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OCTOBER 2021 AGING & DISABILITY  RESOURCE CENTER  [ADRC] 721 Oxford Avenue Room 1130 Eau Claire WI 54703  Monday Ͳ Friday  8:00 am Ͳ 4:30 pm 715.839.4735  1.888.338.4636  !y: use Relay (711) 

Website and Social Media ECC.ADRC

MEDICARE OPEN  ENROLLMENT October 15 ʹ  December 7th  

Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans can change their premiums, coͲpays and other plan details each year. Be sure to review your plan and make any changes by  December 7th!  Ways to review your plans for 2022 coverage:    Read over your current plan’s Annual  No#ce of Change documents ʹ usually sent in September each year. Remember: if you do nothing during open enrollment, you will remain in the same plan for 2022  Use the Plan Finder tool  1a. Go to:Ͳ compare OR  1b. Go to:  Click on Elder & Disability  Benefits Counseling  2. Under Open Enrollment Informa,on, click on the links described below:

ADRC Mission Statement

 To help people age 60+ and adults with disabilies secure needed services or  benefits, live with dignity and security and achieve maximum independence and quality of life.

Click here for a video on how to create a  MyMedicare Account

My Medicare Plan Finder StepͲbyͲStep Guide to  the Plan Finder

Call Medicare (1Ͳ800Ͳ633Ͳ4227)  Medicare offers unbiased informa,on by trained staff on all plans available.  

Call WI Medigap Helpline(1Ͳ855Ͳ677Ͳ2783) serves ages 60+ Medigap helpline offers unbiased informa,on by licensed insurance agents on all plans available. You will leave a message and receive a call back; limited staff available. 

Call Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) Helpline (1Ͳ800Ͳ926Ͳ 4862) serves ages 18Ͳ59. DRW helpline offers unbiased informa,on by trained staff on all plans available.  

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ADRC Director Linda S.

ADRC Manager Lisa R. 

ADRC Manager Betsy H. 

Kitchen Manager Sheryl S.

Prevenon  Coordinator Deb B.

Demena Care Specialist Lisa W. 

Disability Benefit  Disability Benefit  Specialist Specialist Jim C. Melissa W.

Elder Benefit Specialist Leda J.

Elder Benefit Specialist Jessica S.

Accountant Kelli W. 

Administrave Associate Heather C. 

Resource  Specialist Lindi E.

Resource Specialist Molly Y. 

Resource  Specialist Brianna W.

Opons  Counselor Dana G.

Opons  Counselor Sue O.

Opons  Counselor Liz N.

Opons  Counselor Jenna B. 

Opons  Counselor Dawnelle E.

Opons  Counselor Jen S.

Opons  Counselor Andrea R. 

ADRC Van  Driver Dave O. 

Meal Site  Worker Carmelita H. 

Cook Gilda H. 

Cook Aaron P. 

Meal Delivery  Driver Gordy G.

Meal Delivery  Driver Doug S. 

Meal Delivery Driver Norm B. 

Meal Delivery  Driver Kris B.

 Connued from front page   x Call individual Medicare Part D Plans  Each plan will only have informaon on the plans they offer. To compare  pricing, you need to call more than one plan and have your current drug list  ready.   Anthem Mediblue Rx: 1Ͳ800Ͳ261Ͳ8667 Elixir Rx: 1Ͳ888Ͳ377Ͳ1439  Cigna Healthspring: 1Ͳ800Ͳ735Ͳ1459 Clear Spring Health: 1Ͳ877Ͳ317Ͳ6082  Express Scripts Medicare: 1Ͳ866Ͳ477Ͳ5704 Humana: 1Ͳ800Ͳ706Ͳ0872 Mutual of Omaha: 1Ͳ800Ͳ961Ͳ9006 Aetna/Silverscript: 1Ͳ833Ͳ526Ͳ2445  WellCare: 1Ͳ888Ͳ293Ͳ5151 WPS Medicare: 1Ͳ800Ͳ731Ͳ0459 AARP Medicare Rx/United Healthcare: 1Ͳ888Ͳ867Ͳ5564 AARP Medicare Rx Walgreens: 1Ͳ800Ͳ753Ͳ8004    x Call Private Insurance Agencies* Private insurance agencies may also be able to help you review your plans.  *The ADRC does not endorse certain insurance agents or agencies.  x Call the Aging and Disability Resource Center staff will start taking calls to schedule these appointments beginning Monday September 27. Staff will use the MyMedicare account and Medicare plan finder tool for personalized esmates. If you do not already have a MyMedicare account, our staff will help you create one. Creang an account is simple and safe. Appointments with the ARDC are limited.  Please be aware due to the COVIDͲ19 public health emergency at this +me, ADRC is encouraging appointments to be done be by phone or virtually through WEBEX. 

