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Beaver Creek Reserve Offers AllͲTerrain Track Wheelchair Rental

JUNE 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) 

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 FALL CREEK, Wis. (WEAU) Ͳ Summer is a good me to get out on the trails and experience nature and now Beaver Creek Reserve has some “new treads” that are helping to make their trails more accessible to everyone in the community.  Nearly 30 years a,er an accident put Daniel Haag in a wheelchair, he is now out and exploring the nature trails at beaver creek for the first me.  “It has been 30 years since I had my accident and I had not been down to the Beaver Creek lower area before,” Haag says. “This affords me the opportunity to get to some trails that I’ve never been on before.”  And thanks to Accessibility Wisconsin, Beaver Creek Reserve was able to give Haag and others that opportunity with an all terrain wheelchair.  “We’re the only host site in Eau Claire County,” says Kristen Giefer of  Beaver Creek Reserve. “It is great because  anyone in the area is able to come to us and able to reserve the wheel chair.” Photo credit:  Access Ability Wisconsin, Inc.  “I was amazed at what the chair could do,” Haag says. “There was some sandy area much like a beach and some muddy area that was maybe an inch plus deep. The chair went through it really well.”  “The treads on the bo9om are unlike regular wheels so you can take it through sand, a li9le bit of water, you can take it through mud, it is really accessible to anything,” Giefer says.  She also says the chair can be used at more than just Beaver Creek. “You can also take the chair off site and you can go hunng with it, you can take it to another state, you can go on vacaon with it,” she says. “You just have to sign a few forms like a liability waiver, and a condion report to make sure it comes back the way it was sent out. Give us a $50 deposit which will then be returned to you as long as it comes back in the same condion, so it is pre9y much free to use.”  Beaver Creek Reserve “It is a great opportunity that  S1 County Road K Beaver Creek has put here for us Fall Creek, WI to experience something differ715877.2212 ent,” Haag says. www.beavercreekreserve.org  For more informaon including how to reserve the chair, visit Beaver Creek Reserve’s website or  call 715Ͳ877Ͳ2212.



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.

Resource  Specialist Lindi E.

Resource Specialist Molly Y. 

Elder Benefit Specialist Leda J.

Elder Benefit Specialist Jessica S.

Accountant Kelli W. 

Administrave Associate Heather C. 

Resource  Specialist Brianna W.

Opons  Counselor Dana G.

Opons  Counselor Sue O.

Opons  Counselor Liz N.

Opons  Counselor Andrea R. 

ADRC Van  Driver Dave O. 

Meal Site  Worker Carmelita H. 

Meal Delivery  Driver Doug S. 

Meal Delivery Driver Norm B. 

Opons  Counselor Jenna B. 

Opons  Counselor Dawnelle E.

Opons  Counselor Jen S.

Cook Gilda H. 

Cook Aaron P. 

Meal Delivery  Driver Gordy G.

Meal Delivery  Driver Kris B.

You might be a Caregiver if… … you are driving your neighbor to the doctor or grocery store regularly Ͳor doing their lawn care or other chores.   …you need to help your partner bathe, dress, or use the bathroom.   …you are a grandparent and are now raising your grandchildren in home.   The Family Caregiver Support Programs can provide funding for direct services (such as a care worker to come to the home, or a piece of adapve equipment that would help you care for your loved one) to family If you are a caregiver, members, neighbors there may be paid  and friends who care respite available.  for adults 60 years Call the ADRC:  old and older, and 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735. persons with Alzheimer's disease or related disorder (regardless of age); grandparents and rela ve caregivers of children 18 and under, and rela ve caregivers of an adult child 18Ͳ59 with a disability.  


Skip the Trip! The public is strongly encouraged to call ahead. We will provide most services over the phone. COVID precauons are in place and masks are required. 

To reach us: 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 or adrc@co.eauͲclaire.wi.us  ▪Meals on Wheels is sll delivering:  715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 ▪ Adapve Equipment Loan Closet open but we appreciate a call ahead to get the item ready. ▪Ensure can be delivered by a volunteer. There is a black,  secure drop box to the le* of the front doors(on Oxford Ave). Items are retrieved from the drop box twice a day and delivered by hand to the correct person/ department. Please use this drop box to safely deliver your forms or correspondence to the ADRC or other County departments. 

