Mission, Vision & Values
Inspiring hope and promoting health and quality of life.
A world where all people are understood, valued and supported to live their best life possible.
- PEOPLE FIRST - Everyone is an expert on their own life. We commit to listening to and empowering people and removing barriers.
- ADVOCACY- We commit to equity, fairness, dignity and potential. We speak out when needed and work for change.
- KINDNESS - We commit to treating everyone with compassion and respect through word, tone, and action.
- PARTNERS MATTER - We do more together than alone.
- TRUSTWORTHY – We strive to be objective, reliable, and accurate in our stewardship of the public good.
- LEARNING TOGETHER – We never stop seeking to serve better.
What You Can Expect at the ADRC
- We will listen.
- We will treat you with courtesy and respect.
- We will provide fair and correct information.
- We will help you to understand and access services or programs for which you may be eligible.
- We will keep your personal information private.
- We will be welcoming to all our customers regardless of age, race or ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, nationality, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
- We will respond to any complaint quickly and work to resolve it.
- ADRC - a Brief Overview
- ADRC Introduction in ASL
- Veterans and the ADRC
- Long Term Care Programs - Family Care, Partnership and IRIS
2018 Division of Aging and Disabilities Annual Report
2017 Division of Aging and Disabilities Annual Report (PDF)
2016 Division of Aging and Disabilities Annual Report (PDF)
2015 Division of Aging and Disabilities Annual Report (PDF)
2014 Division of Aging and Disabilities Annual Report (PDF)
2013 Division of Aging and Disabilities Annual Report (PDF)
History of the Aging and Disability Resource Center
The Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center is guided by the vision that older people and persons with disabilities should have prompt and easy access to the services that they need.
- December 1988: The idea of one-stop service delivery becomes a reality. The Center for Aging and Long Term Care is established at 5407 8th Street Kenosha bringing together many services providers under one roof.
- January 1997: Approval and funding for resource center pilots is included in the 1997-99 biennial state budget.
- January 1999: The Center for Aging and Long Term Care becomes one of Wisconsin’s first Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC), co-located with the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center under Kenosha Human Development Services, Inc. (KHDS).
- November 2003: The ADRC moves to its current location at the Human Service Building.
- February 2007: Family Care and Partnership Long Term Care Programs are started in Kenosha County.
- January 2008: The Kenosha County Division of Aging merges with Disability Services, becoming the Division of Aging and Disability Services. Soon after developmental disabilities services are moved to the ADRC and the KHDS office becomes the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center, co-located with other mental health services.
- July 2008: IRIS self-directed supports waiver begins operation.
Since 1988, the ADRC as part of the Kenosha County Division of Aging and Disability Services has:
- Added Disability Benefit Specialists
- Conducted a Falls Prevention study
- Introduced two evidenced-based prevention programs to Wisconsin and established ongoing and active research partnerships bringing innovative health and wellness tools to the community
- Developed transition specialist services
- Enrolled thousands of people into Family Care, Partnership and IRIS
- Doubled the Adult Protective Service (APS) unit
- Partnered with other community providers through the Falls Coalition, Care Transitions Coalition and Caregiver Coalition to improve services for older people and persons with disabilities across the spectrum of services in Kenosha County.
- Enhanced services to people with dementia and their caregivers through the Dementia Care Specialist position, the Dementia Friendly Communities grant and Dementia Crisis planning.
Request a Speaker
The Aging & Disability Resource Center provides a variety of educational opportunities for our community. Our staff is skilled on a range of topics. If you would like to request a speaker, please fill out the request form and let us know your topic(s) of interested. The form can be returned to us by emailing ADRC or mail to:
8600 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, WI, 53143
Hearing Loop Technology
This resource is available at the Aging and Disability Resource Center to help people with hearing loss to have a better experience when communicating with our staff.
For other locations that provide hearing loops: Hearing Loop Installations in Wisconsin.
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