Caregiving and the Holiday Season

Caregiving and the Holiday Season

The holidays are sneaking up on us and will be here before we know it! Holidays are typically a time of joy, gratitude, and quality time with family and friends. If your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, the holiday times may...
Wandering and Dementia

Wandering and Dementia

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6 in 10 people with dementia will wander. As the brain changes during the progression of the disease, even some very important details are lost, such as the layout of their neighborhood, what their house looks like, their...
Exercise & Physical Activity for People with Dementia

Exercise & Physical Activity for People with Dementia

It is important that people stay physically active, even after a diagnosis of dementia. Though it may not be as easy as it once was, there are simple ways to keep the body active and moving, which can have positive impacts on the person’s body and brain. Exercise does...
Caregiving During COVID

Caregiving During COVID

(Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center) Caregivers have had a very tough job over the past few months. Many have had to monitor their loved one for symptoms, manage underlying conditions, and limit their engagement with others, all while continuing to manage their loved...

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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