May Newsletter
Memory Cafés
We are transitioning back to holding in-person Memory Cafes in the Fox Valley.

Tuesday at 11 AM will remain virtual via Zoom
Friday at 1:30 PM will be held in-person at various locations following CDC guidelines for social distancing, mask wearing, and hand hygiene.

Registration is required for all in-person events due to capacity limitations.
Register online below or call 920-225-1711

Tuesday at 11 AM Virtual Cafes on Zoom
All Virtual Memory Cafés in May will use this link:
Zoom ID: 836 8124 0190
Meeting Passcode: happyday
Friday at 1:30 PM In-Person Cafes
May 7 - Picnic with Bobbie - Telulah Park Shelter (Large) - 1300 E Newberry St. Appleton, WI
May 14 - Alan Schultz Music in the Park - Riverside Park Pavilion - 500 E Wisconsin Ave. Neenah, WI
May 21 - Bergstrom Mahler Museum Craft - Bergstrom Mahler Museum of Glass - 165 N. Park Ave. Neenah, WI
May 28 - Crafts activity - Wittman Park Shelter - 920 W Airport Rd. Menasha, WI
Special Event! BEAMING Inc. Equine Café
Call Katie at 920-267-8211 to register! Spaces are limited
Mindworks Program
Mindworks is a facilitated program designed for people with early symptoms of dementia or memory loss. The curriculum provides opportunities for enhanced social connections while promoting brain health and overall wellness.

Our Mindworks Program Includes:
  • Physical Movement
  • Nutrition and Food Focused Education
  • Cognitive Fitness
  • Creative and Expressive Activities
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques
  • Technology-Based Engagement
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Service Projects
  • Community Engagement and Outings

We ask that all Mindworks participants follow any COVID-19 policies set forth by FVMP and Goodwill. Classes run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am - 2:15pm at Goodwill. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.

To learn more and sign up, e-mail or call 920-225-1724
Kairos Alive! Wisconsin Connection Jam
On a Positive Note Chorus
The On a Positive Note Chorus continues to practice both in-person and online weekly. Join us on Tuesdays 2:45-3:45 PM

New to On a Positive Note? Call Susan at 920-739-8695
or e-mail
Caregiver Support Group
May 11 & 25 @ 1 PM
The TLC Caregiver Support Group will return in-person on Tuesday May 11 and 25 at 1 PM. Social distancing, masking, and hygiene practices will be required per Goodwill Community Campus policy. Join us in a supportive and safe environment to share, interact, listen, and learn with other caregivers and care partners of those with a memory loss disability. This group will run for 5 sessions on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and is specific to dementia caregivers. Registration is required. 

Questions? Call or text 920-225-1711
Living Life 2021 Silent Auction
Do you like auctions? How about raffles? We have both coming up with our Living Life 2021 annual fundraising event.
Raffle tickets for sale until May 4th for $20 each with the chance to win a prize of $2,000, $1,000 or $500. Call 920-284-9507 or e-mail to purchase yours ASAP! Only 20 tickets are left.
Interested in the auction? Click below to see what you could win!
Resources from the Community
Mosaic Family Health Caregiver Supports
Are you caring for a loved one and could use some extra support? Mosaic Family Health offers a variety of community programs to help you feel confident in your caregiving journey for a loved one, while at the same time caring for your most important resource: yourself. These programs are offered free of charge to any family caregiver, you do not need to be a patient at Mosaic Family Health to participate. For questions about any of these programs please contact Heather Flick, Susan Kazik, or Jackie Gonzalez at Mosaic Family Health at 920-832-2783.
Caregiver Counseling
Could you use some extra support caring for a loved one but unsure where to start? Our Caregiver Coaches work with each individual caregiver or family to best identify individual supports and resources that may improve the caregiver and their loved ones wellbeing. Through this service, the Caregiver Coach may provide education, guidance, help connect to community resources, and teach techniques and strategies for coping with behaviors and caregiving situations based on each individual caregiving situation. This includes stress management strategies and problem solving for a variety of situations. Meetings can be held in person, in home, over the phone, or virtually, and family meetings are available. Our Caregiver Coaches are also able to assist with Advance Care Planning for the caregiver or family members.
Mosaic Family Health Caregiver Coaches are also certified to provide in home support directly to caregivers utilizing the RCI REACH Program (Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving), Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregiver Health. This unique evidence-based program brings information, 1:1 support and strategies for coping with troubling behaviors while improving emotional, social and physical health. Meetings with the caregiver are provided at home for up to 12 sessions over a 6-month period. Each meeting offers opportunities for in depth education, problem solving, stress management and support while improving caregiver confidence.

Men's Caregiver Support Group

Walt Zerrenner facilitates an independent support group for men who are caring for a spouse with memory loss. The group meets at 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the CarePatrol office, 3701 E Evergreen Drive #280, Appleton. Appropriate social distancing measures are in place to ensure a safe, in-person setting. 

If you are interested in more information or would like to join the caregiver's support group, contact Walt via email at 
COVID-19 Vaccinations

Starting January 25th, Wisconsinites aged 65+ are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more by clicking the link shared below by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Volunteer Needs
Fox Valley Memory Project couldn't put on the programming that we do without the help of our wonderful volunteers. This month we will be seeking folks to help with the following:
  • Delivering craft kits around the Fox Valley
  • Participating in Memory Café events
  • Picking up lunch for Mindworks and helping to serve
If these sound like things you can help with, please click below to let us know!