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2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Vouchers The Aging and Disability Resource Center will begin distributing a limited supply of Senior Farmers’ Market vouchers starting June 2021. Eligible seniors can receive $25 in vouchers to be used at any approved Farmers’ Market vendor in the state of Wisconsin. The vouchers can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables grown in Wisconsin. Only one $25 voucher packet per household.  To be eligible to receive the vouchers in Eau Claire County you must be:   ¡ A resident of Eau Claire County ¡ 60 years of age or older, or 55 years of age or older if Native American ¡ Meet the below income guidelines  Family Size Monthly Income at or Below Annual Income at or Below 1 $1,986 $23,828 2 $2,686 $32,227 3 $3,386 $40,626 (For each additional household member, add $700 monthly or $8,399 annually)  How to Get A Voucher  We will not be returning to inperson distributions this year. A limited number of vouchers will be available by calling the ADRC at (715) 8394735. A onepage form will be mailed to you as well as a postagepaid envelope to return the form back to us for your convenience. Form must be completed, signed, and returned to our office before we can mail your vouchers.  The earliest vouchers will be mailed is June 1st.


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ADRC Van Schedule June 2021

Would you like to go on one of our scheduled trips at no cost? ADRC Van has room for one wheel chair and 3 additional individuals.  It is available for elder and disabled residents living in Eau Claire County.  Contact Dave, Transportation Coordinator to schedule 7152250975 Monday





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A Refresher on  Divestments

the person who is performing the services or providing the care is not expecting to be paid. However, sometimes payment is expected and appropriate. In that By the GWAAR Legal Services Team (for reprint) case, there must be a signed and notarized contract in place between the two parties prior to the services beWhat is a divestment?  ing rendered and payment made. Otherwise, Medicaid A divestment is a gift, sale, or transfer for less than fair market value. A divestment can take many differ- will count those payments to family members as divestments. For more information, read the Medicaid Eligient forms: a cash gift, a sale of a home for less than its current value, adding someone’s name to a prop- bility Handbook section 17.8.  erty deed, denying an inheritance, or paying on debt  It is also important to note that sometimes a transacthe person is not legally obligated to pay for.  tion may appear to be a divestment, but upon further  investigation, may not be a divestment at all. For examWhy is it important to know about divestple, someone may sell their home for less than the fair ments?  market value, which would seem to be a divestment. People applying for longͲterm care Medicaid benefits However, if there was a fire in the home and it was no such as Family Care, IRIS, Partnership, and  longer structurally sound and needed a lot of repairs, it Institutional (nursing home) Medicaid will be could be sold in “as is” condition for much less than it screened to determine if any divestments were made was previously worth. In those cases, pictures, insurin the five years prior to their application.  ance claim forms, and statements from a realtor can  provide verification that the transaction was not a diNote: Divestments are also relevant for eligibility for vestment. Supplemental Security Income (SSI), but the penalty is  calculated differently. Finally, remember that transactions between family  members are always highly scrutinized. Keep good How does a divestment impact eligibility for records, save receipts, take pictures, and create written longͲterm care Medicaid? agreements to substantiate the understanding of both The agency that processes Medicaid applications will parties.  calculate a divestment penalty that will render the applicant ineligible for longͲterm Medicaid for a specific period of time. The current divestment divisor is $303.38 per day (according to Operations Memo 20Ͳ 27, effective January 1, 2021). To calculate a person’s divestment penalty, take the total amount divested and divide it by $303.38. The result is the number of days that a person will be ineligible for longͲterm care Medicaid programs.  For example, if a person gave away $100,000, then take 100,000 and divide it by 303.38. The answer is 329.62, which is rounded down to 329. That means this person would be ineligible for longͲterm care  Medicaid for 329 days (approximately 11 months).  

What else is important to know about  divestments? 

Medicaid presumes that family members perform work and provide care to other family members gratuitously. Said another way, Medicaid assumes that

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June 2021 Meals on Wheels & Senior Dining Menu

iSt. John’s Apts | 815 Chapin Street, Eau Claire| Monʹ Fri Serve Time: 10:45am | 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886

iAugusta Senior Center | 616 W Washington St, Augusta| Monʹ Fri Serve Time: 11:30 am | 715Ͳ286Ͳ2953 iFairchild Comm. Center | 121 Farmer St, Fairchild | Every Wednesday, Serve Time: 12:00 pm | 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 

Salad’s only available at the “Grab and Go” sites.

