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    Most La Crosse programs below are open to other counties unless otherwise specified.  Scroll to bottom for full listing of  Vernon county programs.

    For Caregivers

    Caregiver Dementia Support Groups (La Crosse)

    Kinship 4 Caregivers (La Crosse)

    • Engaging, uplifting personal time for caregivers to practice self-wellness, fun and education
       

    Savvy Caregiver Program

    • Focuses on helping family/friend caregivers of people living with dementia to acquire and strengthen knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are appropriate for the community-based caregiving role they have undertaken.

     

    Family Caregiver Programs (Vernon)

    Virtual events for caregivers

    Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    Peer Caregiver Support:  Brochure Rapid referral form (La Crosse)

    Dementia Live 

    • A high impact, dementia simulation experience for family, business, church or organization
    • Immerses participants into life with dementia, resulting in a deeper understanding of what it's like to live with cognitive impairment and sensory changes
    • Community Training:  Contact ADRC at 608-785-5700
    • Professional Training:  Contact St. Croix Hospice at 608-433-9704

     

    For Persons with Dementia

    Music and Memory Program (La Crosse)

    New Friends Program (statewide)

    • UW School of Medicine pairs health professional students with individuals (mentors) with mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease or related dementias.  This informal one-to-one relationship is outside of the clinical setting and assists health professional students gain a personal perspective of life with memory loss and a closer look at the realities faced by family caregivers.


    Local Alzheimer's Foundation Resources

    STAR (Sports, Therapeutic and Adaptive Recreation) Center Programs (La Crosse)

    • Brain and Body Fitness

     

    For Both Caregivers and Persons with Dementia

    SPARK! at Clearwater Farms (La Crosse)

    • Free cultural program for people living with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners

     

    SPARK! on the Go! (La Crosse)
     

    La Crosse Park and Recreation Department Programming (Click on "Parks & Rec Connect Activity" Tab)

    • Dementia Support and Education
    • Education & Support for Care partners
    • For questions please click for phone directory

     

    Vernon County

    Listing of all programs for Vernon County

     

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Date Last Updated: 01/12/2024 11:57 am