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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 January 6, 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. 

Marketplace or BadgerCare Insurance Open Enrollment:  If you are in need of health insurance, Northlakes Community Clinic will have their Certified Application Counselors available to help you apply or renew Marketplace or BadgerCare insurance plans.  Open enrollment is November 1 - December 15. There is no fee for this service.  Free help is available by appointment at the Marinette County Public Health Dept., 2500 Hall Ave., Marinette.  Call 715-276-6321 to make an appointment.

Join Marinette County Elderly Services for Memory Cafe':  A Memory Cafe is a safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease can socialize, enjoy activities, and provide mutual support and exchange information.  Join us on Monday, December 16th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Marinette County Elderly Services, 516 N. Hwy 141, Crivitz.  December's Memory Cafe will feature a Christmas Carol Sing-Along with local musician Scott Young and Christmas Cookie Decorating.  Limited seating.  Please call 715-854-7453 to register.