Please make your meal reservations for Grab & Go 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

Tuesday 1 Chicken Breast w/Lemon Herb Sauce, Whole Grain Couscous*, Roasted Brussel Sprouts^ Blueberry Cobbler* 

Wednesday 2 Pulled Pork Sandwich, Whole Grain Bun* Pickles Pasta Salad with Veggies* Baked Beans* Lemon Bars*  8 Lemon Pepper Cod 9 Turkey Tetrazzini with Lemon Bu0er with Linguini & Sauce, Mashed Mushroom* Baby Potatoes with Carrots*Cabbage Spinach & Cheddar* Salad, Mandarin Mixed Veggies^ Orange Cake* Whole Grain Bread* Cherry Strudel*

Thursday 3 Lasagna Bake with Rigatoni Pasta* Zucchini & Mushrooms Steamed Broccoli Applesauce* Garlic Bread*

14 Chicken Pa0y  Sandwich with Marinara & Mozzarella & Bun* Cheesy Hash Browns* with Onion  Parmesan Cauliflower Fresh Fruit^

15 Turkey Meatloaf^  16 French Dip w/ Yukon Mashed Au Jus, Hoagie Potatoes* Bun* Creamed Spinach^ Steamed Corn* Whole Grain Bread* Cucumber/Carrot* Marble Cake* Tomato & Ranch  Dip^ Pistachio Pudding*

17 Baked Chicken Ͳwith a Mexican Flare Spanish Rice* Refried Beans* Side Salad/French^ Mexican Churro* Spiced Apples 

18 Beef Hot Dog on a bun*, pickles/ mustard Packet, Roasted Yukon w/ Onion, Potatoes*, Cabin Baked Beans* Fresh Fruit^

21 Breaded Pork Chop^, Scalloped Potatoes* California Blend^, Dinner Roll* Fresh Fruit^

22 Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole w/ Ham And Bow Tie Pasta* Green Peas* Fruited JellͲO^

23 Honey Glazed Chicken Wings^ Potato Salad with Egg* Baked Beans* Whole Grain Dinner Roll* Strawberries

24  Tuna Salad with slice of cheddar, Whole Grain Bun* Mixed Green Salad with tomatoes/ cucumber, Ranch Dressing,FreshFruit*

25  Beef Tips with Mushrooms over Mashed Potatoes* Carrot Coins* Banana Nut Muffin* Fresh Fruit^ 

30 Beef S4r Fry w/ Broccoli/Pepper/ Water, Chestnuts/ Carrots & Mushrooms^ Brown Rice* Veggie Egg Roll* Fortune Cookie* Rice Pudding*


Salads: 6/2: Tuna w/Fresh Greens 6/9: Fresh Fruit and Co0age Cheese 6/16: Waldorf Salad 6/23:BLT Salad 6/30: Chef Salad

7 Roasted Pork with Dumplings* Roasted Vegetables* Brussel Sprout, Onion, Red Pepper, Mushroom, Warm Sliced Apples^ Dinner Roll*

28 Brats and Kraut on  29 Turkey Melt Sand Whole Grain Bun* w/Caramelized Baked Beans* Onions, Whole Grain Green Beans Bun* Provolone Fruit Juice* Mashed Yukon Potatoes* Grilled Zucchini &Tomatoes Oreo Fluff*

Friday 4 Roast Beef Sliders w/French Fried Onions* Whole Grain Buns & Provolone cheese, Green Beans, Potatoes*, Fresh Fruit^ 10 Baked Ham with 11  Mushroom & Pineapple Chunks^ Swiss Burger/ Au Gra4n Potatoes* Pickles on a Whole Baked Beans* Grain Bun*, Whole Grain Bread* Romaine/Tomato/ Oatmeal Raisin Mayo. MacͲnͲ Cookie* Cheese* Steamed  Broccoli,FreshFruit^


