Oconto County Commission on Aging, Inc

Oconto County Commission on Aging, Inc The purpose of the Oconto County Commission on Aging, Inc., is to benefit the elderly in Oconto County
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07/21/2018

Are you aware of all the programs/services that Oconto County Commission on Aging provides? If not, here’s a quick summary to help you decide if our services would be beneficial to you or someone you know…

OCCA’s focus is to help those 55 years of age and older in Oconto County. Our programs/services include the following:

An Elderly Benefit Specialist who is available to assist with Medicare A, B, C and D. Medicaid, Social Security, SSI, SSD, VA Benefits, Food Share, Fuel Assistance, COP, Spousal Impoverishment & Long-Term Support Care, Nursing Home, Home Health, Homestead tax credit, and more…

Nutrition Program: Proper nutrition is critical to staying healthy. Did you know that nearly all elderly persons living at home by themselves lack the proper nutrition needed daily? OCCA’s Nutrition Program offers nutritious meals to anyone age 60 and older. Each meal provides a 1/3 of the daily amounts of nutrients needed to promote good health. We have 6 congregate meals sites throughout Oconto County, as well as providing Home Delivered Meals.

Transportation Services:
1. In-City Routes: This consists of transportation to nearest Nutrition Center, medical facilities, and shopping at the local stores. We also do New View transports. This service is available to persons 55 and over and handicapped residents. Please call the office for bus scheduling.
2. VEP Program: This program is for all other medical appointments that occur outside of the in-city bus routes i.e. medical appointments to Green Bay, Marinette, Appleton, etc. We rely on our Volunteer drivers who use their personal vehicle to transport. A wheelchair accessible bus is also available. Also, for persons aged 55 and older, and handicapped residents.

Foot Clinic: Taking care of your feet is very important to your health. OCCA has a Registered Nurse available who provides foot care for persons aged 55 and older.

If you or anyone you know needs any of the services listed above, please call the office at 920-834-7707, or stop in the office located at 1210 Main St in Oconto.

If you are a resident of Oconto County 60 years or older, or the caregiver or family member of someone aged 60 or older,...
07/10/2018
Aging/Caregiving Public Input Survey

If you are a resident of Oconto County 60 years or older, or the caregiver or family member of someone aged 60 or older, we would love for you to complete our survey! The State requires a three-year plan to identify the unique composition of each county as well as outline the goals of the aging unit in the upcoming three years. We need your input to ensure our services are meeting the needs of older people in the community and their caregivers. Thank you!

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11/02/2017
Local Assistance for Health Insurance Application

https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/#/
It is open enrollment for ACA Marketplace plans from November 1, 2017 to December 15, 2017. Here's where to find someone to assist you! (This is NOT for those who have Medicare)

Find local help to apply for health insurance. People and groups in the community offer free assistance both with the application process and with picking and enrolling in a plan.

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03/16/2017
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Meals on Wheels America provides meals for older, impoverished Americans -- not to mention much-needed human contact for home-bound seniors.

02/27/2017

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Wolf River Region hosts the Alzheimer’s Association’s Family and Community Education Programs
Many people believe that memory loss is a normal part of aging. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, some memory problems are normal, such as forgetting someone’s name. However, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are more than occasional memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviors because of damage to brain cells. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is short term memory loss. As the disease progresses, the person becomes more forgetful and may begin to exhibit difficult behaviors. It can be painful to watch your loved one experience memory impairments and it is important to talk with his/her doctor regarding your concerns.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, would like to invite you to attend several upcoming educational sessions that are free of charge and open to the public. The sessions will be held at 229 Van Buren St., Oconto Falls, WI 54154, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Tuesday, March 21 , 2017
Topic: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s – Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Topic: Dementia Conversations, learn to have hones and caring conversations about common concerns when someone begins to show signs of dementia.

Tuesday July 18, 2017
Topic: Effective Communications, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

Staff from the Aging and Disability Resource Center will also be available to offer memory screens to anyone who is interested. The memory screen is a tool designed to identify individuals who may need further testing to determine a diagnosis. Staff can also answer questions regarding other programs and services available in the community during this time. To register, please contact the ADRC at 1-855-492-2372.

