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Domestic Violence Education Series:  Six week series beginning March 11, 2019 from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm.  Presented by Rainbow House Domestic Abuse Services, Inc. in collaboration with Marinette County Health and Human Services.  Attendance is by referral only. There will be no cost to the participants.  All sessions will be held in the conference room at Marinette County Human Services, 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI.  Contact Joette at 715-735-6656 or via email, Joette@therainbowhouse.us for more information.  Follow link for list of session topics.
 
Share the Care:  Share the Care is a model that shows ordinary people (friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, and acquaintances) how to create a "caring community" to help someone they know that is in need of assistance.

Supplemental Health Insurance Counseling is offered as a public service and is held at the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, by appointment only. This is a free service available to both Wisconsin and Michigan senior citizens.  The sessions are on an individual basis to review Medicare supplement insurance and to understand your options. Sessions last approximately 30 minutes.  Appointments can be made by calling the Chamber office at 715.735.6681.
  
NE Wisconsin Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program:  If your home is in need of repairs, you may qualify for home rehabilitation assistance through the Northeastern Wisconsin Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program.  Follow link for additional details.

Volunteer Opportunity:  Rainbow House in Marinette is looking for A FEW GOOD MEN to volunteer occasionally throughout the year to assist with moving furniture, handyman repairs and outdoor maintenance.  Contact Joette at 715-735-6656.  www.TheRainbowHouse.us.

Options has HOME funds for Home Accessibility, Rehabilitation, or Repair:  Options for Independent Living, has received federal funding through the State of Wisconsin Dept. of Administration, Division of Housing to administer the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME Loan Program).  Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements to be considered for a loan.  Follow link for further details and information.

Helping Hand Networking Group (Previously Caregiver Support Group):  A fun and friendly monthly meeting dedicated to elders and caregivers.  This is an open compassionate and understanding group where you can participate in hands on activities, discuss concerns and stressors, and any other topics. Coffee, snacks, hands-on activities, conversation and support.  Meetings held in Crivitz, WI. Follow link for dates and details.

Stepping On:  Falls Prevention Class.  Learn exercises and strategies to help prevent you from falling.  This class is designed for anyone who is 65 or older, has had a fall in the past year, is fearful of falling, lives at home and does not have dementia.  To register call Marinette County Elderly Services (MCES) at 715-854-7453 or 800-990-4242.  Fee for class is $10.  Call MCES for further details. 

Advance Care Planning:  Attend a free Advance Care Planning Group Session.  Advance care planning, including powers of attorney for health care and othe legal instructions, allow everyone to honor your perferences for medical care if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.  And they keep your loved ones from having to make hard decisions during moments of grief.  Follow link for details of Advance Care Planning Group Sessions.

Alzheimer's Workshlp:  Healthy Living for your Brain and Body.  Join us at the Aging and Disability Resource Center for an Alzheimer's Association Education Workshop presented by Teresa West, Dementia Care Specialist.  If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, join us Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the ADRC, 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette,  Reserve your seat by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.  All workshops are free of charge.

Alzheimer's Workshop:  Know the 10 Signs - Early Detection Matters Thursday, February 28, 2019, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Northwood's Cafe`(MCES), 516 US Hwy 141, Crivitz, WI  54114. Presented by Teresa West, Dementia Care Specialist of the ADRC.  If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease.  Call 715-732-3850 to reserve your seat for this free workshop.

2019 Senior ID Events:  Follow link for 2019 scheduled dates for Senior ID Events in Marinette County.  We care about our loved ones and we care for their safety.  Caregivers will be asked to fill out a short form.  The Senior will then be photographed, finger printed, and videotaped.  All information will be saved on a cd and retained by the caregiver.  This information could be livesaving in a case where the Senior may become missing.  This is especially important for those suffering from Alzheimer's and other dementias.  Call 715-732-3850 to schedule and appointment and complete a Caregiver application.  

Foot Care Clinic:  April 4, 2019 from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm at the ADRC, 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette.  Participants must have an appointment. Call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267 to reserve your time.  Almost Family Nursing Staff will be on hand to trim toenails and discuss foot care.  Information & Assistance staff will be available to share other resources that may be of interest to you.  A $10 donation is suggested but not required.

Disability Rights Wisconsin - Listening Session:  Come share your ideas for the future of disability advocacy and the issues that need to be addressed in the areas of mental health, developmental disability, special education, physical or sensory services, and disability rights.  If you are interested in helping DRW understand what is important to you regarding disability advocacy in Wisconsin, join us!  This Listening Session will be held at the ADRC of Brown County, 300 S. Adams St., Green Bay on March 8, 2019 from 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.  Follow link for complete details. 

Alzheimer's Community Forum - Alzheimer's disease, dementia and memory loss:  Learn about Alzheimer's, dementia and memory loss.  Bring a friend who has been affected by the diease.  Share your thoughts about how we can help people in your community.  Light refreshments will be provided. Forum to be held at the Marinette Community REC Center, 2501 Pierce Avenue, Marinette on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.  Registration is requested.  To reserve your seat call 800-272-3900 or visit bit.ly/ALZforum2019 to register. 

Parent Transition Night:  Ingredients to Successful IEP Transition Planning - College and Career Ready.  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm.  Presented at 2 Locations:  N1194 US Highway 141, Wausaukee, WI  54177 or 2135 Pierce Ave. Marinette, WI  54143  Follow link for complete details.  Dinner will be provided so please register by calling Julie Philips, CESA 8 at 920-855-2114, ext. 249.

A WOW Experience!  Dementia Live!  Dementia Live offers a unique inside-out understanding of dementia and aging.  Participants will gain a heightened awareness of the challlenges faced by those who live with dementia.  Learn valuable tips and tools to improve communications and care.  Allow 30 minutes for this engaging and remarkable experience.  This opportunity is being offered at no charge to participants.  Dementia Live will be held Wednesday, March 27, 2019 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Peshtigo Senior Center, 600 Pine Street, Peshtigo.  Call the ADRC at 715-732-3850 to reserve your 30 minute time slot. 

Alzheimer's Workshop - Know the 10 Signs:  To be presented by Teresa West, ADRC Dementia Care Specialist on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm at Maryhill Manor - Activity Room, 501 Madison Avenue, Niagara, WI.  If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer's disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for for the future.  This interactive workshop features video clips of people with Alzheimer's disease.  Reserve your seat by calling 715-732-3850 or 888-442-3267.  All workshops are free of charge.