Mug Club Caregivers
News and updates for your caregiving journey

March 1 - March 31, 2024

Upcoming Events

  • Mug Club Caregiver Support Group - Wednesday, March 13, 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. 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.
  • There is no need to register for this group, just show up as life allows for either meeting.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers
  • 2024 Class Schedule
  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers isn't about how to take care of your loved one. This class helps focus on the importance of taking care of yourself so you can continue to care for your loved one. We have spots left in the April/May class and I am one of the facilitators, so you will already know someone in the class! There are comments on the back of the flyer from past participants to help you determine if this is a class you should consider - you won't regret it.

  • Save the Date: Aging Advocacy Day May 14, 2024
  • Make your voices heard! Are you interested in issues affecting older adults and their caregivers? Would you like to tell your legislator what aging/caregiver services mean/have meant to you, your family, or those you serve? If you answered "yes," please join members of the Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN), aging network professionals, older adults, and family caregivers to tell your story and help educate state legislators about issues impacting Wisconsin's aging population. Learn more here.

  • Survey Opportunity for Family Caregivers
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and death of older adults in Wisconsin. Caregivers are in a unique position - you provide care for individuals that may be at risk of falling while you yourself may also be at risk. Prevention can make all the difference to help you and the person you care for stay safe and avoid injuries. The Wisconsin Institute for Health Aging (WIHA) and Falls Free® Wisconsin are surveying family caregivers to learn more about your thoughts on falls risk and prevention. We would greatly appreciate your input! Please take 3-5 minutes to complete the survey. Thank you for your time and consideration! Survey Link

  • Did you know? Home safety assessments, minor home improvements/equipment, and wellness classes are available to family caregivers through the Wisconsin Department of Health Services caregiver support and falls prevention programs! Learn more here.

Your Caregiver Journey

Caregivers to those with Dementia

My Two Elaines Webinar: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

1 p.m.

Join Respite Care Association of Wisconsin and learn how former Wisconsin Governor Marty Schreiber continues the most significant crusade of his life when he opens up about caring for someone with Alzheimer's. During this webinar, Marty will share what he has learned so others do not experience the learning curve he did. There will be time for questions, answers, and suggestions from other caregivers. The first 30 people who attend and complete the inquiry form will receive a free copy of Marty's book. Registration and more information. 

Spousal Support Group for Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Curative Connections

Wyer's Conference Room

2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay

Contact: Tina DeBauch (920) 593-3517

Please contact Tina with questions, to sign up, or for respite needs.

Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) Education Series

Friday, March 15, 2024

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

In person at ADRC

Healthy Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) is a support and educational series for people with MCI and their care partners. Classes offer attendees guidance and science-backed strategies for living and coping with a diagnosis of MCI. Learn more and register.

Caregivers to those with Special Needs

Journey Forward Workshop

WisconSibs is hosting this workshop in Oshkosh on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Learn more here.

Caregivers to those with Parkinson's

Wisconsin Family Connections Center

This is a new program for those diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in the last 5 years and their loved ones. It is an 8-week introduction course that will take place for one hour each week. Topics covered include what's next after diagnosis, medication management, impact on daily coping and relationships, building your healthcare team, and more. This is a free program but registration is required as spots are limited.

For more information and to register, contact Megan Ramstack at (608) 345-7938 or [email protected]

Caregivers to those with ALS

Northeast Wisconsin Support Group

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

5 - 6:30 p.m.

Options for Independent Living

555 Country Club Rd, Green Bay

Our topic for March is "Breaks and Trachs." Discussion will be led by Angie Pereira, BSN, RN, our Care Services Director, and Alyson Johnson, COTA, Care Services Manager. They will educate the group on the parts and care of trach supplies and equipment. This will be followed by education on skin breakdown and pressure sores: finding and recognizing sores, prevention and treatment in various stages. We will have time for open discussion and sharing. Please contact [email protected] for the meeting link or more information.

Caregiver Support Group Meetings

Nationwide Connect: Virtual Meeting for Women who are Caregivers

Thursday, March 7, 2024

1 - 2:15 p.m.

Contact: [email protected]

Family Caregiver Support Group

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Contact: [email protected]

Nationwide Connect: Virtual Meeting for Men who are Caregivers

Thursday, March 21, 2024

1 - 2:15 p.m.

Contact: [email protected]

ALS Wisconsin Page

Brown County Caregiver Coalition | Visit Us Online!

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