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Education and program calendar

Programs and EventsEducation programs and events calendar

Family Caregiver Education Programs

Memory Cafes

Community Education

Legal & Financial Planning Seminar

Powerful Tools


Family Caregiver Education

Learn about topics of interest to families and friends of those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Free; no registration required unless noted.

Alzheimer's & Dementia:
Resources & supports at each stage

Understand memory loss, cognitive impairment and dementias, what to do if concerned and resources and supports available.

Monday, September 10
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Middleton Public Library, lower level
7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

Communication tips & strategies
Learn ways to effectively and compassionately communicate with someone who has dementia.

Tuesday, September 25
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Oak Park Place
800 Waldo St., Baraboo

Communication & emotion in late stage
Learn how to communicate with a person in the late stage of dementia and understand their emotions.

Monday, November 12
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Middleton Public Library, lower level
7425 Hubbard Ave., Middleton

End of life and dementia
Discuss the critical decisions often faced at end of life and ways to communicate and stay connected in the later stages.

Tuesday, October 30
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

Family dynamics in the dementia journey
Discover ways dementia impacts families and the value of recognizing and accepting each person’s strengths and weaknesses as caregivers.

Tuesday, August 21
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Portage Public Library
253 W. Edgewater St., Portage

Monday, December 10
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library
2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison

Is it time for facility care?
Review things to consider when making the decision to move to facility care.

Tuesday, November 27
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Sauk City Library
515 Water St., Sauk City

Legal & Financial Planning Seminar
A seminar for families that provides a general overview of legal and financial issues to consider for loved ones with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, or another dementia.

Wednesday, September 26
6:30-8:30 pm
Wautoma Public Library
410 W. Main St., Wautoma
Attorney Jennifer Koeppl, Koeppl Law Offices

Thursday, October 11
6:00- 8:00 p.m.
Oak Park Place
718 Jupiter Dr, Madison
Attorney John Haslam, Wilson Law Group

Wednesday, October 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Schreiner Memorial Library
113 W Elm St, Lancaster
Attorney John Haslam, Wilson Law Group

Powerful Tools for Caregivers
An educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. 

Participants will learn to:

Class meets for 90 MINUTES once per week for six weeks.

Thursdays: August 2, 2018 – September 6, 2018
12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Merrill Community Center
1428 Wisconsin Ave, Beloit
Cost: $10.00 (Scholarships may be available)
To register call Lisa Jackson, Rock County Council on Aging, 608.757.5309.
View flyer.

Wednesdays: September 12 – October 17, 2018
10:00– 11:30 a.m.
Peace Lutheran Church
335 W. Prairie St., Wautoma
Cost: FREE;*pre-registration required
Call 920.294.4100 to register. Need respite? Inquire at time of registration.
View flyer.

Understanding & responding to behavior changes
Understand reasons why behavior changes occur and get problem-solving tips to help prevent and cope with them.

Monday, October 8
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Hawthorne Public Library
2707 E. Washington Ave., Madison


Programs in the Community

Boost Your Brain Health: Tips to reduce your risk of Alzheimer's & dementia

Current research indicates that lifestyle choices have significant impact on long term brain health. In this program you will learn how the brain works, tips on improving your brain health and how to lower your risk of developing dementia. This program features information about current research, scientifically-rooted nutritional and lifestyle advice as well as fun brain teasers and take come material. Free- no registration necessary unless stated.

Wednesday, August 22
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Senior Connections
Mercy Health Mall - Community Education Room
1010 N. Washington St. Janesville

Wednesday, August 22
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Lester Public Library of Rome
1157 Rome Center Dr., Nekoosa

Wednesday, September 19
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Oak Park Place
700 Myrtle Way, Janesville

If you are interested in having this program presented to your office, religious group, community or youth group contact us at 608.232.3400 for information.

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Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia

What is the difference between Alzheimer’s disease & dementia? In this program you will learn the answer to that question as well as what causes dementia and receive practical things you can do, whether you are concerned about yourself, a loved one, or are just interested in helping others who are impacted by memory challenges. Free-no registration necessary unless stated.

Thursday, September 20
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Adams Community Center
569 N. Cedar St., Adam

Tuesday, October 2
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ethel Everhard Memorial Library
117 E. 3rd St., Westfield

Wednesday, November 7
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lester Public Library of Rome
1157 Rome Center Dr., Nekoosa

If you are interested in having this program presented to your office, religious group, community or youth group contact us at 608.232.3400 for information.

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We All Forget: Is it normal aging or should I be concerned?

We all forget names occasionally and misplace keys and wallets. Our brain may not seem as sharp as it once was but not all memory glitches signify the start of a progressive disease like Alzheimer’s. With growing awareness of the importance of having memory disorders diagnosed early, come learn what is normal for our brains as we age, how our memories work, and what we can do if we are concerned for ourselves or others.

Tuesday, August 21
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Beloit Public Library
605 Eclipse Blvd., Beloit

Tuesday, September 11
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ethel Everhard Memorial Library
117 E. 3rd St., Westfield

Wednesday, September 26
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Senior Connections
Mercy Health Mall - Community Education Room
1010 N. Washington St., Janesville

Wednesday, October 10
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Lester Public Library of Rome
1157 Rome Center Dr., Nekoosa

If you are interested in having this program presented to your office, religious group, community or youth group contact us at 608.232.3400 for information.

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Crossing Bridges

An educational discussion group for people who have mild memory loss, are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia and their primary care partner.

Crossing Bridges can help people learn coping skills, enhance their family communication, and give some guidance toward developing future plans.

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