Evening Meals

Grab and Go Meals will be offered at L.E. Phillip’s Senior Center in lieu of the evening meal. Please call the office by the Friday before at 3:00 PM to make your reservaon. Meals can be picked up outside of the senior center (weather pending) at 5:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  th June 8 Ͳ Summer Salad (Ham, chicken, egg, Romaine, veggies) Fresh bread, Apple Pie June 22ndͲ Beef Brisket, Smashed Potatoes, Steamed Carrots, Coleslaw, Fruit, Dessert 

Grab and Go Meals at lunchtime

Grab and Go meals are being offered at Augusta Senior Center: Monday Ͳ Friday, pick up at 11:30 AM. Call 715Ͳ286Ͳ2953 to make your reservaon.   Grab and Go meals are offered at St. John’s Apartments: MondayͲFriday, pick up at 10:45 AM. Call 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 to make your reservaon.   Grab and Go meals are offered at Fairchild Community Center: Every Wednesday, pick up at 12:00 PM. Call 715Ͳ839Ͳ4886 to make your reservaon by 1:00 PM the Tuesday before.   *Wednesday’s Salad are only available to these Congregate Dining Sites.

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 Increased Subsidies for People Receiving Unemployment Benefits When people receiving unemployment benefits apply for a By the GWAAR Legal Services Team marketplace plan in 2021, their income over 133% FPL will The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act will make be disregarded for purposes of determining eligibility for marketplace health plans more affordable. These premium and costͲsharing subsidies. As a result, people changes affect people who are already enrolled in who receive unemployment benefits at any %me in 2021 marketplace coverage as well as people who sign up may be able to choose a premiumͲfree silver plan with a this year.  small deduc%ble.    Increased Marketplace Premium Subsidies This rule will only be in effect during 2021. In addiAon, The ARP increases premium tax credits, or subsipeople receiving unemployment benefits must meet the dies, for everyone enrolled in a marketplace plan. In other requirements to be eligible for marketplace subsithe past, everyone with a marketplace plan had to dies. For example, if they have access to jobͲbased health pay some amount of premiums. Under the ARP, insurance that meets the Affordable Care Act’s standards people with incomes under 150% FPL may be able for affordability and minimum value, they will be ineligito choose a premiumͲfree silver plan with a small ble for any marketplace premium subsidies. deducAble.    Premium Tax Credit Repayment Forgiveness for 2020 In addiAon, people with incomes above 400% of the People who apply for marketplace premium subsidies federal poverty level (FPL) may be eligible for premust provide an esAmate of their income for that tax mium subsidies. Before the ARP, people with inyear. When they file federal tax returns for that year, comes above 400% FPL were not eligible for any they must determine whether they received the correct premium subsidies. Now people may be eligible for amount of premium tax credit. Individuals who overesApremium subsidies if they would be required to mated their income will receive an addiAonal premium contribute more than 8.5% of their household intax credit. On the other hand, individuals who underesAcome toward their plan’s premium, depending on mated their income must repay any excess premium tax the plan. This is even true for people with incomes credit. Individuals with income above 400% FPL must reabove 400% FPL.  pay the enAre amount of excess premium tax credit they  received that year. There is a limit to how much a person The increased premium subsidies will be in effect with lower incomes must repay. during 2021 and 2022. The Department of Health  and Human Services announced that the subsidies Because the COVIDͲ19 pandemic caused significant inwill be available on HealthCare.gov beginning April come uncertainty last year, the ARP waives repayment of 1, and the subsidies for current enrollees will be any excess premium tax credit received by marketplace retroac0ve to January 2021. It is unclear whether enrollees in 2020. This will protect people at any income these changes will be automaAc for current enrollevel, including those with income over 400% FPL. lees. Beginning April 1, consumers should update Because the 2020 tax forms were finalized before the ARP their HealthCare.gov applicaAons and reselect their was passed, the Internal Revenue Service is expected to current plan to receive the tax credits this year. If release addiAonal guidance. Individuals with quesAons they do not take any ac0on a2er April 1, they can should consult a tax professional. claim the increased subsidies as tax refunds when  they file their 2021 tax return next year.  People who would like help enrolling in marketplace  coverage should go to  Under the current COVIDͲ19 special enrollment perih%ps://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/  od, people have un%l August 15 to sign up for coverto find local assistance in their area. People who are age or change plans to take advantage of the addienrolled in Medicare should not a%empt to enroll in  %onal subsidies. marketplace coverage. 

