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
A Source for Caregiver Support
If you provide elder care or look after a loved one with physical or developmental/intellectual disabilities, the ADRC of the Wolf River Region can link you with helpful caregiver support and information throughout your journey. Resources include:
- Caregiver Support Video – Need help caring for a parent who is dealing with dementia? Looking for resources that address senior home safety? Learn how the ADRC is here to help.
- Support Groups: Mug Club for Caregivers, The Caring Tree Adult Day Center Support Group, Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline
- Caregiver Activity Guide When Caring for Someone with Dementia
Alzheimer Caregiver Call-In Support Group
The Alzheimer’s Association offers other virtual caregiver support groups. Click here to see the list of what is available.
Early Stages / Parkinson’s Support Group – Shawano County (2nd Tuesday of the month)
This support group is designed to help those in the early stages of dementia and those with Parkinson’s disease share stories, learn tips and interact with others who are in similar situations. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at The Shawano Municipal Building from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Contact Mary Jo for more information 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 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Contact Kristin Waukau for more information by calling 715-799-5270. This support group is co-lead by Mary Jo with the ADRC and Kristin Waukau with the Menominee Tribe.
Caregiver Support Group – Oconto County (3rd 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 3rd Wednesday of each month at the ADRC in Oconto Falls (229 Van Buren St, Oconto Falls) from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Contact Mary Jo with the ADRC at 715-526-4712 to register.
Mug Club For Caregivers – Shawano County Human Services (1st Wednesday of each month)
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 Wednesday of each month. Class is free and open to the public. Contact Heidi for more information by calling 715-526-4686. Transportation may be arranged.