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Serving Shawano, Oconto and Menominee Counties and the Stockbridge-Munsee Community
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.
Shawano County Strong Bones Program – Shawano County is starting enrollment for the 2016-2017 Strong Bones Program. This program is open to anyone who would like to attend. The cost is $30. The class will be held for 10-12 weeks and will be offered at multiple locations. Click here to view the informational webpage or contact Nancy with the UW-Extension Office at 715-526-6136.
February – March 2017
Heart and Heal
Heart and Heal is a program for cancer patients and survivors to express themselves in a creative and therapeutic way. The cost of each class is $5-$10 and classes will be held at the NWTC Artisan Center in Green Bay. Click here to view the flyer for this program. Please contact HSHS St Vincent Hospital Regional Cancer Center for more information on this program by calling 920-498-6265.
The Alzheimer’s Association offers multiple Alzheimer educational classes throughout the year. Click here to see a list of what is available in your area.
April 4, 2017
Memory Café – Shawano County
The Memory Café will be meeting on March 7th at 1:30 pm for their monthly social event. This months topic will be the music of Ritchie Hodkiewicz. This groups will be meeting at Hope Community Church in Shawano. Please contact Vicki with any questions you may have at 920-327-8187 or click here to view their informational flyer.
April 4, 2017
Mug Club For Caregivers
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 the Shawano County Department of Human Services Fellman Center 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.
May 16, 2017
The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting an informational class on May 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm that is free and open to the public. This class will be held at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Oconto Falls. The topic of this class is dementia conversations. To register, please contact the ADRC at 1-855-492-2372. Walk-ins are always welcome.
July 18, 2017
Effective Communication Strategies
The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting an informational class on July 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm that is free and open to the public. This class will be held at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Oconto Falls. The topic of this class is effective communication strategies. To register, please contact the ADRC at 1-855-492-2372. Walk-ins are always welcome.
The following events are regularly scheduled and ongoing – see each item for details regarding meeting days/times.
Elderly Benefits Specialist Schedule – Click here to view the Benefit Special Schedule for the month of April 2017 for Shawano County.
Air It Up – 4th Wednesday of each month
The Shawano Medical Center offers classes once a month where individuals can meet to learn about breathing techniques to help manage breathing conditions. These classes are held at ThedaCare Clinic in Appleton from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Click here to view their informational flyer or call Kathy Kilboy at ThedaCare to find out more at 920-738-2558.
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 Thursday 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 Thursday of every month at 6:00 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 – Thursdays
This support group is every Thursday evening at Safe Haven in Shawano in conjunction with the New Hope Support Group. There will be supper provided from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm followed by the support group meeting from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This support group is for children who have been involved in or have been witnesses to domestic violence or sexual assault situations. 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.
Community Resource Center – Keshena
The Community Resource Center in Keshena offers many different classes that are free and open to the public. Some classes they offer are budgeting, open computer lab for job related activities and much more. Contact them at 715-799-5137 or click here to view their monthly calendar of events.
Diabetes Support Group – Shawano
This group meets at ThedaCare in Shawano periodically throughout the year from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Click here to view their upcoming schedule of meetings.
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.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group – 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.
New Hope Support Group – Thursdays
Every Thursday evening, Safe Haven in Shawano has their New Hope Support group beginning with supper from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm followed by the support group meeting from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. This support group is for women who have experienced difficult relationships in the past or present, or have experienced sexual abuse or domestic violence at any point in their life. Pre-registration is required by calling Safe Have at 715-526-3421.
Parkinson Support Group Shawano Area – 2nd Tuesday of each month
The Parkinson Support Group for the Seymour 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 ThedaCare in Shawano in the Red River Room. There is no cost to attend. For more information contact Augie at 715-526-3385.
Visually Impaired Support Group (Dunbar WI) – 2nd Tuesday of each month
This support group for the visually impaired meets once a month from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm. There is no cost to attend. For more information contact Herb at 715-324-5325 of click here to view their informational flyer.
We Are People – 4th Wednesday of each month
The We Are People support group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month. Contact Barb at 715-851-0229 for more information. Click here to view their most recent flyer.
Weight Watchers at the Senior Center – Wednesdays
The senior weight watchers class is held every Wednesday at the Senior Center from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Contact Good Shepherd Services to find out more at 920-833-6856.
Women Working It Out Support Group – Tuesdays
Safe Haven invites you to join this support group that offers ongoing safety planning to women who are experiencing abuse while they remain in the relationship with their partner. This group focuses on the needs of women who are 45 years of age and older, however, women of all ages are welcome. This support group meets every Tuesday at Safe Haven in Shawano from 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Services are free and confidential and child care is available. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling Safe Haven at 715-526-3421.