The Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore is your one-stop shopping source for information regarding senior living and disability advocacy in Kewaunee and Manitowoc Counties.
Stop in or call our office for assistance. Our lobby contains a wealth of informational brochures, packets and pamphlets. We can put you in touch with people and resources to help you through difficult situations. Our Information and Assistance Specialists are here to assist you in reviewing your options.
Family Care / IRIS
The ADRC shall assure that all consumers are informed about eligibility for Long-Term Care Funding. The ADRC shall administer a Long Term Care Functional screen to determine functional eligibility for Long Term Care programs, such as IRIS and Family Care, and will provide information regarding financial eligibility guidelines.
Family Care - English, Hmong, Spanish
IRIS - English, Hmong, Spanish
- High Phone Bills
Local Telephone Service providers are required to give discounts to residents who meet certain eligibility requirements. You need to call Customer Service at the Telephone Service Provider, and request an application form. After you fill it out and mail it back, the provider will confirm the information given, and will then credit your account between $5.25 and $7.00 each month. Some long distance carriers offer the discount also. For more information, please call:
Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore 1-877-416-7083.
Other resources for free phones and minutes:
- Homestead Tax Credit
The Wisconsin Homestead Tax Credit program is designed to help low income residents who are paying real estate property taxes directly through a property tax bill, or indirectly in the form of rent. The amount of the Tax Credit that you may be eligible to receive is determined according to the amount of your income in relation to the amount of property tax (or rent) that you pay.
For more information, please call:
Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore 1-877-416-7083
Two Rivers Senior Center 920-793-5596
- Social Security Benefits
Questions can be answered about Social Security Retirement, Survivors and Disability, Medicare Health Insurance, Supplemental Security Income. Most business can be handled by telephone. For more information, please visit the Social Security website
- Veterans Benefits
- Weatherization for My Home
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program is designed to help residents with low income to receive a credit on their fuel and electric bills thereby reducing the amount they have to pay for the season.
Applications are accepted October through May. This is a list of resources for both Kewaunee and Manitowoc County residents. Appointments are suggested.
223 Ellis St.
Kewaunee, WI 54216
1300 Egg Harbor Road
(Cherry Point Mall), Suite 124
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Economic Support (920) 683-4300
Manitowoc Senior Center (920) 683-4508
Two Rivers Senior Center (920) 793-5506
If you are eligible for the LIEAP, you are also eligible for a State Weatherization Program. For more information, please call:
Partners for Community Development Fuel Assistance and Weatherization (800) 584-8172
WI Fuel & Light (920) 682-8241
WI Public Service (800) 450-7260
You have many options in Kewaunee and Manitowoc counties If you are unable to find the information you need, please call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore at (877) 416-7083. For help in finding a place to live in Wisconsin call (877) 428-8844 or go to: Wisconsin Housing Search Website.
- Adult Family Homes - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County
A place where 1 to 4 adults who are not related to the operator reside and receive care, treatment or services that are above the level of room and board.
- Residential Care Apartment Complex (RCAC) Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County
This is an apartment type setting where five or more individuals live and offer independence and control over personal space, care decisions and daily routines. This type of housing would benefit someone who needs some assistance with daily living care and nursing services yet can function in an apartment setting. Up to twenty-eight hours per week of supportive services such as assistance with medication, bathing, dressing, grooming and nursing care are provided. If a resident requires more than twenty-eight hours of supportive service per week, the tenant can contract with a home health care agency or obtain assistance through informal supports such as friends and family to assist with care needs. Emergency assistance is available twenty-four hours a day. Social and recreational activities as well as meals will be available. Be sure to ask about the services and if there is an additional charge for any of them.
Registered and certified facilities will accept only personal funds for payments. Medicare and Medical Assistance do not pay for these facilities. Rent and other charges are self-pay. The manager can assist with financial questions. Be sure to ask if there is a "care charge" for residents needing assistance.
- Community Based Residential Facility (CBRF)
A home or apartment type setting where five or more unrelated adults live together. The goal of the CBRF is to assist individuals in achieving the highest level of independence of which they are capable. Different populations are targeted by the CBRF and some of these populations include: elderly, Alzheimer's, emotionally and mentally disturbed, developmentally and physically disabled and veterans. A CBRF is classified according to its size and the population it serves.
Payments for care can come from a variety of resources including personal funds and public funding if a person is eligible. The manager at the CBRF can assist with financial questions.
All CBRF's are licensed and monitored by the state. You can contact the Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long Term Care at (800) 242-1060 to determine the status of the facility that interests you, or you can visit the Bureau of Quality Assurance Website
Licensed CBRF Listing - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County
- Subsidized Apartments
Housing rent is based on about 30% of income for families, elderly or persons with disabilities.