This project is supported in whole or in part by grant numbers 1701WIMSH, 1701WIMAA and 1701WIMDR from the U.S. Administra&on for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201



Public Forum Noce:  ADRC Aging Plan and Specialized Transportaon Grant Review

Please consider aending this public forum and share your feedback. The local Public Forum will include:  i Presenta!on on Aging Plan Goals (2022Ͳ2024) i Presenta!on on 85.21 Specialized Transporta!on Grant applica!on highlights i Opportunity for public to share thoughts and  ideas 

When: Monday, October 11th at 2pm Where: Virtual Meeng via Webex MTID=mf432bdd5c4545ffa3dc5835039014e1f

Dial in: 1Ͳ415Ͳ655Ͳ0001 Access Code: 2592 844 6356

 You can review the plan online on the ADRC website at or  request a paper copy by calling 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735.


ADRC/Government  Center Update Skip the Trip! While our offices are open, we can  provide most services over the phone so we encourage you to call ahead. Call: 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735  Email: adrc@co.eauͲ Website:  (new & improved content!) There is also a black, secure  dropbox to the left of the front doors (on Oxford Ave) that items are retrieved from twice a day and delivered by hand to the correct person/department.


The Health Department closed their COVIDͲ19 Call Center on June 18th. People with COVIDͲ 19 related ques ons can call the Eau Claire CityͲCounty Health Department at 715Ͳ839Ͳ 4718 or visit   The State of Wisconsin also has a call center to help Wisconsinites find vaccine loca ons, answer medical ques ons related to the COVIDͲ19 vaccine, and assist with registra on for the Health Department COVID 19 clinic. Wisconsinites can call 1Ͳ844Ͳ684Ͳ1064 for personal assistance with their vaccine related ques ons. 

Call the ADRC of Eau Claire County at  715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 if you need help ge5ng a vaccine in your home because  ge5ng out is too difficult.


Congratulaons to a New Demena Friendly Business:

PABLO CENTER AT THE CONFLUENCE Thank you and congratula!ons to the Pablo Center for receiving demen!a training!  More than 45 employees took part in a training on  September 4th to learn more about demen!a, how to recognize a patron who may be living with demen!a, and how to support and help individuals and caregivers feel welcome and understood when visi!ng the Pablo!  We appreciate all who took the !me to learn about  demen!a and how best to serve our community members living with demen!a and their caregivers.   YOU CAN HELP make a difference by sharing informa!on about the training with contacts and people you know. Word of mouth is the best way to spread awareness! For more informa!on on becoming a demen!a friendly business, faith community, organiza!on, or a presenta!on, contact  Lisa Wells, Demen!a Care Specialist at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4750 or lisa.wells@co.eauͲ 

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ADRC Van Schedule October 2021

Would you like to go on one of our trips at no cost? ADRC Van has room for one wheelchair and 3 addi!onal individuals. The van is available for seniors 60 and over, and adults with disabili!es living in Eau Claire County.  Contact Dave, Transporta!on Coordinator to schedule: 715Ͳ225Ͳ0975 Monday 


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Friday St Johns Apartment.  Walmart trip.  Pickup at 10a

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St. Johns 29 Apartment /  Woodmans trip.  Pickup at 10a




For more informaon and program flyer, check out the  ADRC calendar events online at 

Memory Cafe

The café offers a comfortable way for people with memory problems and their care partners to have fun and socialize with others.  10:00 ʹ 11:30 am, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 E. ½ Moon, Eau Claire For more informa!on, contact Lisa at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4750 or lisa.wells@co.eauͲ 

