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Care4uCare4me National Caregivers Month Activities

We are celebrating
with activities and events of interest to Caregivers and the persons they care for throughout the month.

Join the Celebration!


The contributions of Family Caregivers are important. Friends and family members provide (without pay) on-going assistance to loved ones in so many ways;
  • Rides to appointments
  • Assist with personal care, i.e.: bathing, medication management, etc.
  • Shopping
  • Housekeeping, cooking
  • Home and yard maintenance
  • Visiting
  • and so much more!
The list goes on and on. More than 44 million Americans care for a family member, friend, or neighbor. We know these carers are happy to help and don't consider it work. It is priceless to the person they care for.

Celebrating You in November
The month of November is our opportuntity to say thank you and offer ways for caregivers to do something for themselves.

November is filled with a wide variety of activities - fun, educational, connecting, inspiring, so many things to do.

We are confident you will find something of interest!











Scoll down to Start Celebrating - Pick the activities of interest to you!
and/or pick up (or download here 20 pgs) a Caregiver Passport guide at any of the Brown County Caregiver Coalition locations below:
Brown County Caregiver Coalition Members
Astor House Bed & BreakfastHome Instead Senior Care
ADRCInspired Senior Healthcare
ALS Association - WI ChapterOneida Tribe
ASPIRORock 'N W Ranch
Brown County UW-ExtensionUnity
Curative ConnectionsWLUK Fox 11
Disabled American Veterans Aux - Unit 3WI Caregiver Academy-UWGB
Green Bay VA Health Care Center














Respite available:
Think you can't attend? Yes you can! Complimentary respite provided by Curative Connections may be available for programs offered Monday - Friday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm. 24 hour advance notice is required. Register by calling Kelly 920-593-3576



Week of November 18 - 24

Medicare: Coordinations of Benefits
Monday, November 19

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Do you and your loved one understand your Medicare benefits? Do you have questions about how Medicare coordinates with other benefits, like: Employer sponsored plans, retirement benefits, Medigap, Medicare Advantage plans, Tricare, and Medicaid? This workshop will provide an overview of Medicare Basics and discuss the coordination with other benefits.



Spark! Holiday Memories
Tuesday, November 20
10:00 - 11:30 am
Neville Museum, 210 Museum Place, Green Bay
Register: Call Ryan (920) 448-7840 or email swadley_rd@co.brown.wi.us

SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Be one of the first to see the museum's annual Holiday Memories exhibit featuring the H.C. Prange's window displays and get a sneak peak inside the Children's Only shop to buy your first gift of the season. One gift is free. Additional gifts $3 each.



Nutrition Tips for Caregivers
Tuesday, November 20

2:00 - 3:00 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Knowing what foods are healthy and preparing quick and easy meals can be difficult when caring for a loved one. Learn tips on how to prepare a well-balanced meal and how to stay strong with nutrition as a caregiver. Explore how ADRC can be a great resource for meals. Respite available: Please register 24 hours in advance by calling Curative Connections, Kelly at 920-593-3576.



Memory Cafe
Wednesday, November 21

10:30 am - 12:30 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

What are you grateful for? Join us and add to our Thanksgiving Tree.
Memory Cafes provide a fun, comfortable environment where people with memory loss and their companion or caregiver can relax, engage, and enjoy the company of others who are on the same journey.



Life After Caregiving: Healing Through Grief
Wednesday, November 21

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

This is a monthly gathering for spouses, partners, family members, and friends who are grieving the loss of a loved one they provided care for and are now adjusting to life ater caregiving. For more information call ADRC (920) 4300.



Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 22

This is a day to celebrate all that we are grateful for including the more than 44 million family caregivers across the nation. check the resources offered by Caregiver Action Network. This organization spearheads the celebration of family caregivers each year www.caregiveraction.org.



Senior Living Options
Friday, November 23

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Home Instead, 901 Anderson Dr., Green Bay
Register: Home Instead (920) 965-1600

Stop by for an informative program about homecare and alternative living options for seniors. Refreshments served.



