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

Mission Statement

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!

October Update

Special Events

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/.

Forget Me Not Fund

ABCD’s of Medicare

Tuesday, 10/4/22
Online
10 – 11 a.m.

Learn about the full scope of the Medicare program; including different parts of Medicare, enrollment information, and the coverage options.

ADRC is your source for unbiased, up-to-date Medicare information. Individual assistance available by appointment.

To register, call (800) 272-3900 or online.

 

Medicare Open Enrollment: Take Action Now!

Thursday, 10/20/22
In person at ADRC
1 – 1:30 p.m.

This session is designed to help you understand why the open enrollment period is important, how to review your plan options, what tools are available to you, and when you should act.

To register, click HERE .

Medicare Minute

Thrusday, 10/20/22
In person at ADRC
1 – 1:30 p.m.

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

To register, click HERE

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.

Book Club

3rd Monday of the Month
In Person at ADRC
1-2pm

Books are available at the front desk for sign out.

Book List:

  • Feb 21 – Code Girls by Liz Mundy
  • Mar 21 – Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flannigan
  • Apr 18 – Today Will Be Different by Marie Semple
  • May 16 – Breaking Night by Liz Murray
  • Jun 20 – Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  • Jul 18 – All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • Aug 15 – 19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  • Sep 19 – I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
  • Oct 17 – Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nigh by Mark Haddon
  • Nov 21 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult
  • Dec 19 – Island of the Sea Women by Lisa See

To register click HERE.

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!