Caregiver Workshops, Events, & Support Groups

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops

Now available online!

Take care of yourself. Get a recharge and learn tools to help you focus on taking care of yourself so you can be the caregiver you want to be. There’s even a class to address the unique needs of caregivers of adult children with special needs. The workshop meets for 2 hrs a week for 6 weeks.  An optional 7th week is available to cover how ADRC can help you navigate your caregiver journey.

Learn to

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve communication
  • Set goals
  • Cope with anger, guilt, and depression

$30 covers all materials (scholarships available)

Upcoming Class

Check back for upcoming 2021 workshops.

*To participate you need access to the internet and computer or tablet/iPad.  Equipment may be available to borrow, ask at registration.  WebEx instruction is available, one-on-one to walk you through it so you are comfortable participating.

 

 

National Family Caregiver Month:

Fall Education Series

Join us for a month of presentations created specifically for YOU, the caregiver! Learn how to care for yourself, stay connected to others, and get some of your questions answered. All presentations are offered online.  We encourage you to sign up for as many as you would like!

Registration

Call ADRC to register (920) 448-4300.

To participate you will need access to a computer/tablet/smartphone, internet access, and an email address.  If you do not have access to any of the above, please call ADRC to see how we can help.

Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a Special Caregiver Basket!

Tuesday, Nov 3 Care of the Caregiver

1-2 pm

Lori Lynch, Social Worker Unity Hospice as she discusses difficulties caregivers face, identifying burnout, how to prevent it and development of a personal action plan.

Thursday, Nov 10 Make Your Voice Heard

10-11 am

Casey Beilke & Elena Kornis, ADRC. Advocacy is an essention component to the best possible care. Learn how to voice your thoughts and opinions to help your loved one get the care they need.  Learn about agencies that provide information and advocacy.

Tuesday, Nov 12 Dancing for Joy

11 am – 12 noon

Lisa Pritzl will guide you through the benefits of dance.  Many dances can be performed seated so everyone can participate. From ballet to ballroom, no experience needed.  Dress comfortably.

Tuesday, Nov 17 Cooking for the Caregiver

1 – 2 pm

Ken Hendrickson, Executive Chef, Bellevue Retirement Community.  Looking for ideas that are quick and nutritious? Chef Ken will put together Caprese Meatballs and talk about their versitality.  Dessert will be apricots with raspberry sauce.  All recipes will be shared.

Thursday, Nov 19 Power of Attorney & Other Estate Documents

1 – 2 pm

Daniel J Walsh, CPA, CELA, Attorney at Law will explain the importance of both Health Care and Financial Power of Attorney documents. What they are and why they are important. As well as Authroiztion for Final Disposition and special needs trusts.

On-line Support Options for Caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting teleconference or on-line support groups during this time for Family Caregivers.

There are a number of options for caregivers of persons with dementia, including male caregivers and Spanish speakers.  Click the button below for registration information.

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Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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