Friday, June 7th 10 AM - 2 PM

Fox Valley Technical College - Appleton Main Campus

Conference is free thanks to grant funding!

Learn from local dementia care experts on the caregiver support topics you need most. We will cover a wide variety of subjects during this annual conference.  

Respite Care Available On-Site!

We know that it can be challenging to attend educational seminars when you are the primary caregiver for your loved one. That’s why we have partnered with Respite Care Association of Wisconsin to provide FREE, on-site respite care facilitated by a recreation therapist and staffed by professional caregivers. To sign up for respite, please call 920-225-1711.

Conference Schedule

9:30 AMRegistration and Respite Care Open
10:00 - 11:00 AMMindfulness for Caregivers
11:15 - 12:00 PMCommunication & Dementia
12:00 - 12:45 PMLunch & Resource Fair
12:50 - 1:45 PMAgeless Grace Workshop
1:45 - 2:00 PMResource Fair

Highlighted Speaker: Joy Jordan

Mindfulness for Caregivers

A former statistics professor, Joy Jordan helps people struggling with anxiety, exhaustion, and busyness to slow down and savor life. Her work takes her into prisons, corporate offices, schools, non-profits, and community classes. Using simple, low-commitment but high-impact tools that are quick to master, Joy helps people turn mindfulness and meditation into the everyday practice they’ve always wanted. Research shows that a regular mindfulness practice increases focus, decreases anxiety, and improves emotion regulation. In this session, you’ll learn about and experience varied mindfulness exercises—exercises to ease your stress as caregivers. These are practices that can be implemented in small, doable ways. You’ll leave the session with a deeper sense of calm and a toolkit of practices for everyday life. It’s possible to care for yourself as you’re caring for others.​

Conference Speakers

Sheri Fairman- Owner of Dementia Care Solutions

Sheri Fairman has a Master's degree in Social work with over 14 years of experience working with the elderly and their care partners. She is a Certified Independent Champion Teacher, Trainer, Consultant and Coach with Teepa Snow's Positive Approach to Care and works as a Mentor on her team. Fairman is the owner of Dementia Care Solutions and provides consulting, coaching, training, and presentation services specific to quality dementia care. Sheri has developed an approach to dementia care called the Fish Approach. This is a communication focused approach to dementia care allowing care partners to identify their own verbal interactions and how to make a shift to better support people living with dementia.

Stacy Parish-Ageless Grace Educator

Stacy Parish is an award winning storyteller, podcast host, and educator who's been honing her craft for almost 25 years.  What began as a career in professional broadcasting has evolved onto performing stages across the nation.  She is the producer and host of the popular Full Spirals Podcast, a certified Ageless Grace® educator, Creatively Fit® Coach, and Laughter Yoga Leader.

A former Program Coordinator with the Menasha Senior Center,  Stacy currently leads Ageless Grace® Classes throughout the Fox Valley and facilitates the Sages Story Circle program--A program she designed to affirm and amplify the stories of women 60+.

Conference Location

Park in North Lot - Entrance # 16

Questions? Call 920-225-1711 or e-mail [email protected]