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Sensory Bin Activity

Engaging Activity for people with Dementia by Kristy Millar, Resource Navigator Many family care partners of those living with dementia express frustration that their loved one will follow them throughout the house, making it difficult to complete necessary tasks such as paying bills, making appointments, and so on. Your loved one with dementia may find comfort in knowing where you are. In a world that is increasingly confusing to them, you are their guide. Finding meaningful activities that your loved […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/sensory-bin-activity/

January Events

Memory Cafés welcome persons experiencing memory loss, along with family and friends who love and care for them.  Attendees participate in activities, learning, music, conversation, refreshments, laughter, and fun.   Appleton River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, January 6 – 1:30 – 3:00p Are you feeling lucky in 2022? Join us for some fun bingo and silly conversations to start the New Year out right! River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, January […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/january2022-events/

December Events

Memory Cafés welcome persons experiencing memory loss, along with family and friends who love and care for them.  Attendees participate in activities, learning, music, conversation, refreshments, laughter, and fun. Appleton River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, December 2 There is no Memory Café this month! River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, December 16 – 1:30 – 3:00p Christmas Past, Present, Future.  Favorite Christmas stories, favorite cookie discussion with cookie decorating. Chilton Ledge […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/december-events-2021/

Holiday Party – Memory Café

Join us for an afternoon of Christmas cheer and a performance by On a Positive Note Chorus. We will have holiday treats and enjoy time with friends. Friday, December 10 at 1:30 PM Mosquito Hill Nature Center N3880 Rogers Road New London, WI Registration is encouraged. Click HERE or call 920-225-1711 https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/holiday-party/

OAPN Holiday Concert

On a Positive Note Chorus is performing your holiday favorites! Fox Valley Memory Project’s “On a Positive Note” chorus has offered people having a dementia and their care partners the joy of singing together since 2014. Directed by Kathleen Albrecht, the chorus will perform on December 2nd at 1 PM at the Grand Meridian, 2621 N Oneida Street Appleton. Special guests, Fox Sounds, will also join the performance. Masks are required to attend this performance. https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/oapn-holiday-concert/

Holiday Tips

Juggling being a care partner along with your usual holiday engagements can be a challenge. There may be family members who are not familiar with dementia and the disease progression in your loved one. There may be duties like cooking or hosting which are traditionally your role but could be too much to do this year. While the holidays may look different when your loved one has dementia, here are a few tips to help support you and your loved […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/holiday-tips/

Kairos Connection Jams

What’s a fun activity to do every Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM and is… A new activity to share with your loved one from the comfort of your home that invites you to move to music in fun easy ways in “perfection free zone” encourages you to feel good and enjoy the company of others to laugh, sing and dance? The Kairos Alive Wisconsin Connection Jam™ on Zoom! Join us every Wednesday morning at 10 AM Central on the Wisconsin […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/kairos-connection-jams/

November Events

Memory Cafés welcome persons experiencing memory loss, along with family and friends who love and care for them.  Attendees participate in activities, learning, music, conversation, refreshments, laughter, and fun. Appleton River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, November 4 – 1:30 – 3:00p As we enter the Holiday Season, let’s bask in the nostalgia of the “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”, the giant balloon floats, Turkey Tom, Street Performances, and more! Bring your memories and your creativity. River Tyme […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/november-events/

What’s in a Name?

by Susan H. McFadden Ph.D. People sometimes ask how we came up with the name for Fox Valley Memory Project. It actually happened rather quickly in the process of discussing who we would serve and what we would do. Dr. Lee Vogel, Beth Belmore, Margie Rankin and I met regularly starting in December, 2010, and a year later, things were moving quickly toward obtaining funding to launch this new organization. Now we needed a name! We had already decided to […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/whats-in-a-name/

ACL Grant

Administration for Community Living Grant totaling nearly $1 Million On July 7 2021, Fox Valley Memory Project was awarded one of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Alzheimer’s Disease Program Initiative awards. This 3 year cooperative agreement, titled Expanding the Continuum of Inclusive Resources for the Dementia Journey in the Fox Valley Region of Wisconsin will provide new programs for people living with dementia, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and care partners. Who is the Administration for Community Living? ACL […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/acl-grant/
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