The Messenger
A Newsletter From The Arc Dane County
Supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 65 years

November 21, 2018 
I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual.

~ Henry David Thoreau
What's Happening at The Arc Dane County
Wishing you and your loved ones a
Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter,
and great memories.
We are grateful to have you as part of
The Arc Dane County Family.

FC/IRIS Learning Circles with LOV Dane
Want to share your Family Care/IRIS experience with other families?  Do you have questions about FC/IRIS that you'd like answered? Are you curious about what other families and individuals are experiencing in Family Care or IRIS? Then come to the Madison or Stoughton Learning Circle, sponsored by LOV-Dane and the Arc-Dane County.  This is a group where you can learn together, create and strengthen connections with other families, do some group problem solving, and gather information.  Please, register - it's free, but we'd like a head count!

Madison Learning Circle
When: Monday, November 26, 6-7:30pm
Where: Arboretum Cohousing, 1137 Erin St
Register: Click here to register through Eventbrite.

Stoughton Learning Circle
When: Wednesday, November 28, 5:30-7pm
Where: Elven Sted Community Room, 631 8th St
Register: Click here to register through Eventbrite.

In This Issue
Upcoming  Events

The Arc National Events
shot_preparation.jpg Get a Flu Shot Now to Protect Yourself and Your Holiday Guests
Health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to include flu shots in their planning for upcoming holiday get-togethers with family and friends.
"We all want to protect our elderly relatives, the new babies joining the family tree, students home from school, and other family and friends who gather at our homes for holiday events," said State Health Officer Karen McKeown. "Getting a flu shot is a great way to help keep yourself- and your holiday guests-healthy this flu season."
Some 7,530 people in Wisconsin were hospitalized due to flu-related complications during the 2017-18 flu season, and 379 people died, including three children.
Health Care News - Read Carefully
No Premiums for BadgerCare Plus Parents and Caretakers
Starting January 1, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, BadgerCare Plus parents and caretakers currently enrolled in an extension no longer have to pay premiums for their BadgerCare Plus benefits. For more about what an extension is, see below. Currently, these extension members are either paying a monthly premium or were told they may need to pay a premium in the future.

Impacted members will be receiving letters with information about premiums and possible re-enrollment at the end of November.

For more information, visit their website at
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