Mug Club Caregivers
News and updates for your caregiving journey

April 1 - April 30, 2024

We Want YOUR Feedback!

ADRC develops programs and services for older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers throughout Brown County. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey at the link below. Your responses will help us plan and improve or develop programs. Thank you!

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Upcoming Events

  • Mug Club Caregiver Support Group - Wednesday, April 10, 2024
  • Virtually: 10 - 11 a.m. Reminder that we switched over to Microsoft Teams for this meeting. If this is new to you, instructions can be found here on how to get set up. I will open the meeting early if you have any questions on how things work (commenting in chat, raising your hand, etc.).
  • In-Person: 5:30 - 7 p.m. In person at ADRC, 300 S Adams St, Green Bay. It's POTLUCK time! Main dish will be creamy crockpot cracked chicken and can be a sandwich or it can be dropped on a piece of Frank's homemade bread! If you'd like to bring something, let me know and I will add it to the list. We have plates, bowls, cups, and silverware.
  • The agency will be closed for the day and the doors locked. Please come to the single door entrance (south side) and ring the doorbell. We will be watching and listening to let you in.

  • Aging, Caregiving & Financial Costs: Finding Resources & Improving the Pathways Forward - Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 1 - 2:30 p.m. Hosted by Women's Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) & Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Learn about the the financial impact of caregiving and other financial issues affecting older women. Register here.

  • Save the Dates:
  • Roadmap to Healthy Aging - Wednesday, May 22, 2024. This is a NEW program created to help families navigate the various pitstops you might encounter as you age. Join us at the Kress Library as we take the show on the road!
  • Rejuvenate! Caregiving in Bloom - Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Join us for the Brown County Caregiver Coalition's Annual Spring Event at the Botanical Gardens!
  • When Relationships Change While Caregiving - May 7 - June 12, 2024. If you are struggling to make sense of the changing relationship now that you've stepped into the care-partner/caregiver role, this group session might be just what you need!

  • Advocacy
  • Do you know how to contact your legislatures regarding topics that are important to you? To find out who represents you in the state legislature, go to and enter your address in the box underneath "Who Are My Legislators?"
  • Aging Advocacy Day 2024 - Registration Now Open! Are you interested in speaking out on issues affecting older adults and family caregivers? On May 14, 2024, join members of the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN), aging network professionals, older adults, and family caregivers at an in-person Aging Advocacy Day event in Madison to tell your story and help educate your state Senator and Assembly Representative and/or their staff about issues impacting Wisconsin's aging population. Your voice matters! More information and registration. Registration closes on April 29, 2024
  • Pre-Advocacy Day Virtual Training will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. The virtual training is not required to attend Aging Advocacy Day but is recommended. To help attendees prepare for legislative visits, the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network is hosting a virtual information session with a brief overview of this year's issues and talking points.
  • Those unable to attend Aging Advocacy Day in-person can still make a difference by attending the virtual event and are encouraged to contact their state legislators independently or as part of a local, in-district meeting.

  • Miscellaneous
  • AARP Wish of a Lifetime is a new resource available on Wish of a Lifetime, an AARP affiliate, grants life-changing wishes to older adults (65+) and inspires people to redefine aging in America. Find this and other caregiver resources here.

Your Caregiver Journey

Caregivers to those with ALS

Support Groups

Local Support Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Options for Independent Living

555 Country Club Rd, Green Bay

Family Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

7 - 8 p.m.


Contact [email protected] or (612) 672-0484 for meeting link or questions.

Nationwide Connect: Virtual Meeting for Men Who Are Caregivers

Thursday, April 18, 2024

2 - 3:15 p.m.


Register here. For more info, contact [email protected]. Please note, you need to register each month you plan to attend.

Nationwide Connect: Virtual Meeting for Women Who Are Caregivers

Thursday, April 4, 2024

2 - 3:15 p.m.


Register here. For more info, contact [email protected]. Please note, you need to register each month you plan to attend.

For more information on these and other events, visit the ALS website.

Caregivers to those with Dementia

Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin Chapter: 38th Annual Wisconsin State Conference

May 5 - 6, 2024

Kalahari Resort - Wisconsin Dells

1305 Kalahari Dr, Wisconsin Dells

Pioneering Hope: Through Research, Treatment, Education and Support. This conference is for professional and family caregivers. Join us to improve the lives of those living with dementia and their families. Learn more and register here.

Grandparents & Other Relatives Raising Children

Journeys Conference with Dr. Samantha Wilson: When Difficult Behaviors Arise

Friday, April 12, 2024

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bemis Conference Center

299 3rd St, De Pere


Adoptive parents, guardianship parents, foster parents, pre-adoptive parents, and professionals, please join us for a spring conference in De Pere! Learn more and register.

Caregivers to those with Parkinson's

Green Bay Parkinson's Conference

Monday, May 20, 2024

Ashwaubenon Community Center

900 Anderson Dr, Ashwaubenon

Learn more here.

PRESS 8-Week Parkinson's Course

Thursdays, 4/11 - 5/30/24

1 - 2 p.m.


601 Cardinal Ln, Green Bay

Open to any adult who has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the last five years, their care partners and adult family members. Learn more here.

Have you connected with this resource? Davis Phinney Foundation - filled with events, resources, programs, and more!

Brown County Caregiver Coalition | Visit Us Online!

For more information or questions, contact:
Teri Bradford (920) 448-4320 or [email protected]