Coffee Group for Men 

Connec!ons and coffee for men caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other type  of demen!a. 11:00 am, Wednesdays, October 6 and October 20, 2021 3712 Gables Court, Eau Claire For more informa!on, contact Bob at 414Ͳ378Ͳ2114 or   Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group  This support group is for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other demen!as and  their caregivers.  1:30 ʹ 3:00 pm, Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Lake Street Methodist Church, 337 Lake Street, Eau Claire For more informa!on, contact Lisa at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4750 or lisa.wells@co.eauͲ  Demena Caregiver Support Group This support group is for people caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or related demen!as.  1:30 ʹ 3:00 pm, Thursday, Oct 14th, 2021 Porter Place, 914 Porter Avenue, Eau Claire  For more informa!on, contact Lisa at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4750 or lisa.wells@co.eauͲ   Lewy Body Demena Support Group  This support group is for people caring for a person living with Lewy Body Demen!a. 6:00Ͳ8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 Virtual For more informa!on contact Janell at or Amy at 

Stand in the Light Memory Choir Fall/Winter Semester

People in the early to midͲstages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers  come together to share their love of music. No musical experience is necessary to par!cipate. Rehearsal are held hybrid ʹ inͲperson and virtual. Vaccina!on required. 10:00 ʹ 11:00 am Thursdays, August 19 ʹ November 18, 2021 For more informa!on call 715Ͳ210Ͳ4165 or  

Luther Lakeside Apartments 1412 Whipple Street

• 1 bedroom HUD sudsidized units for persons 62+ • Rent is 30% gross income w/utility allowance • Elevator & coin laundry on-site • Emergency pull stations in each apartment • Across from Mayo Hospital • Near Senior Center (715) 834-3411

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October 2021 Meals on Wheels & Senior Dining Menu

iSt. John’s Apt | 815 Chapin Street, Eau Claire | Monʹ Fri Serve Time: 11:15 am | 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 iAugusta Senior Center | 616 W Washington St, Augusta | Monʹ Fri Serve Time: 11:30 am | 715Ͳ286Ͳ2953 iL.E. Phillips Senior Center | 1616 Bellinger St, Eau Claire| 2nd & 4th Tues Serve Time: 5:00 pm |715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 iFairchild Community Center | 121 Farmer St, Fairchild | Every Wed; Serve Time: 12:00 pm | 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 

*Salad’s only available at the “Grab and Go” sites. Please make your meal reservaons by 1:00 pm one business day in advance. All meals are served with 1% milk. Meals subject to change without notice. Monday Note: The signs indicate the number of carbs in a meal. ^ = ½ carb * = 1 carb *^ = 1 ½ carb





Salads 10/6 Spinach & Strawberry 10/13 Chef Salad 10/20 Tuna w/Fresh Greens 10/27 Fresh Fruit & Co;age Cheese Chicken Scampi 4 Reuben Sandwich 5 Egg Bake 6 Linguini* Corned Beef, Swiss Sausage, Cheese and Red, Green & Sauerkraut, Dressing Potatoes* Yellow Bell Peppers Rye Bun* Mixed Greens with Green Beans Kosher Pickle Tomatoes, Cucumber Breads?ck* Potato Chips* French Dressing Fresh Fruit^ Baked Beans* Biscuit* Sugar Cookie* Cherry Crisp*

Meatloaf^ 1 Yukon Mashed Potatoes* Bu;ernut Squash* W/G Dinner Roll* Fresh Fruit^

Roast Beef with 7 Mushrooms & Gravy* Mashed Potatoes* Steak House Spinach W/G Bread* Pineapple Upside Down Cake*

SpagheB & Meat Sauce With Pasta* Roasted Carrots* Applesauce^ Garlic Bread* 

Fish Tacos 11 Baked Cod with Cabbage Slaw Flour Tor?lla (2) Spanish Rice* Refried Beans* Fresh Fruit^

Baked Chicken 12 Scallop Potatoes* Asparagus* W/G Dinner Roll* Chocolate Zucchini Cake*

Cheeseburger 13 Hamburger Bun* Pickle Creamed Spinach^ Potato Wedges* JellͲO with Fruit^ 

Roasted Turkey 14 Homestyle Gravy* Yukon Mashed Potato* Steamed Corn* Pumpkin Muffin* 

Harvest Chicken 15 Casserole with Sweet Potatoes* Brussel Sprouts^ and Cranberries* W/G Dinner Roll* Fresh Fruit^

Breaded Pork 18 Chop^ Baked Potato* Sour Cream^ Mixed Veggies* Fresh Fruit

Meatball Sub 19 Hoagie Bun* Mozzarella Slice Mac and Cheese* Green Beans Oreo Fluff*

Glazed Ham Balls 20 Au Gra?n Potatoes* Broccoli & Cauliflower W/G Dinner Roll* Apple Cake* 

