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Events for Chippewa Valley Family Caregiving Alliance


Other News

Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update ~ The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving

Preparing for Life with Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease

Developing a Circle of Care Gives You Superpowers

A Purrfect Addition to the Caregiving Journey

Resolutions of a Caregiver

Caregiving: It's a Marathon Not a Sprint

Role of the Responsible Caregiver

Is it a Going Problem?

Journaling Helps Caregivers Remember the Joy

Memories Sustain Us and Live On

Staying Independent is a Gift

Making Holidays Merry for those with Memory Loss

Caregiver - You're Somebody's Hero

Expressions in Caregiving

Forgetting is Not Always a Sign of Dementia

Keeping Sibling Relations Strong

Entering the Wandering World

Alzheimer's the Long Goodbye

Capturing the Untold Story

How to Take the Keys?

How Do I Tell Them It's Dementia?

Choose to Live a Positive Life

Modifications Make Summer's Activities Memorable

Are You a Caregiver?

Power of Touch in Memory Loss

Tisket a Tasket Make a Memory Basket

Reuniting with Home

Role of the Responsible Caregiver

V is for Validation

Upcoming Events

Healthy Heart = Healthy Brain  |  July 28, 2017

Presenting the 8th Annual Friday Facts…Best Care Chats

Opening Pathways to Better Brain Health

July 28: Healthy Heart = Healthy Brain

Dr. Richard Hanna, MD, FACC, Mayo Clinic Health System

Join Dr. Hanna as he explains how working to have a healthy heart also leads to having a healthy brain.

No Cost or RSVP to Attend ∙ Refreshments & Door Prizes at Each Session

Questions? Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center (715) 839-4735

City Wide Thrift Sale  |  August 4, 2017


to benefit the Alzheimer's Association

Where: The Shed, 1519 Mayer Road, Altoona  (East of Altoona on the corner of Hwy 12 and Mayer Road/County Road AA)

Friday, August 4 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Help us earn a $10,000 match from Holiday Vacations

Donation Drop-Off: Tuesday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 2 from 8am-6pm at The Shed

Volunteers Needed ALL Week!!

Please call Lindsey at 715-563-2618 to help!

Carnival & Rehab Reunion  |  August 22, 2017

Join Oakwood Villa and staff as we raise money to fight Alzheimer's! All money raised at our Rehab Reunion and Carnival will go towards Team Oakwood Villa as we Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 23rd. Enjoy food from Big Stack Meats & Catering, snow cones and cotton candy! Also, on site will be the Altoona Police Department to do bike/car seat safety checks and senior safety checks (i.e. Elder Fraud).

Tuesday, AUG 22  11am to 2pm

RSVP to Mandy 715.838.4266

Final Affairs: A Guide to Arranging yoru Personal and Legal Affairs  |  August 23, 2017


Obtain knowledge of end-of-life issues

Obtain valuable information and practical advice from local professionals

Clarify misconceptions surrounding end-of-life

Connect with community resources


Registration begins July 17, 2017

deadline August 16, 2017 or contact: Aging and Disability Resource Center

715.839.4735, 1.888.338.4636, tty: use Relay (711)

Comedy for a Cause  |  September 21, 2017


The 1st Annual Comedy for a Cause.  Proceeds benefiting the Chippewa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Early Bird Reservations: $13 ea., $20 for 2 accepted through 9/14/17

At the door: $15 ea., $25 for 2

Event from 6:00pm-8:30PM, Show 7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Call 715-797-1234 for tickets and info.

15th Annual Caregiver Resource Fair, Dinner, and Town Hall Meeting  |  November 13, 2017

Save the Date!

The next Annual Caregiver Event is November 13, 2017 at Peace Lutheran Church.


  • Obtain caregiving resources in the Chippewa Valley.
  • Talk with experts and others who are giving care.
  • Breakout sessions on: Power of Attorney & Managing Stress
  • Catered dinner, on/offsite respite care, exhibits & more!
  • No cost to attend.


Latest News

Valuing the Invaluable: 2011 Update ~ The Growing Contributions and Costs of Family Caregiving

Family support is a key driver in remaining in one's home and in the community, but it comes at substantial costs to the caregivers themselves, to their families, and to society. If family caregivers were no longer available, the economic cost to the U.S. health care and long-term services and supports (LTSS) systems would increase astronomically.

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