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Posted on: November 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Share Your Feedback and Learn About Dementia

Illustration of a brain with text: Dementia Community Conversations - Share Your Story and Feedback

November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. To make life better for individuals affected by dementia in our communities, the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of St. Croix County is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to create the 2024 – 2028 State Dementia Plan. We want to hear from you!  Please join us for conversations to discuss challenges, solutions, and priorities related to dementia. We want to hear your thoughts and experiences. 

  • Friday, November 4 at 10 a.m.
    • St. Croix County Services Center – Rm 171: 1752 Dorset Lane New Richmond, WI
  • Wednesday, November 9 at 11 a.m.
    • St. Croix County Government Center – Rm 1216: 1101 Carmichael Rd. Hudson, WI
  • Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m.
    • St. Croix County Ag Center – Rm 136: 1960 8th Ave. Baldwin, WI
  • Monday, November 21 at 10:30 a.m.
    • Somerset Public Library: 208 Hud St. Somerset WI

Unable to attend a community conversation? Please consider taking the online survey.

The last state plan brought together caregivers, advocacy groups, local agencies, elected officials, and providers from across the state. Together, we helped fund support groups, expand research, strengthen memory screenings, create dementia-friendly toolkits, and more. Working together, we can build on these successes to support those affected by dementia.

CLIMB Theatre Presents “Grandpa and Lucy: A Story About Love and Dementia”

In partnership with the ADRCs of Pierce and St. Croix Counties and the St. Croix Valley Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition, CLIMB Theatre presents their Alzheimer’s Awareness play, “Grandpa and Lucy” based on the children's book by Edie Weinstein. Starting as a Girl Scout Silver Award project, Edie wrote the book as a ninth grader. CLIMB Artistic Director Anton Jones then adapted the book into a play, which first toured in 2019. This play aims to help kids and parents strengthen their intergenerational relationships with older relatives who may be struggling with Alzheimer's or other forms of Dementia.

  • Tuesday, November 8 at 2 p.m. 
    • Wellhaven Senior Living: 119 Union St. River Falls, WI
  • Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. 
    • United Methodist Church: 1401 Laurel Ave. Hudson, WI

This event is free, open to the public, and great for ages 5 and up. There will be a talkback following the event. Registration is not required. You can register for an event, sign up or log into an existing account on the CLIMB Theater website.

Through the ADRC, everyone in Pierce and St. Croix Counties have free access to CLIMB’s online platform of additional resources, including an animated version of the play, fun activities, and supplemental curriculum on the Climb Theater website. 

CLIMB Theatre is a youth-centered organization that uses theatre to teach social-emotional learning. Based out of Inver Grove Heights, MN, the touring company brings programming to schools, libraries, and beyond across the Midwest. Grandpa and Lucy is a part of their efforts to forge intergenerational connections and support young people within the community.

More Information

Contact the Kimberly Bauer, ADRC Dementia Care Specialist for more information.

AGING & DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER OF ST. CROIX COUNTY – empowers and supports older adults, people who have a disability and their families by serving as a central source of information, assistance, support, and access to community resources.

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