Contact the ADRC Wolf River Region
Contact the ADRC Wolf River Region

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Your Free Community Connection to Essential Supports & Services

Toll-free: 1-855-492-ADRC (2372)

Serving Shawano, Oconto and Menominee Counties and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community

Events

From Support Groups to Health and Wellness Clinics

The Wisconsin-based ADRC of the Wolf River Region connects you with upcoming local events in Shawano, Oconto and Menominee Counties and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community. Take a look through the list below and follow any instructions for registration.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Wednesdays – Social Hour

Join the ADRC for a social hour event the 1st Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am – 10:00 am at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls. This is a great way to get out of the house to socialize with others. Activities include board games, puzzles, reading, and more. Contact Mary if you have any questions by calling 715-526-4687.

 

June 20 – Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss different behaviors that may happen when your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia. This class will be held at Shawano County Human Services, room 115, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708 or Ericka at 715-526-4712.

 

June 21 – Alzheimer’s Awareness Memories Walk

The ADRC is hosting the Solstice Memories – Illuminating Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk on Friday, June 21st at Franklin Park in Shawano. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk begins at 10:00 am. There is a 1 or 2 mile walk option. Register for this free event by calling Ericka at 715-526-4712 or Johanna at 715-526-4708. Click here to view the informational flyer.

 

July 29 – 10 Waring Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease. This class will be held at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708.

 

August 5 – Understanding & Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss different behaviors that may happen when your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia. This class will be held at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708.

 

August 8 – Sept 20, 2024 – Boost Your Brain and Memory

The ADRC is offering this free workshop that creates a holistic approach to improving brain health. This group will meet for 8 weeks on Fridays (August 2 – Sept 20) at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 9:00 am – 10:30 am. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708. Click here to view the informational flyer.

 

August 12 – Building Foundations of Caregiving

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss supporting the caregiver. This class will be held at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708.

 

August 19 – Supporting Independence 

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss supporting independence when your loved one has been diagnosed with dementia. This class will be held at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708.

 

August 26 – Communicating Effectively

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss communication skills when working with someone with dementia. This class will be held at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708.

 

September 2 – Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss different steps you can take when responding to someone with dementia. This class will be held at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708.

 

September 9 – Exploring Care and Support Services

The ADRC is offering this free class that will discuss different support resources when caring for your loved one with dementia. This class will be held at the ADRC office in Oconto Falls from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Contact Johanna to register by calling 715-526-4708.

 

Memory Cafe – (3rd Tuesday of each month) Oconto County

The Memory Cafe meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and the meeting locations rotate each month. The Memory Cafe provides an innovative form of social engagement for people living with dementia, cognitive decline or other memory loss. This event is intended to be enjoyed by those with memory loss as well as their caregivers, family and friends. For more information, contact Johanna at 715-526-4708 or Ericka at 715-526-4712.

 

Memory Cafe – (2nd Tuesday of each month) Shawano & Keshena Areas

The Memory Cafe will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and the meeting locations rotate each month. The Memory Cafe provides an innovative form of social engagement for people living with dementia, cognitive decline or other memory loss. This event is intended to be enjoyed by those with memory loss as well as their caregivers, family and friends. For more information, contact Johanna at 715-526-4708 or Ericka at 715-526-4712.

 

  • Click here to view the list of upcoming memory cafe activities.

 

Caregiver Support Groups

This support group is designed to help caregivers share stories, learn tips and interact with others who are in similar situations. Click here to view the informational flyer.

  • 1st Monday of the month from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Bond Center in Oconto
  • 1st Monday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Gillett Community Center
  • 1st Wednesday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the St. John Church in Townsend
  • 4th Tuesday of the month from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Bonduel Village Town Hall
  • 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Tigerton Senior Center
  • 4th Wednesday of each month at Beans & Books Coffee Shop in Shawano on Main Street from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

ONGOING EVENTS

The following events are regularly scheduled and ongoing – see each item for details regarding meeting days/times.

