 21st, 2021

Time: 1-3pm

Where: This workshop will be offered virtually using the Zoom platform. Zoom orientations are offered for people who are new to Zoom!

Registration: Contact the ADRC of Northwest WI to register: 877-485-2372


Virtual Final Affairs

The Final Affairs conference brings older adults, caregivers of loved ones and friends, community members, local experts, and professionals together to learn about resources and topics necessary in planning for the future as we grow older. These topics include health and wellness, long-term care planning, and end-of-life wishes—both personal and legal.

October 13th, 2021

Where: Videos about topics will be posted on the ADRC of Northwest WI Facebook page


Medicare 101: The A, B, C’s, and D’s of Medicare

Join ADRC Elder Benefit Specialist, Kayli Williamson, for a free Virtual presentation outlining the different parts of Medicare and Medicare Supplements, Advantage, and Prescription Drug Plan options. Whether you are new to Medicare or have been enrolled for several years, the Medicare 101 presentation will help you better understand your healthcare coverage and options: making you a well-informed and in-control healthcare consumer!

Upcoming Virtual Presentations:

Wednesday, September 22nd 6:00-8:00pm

RSVP by Sept 17th

Wednesday, September 29th 1:00-3:00pm

RSVP by Sept 24th

Presentations are held virtually via Zoom platform.

Zoom link provided at the time of registration.

RSVP to or 715-485-8449


Living with Alzheimer’s Education Series AND Dementia Live®

Do you have a loved one living with Alzheimer’s Disease? Join the ADRC of Northwest Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association for this three-part education series covering each stage of Alzheimer’s Disease and specific information YOU need in each stage as you care for your loved one. Also featured is Dementia Live, a dementia simulation experience that immerses you into the life of dementia. Walk away with the insight and information you need throughout the Alzheimer’s caregiver journey.

Living with Alzheimer’s for Early-Stage Care Partners

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021, 9-12pm

Polk County Government Center Balsam Lake


Living with Alzheimer’s for Middle Stage Care Partners

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021, 9-12pm

Polk County Government Center Balsam Lake


Living with Alzheimer’s for Late-Stage Care Partners

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021, 9-12pm

 Polk County Government Center Balsam Lake


Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 6-week workshop focused on the wellbeing of the family caregiver—individuals caring for an aging, ill, or disabled loved one. Learn tools to reduce stress, guilt, anger, and depression and to help with time management, goal setting, problem-solving, and communicating in difficult situations.

September 13-October 18th, 2021

Every Monday, 1-3pm

This workshop will be offered online using Zoom—learn from the comfort of your own home!

Register by calling Carrie at the ADRC to register at 877-485-2372. Participants need access to the internet and a computer, tablet, or smartphone.


Boost your Brain and Memory

Join us from the comfort of your home for this unique program that takes a holistic approach to improve brain health. Participants will learn new habits to maintain and improve brain health while also practicing new skills for better memory performance.

Sept. 14th-Nov. 2nd

Every Tuesday 3-4 pm

Virtual and Free

Register by calling the ADRC at 877-485-2372. Participants do need access to the internet and a computer, smartphone, or tablet to participate.

Virtual Final Affairs

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Living Well With Chronic Conditions Online

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Medicare 101

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Living with Alzheimer’s Series

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers

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Boost Your Brain and Memory

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