It is an honor and a privilege to have David Scribbins as the ADRC of Eagle Country Governing Board Chairperson. The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (Wisconsin BPDD) featured an article from David in their "What's the Word" publication. Please click the link below to read the inspiring story David has to tell.
CRAWFORD COUNTY AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
DIRECTOR OF AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) serving Crawford County is seeking an experienced individual responsible for the management of our Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). Duties include the planning and oversight of the Older American’s Act and ADRC programming and staff, as well as preparing plans, reports and financial claims to ensure compliance with State and Federal requirements.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work or related field with three year’s supervisory management experience.
Competitive benefits. Starting wage for 37.5 hr/week position is $68,926.82. Wage after successful completion of one year is $72,506.85.
Crawford County Job Application is required to be considered for employment. Applications are available at the office listed below or online at www.crawfordcountywi.org. Applications, cover letters, and resumes are due April 17th, 2023, by 4:00 pm. Please send via mail, email or fax to:
Crawford County Clerk’s Office
Attention: John Grothjan
225 N. Beaumont Road, Suite #210 Prairie du Chien, WI
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (608) 326-0213
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The workshop is called Building Better Caregivers, and it lasts 6 weeks. There is no cost to caregivers; we have a grant from the National Institute on Aging to pay for it. https://caregiverproject.ucsf.edu/
*The ADRC is unbiased and in no way affiliated with this resource.
White Cane Day October 15th!
White Cane Safety Day is nationally recognized on October 15 every year. This date and the weeks surrounding it offer opportunities to educate the driving public to the challenges the blind and visually impaired community faces on a daily basis just by doing something as ordinary as crossing the street.
People who are blind or visually impaired can be identified by a cane or walking stick that is white in color or white trimmed with red that is held in an extended or raised position or who are using a service animal. There are over 200,000 individuals who are blind or visually impaired in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s White Cane Law states:
An operator of a vehicle shall stop the vehicle before approaching closer than 10 feet to a pedestrian who is carrying a cane or walking stick which is white in color or white trimmed with red and which is held in an extended or raised position or who is using a service animal…and shall take such precautions as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury to the pedestrian. The fact that the pedestrian may be violating any of the laws applicable to pedestrians does not relieve the operator of a vehicle from the duties imposed by this subsection.
According to WisDOT, 53 pedestrians were hit and killed by drivers in 2019, and 52 more in 2020. Overall, more than 1,300 pedestrians were hit in Wisconsin in 2019. The only way to change the trend is to ensure that we are bringing awareness to the role we all play in making sure our streets are safe for all pedestrians, especially those who are blind or visually impaired.
Please help us help those who have vision loss to be able to travel safely in our communities by spreading awareness of White Cane Safety.