Columbia County Aging and Disability Resource Center Location.

Columbia County Aging and Disability Resource Center Location


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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


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
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 appli  

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. 


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.  


~I would like to tell of my experiences with the Columbia County ADRC transportation program. I am legally blind and unable to drive anymore. So, needless to say, this service is very important to me. They pick me up at my front door, and the drivers always exit the car to help me into the vehicle. I am always on time to my appointments, and am picked at the front door of wherever my appointment happens to be. And last but not least, for one who is on a fixed income, the cost is minimal compared to other costs that have to be absorbed to live day to day.

To conclude, I personally believe this is one of the best services offered to persons with any type of disability.

~I recently took the AARP Smart Driver course.  I did this because I wanted to make sure that my driving is as good as it can be.  As we get older, it is a good idea for us to work at being safe drivers.  I learned a lot, especially tips on handling round a bouts, proper adjustment of mirrors, watching my speed, especially not going too slowly, being careful when turning left and Wisconsin laws.  I'm turning in my certificate to my insurance company to â€‹see if it will lower the cost of my insurance.  This course is only a few hours, but it will greatly increase your skills and confidence.