Contact the ADRC Wolf River Region
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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

 

Calendar of Events (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:  Dementia Care Specialist’s Calendar of Events for Oct-Dec 2021 

 

 

September 23, 2021 – Dementia Caregiver Conference

Join the ADRC and The Forget Me Not Fund for a presentation from Jolene Brackey. Jolene is the author of the book “Creating Moments of Joy” and she will be speaking about getting through the everyday battles of Alzheimer’s disease. This free event will take place at Hope Community Church in Shawano from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. A light lunch will be provided. Register online at www.forgetmenotfund.com/jolenebrackey. Click here to view the informational flyer.

 

October 20 – Dementia Friendly Book Club

This book club will meet on October 20 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Shawano County Library. The book that will be discussed is “Mom’s Gone Missing” by Susan Marshall. Please call Mary Jo for more information and to register by calling 715-526-4712 or Kristin Waukau at 715-799-5270. Click here to view the informational flyer.

 

November 3 – December 8, 2021 – Savvy Caregiver

Join the ADRC and Menominee Tribal Dementia Care Specialist for the Savvy Caregiver workshop. This free workshop will be held every Wednesday from November 3 – December 8 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Shawano Library. Contact Mary Jo to register by calling 715-526-4712. Click here to view the informational flyer.

 

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 1:30 pm – 3:00 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 Thursday of each month at The Caring Tree Adult Day Center in Oconto Falls (512 Caldwell Ave, Oconto Falls) from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Contact Mary Jo for more information by calling 715-526-4712. This support group is co-lead by Mary Jo with the ADRC and Bonnie with The Caring Tree Adult Day Center.

 

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 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.

 

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:

 

– September 17th: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

– October 15th: Dementia Conversations; Driving, Doctor Visits, Legal and Financial Planning

– November 19th: Effective Communication Strategies

– 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:

 

– September 2nd: Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

– October 7th: Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

– November 4th: Dementia Conversations

– 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.

 

Alzheimer’s Prevention Support Group – 3rd Thursday of each month

The Alzheimer’s Association along with Good Shepherd Services is offering a support group for those who want to learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease. Monthly meetings are conducted the third Thursday of every month from 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm in the board room at Good Shepherd Services in Seymour. Contact Good Shepherd Services to find out more at 920-833-6856.

 

The 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 – 1st Wednesday of each month

Meetings are held at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. For more information contact Ann Hubbard at 1-800-693-2287.

 

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

 

Home Respite Care Inc. Caregiver Support Group – 1st Wednesday of each month

Home Respite Care Inc. in Oconto County offers a support group called the Connecting Club of Oconto County for all caregivers who are looking for an outlet to express concerns and needs to others who are in similar situations. This support group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm at The Caring Tree Adult Day Center. Contact them at 920-848-6368 for more information or click here to go to their website.

 

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 brohure.

 

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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