Columbia County Aging and Disability Resource Center Location.

Columbia County Aging and Disability Resource Center Location


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HIRING For: Substitute Meal Site Manager
Columbia County Health & Human Services is looking for Substitute Meal Site Managers to fill in on an as-needed basis at the Wisconsin Dells, Lodi, Portage, Pardeeville, Poynette or Columbus senior nutrition program. Responsibilities include ordering, set up, prep of home delivered meals, delivery of meals as needed, assisting individuals needing help, clean-up, monitoring supplies, accepting donations and executing planned activities. Completion of Serving Safe Food training program within 6 months of hire. Requires a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and clean driving record, ability to maintain accurate records, ability to be courteous, pleasant and helpful to the elderly and/or disabled. Background check is required and will be completed by employer. HIRE RATE: $9.00 per hour. APPLICATION PROCESS: Required completion of Columbia County application which can be obtained through the county website: or call (608)742-9667 or from Human Resources at 120 W. Conant Street, Portage. Recruitment will remain open.

Aging & Disability Resource Center

Our Mission:
The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Columbia County will be a lighthouse in the county where the sole purpose will be to empower and support seniors, people with disabilities and their families by being available to provide personalized assistance, information, and guidance for those seeking help navigating the private and public long-term care system.

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a place for the public to get accurate, unbiased information on all aspects of life related to aging or living with a disability.

Professional staff are available to help you sort through your options and make informed decisions.

We can help you:

  • Maintain your independence in the community
  • Find services to help you remain at home
  • Make plans for your future housing and care needs
  • Locate health and housing assistance
  • Evaluate your eligibility for financial benefits
  • Fulfill your role as a caregiver


2652 Murphy Road (Location)
P.O. Box 136 (Mail)
Portage, WI 53901

Phone: (608) 742-9233
Toll-Free: 1-888-742-9233
FAX: (608) 742-9277

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday through Friday


Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshop

A high-level evidence-based program!

Healthy Living with Diabetes (HLWD) is an evidence-based workshop for people who have diabetes.  Developed at Stanford University, the Healthy Living with Diabetese workshop meets for 2-1/2 hours a week for six weeks. Classes are highly participative, where mutual support and success build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health condition and maintain active and fulfilling lives.  It is facilitated by two trained leaders in a classroom style, but most of the learning comes from sharing and helping others with similar challenges.

Please call the ADRC at (608) 742-9219 or 1-888-742-9233 to register.  Space is limited. 


Substitute Meal Site Managers-NEEDED!
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Foot Clinic

The Aging & Disability Resource Center Foot Clinic is Open!  Please call 608-742-9233 or 1-888-742-9233 for an appointment.


Stepping On-Falls Prevention Program

Stepping On-Falls Prevention Program

Please contact us at 1-888-742-9233 to find out more about our Stepping On Program and when the next class will be held! 


Living Well With Chronic Conditions Program

Are you an adult with an ongoing health condition?  During the Living Well Program, you will get the support that you need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and learn better ways to talk to your doctor and family about your health. 

If you have conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety, the Living Well Program can help you take charge of your life. 

Please call us at 608-742-9219 or 1-888-742-9233 for more information or to sign-up for our next class. 


Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshop
In the six weekly classes, caregivers develop a wealth of self-care tools to: reduce personal stress; change negative self-talk; communicate their needs to family members and healthcare or service providers; communicate more effectively in challenging situations; recognize the messages in their emotions, deal with difficult feelings; and make tough caregiving decisions. Class participants also receive a copy of The Caregiver Helpbook, developed specifically for the class.  Please call us today for more information and to sign up for our next workshop!  (608) 742-9233 or 1-888-742-9233.  

 ~The meals were nutritious, well balanced and delivered promptly by such fine gentlemen.  I was always greeted with a friendly smile and a brief conversation.  That means a lot to a shut-in!  It was often the only human contact that I had that day.  The home visits by the ADRC staff were pleasant and much appreciated.   

~First off, I'd like to say that the ADRC social worker was a very pleasant person to talk with.  They were very knowledgeable of their profession.  Our meeting lasted about 2 1/2 hours and it sure didn't feel like it.  Not only do they know their job and fully understand where I'm coming from, they also had a good sense of humor.  I have two dogs and they treated the dogs like they'd known them for a very long time.  After the meeting was over and I understood everything that we talked about, the social worker told me to expect a call in the morning regarding a decision about my case.  Indeed, they called me the next morning with the decision and it was favorable.  I know that the social worker worked hard at getting my case turned in and I really appreciate that.  There ought to be more people like that working in this field and with the general public.  Thank you! 

~I had to make the toughest decision in my life which was to place my mother into an assisted living.  I contacted one of the ADRC social workers and everything went as smoothly as could be.  Within a few weeks my mom was placed at the Remington House.  The ADRC social worker was absolutely fantastic to deal with-they put us at ease and handled everything.  Thank you; you were one of a kind!    

~Here's a little "something" from Lodi to say THANK YOU for putting up with all my tears and "ditziness."  What a kind and caring person you are for helping those in need.  Thank you for being who you are and for the work you do for our elderly.  I'll never forget your support!