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AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) Family Educational Series:  Marinette County Health and Human Services - ADAPT announces the next AODA Family Education Series open to the public.  The series is developed to address the growing concerns in our community related to the devastating impact that substance use has had on individuals, families, and the economic prosperity of our community.  This series will begin on September 24, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and will run for the next five consecutive weeks for a total of six weeks.  The series loops every six weeks allowing a person to start at any point in the series.

Domestic Violence Education Series:  This series is developed to address the growing concerns in our community related to domestic violence and the impact that domestic violence has had on individuals, families and the community.  The Domestic Violence Education Series has been developed to address family violence and how people can find empowerment through knowledge.  Some of the topics include The Cycle of Violence, Co-Dependency, Self-Esteem, Resilience, and Reflecting on Personal Growth.  This series will being on April 9th, 2018 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM and will run for a total of six weeks (except when closed for a holiday).  Participants of the series should be referred by their case worker.  Reservations must be made prior to the series by calling the Rainbow House at 715-735-6656 or 800-956-6656. Follow link for further details.  All sessions will be held in the conference room at Marinette County Human Services, 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI  54143.

Share the Care:  Share the Care is a model that shows ordinary people (friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances) how to create a "caring community" to help someone they know that is in need of assistance.

Supplemental Health Insurance Counseling is offered as a public service and is held at the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, by appointment only. This is a free service available to both Wisconsin and Michigan senior citizens.  The sessions are on an individual basis to review Medicare supplement insurance and to understand your options. Sessions last approximately 30 minutes.  Appointments can be made by calling the Chamber office at 715.735.6681.
NE Wisconsin Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program:  If your home is in need of repairs, you may qualify for home rehabilitation assistance through the Northeastern Wisconsin Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program.  Follow link for additional details.

Volunteer Opportunity:  Rainbow House in Marinette is looking for A FEW GOOD MEN to volunteer occasionally throughout the year to assist with moving furniture, handyman repairs and outdoor maintenance.  Contact Joette at 715-735-6656.

Golden Girls Support Group:  For women age 60 and over.  Come join us for coffee and support at the Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc.  Meet new friends.  Talk about concerns.  Have questions answered.  Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00.  Contact Joette at 715-735-6656 if you have any questions. 

Options has HOME funds for Home Accessibility, Rehabilitation, or Repair:  Options for Independent Living, has received federal funding through the State of Wisconsin Dept. of Administration, Division of Housing to administer the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME Loan Program).  Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for a loan.  Follow link for further details and information.

Helping Hand Networking Group (Previously Caregiver Support Group):  A fun and friendly monthly meeting dedicated to elders and caregivers.  This is an open compassionate and understanding group where you can participate in hands on activities, discuss concerns and stressors, and any other topics. Coffee, snacks, hands-on activities, conversation and support.  Meetings held in Crivitz, WI. Follow link for dates and details.

2018 Diabetes Support Group  Free Diabetes Support Group, held on the third Wednesday of every month from 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Meeting held at Aurora Bay Area Health Center - Conference Room, 4061 Old Peshtigo Rd, Marinette, WI. Follow link for dates and monthly topics.  

Stepping On:  Falls Prevention Class.  Learn exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling.  This class is designed for anyone who is 65 or older, has had a fall in the past year, is fearful of falling, lives at home and does not have dementia.  To register call Marinette County Elderly Services (MCES) at 715-854-7453 or 800-990-4242.  Fee for class is $10.  Call MCES for further details. 

Advance Care Planning:  Attend a free Advance Care Planning Group Session.  Advance care planning, including powers of attorney for health care and othe legal instructions, allow everyone to honor your perferences for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  And they keep your loved ones from having to make hard decisions during moments of grief.  Follow link for details of Advance Care Planning Group Sessions.

Alzheimer's Workshop:  Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters. Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at the ADRC, 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease.  Call 715-732-3850 to RSVP.