01/03/2017

Do you have a loved one who may be struggling with dementia? Here is a great place to start:

The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Wolf River Region hosts the Alzheimer’s Association’s Family and Community Education Programs.
Many people believe that memory loss is a normal part of aging. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, some memory problems are normal, such as forgetting someone’s name. However, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are more than occasional memory loss. Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviors because of damage to brain cells. The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s disease is short term memory loss. As the disease progresses, the person becomes more forgetful and may begin to exhibit difficult behaviors. It can be painful to watch your loved one experience memory impairments and it is important to talk with his/her doctor regarding your concerns.
The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, would like to invite you to attend several upcoming educational sessions that are free of charge and open to the public. The sessions will be held at 229 Van Buren St., Oconto Falls, WI 54154, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Topic: Dementia Conversations; Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal & Financial Planning – Learn to have honest and caring conversations when someone begins to show signs of Alzheimer’s or dementia.

Tuesday, February 21 , 2017
Topic: Know the 10 Signs; the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. This training shares the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, separates myth from reality and addresses commonly held fears.

Tuesday, March 21 , 2017
Topic: The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s – Learn about detection, causes, risk factors, stages and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Staff from the Aging and Disability Resource Center will also be available to offer memory screens to anyone who is interested. The memory screen is a tool designed to identify individuals who may need further testing to determine a diagnosis. Staff can also answer questions regarding other programs and services available in the community during this time. To register, please contact the ADRC at 1-855-492-2372.

07/26/2016

Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer's disease? There are resources and events close to home.

Oconto County

- Tuesday, August 16th – The ADRC office in Oconto Falls will be hosting an informational class in regards to knowing the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s disease and how early detection can make a difference. This class is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, is free and open to the public. Class begins at 2:00 pm. Call the ADRC toll free to register at 1-855-492-2372. Walk-ins are always welcome.



Shawano County

- Tuesday, August 2nd – The ADRC office in Shawano will be hosting an informational class in regards to legal and financial planning for Alzheimer’s disease. This is a 2 part class. Part 2 will be held on September 6th. It is highly recommended that participants attend both sessions. This class is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, is free and open to the public. Class begins at 10:00 am. Call the ADRC toll free to register at 1-855-492-2372. Walk-ins are always welcome.



- Tuesday, Aug 2nd – The Memory Café meets monthly at the GLAS Coffee House in Shawano. This is a social group for those with dementia and their caregivers. The activity for this class will be a tour of the Sun Drop Museum in Shawano. The café is from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Contact Vicki Johnson with the Alzheimer’s Association for more information at 920-327-8187.

06/30/2016

We have an elderly person in Oconto who is in need of a free full-size bed and some type of recliner chair to sit in. He can pick items up. Please call 834-7707 or message if you can help!

06/22/2016

Are you in need of more information about memory loss? Here is an event you may wish to attend!

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease
This program explores the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that may require medical attention.
Wednesday, July 13, 12:30-1:30
Oconto Municipal Building, 1210 Main Street, Oconto

The event is hosted by the Alzheimer's Association. Please contact Kathy Davies, Program and Advocacy Director at (715)869-2667 or [email protected] for further information. The program is open to all, at no charge. Registration is not required.

06/22/2016

Here are some upcoming events that may be of interest to seniors and their families:

Oconto County

- Tuesday, July 19th – The ADRC office in Oconto Falls will be hosting an informational class in regards to understanding and responding to difficult behaviors when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or other related dementias. This class is presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, is free and open to the public. Class begins at 2:00 pm. Call the ADRC toll free to register at 1-855-492-2372. Walk-ins are always welcome.



Shawano County

- Tuesday, July 5th – The Memory Café meets monthly at the GLAS Coffee House in Shawano. This is a social group for those with dementia and their caregivers. The activity for this class it “reminiscence about weddings”. The café is from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. Contact Vick Johnson with the Alzheimer’s Association for more information at 920-327-8187.



- Thursday, July 21st – The 10th annual Senior Information Day will be held at the Shawano Civic Center at 8:30 am. This information day is free and open to those 55 years of age and older. The register, contact Shawano Community Education at 715-526-2192, ext 3202.

03/23/2016

Did you know we have a loan closet here, at our office at Oconto City Hall? We have some walkers and canes right now, some smaller shower benches. We are always accepting donations of durable medical equipment in good condition. It stays in your community and is loaned out free of charge to anyone who needs it. Contact us for more information, or to make a donation! (920) 834-7707. We thank you!

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01/08/2016
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UPDATE: Network Health has responded. Click the link for more information.
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ThedaCare says there is still no agreement to continue accepting Network Health insurance after July.

12/02/2015

Free hearing aid batteries, P13. Please contact us to pick up!

03/18/2014

The purpose of the Oconto county commission on Aging, Inc., is to plan, initiate community action, and promote available support systems, to benefit the elderly of Oconto County. Our mission is to continually improve our products and services to meet and advocate for our clients' needs.

Address

1210 Main St
Oconto, WI
54153

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(920) 834-7707

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