Caregiver Workshops, Events, & Support Groups

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Workshops

Virtual Via WebEx*

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 Classes

Caring for an Adult with Special Needs
Tuesdays, Sept 15 – Oct 20, 6-8 pm

Family Caregivers
Tuesdays, Oct 27 – Dec 8, 5:30 -7 pm

Registration required.  Call 920-448-4300

*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.

 

 

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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Financial Support

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.

Loan Closets for Assistive Devices

Special Notice: ADRCs Loan Closet is closed to lending and accepting items. If you are unable to keep an item you have, please peel off ADRCs label and donate to another organization. Thank you. 

List of sources for borrowing, renting or purchasing assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.

Used Medical Equipment Listing

usedHME.com Free on-line listing service where people can buy, sell or donate used home medical equipment.  Enter your zip code to find equipment near you.

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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