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GWAAR Nutri%on Team in Collabora%on with UW Stout Diete%c Students By: Nicki Leh%nen Foods that contain dairy are a great source of many nutrients, like calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and protein. There are many different kinds of milk on the market today like almond milk, soy milk, and cow’s milk. Milk can help manage weight, reduce risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis, and many other diseases.   However, not all types of milk contain the same amount of protein content. While soy milk and cow’s milk have nearly 8 grams of protein per serving, almond milk has very lile protein. Therefore, almond milk might not be the best dairy alternaAve in terms of protein content. There are also different variaAons of cow’s milk that are on the market. There is whole milk, 2%, 1%, and skim milk, all with varying amount of fat content. Whole milk has approximately 8 grams of fat per 1 cup, while 2% has around 5 grams of fat per cup. 1% milk has 2.4 grams of fat per cup and skim milk has no fat. It is important to watch the amount of fat you are geKng from the milk you are drinking. Overall, diary month is dedicated towards promoAng the health benefits of drinking milk which is essenAal in healthy bones and can also help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. 


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The ADRC has grants of up to $5,000 available for individuals in need of vehicle modication for accessibility. A waiver may be requested for additional funding up to $10,000.   Qualications:  x  Eau Claire County Resident x  60 years old or older, or x  Adult with a disability, or x  Caregiver to an older adult, or x  Caregiver to an adult with a disability  Applications will be reviewed and granted based on funding availability.   The ADRC of Eau Claire County still has grants available for eligible individuals for modifying an existing vehicle or the purchase of a new vehicle complete with modications.  Contact our ofce to learn more at 7158394735.


Is Your Bathroom Safe for You? 

Consider Using our Adapve Equipment Loan Closet  Staying safe in your bathroom includes assessing your needs, making modificaAons if necessary and finding out whether adapAve equipment could help. The AdapAve Equipment Loan Program at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County offers a few useful items for bathroom safety. 

Grab Bars

Grab bars are a must for safety in the tub or shower. Make sure they are properly secured and can handle the amount of weight you expect them to hold. The adapAve equipment loan closet offers a temporary grab bar that works by sucAon. It is important to remember, this grab bar is only meant for balance, not to carry a person’s full body weight. It can be helpful in planning where a permanent grab bar could be placed.  

Bath Benches

Journey Ahead Podcast Series

 Join Lisa Wells for the June podcast and guest Mary PicaͲAnderson, director of the L.E. Phillips Senior Center as they discuss the benefits of physical activity. Be sure and check out the March and April podcast too!  Visit https://volumeone.org/podcasts/272514Ͳ journeyͲahead or subscribe to the Journey Ahead Podcast on your favorite Platform: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts,  or Tune in.

Bath benches can be essenAal in prevenAng falls in the tub or shower. They come in all shapes and sizes. The loan closet offers a couple of different types. There are bath stools which offer a place to sit down while showering, and prevent slipping from loss of balance or faAgue.  

Bath Transfer Benches

Bath transfer benches are useful by providing a way for someone to enter the shower safely, by first siKng outside the tub then liMing one leg at a Ame over the side of the tub or shower. They also have a back rest for extra support.   All items can be borrowed from the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County for up to three months. To check availability or for more informa8on on these and other items, please call 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 today!



The Eau Claire Memory Café and Support Groups will be online and/or conference call. To par0cipate, you will need an email and either a computer/tablet/iPad, smartphone or phone. Register online at www.adrcevents.org  

Chippewa Valley Memory Cafe

The café offers a comfortable way for people with memory problems and their care partners to have fun and socialize with others. For more informaAon, contact Lisa at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4750 or lisa.wells@co.eauͲclaire.wi.us  10:00 ʹ 11:30 am  Tuesday, June 8, 2021 

Coffee Group for Men (inͲperson at this me) 