Sausage, Potatoes* 21 And Kraut* Brown Sugar Baked Beans* Rye Dinner Roll* Oatmeal Cookie*

Chicken Cashew 22 S?r Fry with Veggies Pineapple Chunks^ Brown Rice* Fortune Cookie* Cranberry Juice*

Chicken Nugget 25 Yukon Mashed Potato* Gravy* Green Peas* W/G Dinner Roll* Fresh Fruit* 

Chili Cheese Dogs 26 All Beef Frank Hot Dog Bun* Ranch Potato Wedges* Steamed Corn* Coleslaw  

Baked Cod with 27 Lemon Bu;er Sauce Cous Cous w/Veggies* Steamed Broccoli Cheesecake* 

Seasoned Pork 28 Loin Cornbread Stuffing* Cheesy Cauliflower Peach Cobbler*    

Sloppy Joes 29 W/G Bun* Tater Tots* Green Beans Fresh Fruit^ Halloween Cookies* 



Senior Congregate Dining

The following meal sites are now open for sit down dining: ¡ Augusta Senior & Community Center (lunch) ¡ Fairchild Community Center (lunch) ¡ LE Phillips Senior Center (2 evenings/month) ¡ Grab and Go only: St. John’s Apartments (lunch) 

i If you do not feel comfortable ea!ng at the meal site, you will s!ll have the Grab and Go op!on. Please let us know which you’ll be doing when you make your reserva!on. i Wednesday’s Salads (listed on menu) are only available to Congregate Dining Sites.  

Augusta Senior Center MondayͲFriday, call 715Ͳ286Ͳ2953 to make your reserva!on by noon the previous day. Indicate when making your reserva!on if you will be dining in or taking out. St. John’s Apartments MondayͲFriday at 11am; call 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 to make your reserva!on by 1:00 the day prior.  Fairchild Community Center Every Wednesday at 12:00 PM. Call 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 to make your reserva!on by Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Please indicate if you will be dining in or taking out when making your reserva!on. 

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Flexible rent options Located behind Sacred Heart Hospital Optional noon meal on site Heat, water, sewer & garbage included Discount meals at Scared Heart Hospital Storage in apartment & basement Beauty salon, library and recreation room


LE Phillips Senior Center Evening Meal

please call the office by the Friday before at 3:00 PM to make your reserva!on. Please be sure to indicate if you will be dining in or taking it to go.  Meals are available on the 2nd and 4th  Tuesday of each month at 5:00 pm.   Tuesday October 12th:  Stuffed squash w/ mild sausage & vegetables, side salad, bread, dessert  Tuesday October 26th:  Baked chicken w/ homestyle gravy, dumplings, cheesy broccoli, dinner roll, dessert 

We Offer: • Income Based Rent • No Asset Limit • One-Bedroom Apts. • Pets Allowed With Restrictions • Secured Building/Security Entrance • Emergency Call System • Coin-Operated Laundry Facilities • Tenant Driven Activities • Community Room • Cable Ready Outlets • Air Conditioners Provided • Garbage & Water Included • Elevator Service • On-Site Maintenance • Off Street Private Parking

HUD Subsidized Rent for Persons with Low Income 55 or Over OR Persons with Disabilities

300 William St. Eau Claire, WI 54703 For Applications, Contact the Housing Authority of the City of Eau Claire (715) 839-4943

Tours Available Call for an Appointment (715) 839-8154 Handicapped Accessible Apartments Available

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Subsidized HousingWe - One Bedroom Apartments Offer: • Income Based Rents • No Asset Limits • Rents Based on 30% of Income • Heat, Garbage, Water and Sewer included • Tenant Driven Activities • Emergency Pull Stations in Every Apartment with Direct Link to City Fire and Ambulance • On-Site Manager and Maintenance • Coin Operated Laundry Facilities • Bus Stop Nearby • Card Access Security Entrances • Off Street Private Parking • Vending Machines • Pets Allowed With Restrictions • On-Site Beauty Salon • Community Room • Air Conditioners Provided Handicapped Accessible Apartments Available

HUD Subsidized Rent for Persons with Low Income 55 or Over OR Persons with Disabilities

901 S. Farwell St. • Eau Claire, WI 54701 For Applications, Contact the Housing Authority of the City of Eau Claire (715) 839-4943

Tours Available Call for an Appointment

(715) 839-8602

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ADRC is looking for volunteers!

