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April Events

Download Printable Schedule 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, April 7 – 1:30 – 3:00p Spring is on Wing!  It’s a great time of the year to do a little bird watching and see who all made the trip back for the summer!  We will complete […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/april2022-events/

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/

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/

A Friendly Robot

Two Appleton care communities are participating in an innovative program featuring a friendly telepresence robot. But, you might ask, can a robot be friendly? Yes! This can happen when an artist, staff person, or family member “drives” the robot and uses creative engagement techniques to engage with memory care residents through its screen. This project, led by Brooklyn poet Gary Glazner, founder and director of the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, began with a trial run at St. Paul Elder Services (SPES) […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/a-friendly-robot/

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/

Nominate a Star Contest Winner!

Of the many nominations of local stars who’ve gone above and beyond for the community around us, our very own Kathleen Albrecht – On a Positive Note Chorus Director – was nominated and WON! The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series Nominate a Star campaign asked community members to nominate friends, family members, and colleagues. Jean Orbison, a participant and generous supporter of Fox Valley Memory Project, along with others from the On a Positive Note […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/nominate-a-star-contest-winner/

A thank you from the Fox Arts Network

Fox Valley Memory Project’s On a Positive Note Chorus, coordinated by Susan McFadden and directed by Kathleen Albrecht, has joined a number of arts organizations in the Fox Arts Network (FAN) to say thank you to the community for supporting the arts during these challenging times. To read the full statement from the Fox Arts Network, please find it here. Thank you for your continued support. https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/a-thank-you-from-the-fox-arts-network/

Crossing: A caregiver’s journey – Book Review by Susan H. McFadden

I have read a lot of poetry by people caring for loved ones with dementia, but this collection of poems is by far the best in my opinion. It describes a journey of love and care from the first moments of being concerned about someone’s cognitive abilities, to the time when care is no longer possible in the home and a transition must be made to a residential care community, and then to death and grief. The book opens by […] https://www.foxvalleymemoryproject.org/crossing-a-caregivers-journey-book-review-by-susan-h-mcfadden/
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