Brown County

Dementia Friendly Coalition

 

People living with dementia have hope, are valued, and belong.

virtual support

educational opportunities

for the person with dementia

for the caregiver

Forget Me Not Fund

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The mission of the Dementia Friendly Community Coalition is to raise awareness, develop cooperative partnerships, educate, and engage all to create a dementia friendly community that enhances quality of life. By transforming the community, we promote inclusion, reduce stigma, and instill hope.

This coalition is made of passionate individuals from many different business sectors and parts of the community. It includes representatives from ADRC, Green Bay Police Department, hospitals, assisted livings, supportive care agencies, Brown County Parks, and many more!

May Update

ADRC Events & Workshops

ADRC has the programs you are looking for to take control of your health and life. We have classes available for participation in person and/or online – from the comfort of your home! Register online or by calling us at (920) 448-4300 or by visiting https://adrcofbrowncounty.org/events/.

Got Dementia on the Brain? Managing Difficult Situations

Wednesday, May 25th from 1:00 – 2:30pm

Behavior is one of the primary ways that people with dementia communicate. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer‘s disease.

To register, click HERE or call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900

Men’s Support Group: Support for Men Caring for Loved Ones with Dementia

1st Tuesday, 5/3/22
9 – 10:15 a.m.
In person at Bay View Family Restaurant

Join this group to share successes and challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer‘s or other type of dementia.

 

Parkinson’s Support Group

2nd Wednesday, 5/11/22
3 – 4 p.m.
In person at ADRC

This support group is geared for the person with Parkinson’s as well as their caregiver. During our time together, we’ll share stories, exercise, games, and more. This group is facilitated by Mary Beth Fumelle, Compassus Hospice.

 

Aging Advocacy Day

Register Here

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
1 – 4 p.m.
Online
Your voice can make a difference!
Increase the impact of Aging Advocacy Day by joining others to advocate on these issues impacting Wisconsin’s older adults and family caregivers.
  • Support of family caregivers
  • Expansion of funding for the aging/Aging and Disability Resource Center Network
  • Protection of your voting rights
Need an iPad to attend online?
Call us! (920) 448-4300

Lunch Bunch

1st Monday of the Month  

Join the Lunch Bunch to build community and ignite conversation as you connect with others. Staying active and social is key to maintaining your emotional and physical health.

Meeting places:

  • Feb 7 – Rite Place
  • Mar 7 – Mackinaws
  • Apr 4 – Pancake Place
  • May 2 – Krolls West
  • Jun 6 – Oaks (De Pere)
  • Jul 11 – Longhorn Steakhouse
  • Aug 1 – Pizza Ranch East
  • Sep 12 – Sammys
  • Oct 3 – The Oaks in De Pere
  • Nov 7 – Julies East
  • Dec 5 – Village Grille on Hoffman Rd.

To register, click HERE.

General Online Education Opportunities

ABCD’s Of Medicare

Learn about the full scope of the Medicare program:

  • Different parts of Medicare
  • Enrollment information
  • Coverage options

Now available online! You need a computer, tablet, or smart phone and internet service to participate.
Choose from one of the following sessions:

 

Thursday, April 28, 2022
at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. 

Online

Thursday, May 12, 2022
at 2 – 3:30 p.m. 

In person at ADRC

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
at 9 – 10 a.m.

Online

REGISTER

 

Medicare Minute

The Medicare Minute provides accurate, up-to-date, and easy to understand information. Please join us to learn more about your Medicare benefits.

Now available online! You need a computer, tablet, or smart phone and internet service to participate.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10 – 10:30 a.m. 

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 at 10 – 10:30 a.m. 

For the Person with Dementia

Memory Cafes
Memory Cafes are back!

  • Oneida Virtual Café – Contact dmiller4@oneidanation.org or 920-869-4854 for
    • At this time Oneida is not meeting in person, but is offering a virtual program option. 
  • NWTC/Botanical Gardens – Tuesday, Nov 9th from 1:00 – 3:30pm“Being Thankful & Paying Forward”…Join in the fun of crafting & conversation as we paint Christmas ornaments, decorate pinecones & make cards to gift. Pay it forward—for our Community Project we will collect non-perishable food items. Please consider bringing a donation to help re-stock the local food pantries.
  • SPARK! & Memory Café – Tuesday, Nov 16th from 10:00am – 12:00pm – Neville Public Museum — 210 Museum Pl, Green Bay
    *RSVP Contacts: Ryan Swadley at (920)448-7840 or email
    Ryan.Swadley@browncountywi.gov
    Connie Roberts at (920) 412-9960 or croberts@curativeconnections.org
    We start the holidays by taking a trip back in time! It’s our Christmas museum tradition…we share past holiday family traditions and view the annual Prange’s Store Christmas Window Exhibit. Come, relax & enjoy the decorations!
  • DENMARK MEMORY CAFÉ—NO NOVEMBER OR DECEMBER CAFÉ’S – Tuesday, November 16th, 2021, 10:00-12:00,
    Neville Public Museum — 210 Museum Pl, Green Bay
    • *RSVP Contacts: Ryan Swadley at (920)448-7840 or email Ryan.Swadley@browncountywi.gov Connie Roberts at (920) 412-9960 or croberts@curativeconnections.org
    • We start the holidays by taking a trip back in time! It’s our Christmas museum tradition…we share past holiday family traditions and view the annual Prange’s Store Christmas Window Exhibit. Come, relax & enjoy the decorations!

Please note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be no Grub, Games & Gab lunch held in November. ~ We wish all our Memory Café friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! 

For more information, details about activities, questions, or to RSVP for a Memory Café, contact
Connie Roberts, 920.412.9960 or croberts@curativeconnections.org

Caregiver Support Groups (ongoing)

Mug Club for Family Caregivers
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month 6:00-7:30pm. Join online or by phone.

Create connections, learn together, share conversations, and offer care and support.
Call or email Teri Bradford (920) 448-4320 or teri.bradford@browncountywi.gov if you are interested.

Sponsored by the Brown County Caregiver Coalition.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops

Now available online!

Take care of yourself. Get a recharge and learn tools to help you focus on taking care of yourself so you can be the caregiver you want to be. There’s even a class to address the unique needs of caregivers of adult children with special needs. The workshop meets for 2 hrs a week for 6 weeks. An optional 7th week is available to cover how ADRC can help you navigate your caregiver journey.

Learn to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve communication
  • Set goals
  • Cope with anger, guilt, and depression

$30 covers all materials (scholarships available)

*To participate you need access to the internet and computer or tablet. 
Equipment may be available to borrow, call to inquire.
WebEx instruction is available, one-on-one to walk you through it so you are comfortable participating.

Call to register (920) 448-4300

 

Upcoming Classes

Caring for an Adult with Special Needs

Thursdays, Sep. 8 – Oct. 13, 2022 at 6 – 8 p.m.

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Have an event you want featured?

Do you or your organization have virtual events or support for people with dementia and their caregivers? We want to share it in our weekly newsletter during this COVID-19 pandemic!

Staying connected and supported will help us get through this together!

Email your virtual event or support information to anne.zieglmeier@browncountywi.gov.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to people with dementia and their caregivers during this challenging time!