Vehicle Modificaon  Grant Available

Do you have !me to give back? Consider ADRC with flexible volunteer hours and schedules.  x Take pride in helping your local community by helping homebound seniors in Eau Claire County. Deliver meals, liquid supplement, and newsleers directly to those who need it! x You can volunteer once a week for an hour or a couple of !mes a year, anything helps.  Meals on Wheels can be delivered individually, or with a companion!  x Team building for your employees! Several businesses deliver, rota!ng employees over the lunch hour each week! x Don’t have a regular schedule, no problem! Delivering meals on wheels allows you to sign up online, as you are available!  We are always looking for short and longͲterm help with a wide variety of programs, please inquire by calling 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 or by visi!ng our website at Volunteer Informa!on!

 Do you have a vehicle that needs modifica,ons for accessibility? Are you short on the funds to pay for the work to be completed? Contact the ADRC at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735, we may be able to help pay for those modifica,ons.   The Vehicle Modifica,on Grant has money available, up to $10,000, to make a vehicle accessible for caregivers, adults over the age of 60 or adults (18Ͳ59) that have a disability. This may also help with the purchase of a new/used modified vehicle.  Applica,ons reviewed and granted based on funding availability. Must be an Eau Claire 


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Caretaker Corner By Jim Alf

How Do I Know It’s Time?

The ques!on I most oNen hear caretakers ask is, “How do I know it’s !me to admit the person I’m caring for to a facility?” It is a ques!on with many answers because of the difference in circumstances. As I cared for Karen, I had to ask myself, “Am I giving her the level of care she would be given by professionals with training and equipment at a facility?” If not, I’m depriving her of the basic right to the best care. As my own health failed, I knew my ability to give her adequate care was becoming marginal and even though I had help twice a week, eventually I knew it’s

me. An important considera!on is the caretaker’s health. Sta!s!cally, 41% of caregivers over 65 report having two or more chronic diseases and 33% of caregivers report having a disability. SelfͲcare, not only important, is a lifeͲorͲdeath maer. Caregivers some!mes die before their pa!ents. They do well to listen carefully to friends who observe and men!on a decline in health and use more outside help, respite care or admission to a home. When caregivers hear themselves say, “I can’t do this anymore,” it’s me. Is the pa!ent safe at all !mes? All caregivers must sleep but pa!ents are some!mes awake and ac!ve then. Will the person put a stove on or open a faucet and make a flood? Ingest something harmful? Wander outside? Get cut in the kitchen? With or without demen!a, one who needs caregiving has a mul!tude of ways to become injured or die while the caregiver sleeps or steps outside for a few minutes. If the pa!ent is poten!ally in danger when alone it’s me. There are many other considera!ons and advisors are as near as your county ADRC.

Jim Alf invites personal experience stories to answer the queson: Should any person be expected to caretake a person who has subjected him/her to long term mistreatment? Responses will be welcomed at or 715Ͳ514Ͳ1840.

2021 Medicare & You 

Aging & Disability Resource Center Elder Benefit Specialists present free seminars open to anyone new to Medicare, currently on Medicare, Caregivers and families.  Register at or call  The Aging & Disability Resource Center of  Eau Claire County  715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 • 1Ͳ888Ͳ338Ͳ4636 >y: use Relay (711) adrc@co.eauͲ   October presenta+on:  Friday October 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm  (Virtual via WebEx) 

Please note: This presenta on is intended for people new to Medicare.  Open enrollment op ons will not be  addressed at this presenta on.

Caregiver Book Club Loving Someone Who  Has Dementia  Are you caring for someone  living with dementia? 

Join us virtually to learn proven  strategies to increase your resiliency while caring  for someone with dementia.  When: Wednesdays October 27 ͲDecember 15, 2021 Time: 3:00 ʹ 3:00 pm To register: call 715Ͳ944Ͳ8091

ADRC Prevention and Health Promotion Workshops 


Living Well with Chronic Condions (virtual) Ͳ Recently updated! Living with arthri!s, cancer, heart disease, or another onͲgoing health problem can be physically, emo!onally and financially draining. Taking care of yourself is important. And you can! But you need the tools and knowledge to help you.Living Well can show you the way. It focuses on skills to beer manage your health and wellͲbeing. Meets once a week for six weeks. Topics include: MindͲBody Connec!on, Sleep, Pain, Fa!gue, Dealing with Emo!ons, Making Decisions, ProblemͲsolving, Beer Breathing, Communica!on skills, Physical ac!vity, Exercise, Relaxa!on, Healthy Food Choices, Medica!on Usage, Depression, Posi!ve Thinking, Weight Management, Working with Health Care Professionals and Organiza!ons. WHEN:  Tuesdays, 1:00 Ͳ 3:30 pm   October 5 Ͳ November 9, 2021


Webex “Join meeng” link and instrucons will be sent via email.