ConnecAons and coffee for men caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or other type  of demenAa. For more informaAon, contact Bob at 414Ͳ378Ͳ2114 or beevee6610@gmail.com  11:00 am Wednesdays, June 2 and June 16, 2021 3712 Gables Court, Eau Claire  Early Stage Memory Loss Support Group This support group is for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other demenAas and their  caregivers. For more informaAon, contact Lisa at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4750 or lisa.wells@co.eauͲclaire.wi.us  1:30 ʹ 3:00 pm Wednesday, June 30, 2021  MiddleͲLate Stage Alzheimer’s/Demena Caregiver Support Group This support group is for people caring for a person in the middleͲlate stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other demenAas. For more informaAon or to register, contact Paula at paulajwainsco@gmail.com  1:30 ʹ 2:45 pm Tuesday, June 8, 2021  Lewy Body Demena Support Group This support group is for people caring for a person living with Lewy Body DemenAa. For more informaAon contact Janell at romatowskij@comcast.net or Amy at 715Ͳ379Ͳ3148 or amy@modularmarkeAngsystems.com  6:00Ͳ8:00 pm Wednesday, June 9 and June 23, 2021   SoulͲCare for Caregivers A monthly support group for individuals who are caring/supporAng a loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or other demenAa, or a chronic/terminal health condiAon or disability.  10:30 am ʹ noon Tuesday, June 29, 2021 For more informaAon, contact Paula at paulajwainsco@gmail.com

Stand in the Light Memory Choir Summer 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 parAcipate.  9:45 ʹ 11:00 am Thursdays, June 3 ʹ July 15, 2021 For more informaAon call 715Ͳ210Ͳ4165 or standinthelightchoir@gmail.com 


Free Virtual Prevention and Health Promotion Workshops 

StrongBodies™ Informaon Session for new parcipants

Strength training is especially important as we age. Being physically acAve and socially connected are both essenAal for health and wellͲbeing. The StrongBodies™ program provides a safe environment for older adults to improve both strength and balance with a fun group of peers. Learn more in this free orientaAon and sign up for classes. WHEN: Tuesday, June 1, 2021    10:00 Ͳ 11:15 am WHERE: Virtual Webex, “Join meeAng” link and instrucAons will be sent via email. REGISTER: Call the ADRC at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 or go to www.adrcevents.org at least one week prior. 

StrongBodies™ Strength and Balance Training 

10Ͳweek workshops, classes meet twice weekly for one hour each.  Mondays & Wednesdays, July 12 Ͳ September 20, 2021 at 8:30 am, 11:15 am, or 5:00 pm  Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 13 Ͳ September 16, 2021 at 8:30 am   Repeat parAcipants must complete a ReͲenrollment Consent Form to sign up by June 28. There is a fee for repeat parAcipants. Scholarships available.   Download form at www.adrcevents.org, email adrc@co.eauͲclaire.wi.us or call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 to request a form by mail. 

StrongBodies Program feedback:

“Everything about this class has been excellent. The class is so well structured, with each exercise done for a clearly arAculated purpose. Thank you for explaining in bits as we go along, about howto do the exercise and why we aredoing it. I also appreciate that the enAre program is based on research, as emphasized throughout the course.As an 83ͲyearͲold, I was not sure I should be doing this class. I thought maybe my muscle mass was so deteriorated that there was no hope. However, I DO noAce some improvements!” 

Mind Over Ma5er: Healthy Bowels, Healthy Bladder

ThreeͲsession workshop designed to give women the tools they need to take control of symptoms. It provides informaAon and group acAviAes along with simple exercises and dietary changes to pracAce 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:  Thursdays, 10:00 amͲ 12:00 pm   July 22, August 5 1925, 2021 WHERE: Virtual Webex, “Join meeAng” link and instrucAons will be sent via email. REGISTER: Call the ADRC at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 or go to www.adrcevents.org at least one week prior.  Why Health Promoon workshops are needed: x In our midͲfor es we lose ¼Ͳ ⅓ lb. of muscle a year and gain that much (or more) in fat. Strength training improves/increases muscle mass, strength, balance, bone density, arthri s symptoms, and more! x By the me women reach menopause, over half of women experience urine or bowel leakage. x Incon nence can be improved with low impact exercises and making changes to how we eat or drink. x Studies show that par cipants improved their healthful behaviors, improved their health status, decreased days in hospital, and decreased ED visits


Chippewa Valley Memory Café 

Let’s Get Together! Let’s get together at the Chippewa Valley  Museum for an outdoor  gathering and picnic! 


