Aging & Disability Resource Center of the Wolf River Region
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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.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers – April 5 – May 10, 2021
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free workshop that helps caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or relative. Topics that will be discussed include reducing stress, making tough decisions, setting goals, and more! This group meets Mondays, beginning on April 5 through May 10 from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. Contact Mary Jo to register by calling 715-526-4712. Click here to view the informational flyer.
March 3 – Dementia Live – A Virtual Experience
Dementia Live is a high impact, dementia simulation experience that immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it is like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory change. This is a free program and open to anyone wishing to attend via Zoom on a PC, tablet or smart phone with internet access and sound capabilities. Attendees will need to have some items ready prior to beginning the simulation. Click here for a list of materials needed. If you have any questions, or would like to register for this presentation, contact the ADRC Wolf River Region at 1-855-492-2372 or Dementia Care Specialist (Mary Jo) directly at 715-526-4712.
Dementia Live will be offered on the following date:
- Wednesday, March 3 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
March 17 – Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
This free informational course will take place on Wednesday, March 17 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am via Zoom. To register, please call 1-800-272-3900. Click here to view the informational flyer.
Alzheimer Caregiver Call-In Support Group (Every Tuesday)
Every Tuesday morning from 10:00 am – 11:30 am 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.
Silver Society Club – (Virtual – 2nd Friday of each month)
The Silver Society Club will be meeting the 2nd Friday of each month from 10:00 am – 11:30 am via Zoom. Upcoming dates are January 8, 2021 and February 12. The Silver Society Club 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 register by calling 715-526-4712.
Caregiver Educational Series – March 2021
This free series is open to all caregivers to go over tips, resources and information when caring for someone with dementia. Each week a different caregiving topic will be discussed via Zoom or over the phone. This series will be on Thursday (March 4, 11, 18, & 25) from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. Contact Mary Jo to register by calling 715-526-4712. Click here to view the informational flyer.
Dementia Care Partner Music Choir
The first and third Tuesday of each month the dementia choir will meet virtually via Zoom or over the phone from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. This is a fun event for those with dementia, their caregiver, friends and family. Please call Mary Jo for more information at 715-526-4712. You are not obligated to attend every session.
Dementia Friendly Book Club
This book club will meet on May 5, 12 & 19 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, virtually via Zoom or over the phone. The book that will be discussed is “My Two Elaines” by Martin Schreiber. Please call Mary Jo for more information and to register by calling 715-526-4712. Click here to view the informational flyer.
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.
Diabetes Support Group – Shawano
This group meets at ThedaCare in Shawano periodically throughout the year from 10:00 am – 11:00 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.
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. Contact Debbie at 715-526-6789 for more information. Click here to view their most recent flyer.
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.