Virtual Events for Caregivers

While practicing Safer At Home guidelines here in Wisconsin many support groups, memory cafes, conferences and other events have moved to a digital platform.  Since these events are held via telephone or videoconference, people across Wisconsin are invited to participate.  A list of Support Groups, Memory Cafes, Ongoing Events and Upcoming Events hosted by Wisconsin agencies will be posted here.

 

 

ONGOING VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

Every Monday @ 10:00 am - Caregiver Coffee Hour 

Register by emailing cori.marsh@co.rock.wi.us or calling Cori at 608-921-7165

  

Every Monday @ 10:00 am  -  Northeast WI Telephone Support Group

Open to all caregivers of persons with memory impairment living in Northeast, WI. Join us every Monday as a panel of local Dementia Care Specialists provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers.  To register, please call 800-272-3900. 


Every Tuesday @ 1:30 pm  -  Caregiver Support Group

Register by emailing caregiving@co.rock.wi.us or calling Cori at 608-921-7165.

 

3rd Tuesday of Every Month @ 9:00 am-10:00 am  -  Let's Talk Over Coffee

This is a social group for those caring for a loved one with dementia. The purpose of this group is to provide social engagement for caregivers to have an opportunity to talk to other caregivers about lighthearted topics and focus on positives amongst all the challenges in our world right now.  To register contact dcs@milwaukeecountywi.gov or (414) 289-6259

First and Third Tuesday of the Month @ 9 am-10:30 am  -  Caregiver Virtual Café

Caregivers of any age caring for someone with any condition are welcome to share ideas, offer support and socialize.  For more information contact the Eau Claire County Aging and Disability Resource Center @ 715-839-4735.  To Register call 715-839-6714 or email dana.greicar@co.eau-claire.wi.us 

 

2nd Tuesday of each month (No Dec Mtg.) @ 1:30 pm  -  Caregiver Friends Support Group
General Caregivers of any age caring for someone with any condition are welcome to join us.  To register call 920-467-4079 or email Lisa.Hurley@SheboyganCounty.com  
 

Third Tuesday of the month @ 1:00-2:00 pm  -  Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia can join virtually or by phone. This group provides an understanding of caregiver challenges and resources. It also provides an opportunity to give and receive support from others.  Call 715-537-6225 or email margaret.schmidt@co.barron.wi.us

 

First and Third Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm  -  Caregiver Support Group

Register by emailing cori.marsh@co.rock.wi.us or calling Cori at 608-921-7165.

 

First Wednesday of the month @ 1:00  -  Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Please join us online or by phone for an hour of caregiver discussion and connection, lead by the Dementia Care Specialists of Milwaukee, Ozaukee and Waukesha Counites.  To register please email us at dcs@milwaukeecountywi.gov or call 414-289-6259.

 

2nd Wednesday of each month @ 1:00 pm  -   Caregiver Support Group

Support group for caregivers of any diagnoses.  To register call 608-723-6113 or email Nicole at nbaumeister@co.grant.wi.gov  For more information visit https://adrcswwi.org/grant/services/national-caregiver-support-program/ 

 

Last Wednesday of the month @ 1:30 pm  -  Caregiver Support Group

Please join us by video or audio for our monthly Caregiver Support Group, open to all caregivers.  For more information or to register, please contact the Portage County ADRC at 715-346-1401.

 

Second Thursday of the month @ 6:00 pm -  Caregiver Support Group

For family, friends, and other caregivers who are caring for a person with a chronic illness or disability.  For more information or to obtain the link to join, please contact Southwest Wisconsin ADRC-Green County Office at 608-328-9499 or email us at resourcecenter@gchsd.org

 

Fourth Thursday of the Month @ 10:30 am - Caregiver Support Group

For family, friends, and other caregivers who are caring for a person with a chronic illness or disability.  For more information or to obtain the link to join, please contact Southwest Wisconsin ADRC-Green County Office at 608-328-9499 or email us at resourcecenter@gchsd.org.

 

Every Thursday night from 7:30-8:30 pm  -  Evening Conversations with Pam and Gina

Connect weekly to share ideas about caregiving for your loved one with dementia.  To register contact Gina Laack at 608-548-3954 or email glaack@co.juneau.wi.us 

 

 

ONGOING VIRTUAL MEMORY CAFES

(Memory Cafes provide a way for persons with memory loss and their care partner to socialize with other people going through similar journeys.)