Tuesday, June 8th 10:00 ʹ 11:30 am 1204 E. Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire  Bring your picnic basket with your favorite food and beverage. We will enjoy the great outdoors AND being together.   To help ensure the health and safety of who attend, COVID safety precautions will be followed, including social distancing and mask wearing. Registration required online at www.adrcevents.org or call the ADRC at 715Ǧ839Ǧ4735. In the event of rain, first we will be sad, then we will connect virtually and a link will be emailed to you to join. 



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Juneteenth Freedom Day:  Saturday, June 19th, 2021

 Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or EmancipaAon Day, is one of the oldest known celebraAons commemoraAng the ending of slavery and enforcement of the EmancipaAon ProclamaAon in the United States. It became an official Texas state holiday in 1979 and is now an officially recognized holiday in fortyͲseven states and the District of Columbia. Celebrated annually on June 19th, the holiday’s name is made up of the words ‘June’ and ‘nineteenth’, commemoraAng the day in 1865 Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Texas to inform slaves that slavery had been abolished. 

How to Observe Juneteenth:

 A%end a local Juneteenth Celebra0on. People throughout the U.S. celebrate with community gatherings, cookouts, and parades, oMen sharing readings and oral histories of their ancestors; an honorable way to remember this somber period of American history.   For more informaAon about local Juneteenth events please visit the City of Eau Claire and Altoona Juneteenth Celebra0on on Facebook or contact Uni0ng Bridges at uni0ngbridges.org.   Source: 10 Facts: Juneteenth | American Balefield Trust (balefields.org) 

PALS Tip #6Ǧ Be Active:  Get Motivated 

Finding a moAvator that works for you can be the key to being acAve! Some common moAvators are: PleasureͲ it’s easier to keep doing an acAvity when you enjoy it! Health & Fitness BenefitsͲ If you feel stronger, more energized, less stress, or are sleeping beer, those benefits can moAvate you to conAnue. Change in AppearanceͲ Regular physical acAvity can help to trim fat, improve muscle definiAon, and boost your metabolism. Seeing these changes can moAvate you! Social opportuni0esͲ Exercising with friends or family can make it easier to sAck with your goals. Even a group exercise class can serve as a fun and supporAve atmosphere to moAvate you to conAnue. ThrillͲseekingͲ People who start exercising oMen find they are willing and able to try new and exciAng acAviAes, such as walking, biking, or joining an exercise class.   Which of these moAvates you? Keep that in mind as you start a new acAvity! Watch for Physical Ac0vity for Lifelong Success (PALS) workshop informaAon when inͲperson classes start.

Medicare & You: June 2021

Aging & Disability Resource Center Elder Benefit Specialists present free seminars open to  anyone new to Medicare, currently on Medicare, caregivers and families.  Register at www.adrcevents.org or call  The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County  715Ͳ839Ͳ4735 • 1Ͳ888Ͳ338Ͳ4636 2y: use Relay (711) adrc@co.eauͲ claire.wi.us   June presenta$on: 

Friday June 11, 2021 at 1:00 pm

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Emergency Broadband Benefit Available Now!

The Emergency Broadband Benefit offers a monthly discount to low-income households to offset the cost of broadband Internet subscriptions. This is a monthly discount of up to $50 per month, or $75 per month on tribal lands. The program will close six months after the federal pandemic emergency ends or when the money is depleted, whichever occurs first. WHO IS ELIGIBLE? Households are eligible if ONE member of the household: • Qualifies for the FCC’s Lifeline program; including people who participate in Medicaid, FoodShare or SNAP, SSI, Federal public housing assistance, Veteran and survivors pension benefit or have a household income at or below 135% of federal poverty guideline (for example, in 2021, would be $1449 for a household of 1) • Receives benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year; • Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 due to layoff or furlough • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s low-income or COVID-19 program, or • At least one member of the household participates in certain Tribal-specific federal assistance programs. Benefits are limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household. HOW TO APPLY: Online: application (available in English and Spanish) http://www.getemergencybroadband.org Mail: Complete the application and send with proof of eligibility to: Emergency Broadband Support Center, P.O. Box 7081, London, KY 40742 Contact Your Broadband Provider: In Wisconsin, AT&T, Verizon, Frontier, CenturyLink, Charter/Spectrum and many more are participating, including many mobile cellular carriers and providers that distribute hotspots. NEED MORE ASSISTANCE? CALL THE PSC PHONE AND INTERNET HELPLINE 608Ͳ267Ͳ3595 

June 4, 2021 Ͳ Assisve Technology and Ensuring Connecon 10:00 ʹ 11:30 am

Laura Plummer, MA, CRC, ATP ʹ Assis%ve Technology Program Coordinator, WI DHS.  AssisAve technology and mainstream technology have become criAcal links for staying in touch and reducing social isolaAon. Devices that once were considered a luxury are now part of daily life for many individuals. This session will idenAfy the barriers the current state of the world has highlighted and will address the use of technology and other strategies in fostering connecAons during the pandemic and beyond. 

