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

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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

 

Spring 2022 Dementia Care Specialist Newsletter (in PDF format)

We’ve compiled our Dementia-related events into an easy to use PDF format! For a quick look at our upcoming events in one place, click here: Spring 2022 Newsletter

 

Book Club – February 9, 2022

The ADRC is offering a free book club on February 9 at the Shawano Library from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm or individuals can attend virtually via Zoom. The book that will be discussed is “My Two Elaines” by Martin J Schreiber. Contact Mary Jo to register by calling 715-526-4712. If you need a copy of the book just contact the ADRC!

 

Boost Your Brain – Wednesdays (February 9 – March 30)

Boost Your Brain is a program by Mather Institute that takes a holistic approach to improving brain health. This course will be offered at the Wittenberg Community Center from 10:00 am – 11:30 am on Wednesdays (Feb 9 – March 30). Contact Mary Jo to register by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Brain Check-Up – March 7, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Farnsworth Public Library in Oconto on March 7. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Book Club – March 9, 2022

The ADRC is offering a free book club on March 9 at the Shawano Library from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm or individuals can attend virtually via Zoom. The book that will be discussed is “Creating Moments of Joy” by Jolene Brackey. Contact Mary Jo to register by calling 715-526-4712. If you need a copy of the book just contact the ADRC!

 

Brain Check-Up – April 11, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Oconto Falls Library on April 11. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Brain Check-Up – May 9, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Shawano Library on May 9. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Brain Check-Up – June 1, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Lena Library on June 1. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Brain Check-Up – July 7, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Gillett Community Center on July 7. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Brain Check-Up – August 8, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Suring Library on August 8. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Brain Check-Up – September 7, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Lakewood Library on September 7. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Brain Check-Up – October 4, 2022

A brain check-up is a wellness tool that helps identify possible changes in memory and cognition. This tool creates a baseline of where you are right now and it allows you to monitor for future changes. Brain check-ups will be offered from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm at the Menominee Library in Keshena on April October 4. Contact Mary Jo to schedule your appointment by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Alzheimer Caregiver Call-In Support Group (Every Tuesday)

Every Tuesday from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm this call-in group meets. Registration is required by calling 1-800-272-3900. Once registered, you will receive the call-in information. Click here to view the informational flyer.

 

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. Contact Mary Jo for more information and to learn where the meeting location for the month is by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Memory Cafe – (2nd Tuesday of each month) Shawano County

The Memory Cafe will be meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm – 3:30 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. Contact Mary Jo for more information and to find out where to meeting location is for the month by calling 715-526-4712.

 

Caregiver Support Group – Shawano County (4th Wednesday of the month)

This support group is designed to help caregivers share stories, learn tips and interact with others who are in similar situations. The group meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at the Shawano Library (128 S Sawyer St, Shawano) from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Contact Mary Jo for more information by calling 715-526-4712. This support group is co-lead by Mary Jo with the ADRC and Kristin Waukau with the Menominee Tribe.

 

Caregivers Stronger Together – Oconto County (4th Thursday of the month)

This support group is designed to help caregivers share stories, learn tips and interact with others who are in similar situations. The group meets the 4th Thursday of each month at The Caring Tree Adult Day Center (512 Caldwell Ave, Oconto Falls) from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Contact Bonnie for more information by calling 920-848-8885. This support group is co-lead by Mary Jo with the ADRC and Bonnie Johnson with The Caring Tree Adult Day Center.

 

Alzheimer’s Education Classes (Shawano)

The 3rd Friday of each month the ADRC Dementia Care Specialist (DCS) and the Menominee Tribal DCS are hosting a class regarding Alzheimer’s disease information at the Shawano Civic Center from 11:00 am – noon. Upcoming dates are:

 

– December 17th: Understating and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior

 

For more information, please call Mary Jo at 715-526-4712.

 

Alzheimer’s Education Classes (Oconto)

The 1st Thursday of each month the ADRC Dementia Care Specialist (DCS), in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, are hosting classes regarding dementia information at the Bond Community Center in Oconto from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Upcoming dates are:

 

– December 2nd: Effective Communication Strategies

 

For more information, please call Mary Jo at 715-526-4712.

 

 

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 – 2nd Wednesday of each month

Meetings are held the second Wednesday of every month at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Contact Carolynne for more information at 920-288-7095.

 

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group – 4th Tuesday of each month

The Alzheimer’s Association along with Good Shepherd Services is offering a support group for those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease. Monthly meetings are conducted the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the board room at Good Shepherd Services in Seymour. Contact Good Shepherd Services to find out more at 920-833-6856.

 

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 environmnet 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 – CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

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 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

 

Memory Café – Seymour – 2nd Thursday of each month

The Alzheimer’s Association, in partnership with Good Shepherd Services in Seymour, offers a memory café for those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. This monthly meeting is a social group that meets to do actives and learn about services in the area. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. For more information, contact Good Shepard Services at 920-833-6856.

 

Mug Club For Caregivers – 1st Tuesday of each month (Cancelled until further notice)

Mug Club for Caregivers is a support group open to any caregiver. This group goes over issues such as learning coping skills, finding local resources and bonding with others who have similar experiences. Meetings are held at Shawano County Department of Human Services from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm the first Tuesday of each month. Class is free and open to the public. Click here to view their informational flyer.

 

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 Group Shawano Area – 2nd Tuesday of each month

The Parkinson Support Group for the Shawano area meets the second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 pm at the Shawano City Hall located at 127 South Sawyer Street. Contact Joyce for more information at 715-526-5104.

 

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 once a month at 2:00 pm at the Job Center in Shawano. There is no cost to attend. For more information contact Carolyn at 715-851-1076.

 

We Are People

The We Are People support group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from noon – 3:00 pm. 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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