Calumet Area Aging Network (CAAN)
The mission of the Calumet Area Aging Network is to improve the quality of life for seniors and their support systems by developing and sharing information through education, events and networking in the Calumet County Area. The group consists of persons in the community, both professionals and nonprofessional who have a passion for improving the quality of life for seniors.
The group meets the last Thursday of each month from 8:00 to 9:30 am at Fox Valley Technical College, 1200 East Chestnut St., Chilton, WI
Educational presentations are planned for every other month.
2017 Presentation Schedule:
- January 26, Dan Schneider, Construction
- March 30, Barry Rusch, Rehab Arisces
- April 27, Jan Padron, A Place for Mom
- May 25, Nancy Harbison, Office of the Deaf & Hearing Impaired
On alternate months, subcommittee members meet to discuss and plan community projects. All members of the Aging Network are encouraged to be involved in planning and implementing a project but it is not a requirement. Presentations and membership is open to all who are interested.
Caregiver Resource Event:
Save the Date
The Neighborhood Memory Café
Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early stage dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. As developed in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, Memory Cafés offer opportunities for socialization to persons with memory loss and their caregivers. Memory cafés consist of informal conversation, some kind of program (e.g., speaker, music, arts, games), and light refreshments. Information is available from professionals working with seniors who attend but do not lead the programs. The program is facilitated by a trained coordinator and volunteers plan and lead the programs, with input from attendees.
The 2017 schedule for the Neighborhood Memory Café is as follows:
- February 21:Presidents of the Past
- April 18:Book Worm
- June 20: The Wonder of Senses
- August 15: Fun in the Sun
- October 17: The Great Pumpkin
- December 19: A Timm House Christmas
Meeting Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
The meeting place: The Arps Room, New Holstein Public Library, 2115 Washington St., New Holstein. For more information, call 898-5165
- January 17- Winter by the Window
- March 21- Maple Syrup
- May 16- Wild about Weeds
- July 18- Dragons in the Sky
- September : Lets Go Camping
- November 21: Talking Turkey
Meeting Time: 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm
The meeting place: Brillion Nature Center, W1135 Deer View Rd.,Brillion. For more information, call 756-3591
If schools are closed, due to inclement weather, Cafe will be canceled.
MEMORY CAFE BROCHURE
Cycling Without Age is a program to help elderly citizens in our area get out into the community again by taking them on a bike ride!
Specially designed tricycles called “trishaws” are used to give elders rides. The trishaw is a tricycle with a seat on the front that incorporates special features to make it safe and comfortable for elderly people (a canopy, blanket and seat belts for the passengers) and a battery assist to make it easy to pedal. The cyclists, called pilots, are volunteers who have been trained to safely operate the vehicles.
Two trishaws have been purchased by the Atrium facilities in New Holstein and Chilton
and one trishaw has been purchased by Willowdale, all from funds raised through generous donations of area businesses and residents. Watch for them on the streets this spring!
We are still working on bringing the trishaws to Brillion area senior care facilties.
Our partners in this effort are the Calumet Area Aging Network, Willowdale, Zion Lutheran Church, Atriums of New Holstein and Chilton, and Brillion Housing Authority.
Minutes/Agendas from Monthly Meetings (
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