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 and Powerful Tools for Caregivers classes hosted by Wisconsin agencies will be posted here.

  

ONGOING VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS

 

MONDAYS

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. 

 

TUESDAYS

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.

 

WEDNESDAYS

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/ 

 

Second Wednesday of the month from 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm  -  Virtual Caregiver Support Group
We are offering the opportunity for caregivers from Manitowoc and Kewaunee Counties, caring for someone 60 years or older, to meet over the phone or through our web/app based service to share ideas and connect with others.  To register and receive additional information, call Ariel Yang at 877-416-7083.

Second Wednesday of the month @ 1:30 pm  -  Virtual 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 Carley Prochaska Lee, Dementia Care Specialist, Portage County ADRC at 715-346-1401.

 

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.

 

THURSDAYS

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

  

2nd Tuesday of the month @ 1:00 PM  -  Virtual Memory Cafe 

A place for persons with mild cognitive impairment, early-stage Alzheimer's, or related dementia, and their care partners to socialize and have fun, all from the comfort of your home.  To register please call Kimberly Bauer, Dementia Care Specialist for St. Croix County at 715-381-441.1

 

2nd Wednesday of each month @ 10:30 am  -  Virtual Memory Café

To register please call Carley Prochaska Lee, Dementia Care Specialist at the ADRC of Portage County at 715-346-1401or emailing to prochasc@co.portage.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

August 11 @ 6:00 pm  -  Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior
An education program by the Alzheimer's Association.  To register contact the Alzheimer's Association Helpline at 800 272-3900.

 
August 18 @ 10:00 am  -  Spanish Webinar During COVID-19: Let's Talk Brain Health

Use this link to register: Let's Talk Brain Health Registration  (This webinar will be in Spanish)


August 25 at 10:00 am  -  Spanish Webinar: Caregiving During COVID-19

Use this link to register: Caregiving During COVID Registration  (This webinar will be in Spanish)

 

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 click here or call 414 479-8800 ext 1947.  (if no answer, please leave a message with your name and phone number.)

September 1 at 10:00 am  -  Spanish Webinar: Mental Health and Stress During COVID-19
Use this link to register:  Mental Health and Stress Registration  (This webinar will be in Spanish)

September 8 at 10:00 am  -  Spanish Webinar: Nutrition and Physical Activity During COVID-19
Use this link to register: Nutrition and Physical Activity Registration  (This webinar will be in Spanish)

September 17 @ 4:00 pm -  Virtual Book Discussion of "My Two Elaines"
Caregivers, and anyone interested in caregiving, are welcome to join us for a one-hour web/phone-based gathering to discuss "My Two Elaines" by Martin J. Schreiber. Led by a Registered Nurse, not only will we be talking about a really great book, but we will also be learning about the health impacts of caregivers stress and the importance of self-care.  To register call the ADRC of Southwest Wisconsin @ 608-930-9835. (If no answer please leave a message with your name and number.)

Every Tuesday for six weeks starting September 15 @ 10:00 am -11:30 am -  Journaling for Well-Being for Family Caregivers

For more information and to register call 608-751-8689 or email caregiving@co.rock.wi.us 


September 22 @ 1:00-2:30 pm  -  Improving Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementia Care through Health Literacy Virtual Workshop
Caregivers and Healthcare Professionals are invited to learn techniques to improve communication and interaction with those who have dementia and how to help those with dementia better understand health information, which can improve overall health and well-being.  To register call the ADRC of Florence County, 715-528-4890

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.)

POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVING VIRTUAL CLASSES

Check the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging website for other classes in your area.   

 

Every Thursday from August 6th - September 10th @ 1:00 pm - Virtual Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools is an educational program designed to help family caregivers take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. Class meets for 90 minutes once per week for six weeks. Spots are limited.  To register, call Carley Prochaska Lee, Portage County ADRC Dementia Care Specialist, at 715-346-1401 or email at prochasc@co.portage.wi.us 

 

Every Wednesday starting August 19th - September 23rd from 10:00 am - 11:30 am  -  Powerful Tools for Caregivers Virtual Class

Open to all caregivers!  Powerful Tools for Caregivers focuses on your well-being. The class meets once a week for six weeks and has been studied and shown to help family caregivers reduce stress, improve emotional well-being, manage time, improve communication with the person needing care, and finding community resources.  To register, please call the ADRC in Green County @ 608-328-9499.