Caregiving and Aging

Young woman hugging her grandmother

 

Comfort Café Now Open in Kewaunee

Comfort Café meets every 3rd Wednesday monthly. Share your stories and socialize with others who are living a similar journey with memory loss.

Where: Amy’s Coffeehouse

406 Milwaukee St., Kewaunee, WI 54216

Comfort Café volunteers also needed to assist with the Café. Time commitment of 2 hours – 1 day per month. Contact Kim Jacquart Franzen at the ADRC at 1-877-416-7083.

Comfort Cafe Flyer

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Caregiver Resource Guide

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Lakeshore

Contact the ADRC of the Lakeshore for local programs on Caregiving and Aging and to subscribe to the Senior Scene newsletter. Toll free: 877-416-7083 or 920-388-0626.

Classes and Seminars

Caregiver Support Groups

These groups provide a great opportunity for caregivers and family members to share and learn from other experiencing similar frustrations and concerns.  Occasionally, speakers are brought in to provide valuable information and resources.

Kewaunee County Caregiver Support Groups:

  • Early-Stage Support Group:
    Each meeting will host two groups simultaneously in separate meeting rooms:  One group for individuals affected by dementia and/or memory loss (early stage).  One for the family caregivers of individuals affected by dementia.  (Assessment necessary prior to first session.)
    Location
    :  Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore
    810 Lincoln Street, Kewaunee  WI  54216
    Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:00 – 11:00AM
    Please RSVP by calling 1-877-416-7083
  • Mug Club (Caregiver Club):
    This is an opportunity for caregivers to meet other caregivers, share their experiences, gain support in providing care for your loved ones and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.
    Location:  St. John’s Lutheran Church
    700 Heritage Road, Luxemburg, WI  54217
    Church Education Wing
    Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30 – 10:30AM
  • Understanding Grief
    • For more information call Unity at 800-990-9249

New Guide to Alzheimer’s Caregiving from the National Institutes of Health

NIH has come out with an excellent, simple, easy to ready guide for those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. It is also comprehensive, from dealing with financial issues through wandering and medical conditions in its 140+ pages.  http://www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Caregiving and Aging Links

 

The Elder Tree

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