June 18, 2021 ʹ Sleep and Be5er Brain Health 1:00 ʹ 2:30 pm

Dr. Donn Dexter, MD, Mayo Clinic Health System Sleep is more than a passive acAvity. It is vital for brain health and has been shown to both protect and help heal your brain. Join us to learn about healthy sleep and how it affects your brain. Register for each webinar at www.adrcevents.org or call the ADRC at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735. A link will be emailed a few days prior to the registered webinar. 

Ask a Demen7a Care  Specialist

Join DemenAa Care Specialists Carla  Berscheit and Lisa Wells serving Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire CounAes, for a morning of conversaAon, resources, quesAons, and hopefully...answers! WHEN:   TIME:  WHERE: 

Monday June 21, 2021  10:00 Ͳ 11:30 am Comfort of your home

Register online at the Aging & Disability  Resource Center of Eau Claire County, www.adrcevents.org or call 715.839.4735 or 888Ͳ338Ͳ4636 

All registrations will be sent a web link and phone number to join the webinar. 


Caretaker Corner By Jim Alf

It’s My Turn

Making the transiAon from one’s home to a nursing facility is a complicated affair, replete with paperwork, sorAng, heavy liMing, coordinaAon, logisAcs and every emoAon in the book. I’ve helped others do it including admiKng my wife to a memory care facility, in which case I had only to have some furniture and personal items moved. Now I’m learning what it’s like for the person who is moving. My turn is coming. Health issues prompted my doctor to make a referral to a nursing facility for me, puKng in moAon the moving process. I made the proper applicaAon and am now “on the list.” Which means there is a lot of work needing to be done for which I don’t have the strength. I have a houseful of furniture and personal items, most of which have to be disposed of one way or another. Fortunately, there are people organized to assist. I have engaged a transiAon company geared to my needs. When the Ame comes they will move the items I can take to the facility, then they will hold an estate sale at my home. What they can’t sell they will give away and what they can’t give away they will put in a dumpster. Proceeds from the estate sale will be divided by percentage. If the money is enough it will pay for the process and if not I may have to pay something. In the end, my home will be empAed. The other elephant in the room is paperwork. If Medicaid will be involved the help of a Managed Care OrganizaAon will be necessary. The Aging and Disability Resource Center has provided all the informaAon I needed. Their number is 715.839.4735.

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Does Your Loved One Wander? 

Project Lifesaver is a rescue program for Eau Claire County’s most vulnerable individuals with cogniAve impairments that put them atͲrisk to wander away and become lost. ParAcipants wear a bracelet around their wrist or ankle which enables their locaAon to be tracked with special search equipment. Project Lifesaver has a proven record of locaAng lost loved ones in minutes or hours, instead of days, from the Ame the rescue team arrives.   Eligibility requirements: The atͲrisk person requires oneͲonͲone, 24/7 supervision. The person being enrolled must have diagnosed cogniAve impairment that hinders their decisionͲmaking ability, puKng them at risk to wander unintenAonally and get lost. The tracking equipment cannot replace proper care, monitoring and oversight of the person atͲrisk. ParAcipants are asked to pay a oneͲAme transmier cost of $300 and a monthly fee of $10 to cover the cost of replacing transmier bands and baery monthly.  

For more informaon, or to enroll someone into the program, call the  Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4701.  

If you are interested in donaAng to this program to purchase equipment or offset the cost for families unable to afford the cost to enroll, also contact the Sherriff’s Office and they will gratefully accept donaAons. If your loved one wanders due to demenAa, the ADRC may have grant funding available to pay for the $300 iniAal fee. Call us at 715Ͳ839Ͳ4735. 

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