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AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE is the nation’s first and largest classroom driver refresher course designed for drivers age 50 and older. Tests are not given. To find out when the next AARP Smart Driver Course is available, call or go online.
(715) 389-0230 Marshfield, (920) 289-0994 Wausau, (715) 421-8989 Wisconsin Rapids
Classroom driver refresher course designed for drivers age 50 & older. Tests are not given.
Healthy Living is a workshop for adults of all ages who have pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, or live with someone that does. In the workshop, you set your own goals – the changes you see are things that matter most to you. A group setting brings fun and wisdom as you learn hands-on with others to apply new skills in your life. Healthy Living with Diabetes doesn’t replace your diabetes treatment plan – it teaches you the best ways to work with your doctor and your family. Meets one time a week for six weeks for 2 ½ hours.
Managing your health starts with taking care of yourself. Living Well workshops offer you a hands-on opportunity to discover solutions that work with your life, and your health concerns. Classes are for adults with an ongoing health condition like arthritis, high blood pressure, cancer, depression, heart disease and many others. With mutual support in a Living Well workshop, you can build confidence to make new choices and feel better. You set your goals and put new problem-solving skills to work in your own life. It’s about doing what’s important to you – and not just living, but Living Well! Meets one time a week for six weeks for 2 ½ hours.
We provide free classes which provide information about Medicare parts A, B, C & D, Medicare Supplement policies, & other prescription drug coverage. Individuals are encouraged to attend a Medicare Basics class 2-3 months prior to their eligibility for Medicare. Classes are held regularly at our ADRC offices. Please call for information on specific dates & time & to register to attend one of our classes.
Stepping On is for adults 60 and older who have fallen or fear falling, live independently at home/apartment and are able to walk/exercise without the help of another person.
Local experts, trained leaders and other group members support and encourage you to find solutions to make your home safer and your body stronger. Stepping On can help you avoid a dangerous and costly fall so you can keep doing the things you love to do. Meets one time a week for seven weeks for 2 hours.
NTC offers the High School Equivalency Diploma. Student’s local high school approval is necessary for enrollment. Students can earn a high school diploma from their home high school in addition.
1000 W Campus Dr
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives & diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy & service. Registered Nurses at the toll free number can answer questions. An American Cancer Society Navigator offers free, confidential assistance to cancer patients & those who care for them.
The American Red Cross provides service to military families & offers assistance to victims of natural disasters as well as disasters involving home fires & home flooding. Education courses including first aid, CPR, swimming lessons, & babysitting.
330 Grand Ave, Ste 104
Information (877) 618-6628 Class Registration (800) 733-2767
Participants of AmeriCorps Team Marathon County will work for a year in local agencies and school to address the following problems: *Literacy (English as a Second Language and Tutoring) *Positive Youth Activities *Other Human Service Needs– Youth & Families *Disaster Preparedness/Relief/Response.
911 Jackson St
Our mission is to help people find their role in the workplace. Our Employment Specialists work one-on-one to set goals and create an individual plan for employment for each participant. We provide paid training at a local non-profit or government agency while working to find outside employment. This service is available to people who are age 55 & up and who have low or no current income. We also provide job development and placement services to people of all ages with disabilities.
800 Wisconsin St., Unit 88
Eau Claire, 54703
Provides learning opportunities for adults age 50 or older. Membership of $79.00 includes free admission to one designated continuing education per year (certain courses are excluded), & several reduced fee classes; invitations to special events; & use of UWMC facilities such as the library, cafeteria, work out room, swimming pool during scheduled day & evening hours.
625 Stewart Ave
NTC’s College Prep Center provides assistance in the areas of college prep (math, reading & writing), GED/HSED, ELL, computer literacy, employment readiness & more. Whether you are just beginning your college journey or returning to school after many years, the College Prep Center instructors & staff are here to help you succeed.
1000 Campus Dr Rm A111
Public health programs are directed towards maximizing the quality of life across the lifespan. Programs include Health Promotion/Chronic Disease Prevention, Communicable Disease control and investigation, Family Health/Injury Prevention, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental nutrition program, and Environmental Health.
