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 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/

Beaming Inc. Equine Café

BEAMING Inc. is a non-profit organization in Neenah, Wisconsin that offers equine-assisted services. Their unique programming focuses on providing equine experiences for individuals with special needs and community members. BEAMING clients participate in riding and face-to-face interactions with our specially trained horses. BEAMING’s professional certified instructors are with our riders every stride and work diligently to provide safe and meaningful experiences. Fox Valley Memory Project is teaming up with BEAMING to host a Memory Café involving non-riding, equine-assisted activities. From […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/beaming-equine-cafe/

Intergenerational Chorus Collaboration – “When Memory Fades”

The On a Positive Note Chorus and the Xavier High School Chorale   Several years ago, Emily Albrecht, a music education major at St. Olaf College, proposed an exciting idea to her mother, Kathleen. For one of her course requirements, she would design a detailed curriculum for high school students to learn about aging, dementia, creativity, music, and creating dementia friendly communities. Emily knew the music teachers at Xavier High School, her alma mater, and invited the director of the […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/intergenerational-chorus-collaboration-when-memory-fades/

What Good Does It Do To Talk About It?

Focus on Caregivers Sharing Their Experience Every person experiencing memory loss is a unique human being. Every family caregiver for a person with memory loss is a unique human being. Memory loss plays out differently for each person. Caregiving is unique to each person involved. As I have worked with families, I am completely convinced of the richness and value in what you have to say about your unique experiences. Caregiving is an ongoing journey that you would not have […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/what-good-does-it-do-to-talk-about-it/
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