International Folk Dance

Saturday, November 24
1:00 - 2:30 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Take some time to have fun with a few simple folk dances! Learn traditional dances that have been done around the world for hundreds of years and have been passed on through the generations. Most of the dances are done in lines or circles and partners are not necessary. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Lead by Linda Blohowiak, dancer with the Folk Dances of the Fox Valley.



Week of November 25 - 30



Essential Oils
Monday, November 26

9:30 - 11:00 am
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Discover the basics of essential oils: what they are, how they work, when to safely use them, and more! Learn about the most commonly-used oils, oil quality and testing, and the distillation process. Presented by Laura Lee Lotto. Respite available: Please register 24 hours in advance by calling Curative Connections, Kelly at 920-593-3576.



Compassionate Touch®
Tuesday, November 27

10:00 - 11:30 am
Unity, 2366 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere
Register: Unity (920) 338-1111

Compassionate Touch® is a holistic approach using intentional skilled touch to reduce pain, anxiety, and depression. Learn how this approach is utilized within patient care and then particpate in a demonstration and guidance to utilize with your loved one. Respite available: Please register 24 hours in advance by calling Curative Connections, Kelly at 920-593-3576.




The Importance of Advocacy
Tuesday, November 27

4:00 -6:00 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

To receive the best possible health care, advocacy is an essential component, and everyone involved can make a difference. Working collectively, and advocating effectively, increases the likelihood of achieving the goal of good quality care and a good quality of life. The presenter will provide information about the Ombudsman program, as well as give guidance on ways to enhance your own advocacy skills. Presented by Ombudsman, Julie Button.



Living in the Moment: Caregiving & Alzheimer's Disease
Wednesday, November 28

1:00 - 2:30 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Special guest Walt Zerrenner, a caregiver for his wife who is a person with Alzheimer's disease will speak about his caregiving experience and how he and his wife make the most of each moment they spend together. Respite available: Please register 24 hours in advance by calling Curative Connections, Kelly at 920-593-3576.


Body Mechanics: Avoid Injury When Helping a Love One
Wednesday, November 28

3:30 - 4:30 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Do you help your loved one with bathing, dressing, getting in or out of bed, chair, or car? Learn about the body mechanics of the back, neck, and shoulder as well as common habits to lifting, pulling, or moving someone that can contribute to an injury. See a demonstration and practice proper movement. Presented by Josh Arvey, Physical Therapist. Respite available: Please register 24 hours in advance by calling Curative Connections, Kelly at 920-593-3576.



Memory Cafe - Celebrate Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 29

1:00 - 3:00 pm
Denmark Senior Center, 141 Highridge Ave., Denmark
Reservations appreciated: Connie Roberts (920) 412-9960, croberts@curativeconnections.org

Join us as we give thanks, celebrate together and enjoy some Denmark trivia. Memory Cafes provide a fun, comfortable environment where people with memory loss and their companion or caregiver can relax, engage, and enjoy the company of others on the same journey.



CPR & AED for Family Caregivers
Thursday, November 29

5:30 - 7:00 pm
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Cost $10, Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Join us for an overview of hands-only CPR and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). Manikins will be available for practice. This is not a certification class. A book will be provided to all participants. Taught by staff from Bellin Health.



Family Caregiver Month Celebration
Friday, November 30

9:30 - 11:00 am
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Help us wrap up an amazing month of learning, self-care, and connecting! This session will feature a motivational speaker and door prizes. Respite available: Please register 24 hours in advance by calling Curative Connections, Kelly at 920-593-3576.



Transportation Options: Travel Training and a Bus Trip
Saturday, December 1

8:30 - 10:30 am
ADRC, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay
Call (920) 448-4300 or click here to register!

Learn about all options available in your area and how to use the Green Bay Metro fixed route buses. We will take a bus ride to the Metro station, view inside the lobby, return to the bus to ride by Bay Beach and back to ADRC. Minimum attendance required. Event is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if necessary. Presented by Jennifer Hallam-Nelson, Mobility Coordinator of Brown County and Tina Whetung, Transportation Services Manage, Curative Connections.
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