Meets 2nd Tuesday each month at MCPL, Wausau Branch, 2nd floor meeting room 6-8 pm. Fibromyalgia symptoms are chronic muscle pain, fatigue, low mood, brain fog, difficulty sleeping, etc. Hear medical & health speakers, learn about Fibromyalgia, share information, get support. Daytime meetings also avail.
300 N First St
SERVING LANGLADE COUNTY
312 Forrest Ave, Antigo WI 54409 (Inside NTC)
SERVING LINCOLN COUNTY
607 North Sales St, Merrill WI 54452
SERVING MARATHON COUNTY
731 N First St St 4000, Wausau WI 54403
Employment, training & support services to help eligible low income Wisconsin residents secure & maintain employment Also, has emergency services, WEATP funds and Job Access Loans to help with transportation.
6:30-7:30 am Monday/Fridays & 7-8 am Wednesday mornings during the school year.
Select Tuesday & Thursday evenings 7-8pm. Master’s Swim Team: Tuesday & Thursday mornings 5:30-6:45am, Select Saturday Mornings 8-9:00 am.
1801 S 16th St
Wisconsin Rapids, 54494
Public health promotion, disease prevention, health and safety regulation.
1000 Lake View Dr, Ste 100
Offers GED Diploma preparation; Employability classes; Computer skill improvement, Assistance with resume preparation, Reading, writing & math skill building. Services are free. Located in the lower level of Merrill City Hall.
1101A N Mill St
2600 W 5th St, Marshfield WI 54449
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd St N, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494
MSTC offers…*More than 60 different degree programs in today’s most in-demand career fields *Career advancement and worker retraining *Entry-level education for recent high school graduates *Basic skills and literacy education (including HSED/GED) *Technical assistance to business and industry *Community Economic development *Personal enrichment opportunities *Disability Services Specialist at each location (call 715-422-5452).
(715) 387-2538 (715) 422-5300
Offers free diabetes/kidney health screenings; helpline for caregivers & patients available weekdays 9-4; free community & online educational programs, brochures. Provides free medical identification jewelry for anyone w/kidney disease, dialysis or received a kidney transplant. All services & programs are free.
10909 W Greenfield Ave Ste 201
West Allis, 53214-2379
(414) 897-8669 or (800) 543-6393
Serves people w/multiple sclerosis & their families, health care professionals & the general public. Services include financial assistance (for needs related to MS), educational materials, webinars & teleconferences, quarterly newsletter & magazine, advocacy, info. & referral, & peer support (online, in person, by phone).
1120 James Dr, Ste A
A nonprofit organization established in 1983 by rare disease patient organization leaders to represent all Americans affected by rare diseases. NORD provides programs of advocacy, education, research & patient/family services. It works closely w/approximately 290 member organizations representing people w/specific rare diseases. NORD still administers medication assistance programs for people who cannot afford their medications or their co-pays.
55 Kenosia Ave
NTC offers associate degree, technical diploma & certificate options, as well as a variety of professional development and continuing education opportunities. Students have the opportunity to transfer with junior status to over 50 four-year colleges and universities and can take advantage of the College’s Liberal Arts Transfer Degree.
312 Forrest Ave, Antigo WI 54409
(715) 623-7601 or (888) 682-7144
LINCOLN & MARATHON
1000 W Campus Dr, Wausau WI 54401
W Campus Dr, Wausau WI 54403
(715) 675-3331 or (888) 682-7144
(715) 623-7601 or (715) 675-3331 or (888) 682-7144
NTC’s College Prep serves adults that need help with a variety of basic subjects such as math, reading, writing, and GED/HSED. Instruction is also available in financial literacy, computer basics, job skills and study skills. Instruction is provided to help students: Increase their basic skills for program entrance, Prepare for GED/HSED testing, Prepare for employment or employment exams, Increase basic skills for self-improvement NTC’s College Prep Centers are open lab, self-paced environments. Students are assessed at enrollment and instruction is tailored to individual needs. Several classroom based options are available for basic math, reading and science.
1000 Campus Drive
MARSHFIELD: Marshfield Medical Center
611 St Joseph Ave, Marshfield WI 54449
Anne Dick (715) 305-3188
https://www.marshfieldschools.org/Page/1132 or www.projectsearch.us
WAUSAU: Aspirus Wausau Hospital-See contact info below.