Mind Over Ma;er: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder (InͲperson) ThreeͲsession workshop designed to give women the tools they need to take control of symptoms. It provides informa!on and group ac!vi!es along with simple exercises and dietary changes to prac!ce at home. Even if you do not have leakage symptoms now, it is never too early or too late to think about bladder and bowel health. WHEN:  Wednesdays, 2:00 Ͳ 4:00 pm   October 13, 27 & November 10, 2021 WHERE: Eau Claire County Courthouse, Room LEC1301 & 1302 

Recent feedback from Mind Over Ma;er parcipants: x x x x x

“I appreciated many things including the list of foods, how to beer communicate with your doctor, and the resources.” “Learned so much and will live my daily life for the beerment” “Excellent informa!on” “Lots of good informa!on with solu!ons” “I feel I have the tools to keep my bladder and bowels healthy along with resources if I should need them. Excellent workshop.”

Stand Up, Move More (virtual) Ͳ NEW PROGRAM! The couch may be comfy, but spending too much !me siVng is bad for your health.Time toStand Up & Move More!Research shows that excessive sedentary behavior (or 'siVng !me') has been linked to serious health consequences. The Stand Up & Move More program gives you strategies to do just that Ͳ stand up and move more! The program is designed specifically for older adults who sit more than six hours per day.You’ll learn in a group with your peers and help each other iden!fy strategies to stand up more oNen and for longer periods of !me throughout the day. Stand Up has been researched and proven to reduce siVng !me by 68 minutes per day. WHEN:  Thursdays, 10:00 amͲ 12:00 pm   October 28 Ͳ November 18 + December 16, 2021


Webex “Join meeng” link and instrucons will be sent via email.

REGISTER: Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 or go to at least one week prior.


PALS Tip #10 Ǧ Be Active: Local Activity Resources

We hope you enjoyed the Be Ac!ve Series! If you are interested in joining a class or finding a place to be ac!ve, here are some local resources available to you:   Physical Acvity for Lifelong Success (PALS) workshop star!ng in early 2022. Call the ADRC at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 or email adrc@co.eauͲ to be added to our PALS contact list. No fee.  Walk With Ease selfͲdirected and inͲperson walking program is proven to reduce pain and discomfort of arthri!s; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in being physically ac!ve; and improve overall health. Three 1Ͳhour weekly classes over 6 weeks. Call the ADRC at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 or email adrc@co.eauͲ to be added to our WWE contact list for next inͲperson class or start selfͲdirected course. No fee.  Adult Specialized Recreaon Acvity (Ages 18+) called ParͲTeͲRec on Wednesdays, 6:00 Ͳ 8:00 pm. Hobbs Ice Arena Club Room, Eau Claire.  Contact 715Ͳ839Ͳ5032 or recrea!  

Congratulaons to the sixtyͲfive summer session  StrongBodies™ Program parcipants! 

Thank you to our amazing volunteer leaders (Becky, Alice, and Angela)  who make it possible!

October is Breast  Cancer Awareness Month 

Pink Week October 5Ͳ7, 2021  Know your risk.  According to the World Health Organiza!on, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life!me. Although rare, men get breast cancer too. In 2021, an es!mated 2,650 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Source: Na!onal Breast Cancer Founda!on Early Detecon is Important. According to the American Cancer Society, when a breast cancer is detected early, and is in the localized stage, the 5Ͳyear survival rate is 99%. Early detec!on includes doing monthly breast exams, scheduling regular clinical breast exams and mammograms. While many cancer symptoms are invisible and not no!ceable without professional screening, some

