What is the Hmong ElderCare Program?
La Crosse County has approximately 100 Hmong elders age 60 and over. Some of these elders are isolated, and depressed because there are little opportunities to socialize and share their gifts and talents with the larger community. The Hmong elders also have a difficult time adjusting to their new life and new sense of
self in America due to transportation, language, and cultural barriers. Through socialization, nutrition, exercise, stimulating recreational activities, and educational excursions, the overall health and well-being of Hmong elders will increase.
Programs and services include:
- Social and Recreational Activities: sewing, arts & crafts, tours and trips, gatherings, games and projects
- Transportation: available to Kajsiab Dining participants
- Nutrition: nutrition education and a culturally appropriate meal
- Exercise programs:
- Physical exercise (strengthening exercise)
- Exercise videos to loan out
- Wii Games for fun and exercise
- Walking (walking in place with video or walking on trails)
- Health Education and Screening: Speakers on a variety of topics throughout the year along with an annual Health Fair for Hmong Elders each November where they have access to various health screenings
- Cultural Brokering & Advocacy: Professional bilingual cultural brokers provide advocacy, translation, information and referral.
- Video Library: of various topics to be loaned to Hmong Elders and their caregivers
We gather to share and learn!
Site: Hmong Community and Cultural Center
1815 Ward Ave, La Crosse, WI 54601
Time: Wednesdays from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Please make reservations 24 hours in advance with the ADRC at
608-785-5700 or 800-500-3910
Who: Open to all Hmong elders age 60 and over. Anyone 60 and over is also welcome to join us.
Fee: We request a donation of $3.25 to help cover a portion of the cost of the meal. We ask that participants give what they can.
Anyone younger than 60 years of age is also welcome to participate but is required to pay the full price of the meal, which is $8.75
Sponsor: Aging and Disability Resource Center
Phone: 608-785-5700 or 800-500-3910