Dementia Friendly Community

Brown County Dementia Friendly Community Coalition

People living with dementia have hope,
are valued, and belong.

The mission of the Dementia Friendly Community Coalition is to raise awareness, develop cooperative partnerships, educate, and engage all to create a dementia friendly community that enhances quality of life. By transforming the community, we promote inclusion, reduce stigma, and instill hope.

This coalition is made of passionate individuals from many different business sectors and parts of the community. It includes representatives from ADRC, Green Bay Police Department, hospitals, assisted livings, supportive care agencies, Brown County Parks, and many more!

Find us on Facebook! facebook.com/bcdementiafriendly

Dementia Coalition 2020 Newsletters

Now more than ever, people with dementia and their caregivers need support.  These  twice a month newsletters are for you.  You will find virtual support, educational opportunities, activities for people with dementia, and self-care tips for caregivers.  If you are looking for a past issue call 920-448-4300 and it can be emailed or mailed to you.

September Dementia Resources Newsletters

September Newsletters with one highlighted topic read for more.

September 14, 2020 Virtual Caregiver Conference: Maintining Balance During Uncertain times.

September 28, 2020 Barkhausen Sensory Woods Expansion, Open every day.

 

August Dementia Resources Newsletters

August Newsletters with one highlighted topic read for more.

August 3, 2020  Know what to expect when first diagnosed. Hear from others who have gone through the experience.

August 17,2020  Virtual series Brainstorming Creative Solutions & Managing Difficult Behaviors.

August 31, 2020 Virtual Offering- Legal Planning: Preparing for the Future.

 

Purple Angel

Training businesses and organizations on how to recognize, respond to, and create a welcoming space for people with dementia.

Community Education

Hosting accessible, educational events for community members and professionals.

Memory Café

Providing fun, comfortable environments where people with dementia and their caregivers can relax, engage, and enjoy the company of others on the same journey.   Memory Cafes are cancelled as a preventative measure to help keep people safe and healthy.

Dementia Friends

What is Dementia Friends?
Dementia Friends is an information session led by a Dementia Friends Champion. The session includes education on the basics of dementia, activities that help people understand what it might be like to live with dementia, and tips on how to better communicate with someone with dementia.

What makes me a Dementia Friend?
Each person leaves the session with their own concrete action that will help them become a better “Dementia Friend.” The action can be as big or as small as you choose – every action counts!

Want to become a Dementia Friend? Call ADRC (920) 448-4300.

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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