17 symptoms can be caught early. Know the symptoms and signs of breast cancer and make sure your friends know them too. While you can’t usually prevent cancer, it is important to be proac!ve about your health.  Warning signs:  Tenderness in or around the nipples, a lump in the breast, an enlargement of pores or a change in texture of the skin on your breasts and discolored nipple discharge. Lifestyle Changes:  x Be a nonͲsmoker, limit alcohol intake, eat fruits and vegetables and exercise oNen. Make healthy living your priority. x Get a Mammogram: honor your own health and schedule a mammogram screening test.  Wear Pink in October: Show support and honor those affected by breast cancer. For more informa!on and to have free informa!on mailed to you, please visit: Naonal Breast Cancer Foundaon:! or the Breast Cancer Resource Center:

Contact Alex Nicholas to place an ad today! or (800) 950-9952 x2538

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Aging & Disability Resource Center, Eau Claire, WI E 4C 02-1023


October is LongǦTerm Care Planning Month 

Each year, the month ofOctoberis designated as LongǦTerm Care Planning Month in the United States, providing the perfect opportunity to think about your possible future care needs. We aren’t talking about Long Term Care Insurance, although that can be a part of the overall plan if you’d like.  Long Term Care Planning means thinking ahead and educating yourself on the various aspects of getting help if & when you need it. Many people have a goal to “age in place,” which means being able to stay in your home as you age. Planning ahead helps make this possible. Sometimes significant health issues, lack of financial resources, or physical barriers to making a home accessible prevent that, so keep an open mind and also consider a Plan B. The ADRC’s Options Counselors are trained professionals wellǦversed in the these topics and local re‐ sources. Options counseling is an interactive decisionǦsupport process, where you make the final decisions, with unbiased support to evaluate and weigh the options. The goal is to meet with people early in their journey to help prevent higher cost services and enable you to stay financially independent for as long as possible.  In home support: Supportive home care, Skilled home care, Adaptive equipment/assistive tech‐

nology, Transportation, Home Delivered Meals 

Living arrangements: Home/Apartment, ALFǦAssisted Living Facility, SNFǦSkilled Nursing Facil‐


Paying for Long Term Care (LTC): Private resources, Private longǦterm care insurance, Medi‐

care, VA Benefits, Publicly funded long term care programs

Family caregiving: National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP Grant), Alzheimer’s

Family Caregiver Support Program (AFCSP Grant)

Advance care planning: Power of Attorney (POA) for Healthcare, POA Finance, Living Will,

Guardianship, Do Not Resuscitate order 

If you have a current need or future question, call us at 715Ǧ839Ǧ4735 or email adrc@co.eauǦ  *The ADRC Options Counselors cannot provide Estate Planning adviceȄseek an Elder Law Attorney. 

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Insurance Agent


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Aging & Disability Resource Center, Eau Claire, WI F 4C 02-1023


Malnutrion Basics

Malnutri!on is a poten!ally serious problem that becomes a greater risk as we age.  Changes in appe!te and the way food is  perceived (taste, smell, etc.) are among some of these reasons. Other contribu!ng factors can include certain illnesses/diseases, medica!ons, and alcohol use. While malnutri!on is a medical condi!on that is diagnosed and  treated by medical professionals, there are several !ps that can be followed in the home to help decrease the risk. Eat nutrientͲrich foods: Especially if a lower appe!te is experienced, it is important to make what’s eaten count more. Foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and protein would oNen be considered nutrientͲrich. Experiment with herbs and spices:  Add flavor and excitement to foods by  trying different ways to season them. Nutrion supplements:  Adding a supplement such as Ensure or Boost to your daily diet is an easy way to increase your intake of  nutrients. Share the experience: Sharing a meal with friends or family, when possible, can make the experience of ea!ng more enjoyable. Dental health: Make sure proper dental hygiene is exercised and any other concerns, such as improperly fiVng dentures, are corrected.  Signs, Symptoms and Programs If you experience any signs or symptoms like uninten!onal weight loss, poor appe!te,  chewing/swallowing problems, or other  dietary concerns, you may need to contact your healthcare provider. Addi!onally, programs like Meals on Wheels and community meals, help may also be available through the Supplemental Nutri!on Assistance Program (formerly known as “food stamps”).

