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AODA Family Education Series:  AODA (Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse) Family Education Series is open to the public.  This series is developed to address the growing concerns in our community related to the devastating impact that substance use has had on individuals, families, and the economic prosperity of our community.  This series will begin on March 30, 2020, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and will run for the next five consecutive weeks for a total of six weeks (except when closed for a holiday).  All sessions will be held in the basement conference room at 2500 Hall Avenue, Marinette.  No one under 18 years of age will be allowed without parents or legal guardian.  It is strongly recommended that all family members attend excluding children under the age of 12.  There is no cost to participants. Follow link for more details.

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. 

Pedaling for Parkinson's:  The YMCA is offering an indoor cycle class for those who have Parkinson's disease.  Led by an instructor, this one hour class runs for 8 consecutive weeks and meets three times a week from 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  This class is free however registration is required.  This program has shown improvement in Parkinson's related symptoms by as much as 35%.  For more information contact Kristen @ Kristen@mmymca.org.

Peaceful Painting:  Join us for "Peaceful Painting" - An Elderly Services event for loved ones with memory loss, Dementia, or Alzheimer's Disease. An enjoyable, relaxing afternoon of painting, music, and social connection with others in the community having a similar experience. This event is being held Monday, March 16th, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at the Northwoods Senior Cafe', 516 N US Hwy 141, Crivitz, WI  54114.  Attendance is limited.  Call 715-854-7453 to register. 

Memory Cafe':  Join us Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm at The Cottages, 2006 Lake Park Drive, Marinette.  Memory Cafe' offers a comfortable way for you and your care partner to have fun and socialize with others who have Mild Cognitive Impairment, early to moderate Alzheimer's or other types of dementia, and those who worry about memory problems.  This is an informal, relaxed and stigma-free environment.  There is no charge.  RSVP to Maria at 715-201-8920.  RSVP is appreciated but not required.  Brought to you in partnership by The Cottages and the ADRC of Marinette County.

Join us for this presentation at the Neville Public Museum. The Latest Research:  Environmental Impacts on Brain Health.  Friday, May 15, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm.  The Neville Public Museum is located at 210 Museum Pl, Green Bay, WI  54303.  The presenter, Dr. Renee Richer, Assistant Professor, UW-Green Bay, received her BA in biology from the University of Chicago and her PhD in biology from Harvard University in 2004.  She joined the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Marinette campus in August 2014. 
Dr Richer has spent the last decade researching the relationship between environmental quality and human health.  In particular, she studies the relationship between water quality and neuro-degenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease.  There will be a Q&A portion during this presentatioin, so bring your questions!  To register, please call the ADRC of Brown County at 920-448-4300.  This presentation is hosted by the community Education Subcommittee of the Dementia Friendly Community Coalition.

Safety In and Outside of the Home:  A presentation by Heartland Home Health and Hospice.  Are you safe in your own home?  Learn how to protect yourself from injury.  We will be presenting exercises for stability, tips in the home, and fall prevention during the winter months.  Join us for this free presentatioin on Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at the Serenity Gardens Assisted Living Activity Center, 146 N. Francis Ave, Gillett, WI  54124.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.