 

ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) Support Group – 3rd Wednesday of each month

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay from 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm. Contact Carolynne for more information at 920-288-7095.

 

Caregivers Stronger Together Support Group – 4th Thursday of each month

The Caring Tree Adult Day Center in Oconto Falls offers a support group called Caregiver Stronger Together. This support group provides a safe, comfortable environment where people who are caregivers can connect with others in similar situations. This support group meets the 4th Thursday of each month from 10:00 am – 11:00 am pm at The Caring Tree Adult Day Center. Contact Bonnie for more information by calling 920-848-8885.

 

Caring Tree Adult Day Services – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Adult Day Services (ADS) are designed to meet the needs of adult participants who are functionally, physically or cognitively impaired, socially isolated, frail, or may be suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other type of memory loss. These services are provided at The Caring Tree Adult Day Center, located at 512 Caldwell Avenue, Oconto Falls (inside the Oconto Falls Senior Center). The hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Children’s Support Group – Tuesday Mornings or Thursday Evenings

This support group meets at Safe Haven in Shawano. This group is for children who have been involved in or have been witnesses to family violence or other abuse. Pre-registration is required by calling Safe Haven at 715-526-3421.

 

Community Dinner – 4th Tuesday of each month

First Presbyterian Church in Shawano offers a free community dinner the 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm. First Presbyterian Church is located on Main Street next to the Post Office. Click here to view their informational flyer.

 

Emotions Anonymous – Mondays

This twelve-step organization has helped many people learn to live with unsolved problems. They offer this self-help opportunity in a warm and caring atmosphere every Monday at the Shawano County Library at noon. Contact Angela at 715-524-2524 to find out more or click here to view their informational flyer.

 

Epilepsy Support Group – 3rd Tuesday of each month

Meetings are held at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay the third Tuesday of every month (Sept – June) from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. For more information contact Ariel at 920-471-2134.

 

Golden Girls – Tuesdays 
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services in Oconto,  More info

 

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group (Shawano) – Meets every Monday

This support group meets every Monday at the Shawano Civic Center beginning at 6:00 pm. Contact Colleen for more information at 715-851-9969.

 

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group (Green Bay) – 4th Tuesday of each month

This support group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Care partner breakout secessions are available at most meetings. Contact Lisa Van Donsel for more information at 920-621-0949.

 

Parkinson Support / Early Stages of Dementia Group Shawano Area – 2nd Tuesday of each month

The Parkinson Support Group for the Shawano area meets the second Tuesday of every month from 10:00 am – 11:00 am at the Shawano Municipal Building located at 127 South Sawyer Street. Contact Johanna for more information at 715-526-4708.

 

Shawano Community Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – 1st Friday of each month

The MOPS community group is open to all women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through kindergarten). They meet once a month (September – May) from 8:45 am – 10:45 am at Hope Community Church in Shawano. MOPS provides an opportunity to meet other moms and offers a morning full of fun, food, creative activities and guest speakers. There is a fee of $50 for the year to join but anyone interested is encouraged to come to a meeting free of charge to see if they like it. Childcare is provided free of charge during this meeting. Click here to view their website.

 

Visually Impaired People (VIP) Support Group (Shawano WI) – 4th Monday of each month

This support group for the visually impaired meets the 4th Monday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Shawano Library. There is no cost to attend. For more information contact Caroline at 715-851-1076.

 

We Are People

The We Are People support group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 11:00 am at the Shawano Civic Center. Contact Debbie at 715-526-6789 for more information. Click here to view their brochure.

 

Women’s Support Group – Tuesday Mornings or Thursday Evenings

Safe Haven invites you to join this support group that is for women who have experienced difficult relationships in the past or present or have experienced verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse. This support group meets every Tuesday morning or Thursday evenings at Safe Haven in Shawano. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling Safe Haven at 715-526-3421.

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