Friday, June 3, 2016

Mental Health America

You Are Not Alone
Were you or a loved one diagnosed with early stages of mental illness? Would you believe that you have the power within you to change early stages of your symptoms?  Seeking help and getting screened will help you to get the treatment you need to reduce the symptoms of mental illness. Don’t let fear get in the way, talk to your doctor or a loved one. Take control of your symptoms before stage 4! You are not alone! For more information go to Mental Health America.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month

How does it feel to live with a mental illness? If you or someone you love is dealing with mental illness it’s important to talk about it. Voicing your concerns and point of views to others around you will break down frustrations and misperceptions. Mental Health America (MHA) has provided some helpful screening tools to get you started! Click here to help you understand more about mental health.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Volunteer Today!


Did you know Columbia County currently has a total of 100 volunteers?  The reasons they volunteer are:

· Meeting new people
· Helping others
· Doing their part for the community
· Raise awareness
· Learn and serve
· Work for a cause
· Keeping active

Here is what one volunteer had to share…...
" Very rewarding to walk in the door
and watch their face light up. Love every one of them!"
Daniel has been a valued driver in Columbus, WI for many years. He is one of a number of volunteers who deliver over 100 meals to people in their homes each day. These drivers are vital to the success of the ADRC of Columbia County Senior Nutrition Program.

Here is a Typical Day for a Volunteer Meal Driver:

10:15– Arrive at one of the nutrition sites. Each Driver gets a clipboard with the names & address of the meal recipients on the route they cover that day. A map & directions are included. Meals are packed in insulated bags and coolers. (Insulated bags plug into the cigarette lighter to keep meals hot.)
10:30—Drivers start their routes, visiting each recipient on the list. One route can be anywhere from 6 to 15 meals. Drivers must see the person in order to deliver the meal. Sometimes a meal recipient needs help opening the containers or cutting the food. A little friendly chatting is generally a must!!!!!
11:30— Arrives back to the nutrition site to drop-off the now empty bag & cooler. Drivers report anything that might be concerning with someone on the route. If a person was not at home, drivers report that to the meal site manager. Coordinators must follow-up with that person or his/her emergency contact to make sure everything is well.
11:45—Drivers resume their day with the satisfying feeling they are able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in their community.

We have many opportunities…….
Home Delivered Meal Drivers
Medicare Outreach
Senior Nutrition Site
Office Assistance
Bi Weekly Newsletter
Healthy Aging Workshop