October 2021 Calendar

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, October 7 – 1:30 – 3:00p

This weekend is National Chess Day. Are you a chess player? You don’t need to be to enjoy today’s chess-themed cafe. Let’s look over some interesting chess pieces (bring yours to share), talk about the history of chess, and even discuss the recent hit movie “Queen’s Gambit”. 

River Tyme Bistro, 425 W. Water Street, Appleton – Thursday, October 21 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Happy faces, silly faces, overwhelmed faces, and lonely faces.  We will create masks and talk about when it’s good to wear masks, and when it’s important to take the mask off and let someone know you need help.  Go home with a mask worthy of Halloween!

Greenville

Fox West YMCA, W6931 School Rd, Greenville – Wednesday, October 6 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Come and move those muscles in this café centered around movement!  Exercises include simple, low impact aerobics, resistance training, mind/body techniques, and stretching to deliver a total body workout. This café is for anyone new to exercise or returning to exercise.

Kaukauna

SPECIAL LOCATION!

Goodwill Community Campus, 1800 Appleton Rd, Menasha – Monday, October 11 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Join Fox Valley Memory Project in welcoming former Wisconsin Governor, Martin Schreiber.  Marty is the author of the book “My Two Elaine’s”, a memoir that depicts his journey of caring for his wife with memory loss.  His presentation is engaging, quick-witted and genuine!

Kimberly

Kimberly Municipal Complex, 515 W Kimberly Avenue, Kimberly – Wednesday, October 27 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Join us for “Scary Stories of the Fox Valley”.  Hear about true stories of local hauntings and make your own Halloween fabric pumpkin.

Menasha

Menasha Public Library, 440 First Street, Menasha – Wednesday, October 20 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Join the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project’s Gary Glazner to share poems that will make you laugh and smile out loud! The energy of poetry is mesmerizing!

Neenah

Neenah Public Library, 240 E Wisconsin Ave, Neenah – Monday, October 18 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Old wives tales are widely held traditional beliefs that are now thought to be unscientific or incorrect. Nevertheless, many old wives tales have been scientifically proven to be true! We’ll discuss old wives tales and see if you can guess which ones are true and which are false.

New London

Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3380 Rogers Road, New London – Wednesday, October 13 – 1:30 – 3:00p

“Rap” your heads around this cafe! We will welcome Pat Fisher from “The Feather”, who will be accompanied by some of her educational birds. Pat rehabilitates raptors and has many years of experience and stories to share with us. Come out to the nature center for an afternoon in nature with friends.

New London Senior Center 600 W. Washington St, New London – Monday, October 25 – 1:30 – 3:00p

How big was your family gathering at Thanksgiving dinner when you were a kid?  We’ll talk about Thanksgiving preparations and make a simple place card holder that includes fall colors.

Oshkosh

Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh – Wednesday, October 13 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Welcome back to our OPL Memory Café! This month we’ll be exploring superstitions. Games, activities, and conversation around superstitions.  No need to bring a rabbit’s foot.

Oshkosh YMCA, 3303 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh – Monday, October 25 – 1:30 – 3:00p

Join Oshkosh YMCA Group Exercise Instructor, Sue, and her therapy dog, Echo, for a Chair Zumba experience like no other! Music, maracas, and laughter – get ready to move to the beat and have some fun!

 

Virtual – Zoom

Virtual Weekly Chair Yoga – Mondays 11:00 – 11:15a

Join Nicole from Absolute Wellness in a quick round of chair yoga to start your week off right.

Virtual Café – Thursday, October 28 – 1:30 – 2:30p

Join us for an afternoon of map-questing around the world.

Virtual Kairos Alive Connection Jam – Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:15a

Weekly arts participation and health education through interactive dance and storytelling.

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