 

Third Mondays of every month @ 1:00 pm -  Monarch Libraries Memory Café or...

First Thursday of every month @ 2:30 pm -  Riveredge Nature Center Memory Café 

Join us for activities and informal conversation; a time when you don’t focus on a diagnosis, but instead have a great time connecting with each other and creating new friendships.  To register, please contact Sarah Prohuska at 262-284-8124 or email sprohuska@co.ozaukee.wi.us

  

Every Friday @ 1:30 pm  --  Afternoon Social Hour/Memory Cafe

Register by emailing cori.marsh@co.rock.wi.us or calling Cori at 608-921-7165.

 

 

ONGOING VIRTUAL EVENTS

Every Monday Morning @ 10:00 am  -  Coffee Connect

Connect with local dementia specialists virtually from the comfort of your home! Join to ask questions, gain support, and brainstorm strategies to get through this time together with three local Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Dementia Care Specialists.  To register call 608-548-3954

 

Every Wednesday @ 10:00 am  -   Wacky Wednesday for Fun and Socialization

Every Wednesday at 1:30 pm  -  Knowledge is Power Hour - Educational Programming

Register by emailing caregiving@co.rock.wi.us or calling Cori at 608-921-7165.

  

First Wednesday of every month @ 1:00  - Webinar Wednesdays

RCAW 101 - Learn about respite programs, grants & resources offered by the Respite Care Association of Wisconsin.  To register visit https://respitecarewi.org/webinar-wednesdays/ 

 

4th Wednesday @ 4:00 pm  -  Outagamie Caregiver Coalition Chats

Caregivers of any age are invited to participate in this one-hour Zoom chat. This is open to anyone interested in participating, you do not need to live in Outagamie County!  Contact Karen Dickrell, Extension Outagamie at 920-832-5126 or email: karen.dickrell@wisc.edu  

 

First Thursday @ 6:00 pm  -  Virtual Pizza & Trivia

For details contact caregiving@co.rock.wi.us or call Cori at 608-921-7165.

  

The Wisconsin Alzheimer's Association has a variety of weekly support groups, educational classes and other virtual support services.  

 

The Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support program hosts support groups and events for Grandparents and Relative Caregivers.

 

The Caregiver Teleconnection Program has one-hour conference calls two to three times each week as well as archived programs.

  

 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL EVENTS

July 15 @ 2:30 pm  -  Living with Dementia: Actions and Communication Challenges

Caregivers of adults living with dementia are invited to learn helpful strategies to work through challenging actions and communications that come with the dementia journey. Participate virtually or by phone.

For more information, call 920-675-4035 or e-mail HeatherJ@jeffersoncountywi.gov

July 22 @ 4:00 pm (And every 4th Wednesday until further notice)  -  Outagamie Caregiver Coalition Chats
Our Chats will continue via Zoom! July's topic is, More Family Fun! A brief overview of family strengths followed by a discussion of how to incorporate more family fun into our lives. Caregivers of any age are invited to participate in this one-hour Zoom chat. This is open to anyone interested in participating, you do not need to live in Outagamie County!  Contact Karen Dickrell, Extension Outagamie at 920-832-5126 or email: karen.dickrell@wisc.edu

 July 23 @ 2:00 pm  -  Caregiving 101
This seminar is designed for the new caregiver. Our presenters will offer their perspectives and answer your caregiving questions. They will also address issues members of the LGBTQ+ community may have.  To register visit https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/  or call 414 479-8800 ext 1947 (if no answer please leave your number). 

August 27 @ 2:00 PM  -  Caregiver Education
Legal and Financial Caregivers will achieve a better understanding of resources available to caregivers caring for people with Dementia or Alzheimers or for people over 60 years of age.  To register visit https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ProviderSearch/Search?ProfileDefinitionId=93&location=53214  or call 414 479-8800 ext 1947.  (if no answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number.)

September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm  -  Resources for the Caregiver
This is the third of our Caregiver education webinars. Bekki Schmitt will discuss resources available to the family caregiver. Although this will focus primarily on resources available in Milwaukee county, she will address information on finding resources in other counties.  To register call 414 479-8800 ext 1947.  (If no answer please leave a message with your name and phone number.)