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COVID-19 NEWS and UPDATES

Please refer to the main Chippewa County webpage for the latest Chippewa County updates on COVID-19.

ADRC staff continue to respond to phone calls and emails.  Please feel free to call us at 715-736-7777 or email adrc@co.chippewa.wi.us

March 25, 2020 Meals on Wheels Changes for COVID-19

We are continuing to deliver Meals on Wheels.  We are taking many precautions to protect meal participants, volunteers and staff.   One measure we are taking is to utilize a small, core group of volunteers to minimize the number of people out in public and the number of people we are exposing our participants to.  We know we may have a need for more volunteers so if you are interested in this please contact Kelly at 715-738-2590 or kzimmerman@co.chippewa.wi.us

COVID Scams Targeting Older People

As expected scammers are already working to take advantage of people during COVID-19.  Here are a few examples we’ve heard about.

  1. Beware of anyone calling, texting, emailing, etc. telling you that your FoodShare benefit will end, or that you can get more.
  2. Beware of anyone calling, texting, emailing, etc. saying you can get high demand products like cleaning supplies, gloves, masks, sanitizers by ordering online or over the phone.
  3. Beware of COVID charity scams. If you want to contribute to the effort contact your local church, school, non-profit agency or some other local agency you trust.
  4. Beware of someone claiming to be a relative or friend that is unable to get home due to travel bans and asking for money.This is the same scam with a COVID twist.

 Do not give them your Medicare or Social Security number or any personal information such as banking, credit card.  Don’t wire money.  Be suspicious of anyone offering anything related to COVID-19 such as testing kits, any supplies or treatments. Nobody will show up at your door to do a coronavirus test.  Hang up, delete the email, don’t respond to the text, don’t click on any links, or shut the door.  

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Mission: To provide older adults and people with physical or intellectual/developmental disabilities the resources needed to live with dignity and security, and achieve maximum independence and quality of life.
Goal: To empower individuals to make informed choices and to streamline access to the right and appropriate services and supports.

We offer free information, assistance and advocacy on issues affecting adults with disabilities & seniors. 

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Assistive Technology
Options for paying for assistive technology
Caregiver Resources
Information and resources for family caregivers
Disability Benefits
Specialists provide information and resources for individuals with disabilities
Elder Benefits
Specialists educate about public and private benefit programs to anyone 60 or older
Learning Library
Additional information regarding services and programs
Long Term Care Options Counseling
Information and resources to help meet people's long-term care needs
Senior Nutrition Program
Ensures that senior citizens have access to at least one nutritious meal five days a week
Resource Directory
Detailed list of resources available for you
Transportation Services
Information and resources regarding transportation
Vulnerable Adults and Elders at Risk
Information and resources regarding adult protective services
Young Adults Transition Services
Information and resources for young adults transitioning to adult programs
 

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