Listing of Subsidized Apartments
- Independent Apartments
Listing of Independent Apartments
- Section 8 (Low Income) Housing
Financial assistance (HUD Section 8 rental assistance) for those renting and needing assistance paying rent. Income and family size guidelines apply. Call for waiting list status.
Horizon Management Group
Rental Assistance - Voucher Program
(608) 784-2935 Ext 152
Lakeshore CAP - Emergency Housing/Homeless Services
Lakeshore CAP - Emergency Housing/Homeless Services
- Home Health Aide Resources
Listing of Home Health Aide Providers - Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County
In Home Hair Care
Homebound individuals in need of shampoos, haircuts, perms, etc… may call the following individuals for these services. These licensed beauty operators are affiliated with local hair salons, however, provide these services as private contractors. You will need to ask for prices, being mindful that there may be additional charges for mileage, and in-home services. Contractors are listed alphabetically. Services need to be scheduled in advance by appointment……
Sandy Cater … 920-242-4133
Gina Wellner … 920-682-4307
Homebound Individuals in need of in-home barber services may call:
Gerald Nelson … 920-794-7435
- Non-Medical In-Home Services
Listing of Non-Medical In-Home Service Providers
An elderly person living alone at home can activate an emergency response system when a crisis happens and he/she is not able to get to a telephone (such as after a fall). He/she activates the system by pressing a button that is worn around the neck on a cord, or on a bracelet. The alarm is received at the hospital, who then calls the person on the telephone. If there is no response to the phone call, the hospital personnel call the elderly person's on file emergency responders. Responders may be neighbors, children or acquaintances who live in the elderly person's neighborhood.
Listing of Lifeline Providers
All providers charge an assessment or activation fee, and a monthly service fee. Call for prices, the fees may vary.
Durable/Medical equipment is available to the public for private use. Refundable security deposit (check/cash only) required for each item. Loans may be short term in duration. A loan agreement must be signed at the time of the loan. Items must be returned in the same condition they were received at. Items available on a first come first serve basis. Please call for availability.
Kewaunee County Loan Closets
Casco Lions Club Loan Closet
Dyckesville Lions Club Loan Closet
Luxemburg Lions Club Loan Closet
VFW Loan Closet - Algoma
Manitowoc County Loan Closets
Manitowoc Lions Club
Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore
1701 Michigan Avenue
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920) 683-4180 or (877) 416-7083
Two Rivers Fire Department
2122 Monroe Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241
Property Tax Deferral Loan Program
The Property Tax Deferral Loan Program (PTDL) was created by the legislature to help Wisconsin resident homeowners pay their property taxes. The PTDL Program is administered by the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). The PTDL Program allows individuals 65 or older with a limited income to convert equity from their home into cash to pay all or a portion of their property taxes. Approved borrowers make no required monthly payments on principal and interest until ownership of the property is transferred, or until the borrower no longer lives in the home.
An applicant may borrow up to $2,500 each year that they qualify for the program. The interest rate is dictated by Wisconsin Statutes 234.635 (Loans shall bear interest at a rate equal to the prime lending rate at the time the rate is set, as reported by the federal reserve board in federal reserve statistical release H. 15, plus 1% which shall be set no later than October 15th of each year, and that rate shall apply to loans made in the following year) this program year is 9.25% compounded annually and is fixed for the life of the loan. A borrower may pay back all or a portion of the loan at any time.
A borrower must be 65 years of age or older on the date of application and if married, the spouse must be 60 years of age. All co-owners of the qualifying home must be at least 60 years of age on the date of application. If the borrower or the borrower's spouse is/are permanently disabled, there is no minimum age requirement for the spouse. The borrower must own a qualifying insured home in Wisconsin and reside there for all of the year. A borrower is considered as living in his/her home even if they temporarily live in a health care facility, such as a nursing home or hospital.
The amount of outstanding liens and judgments on the home, not including PTDL and/or WHEDA rehabilitation loans, may not exceed 50 percent of the assessed value of your home for property tax purposes.
A participant must insure their home and WHEDA must be named as a lien holder on the fire and extended casualty and flood insurance policies. All outstanding tax liens must be satisfied prior to participating in the program.
How will a PTDL loan affect ownership value?
To protect WHEDA's interest and ensure repayment of the loan at a later date, WHEDA will file a lien on the property. Like a mortgage, a lien reduces the borrower's equity in the property.
For more information contact:
Property Tax Deferral Loan Program
Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
PO Box 1728
Madison, WI 53701-1728
Support groups give people the opportunity to talk about their lives and their problems, to discuss their thoughts and especially their feelings, with others who can understand them.
Listing of Support Groups