WI RAPIDS: Aspirus Riverview Hospital
320 W Grand Ave, Ste 102, WI Rapids WI 54495
Caralee Morrison (715) 315-0593
Ann Lepak (715) 424-2712
The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace. Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration & hands-on training through worksite rotations. The program culminates in individualized job development.
Provides a wide variety of materials in print, microfilm, digital, & electronic formats, including books (regular & large print), newspapers, eBooks, magazines, & genealogical material. Language library. Books on CD, music CDs, DVDs, & computer & video games. Call individual branches for times when open:
Antigo – 617 Clermont St (715) 623-3724
Arpin – 8091 County E (715) 652-2273
Athens – 221 Caroline St (715) 257-7292
Edgar – 224 S 3rd Ave (715) 352-3155
Elcho – Elcho School, N11268 State Hwy 45 (715) 275-3225 ext. 133
Elton – W4904 Hwy 64 East (715) 882-3881
Hatley – 435 Curtis Ave (715) 446-3537
Marshfield – 105 S Maple Ave (715) 387-8494
Marathon City – 515 Washington St (715) 443-2775
Mosinee – 123 Main St (715) 693-2144
Nekoosa – 100 Park St (715) 886-7879
Pittsville – 5291 3rd Ave (715) 884-6500
Rothschild – 211 N Grand Ave (715) 359-6208
Spencer – 105 S Park St (715) 659-3996
Stratford – 213201 Scholar St. (715) 687-4420
T.B. Scott Free Library – 106 W 1st St, Merrill, WI 54452: (715) 536-7191
Tomahawk Public Library – 300 W Lincoln Ave, Tomahawk, WI 54487 (715) 453-2455
Vesper – 6550 Virginia St (715) 569-4669
Wausau – 300 N 1st St (715) 261-7200
WI Rapids – 490 E Grand Ave (715) 422-5133 or (715) 423-1040
White Lake – 615 School St (715) 882-8525
Monthly programs that focus on different aspects of healthy, active living for older adults. Topics:Program topics include: Vitamins & Supplements, Spring/Fall Birding, How to Prevent Fraud & Identity Theft, Hands Only CPR, Medicare Basics.
705 S 24th Ave, Ste 400B
Further educational opportunities including: *GED/HSED preparation *Keyboarding/typing skills training *Preparation for written portion of commercial and regular drivers licenses *Development or brush-up in reading, writing and math skills *Study skills development *Improvement of academic skills for college entrance *Career assessment and exploration *Résumé and cover letter preparation *Job hunting and job interviewing skills *Job search and job application assistance *Internet training and access to JobNet or other internet resources
202 Callon St
(715) 803-1479 or (715) 803-1763
UW – EXTENSION
837 Clermont St, Antigo WI 54409
801 N Sales St, Ste 101, Merrill WI 54452
212 River Dr, Ste 3, Wausau WI 54403
400 Market St, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495
Provides knowledge & resources to engage people & their communities in positive change.
Services to help parents/others support & enrich the lives of children w/disabilities. Info. & Referral: help w/your questions about programs, services & resources related to special education. Offer several programs for transition aged-youth & their families.
600 W Virginia St, Ste 501
The WI Nutrition Education Program within the UW Extension provides information about foods, nutrition, and resource management, free of charge. Some of the things we teach are: *How to make low cost nutritious meals*How to keep food safe*How to balance the foods you eat with physical activity, ways to stretch food and food dollars and ideas for low cost meals. Programs are for limited income families and individuals of all ages.
837 Clermont St
Public health programs are directed towards maximizing the quality of life across the lifespan. Programs include Health Promotion (Healthy People Wood County priorities), Communicable Disease (control and investigation), Family Health/Injury Prevention (home visits, car seats), WIC (nutrition program), & Environmental Health (code enforcement, food safety, public health hazard investigation).
111 W Jackson St Ste 301
Wisconsin Rapids, 54495
410 W McMillan St, Marshfield WI 54449
SOUTH WOOD COUNTY
601 W Grand Ave, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54495
211 Wisconsin River Dr, Port Edwards WI 54469
3402 Howland Ave, Weston WI 54476
WOODSON YMCA-WAUSAU & ASPIRUS BRANCHES
707 3rd St, Wausau WI 54403
The Y is the leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. Working locally, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being and inspiring action in and across communities.