WI Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
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Toll-free: 1-855-492-ADRC (2372)
Serving Shawano, Oconto and Menominee Counties and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community
Dementia Care Specialist / Support
Resources for Individuals & Their Caregivers
At the ADRC of the Wolf River Region, we provide information and resources to people living with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as their caregivers. Our goal is to listen to your needs and match them with the most appropriate support services. Information and guidance includes:
- Memory Screening
- Information for addressing concerns related to memory impairments
- Options for respite care, support groups, in-home care and assistive equipment/technology
- Information on long-term care options to assist with future planning
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s books, videos, supportive classes and other resources that provide a better understanding of both diseases
- Free Online Family Caregiver Training
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
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter is located in Green Bay. They offer a 24/7 helpline that anyone can call into for services and support for you and your family. This toll free phone number is 1-800-272-3900.
The ADRC offers free classes throughout the year about topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Click here to be directed to our events page to see when the next classes will be held.
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.
Dementia Friendly Business Training
The Dementia Friendly Business training is a free 30 minute training for management and staff of businesses and service organizations to understand dementia and take action to create an environment that is safe, respectful, and welcoming for people living with dementia. The following businesses have completed this training:
– Dreier Pharmacy, Shawano
– Flagstar Bank, Oconto Falls
– Menominee County Department of Human Services
– Save a Lot Food Store, Keshena
– Shawano County Library
– Shawano Senior Citizen Committee
– St. Anthony’s Parish, Tigerton
– Twigs Beverage, Shawano
To join this list of Dementia Friendly Businesses, please contact Mary Jo at 715-526-4712.