Sweet, Sweet  Potatoes

By the Aging and Disability Resource Center

 The sweetness of the sweet potato not only  refers to its taste, but to the abundance of  nutrients this potato holds. Different from the “yam,” this orange potato is a Nave American plant that was once a main source of nutrients for the early se>lers and for soldiers during the  Revoluonary War.  How sweet it is to add sweet potatoes to your  nutrion plan! The orange color isn’t just for show, but it provides the body with plenty of Vitamin A and anoxidants. Studies have shown sweet potatoes provides anͲinflammatory properes and their low glycemic index has the potenal to  improve blood sugar regulaon.  The sweet potato, a favorite staple of various  holiday dishes like the classic sweet potato  casserole topped with marshmallows, is delicious, but oLen full of added sugar. Instead of adding lots of brown sugar and bu>er try oven roasng sweet potatoes with a li>le olive oil to enjoy their natural  sweetness.

Recipe: Sweet Potato Scks

2 sweet potatoes, cut into 1” wide s!cks 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon brown sugar 3 tablespoons crushed pineapple  Preheat over to 350 degrees. Place sweet potato strips into a ziplock bag with paprika and olive oil. Shake well to coat evenly. Place on a baking sheet and bake for approximately 35 minutes, or un!l the sweet potatoes are pierced easily with a fork. In a small bowl combine sour cream, brown sugar and pineapple. S!r well and serve with the tender sweet potato s!cks.

Become a  Dementia Friend

Caregiver Café

The caregiver café is an informal gathering place where caregivers can drop in, relax and connect with others while enjoying a cup of coffee/tea and delicious pastries made fresh by The French Press. An ADRC staff person is available to provide information and assistance regarding resources available in our community. Everything is provided so just show up! What Can You Expect? x Social connec!on with others x Peer Support x An informal and relaxed environment x Reduced Stress x Refreshments x Respite services are available. Please contact the ADRC if respite is needed.  1st Tuesday of each Month 9 to 10:30 A.M. Locaon: The French Press 2823 London Rd, Eau Claire

Attend a Dementia Friends Information Session to learn a little more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that  understanding into action. WHEN: TIME: WHERE:

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 5:00 Ǧ 6:00 pm L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Join a growing movement of people who are helping fellow community members living with dementia. A little support can make a big difference in their lives. Be a dementia friend!

Colony Park West


Colony Park East

2818 Augusta Street • 840 W. MacArthur St. 841 Richard Drive

Stein Boulevard & Steven Lane Augusta Street

• One bedroom HUD Section 8 rental assisted apartments for persons 62+ or persons with handicap or disability • One bedroom apartments with range & refrigerator. • Rent: 30% of monthly adjusted income including all utilities except telephone and cable T.V.

Landmark Company 715-834-3411

Oakwood Hills The moment you enter Oakwood Hills, you’ll feel the relaxed grace and beauty our residents cherish daily.

Independent Living

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• No buy-in fees or long-term commitments • And much more!

Call us today at 715-552-1500 4316 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire

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Aging & Disability Resource Center, Eau Claire, WI G 4C 02-1023


Virtual Dementia Education Programs

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Caregiver Book Club “Loving Someone Who Has Dementia” Wednesdays, October 20th Ǧ December 15th,  noon Ǧ 1:00 pm Lisa Wells and Carla Berscheit, call: 715Ǧ944Ǧ8091

Dementia 101 Monday, October 4th, 3:00 Ǧ 4:00 pm Carla Berscheit,  715Ǧ944Ǧ8091  Dementia Live Simulation Experience Wednesday, October 13th, 6:00 Ǧ 7:00 pm Trisha Witham, 715Ǧ537Ǧ6225  Monday, October 25th, 3:00 Ǧ 4:00 pm Carla Berscheit,  715Ǧ944Ǧ8091  Ask a Dementia Care Specialist Monday, October 18th, 10:00 Ǧ 11:30 am Lisa Wells and Carla Berscheit, 715Ǧ839Ǧ4735

Coordinated by the  Demen?a Care Specialists Serving: Barron, Burne;, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn,  Eau Claire, Iron, Pepin, Polk, St. Croix, and  Washburn coun?es

care for a lifetime Dr. Kristin Severson is a Board Certified Geriatrician Specializing in the Care of the Elderly

Diagnosing and treating age-related health conditions. Offers counseling to help prevent and manage health issues that can arise later in life including memory loss, falls, frailty, and incontinence. Assisting in managing multiple medical issues such as memory loss, incontinence, Parkinson’s disease, falls, arthritis, or polypharmacy. Help to maximize function and improve Quality of Life as one ages. Dr. Severson will also provide counseling to patients wishing to discuss end of life decisions.


PATIenTS welcome

For Appointments Call 715.839.9280 Visit

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