ADRC Advisory Committee
The ADRC Advisory Committee is a nine member board whose membership is equally represented throughout the county. Board make-up includes county board members, consumers and consumer advocates representing: the older adult, adults with physical disabilities and developmental disabilities, mental health and/or substance use disorder needs and young adults with disabilities. The board meets on a bi-monthly basis to provide input on issues of policy and assist in identifying unmet needs of consumers. They are ambassadors of the ADRC’s mission and advocates for the needs of all target populations served by the ADRC.
Purpose of the ADRC Advisory Committee includes the following:
- To improve the quality of life for older adults, adults living with a physical or developmental disability and their families by helping them remain independent and engaged within their own community.
- To represent, empower and advocate on behalf of older adults, adults living with a physical or developmental disability and their families.
- To identify and promote Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County programs and services that will help older adults and adults living with a physical or developmental disability to maintain dignity, independence and active lifestyles.
- To guide Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County staff to serve, advocate and respond to the needs of Door County older adults, adults living with a physical or developmental disability and their families.
- To support Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County staff on program and service design, development and oversight.
- To advise Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County staff on the composition, implementation and administration of the Door County Three Year Aging Plan and ADRC Annual Plan.
Nutritional Advisory Council
The Door County Nutrition Advisory Council is a seven member board.
The Door County Nutrition Advisory Council advises the ADRC Director, Assistant ADRC Director and Nutrition Program staff on all matters relating to the delivery of nutrition and nutritional supportive services within the program area. All recommendations and suggestions of the Nutrition Advisory Council must be in accord with federal and state policies and procedures and take into consideration the nutrition budget.
It is the responsibility of the Nutrition Advisory Council to be a point of contact for individuals, family members and caregivers regarding the nutritional programs provided in Door County. They are to represent and speak on behalf of nutrition participants and to advise the ADRC Director and Assistant ADRC Director on matters relating to the delivery of nutrition and nutrition supportive services within the program area including:
- Make recommendations regarding the food preference of participants.
- Make recommendations regarding days and hours of site operations and locations.
- Make recommendations regarding site furnishings with regard to disabled or handicapped participants.
- Make recommendation regarding supportive social services to be conducted at the site.
- Give support and assistance to the ongoing development of the Nutrition Program.
- Actively promote the participation of older individuals in the preparation of the county’s comprehensive plan for aging resources.
- Promote Advocacy and communication to the general public about the Nutrition Program.